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After Clark accidently learns he has x- ray vision he runs to a secluded hallway in his school. Lana chases him down and eventually kisses him. Because of this, Clark learns that he also has heat vision and almost burns his school down accidently. His parents take him out to their barn and show him the rocket ship that Clark came to Earth on as a baby. In the next sequence, the reader is introduced to a mysterious man who finds a random green rock in a field.
That is all the reader learns from that scene. While at school that day, Lana invites Clark to County Fair. At the fair, Clark meets the mysterious man from earlier and finds out that he is Lex Luther. Lex and Clark talk for a little bit and then Lex shows Clark the green rock he found.
Clark react to the rock, because it is kryptonite. At the same time, a twister forms above and goes right through the fair ground. Clark has to save Lana after is pulled into the sky, and to do that he quickly learns of his power to fly. Clark rescues Lana and flies her away to safety. When he gets home, he tells his parents of the experience, and is asked to help his mother make a suit for him to wear.
The last scene of the issue is Clark in the iconic Superman suit and he tells his parents to take a nice, long look, because he does not plan on ever wearing it again. This issue of Superman: Secret Origin, is the first of the series, and due to that, it has a lot of establishment for the rest of the story. He learns a lot about himself in this issue pertaining mostly to his super abilities. This panel uses the idea of doing a close up on something important. The concept of using close ups to show important information is at work.
On this page, Clark is learning his own origin, his life history. A holographic image of his true parents explain to him that he is not a human from Earth. He is learning about his true self. In these 2 panels, it is easy to see how unsure of himself Clark was about being able to catch the ball. The choice of word is what is used here. The writer made Clark stutter as if he was amazed he caught the ball. While pictures convey some meaning, most meaning comes from the words.
In this panel, a different graphic style is employed. They leave Clark with a Legion flight ring to which to communicate, though agreeing telepathically not to tell him about his future.
As Clark describes the future to his parents, Clark stops a rocket heading toward their house to reveal Krypto inside. Later, upon hearing his father died from heart failure, a gleeful Lex Luthor plans to use Lionel's insurance policy to go to Metropolis.
Years later, a now adult Clark Kent walks around Metropolis , awestruck. Because billionaire and businessman Lex Luthor nearly killed the Planet financially because of a story they had about him, Perry forbids Lois to get involved with Luthor. Ignoring the warning, Lois takes Clark, her new partner, to Lexcorp. Lois disguises herself and sneaks inside Lexcorp while Clark distracts the guards as Planet reporters are not welcomed. Lois watches as Lex unveils Metallo , his powered exoskeleton battlesuit, but is found by the security guards.
She flees, but a mistake sends her falling from the roof. Clark sneaks into an alley, changes into his costume, and rescues her, revealing his superpowered self to the public.
While in awe over the "flying man", others are scared and the police question him. Clark flees, fearing that he has made a "big mistake.
Lex's daily tradition is to select someone from a crowd around his tower, and provide them with a new life; the newest member happens to be Rudy. Rudy is brought in and offered all he can eat. He eats a donut that was dropped in bio-waste, which causes him to turn into something hideous. Curious about the "flying man", Lex meets with Lois and Clark.
Clark leaves to confront Rudy as the Parasite. Clark manages to get Parasite out of the building and freeze him. The people are grateful but don't know what to make of Clark. It becomes worse when Lex arrives and claims the "flying man" isn't even human.
Clark leaves, and on the roof of the Daily Planet , sees Jimmy on the ledge. They talk about how they're currently feeling, with Jimmy thinking of returning to New York. Clark persuades Jimmy to stay, since he's his "only friend" in Metropolis, and lets Jimmy take his picture.
The next issue of the Daily Planet runs with Lois's story and Jimmy's picture, naming " Superman " as the city's new savior. Lex, furious, declares a personal war on Perry White. Lex calls upon General Sam Lane , Lois' father, who agrees to help Lex in exchange for weapons technology.
Lex reveals that Superman is an alien, and can likely be stopped by the kryptonite rock Lex has, which also powers the Metallo battlesuit.
Lois is greeted by Sgt. John Corben , with whom her father prefers she has a relationship. Lois refuses to date him, but John persists, and Clark steps in when Corben gets abusive. John leaves to meet Lex and Sam and agrees to pilot Metallo. Clark takes Lois to lunch, where she continues to notice that he's not all he seems to be. Clark hears an explosion and leaves to become Superman but the explosion was a fake; Sam Lane had caused it in order to meet Superman.
Sam accuses him of being an alien and wants to know what his goals are, particularly with Lois. Superman, feeling as if he is being interrogated, and tries to leave, but Sam tells Superman that if he leaves he'll be declared an enemy.
Superman leaves anyway, and Sam orders the Army to attack. The soldiers do little to Superman, but John, in the Metallo suit, manages to weaken him by exposing him to the kryptonite.
Ricocheting bullets hit the kryptonite, which explodes and injures John and allows Superman to escape. Sam and his troops arrive at the Daily Planet , and orders it shut down until they can get definitive answers about Superman. Lex takes John into surgery and replaces his heart with a kryptonite generator, turning him into Metallo.
While Jimmy distracts the soldiers with his camera, Lois escapes. Soldiers find Superman in the sewers and the battle erupts onto one of the main streets of the city. Metallo enters the fight, injuring his own soldiers in order to get to Superman. Lois arrives to warn him about the kryptonite and tells him to leave, but he refuses to give up. Metallo attacks Superman with a kryptonite ray, threatening the bystanders.
Superman melts a manhole to cover the kryptonite and flies Metallo into space until the lack of oxygen knocks him out. Sam arrives and orders Superman and Lois arrested. The crowd turns on the Army, and Superman orders the crowd to stop, telling them that they are meant to be Metropolis's saviors.
Not the Army, not Lex Luthor, nor Superman himself. Superman meets with Lex and tells him Metropolis does not belong to him anymore. Lex angrily objects since Superman is not from Earth.
Superman replies, "This is my home," and leaves. Later, Lex goes to pick another person from the crowd to give a new life, only to find no one there. The Daily Planet celebrates becoming the top-selling newspaper in the city. Superman visits Lois atop the Daily Planet building and thanks her for making him feel like he belongs there.
Lois asks, "Are you a man or an alien? In —, DC Comics published a issue limited series entitled Superman: Birthright presented a number of changes to the continuity of Superman's origin. The truth was that after Infinite Crisis , Superman was without an "official" origin story as stated by then-monthly Superman writer Kurt Busiek.
As opposed to Green Lantern: It was during their run on Action that the pair of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank planned "Secret Origin", realizing that with stories such as Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes , or Superman's first encounters with the likes of Parasite for example, that there weren't any modern retellings of those adventures, and planned them to be part of their origin storyline.
Johns planned their version of the origin story to be aligned with the modern stories, and as Man of Steel was "brilliant" and Birthright was a "beautiful book", Johns stated that this was not " Smallville or Superman: The Movie: Secret Origin by me and Gary". Johns also pointed out his love for "secret origins" because of how vital they are to the introduction of characters and mythology to the larger audience, in order to entice them into becoming a long time audience.
For Gary Frank, his reason for doing the series was because of "clarity": An example being his version for Superman; being his own while giving the same feel to readers similar to the Curt Swan and Christopher Reeve Supermans.
Reviewing each issue, IGN gave high praise to the overall series, with most of the individual issues receiving ratings between 7. They stated that Johns "wisely sticks closely to the play book of recognizable Superman tropes, making the story feel familiar and iconic without feeling stale. Like a great jazz musician playing over a standard, Johns is able to bring enough new personality and style to the mix to make it feel fresh and almost entirely his own.