Title: Superman: True Brit.
Author: John Cleese and Kim Howard Johnson.
Artist: John Byrne and Mark Farmer.
Genre: Graphic novels, fiction, super heroes, satire, parody.
Publication Date: 2004.
Summary: In this very British tale, the Last Son of Krypton's rocketship crash-lands in an English town even smaller than Smallville – Weston-super-Mare – where the infant Kal-El is taken in by adoptive parents – the Clarks – who raise their son Colin to hide his powers, because the worst thing anyone can do is stand out from the crowd. But when Colin grows up to become a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Smear, a powerful tabloid newspaper dedicated to uncovering the biggest story of the century, he finds that the key to his success may actually be to go public. What will the neighbours think? The story aims to poke fun at the apparent desire to conform embedded in the British psyche, as well as mocking the British tabloid press.
My rating: 6/10
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