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The Superman

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By Devin DeCarie
Action/Adventure

Lois Lane, idealist turned cynic, finds hope in a man who can't get hurt.

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Peer Rating: 84%
Industry Rating: N/A
Draft 2: 84%
Draft 1: 60%
2 Reviews | 109 pages | 8 months ago | Draft 2

Summary

Lois Lane used to want to save the world, but now it seems like it doesn't want to be saved. Just when she's about to lose all hope, Clark Kent comes into her life. All at once, she must unravel the mystery of this man's abilities, convince him that the world needs him, and find reason to have hope again. Meanwhile, powers that be will do anything possible to maintain the status quo.

Industry Reviews

Peer Reviews

I really enjoyed what you did with the Superman legend by kind of rejiggering it to fit the pulse of the times. Lois was an especially riveting character, and all the stuff about her old days doing positive, fluff-type pieces contrasted nicely with an overwhelmingly sensationalist media culture. More importantly, you didn’t succumb to the temptation to make this just another bombastic blockbuster.

In many ways, it reminded me of Ang Lee’s 200...

8 months ago | read more...
First of all, being a Dc fan myself I would like to congratulate you on a job well done. The story reminded me of the Superman animation on the cartoon network & how it was my favorite all of the cartoons that I used to watch. The plot of Metropolis city in which everything is lawless & city worshiping a false god named Lex Luther. A fallen night Louis tired of fighting is a futile war until she finds The Man of Steel is a well planned out & exe...

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Analysis – The Superman
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There were many good things in your opening pages. I’m drawn in to see what happens to the boat crew. In the first 10 ages we see glimpses of a man who can fly and has incredible strength. This already gives me a glimpse into a mythos of Superman/Kal-El from Krypton.
The dialogue is crisp and to the point.
Genre: Sci-Fi

Pg. 2 Barry holds the rail, and he cries for help. This jars against the parent...

9 months ago | read more...
mike harper Top Reviewer
The story was hard to pick up on, the scene in the beginning doesn't really make sense or go with the story arc. There is a slight issue with the name of one character in the beginning, Jim, which is confusing because one of the characters in the main story plot is also called Jimmy.

While the story itself is not original, the scenes were written with a different tone. Clark is an employee at a coffee shop versus the reporter we all have seen...

9 months ago | read more...

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