If you’re a fan of comic books, you may have heard about The Supreme. This is a super hero comic that is known for its awesome characters and its high-quality artwork. As with any other comics, it has its fans and followers. But what makes it special is the way it is able to tell a story.
‘Story of the Year’
It’s no secret that Alan Moore is one of the most influential writers in the comic book industry. His “Watchmen” is a cult classic, and his “Miracleman” deconstructs the archetypes of the superheroes in his work. But did you know that he also wrote Supreme?
The new series started with a revamped Supreme that pays homage to the classic Silver Age Superman mythology. However, the series isn’t a remake, and it’s not a reboot.
Rather, it’s a fusion of elements from the comic book’s mythology. For instance, in the original Supreme, the protagonist had a gleaming Colgate smile and superior strength and speed. And he had superhuman senses and an intellect that was more powerful than a supercomputer.
Although the original Supreme had its own slew of versions, Moore and artist Erik Larsen would only work together on a limited number of stories. They created the graphic novel, which delved into the memories of the main character.
The Supreme is an iconic comic book character. Originally, Rob Liefeld created the character, and then handed the series over to Alan Moore. While Moore did make some changes, he also explored the history of the character.
This is especially true for the 1990s version. During this time, comic books tended to focus more on task force missions than the posing of heroes.
One of the most interesting things about the Supreme is its flashbacks. It can absorb different forms of energy and automatically develop countermeasures for enemy attacks.
Another important aspect of the comic is its meta-commentary. Throughout the story, various characters from previous revisions of the character appear in the current revision.
These include the dimensional duplicates of Superion and Sister Supreme. Darius Dax, an avatar of Lex Luthor, and an analogue of Lois Lane are some of the more notable.
Squadron Supreme is a super hero group based on Earth-616. They are comprised of people from the planet who woke up after the destruction of their world. The group attempts to create a one world government without war or hunger. Their roster of members is similar to those in the Justice League of America. Some of the characters include Superman, The Flash, Batman, Arcanna Jones, and the Martian Manhunter.
The first appearance of the Squadron Supreme took place in 1985. It was written by Mark Gruenwald, who wrote many comics for Marvel. He considered this series to be his best work.
In 1997, Alan Moore became the new writer for Supreme. He decided to revamp the character and create a more explicit Superman homage. This meant throwing out most of the history of the comics.
One of the most memorable villains in the Supreme series is the nemesis of Squeak the Supremouse, ‘Daxia’. He’s a black-pimp-styled Darius Dax from the 1930s. And although he’s one of the most well-known comic book characters, he’s actually just one of a number of incarnations of Daxia.
The original incarnation of Dax was the superpowered android Dax, who’d been abandoned by his creators. After merging with the super-powered android Supremium, he died.
Another version of Dax lived in the perpetually dark limbo of Daxia. He was also known as ‘Original Dax,’ and he’d be surrounded by a group of other versions of Dax.
In the late 90s, ‘Daxia’ was returned to Earth. However, this time, he wasn’t surrounded by other versions of Dax. Instead, he was surrounded by the original Dax. This led to a paradox.
Supreme was one of the first superheroes to appear in the public sphere. He’s the archetypal superhero, with superior morals and strength. But he also lacked humility, and he was violent.
In the 1980s, Supreme fought alien threats in space. He was even an angel of vengeance at one point. Then, he went on a quest to explore the universe. Eventually, he returned to Earth. His adventures led to a number of different versions of himself, including his alter ego, Ethan Crane.
Moore and artist Chris Veitch weave flashbacks and allusions into the story. Their style is similar to that of comic books of the Silver Age. They’ve also crafted a more rounded approach to the story, and one that will be remembered by longtime fans of the series.