From 2004, this Elseworlds title was written by legendary Monty Python founder John Cleese, and poked fun a British mores, customs and even the press.  It’s a rather droll tale, made more interesting by having John Byrne on art, allowing for comparisons to his 1987 Superman reboot, and reiterating that Kal-El is every bit as much of a hero as veddy British Colin Clark as he was as heartland-raised Clark Kent.  Plus, Colin’s costume is just ridiculous enough to be perfect…

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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