All-Star Superman is filled to the brim with wonderful tiny details. The way Quintum’s Kandorian chair is malformed by his weight in Chapter Ten. The way Zibarro’s costume in Chapter Seven looks like a modified Clark Kent suit. Bar-El glimpsed as the warden of the Phantom Zone in Chapter Eleven. The way the very last page illuminates a garbled comment from the Unknown Superman back in Chapter Two. But the big moment is the perfect line of dialogue. It comes in Chapter Ten, when Superman, without a second’s hesitation, takes time from his world-building feats to embrace and comfort a suicidal young girl. When he tells her, “You’re much stronger than you think you are,” they become the most moving words we have ever read in a Superman story. And they are perfect because they reveal, in one sentence, the fundamental secret of Superman and why we love him so:
Gods achieve their power by encouraging us to believe in them.
Superman achieves his power by believing in us."
Mark Waid, in the introduction to All-Star Superman, Volume 2
Happy 75th Anniversary, Superman(via beeftony)
Officially in tears.(via chrishaley)
HIGH CRIMES SHIRTS (in black and in white) are now available for a ONE WEEK PRE-ORDER.
We’re a two-man operation, so it doesn’t make sense to just order shirts willy-nilly, so here’s how it works: You order them, pay for them, once we gather all the orders by 12 noon next Friday, we’ll send them off to the screenprinter and get orders out 2 weeks after that (depending how fast the mail goes).
If we don’t get a ton of orders or this turns out to be a nightmare of bureaucracy, this could be your last chance to get one and help support HIGH CRIMES beyond just buying the book. Show ‘em what ya read by wearing a t-shirt.
We’ll update you here on tumblr, so you know just what’s up with your stuff. If something messes up, or you have questions, please let us know right here or email us at highcrimewaveATgmailDOTcom.
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How To Archer Giveaway!
There are now 501 of you! It’s all very exciting…and so, we celebrate with a giveaway. I’ve never done one of these before, so bear with me.
Here is how it is going to work: You will reblog this post. That’s really it. Reblog this post, as many times as you’d like and I will pick a winner using a random number generator (random.org) to find the winner.
1. You must be following this blog.
2. As far as I can tell, shipping internationally won’t be a problem. If it turns out that it is an issue, and the winner is not from the United States, I will figure something else out.
3. You have between now (about 9:42 am central standard time) and Monday February 20th, 2012 at 10 am central standard time to reblog this entry. After 10 am on 2/20/12 I will put the number of reblogs (NOT LIKES, REBLOGS ONLY) into random.org and then I will go through and see which reblog matches that number.
4. You should probably be 18+ years old. I can’t really confirm this…but I don’t want to be the jackass who sends an inappropriate book to some 12 year old. I don’t think I’d fare well in prison.
I think that’s it. Once the winner is picked, I will announce them here and send them a message. If they do not respond with their address within 24 hours, I will choose someone else.
If it looks like I fucked something up monumentally, please let me know in a message. Good luck!
(Note: I will reblog this throughout the week…obviously I will not be allowed to win, neither from my personal blog nor this blog. I know that should go without saying, but things rarely do…and I didn’t want to get yelled at by angry internet people)
reblogging for the awesome Archer blog that is effyeaharcher and because everyone likes free stuff, right?