Alan Moore's nightmarish superhero masterpiece is back 

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25-10-2022

By sandhya

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A few years before his watershed series Watchmen, Moore took an obscure, omnipotent hero and placed him in the real world

The results are still shocking. 

When comics writer Alan Moore was an 11-year-old boy living in Northampton, England, he managed to get hold of Mad in Ballantine Books' ubiquitous mass-market reprints. 

This includes Harvey Kurtzman and Wally Wood's Superman parody strip, “Supderuperman!”

Everything about Superman and his rival Captain Marvel (Captain Marbles, in Sendup) is made a little more down to earth. 

When Superduperman's alter ego, Clark Bent, tries to woo his colleague Lois Payne, he is coldly rejected.

When he informs her that he is, in fact, an invincible superhero, she repeats her earlier suggestion: get lost.

Moore loved the strip

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