The following synopsis comes from Hickoryrecord.com
A fresh new take on Superman is set to hit the shelves today. It’s a graphic novel called “Superman Earth One,” and it was drawn by Statesville native and DC comic book artist Shane Davis.
Davis said his publisher won’t let him give away any of the plot secrets, but he was able to provide a hint of what it’s all about.
The story is based on the familiar Superman story originally penned in 1938, but Davis has produced a down-to-earth Superman set in the modern day while being true to the spirit of the original source material.
Davis’ partner on the book, writer J. Michael Straczynski, best known for his work on Babylon 5 and a host of other TV shows, penned the story.
“It’s the most human incarnation of Superman I’ve ever read,” Davis said of Straczynski’s story.
“Superman Earth One” begins with Clark Kent as a 21-year-old man going from Smallville to Metropolis for the first time – a journey similar to the one Davis made when he left Statesville for New York to work in comics. Davis started out by drawing minor characters for the comics like Robin and Nightwing before landing a job drawing a Spiderman comic for younger readers.