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Superman: Strange Attractors

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Legendary comics creator John Byrne returns to pencil the adventures of the Man of Steel in action-filled tales written by Gail Simone. This volume features Superman squaring off against an assortment of vile villains including Dr. Polaris, Dr. Psycho, Black Adam, Satanus and Livewire.

Collects ACTION COMICS #827-828 and #830-835.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by DC Comics (first published 2006)
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Dirk Grobbelaar
For me, John Byrne is still the definitive Superman artist. In 1986, when the highly regarded Man of Steel limited series was published, I was eight years old, so that figures. (refer: Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 1)

Reading Strange Attractors just felt right. Not too easy to qualify that, I know. The art is just really great. Unsurprisingly, Byrne seems extremely well qualified to draw Black Adam too. There is no particular overarching story here, although the events early in the collection
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Dean
Feb 20, 2013 Dean rated it really liked it
I actually really enjoyed this! Not many can draw a better Superman than John Byrne, and I enjoyed his art throughout. Clean, bright, classic art and colours gave this book almost a cosy retro feel. Gail Simone is one of the best writers around at the moment and I thought overall she did some decent stuff here. As a collection it is a little disjointed, just one or two minor subplots connecting up some unrelated stories, but you won't feel shot changed at ll.
The book itself is good, with a ' wha
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Kelly1142
Jul 17, 2011 Kelly1142 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2011, comics
Fantastic! Gail Simone hit it out of the park with this one!
John Yelverton
Aug 05, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
Whereas this will not go down as one of the greatest Superman book ever written, it was one of my favorites for it's nostalgia and overall fun.
Stephen Olley
Jan 05, 2015 Stephen Olley rated it really liked it
I like Gail Simone. She gives all of the characters little moments that just lift them into reality.
M
Feb 13, 2016 M rated it it was ok
Superman: Strange Attractors is a compilation graphic novel, showcasing Action Comics issues from artist John Byrne and writer Gail Simone. In the opening two-parter, a new magnetic villain calling herself Repulse is out to eliminate her competition. A brawl with Doctor Polaris in downtown Metropolis naturally captures Superman's attention - as does the fact that no one but Polaris can even see this Repulse. Discerning that Repulse is a new addition to Polaris's multiple personalities helps end ...more
Mouse
Feb 01, 2017 Mouse rated it liked it
Yikes! You know there's a chance it's gonna be bad when you open it up and Superman is running around in Ecuador using his cape as a toga! Wtf?
It's actually not a terrible book, it's just not great either.
The Polaris/Repulse thing was actually sort of cool, but they dropped the ball by revealing it way too early.
It's actually not a terrible book but the timing is kind of weird. When Black Adam and Reverse Flash showed up it was just awkward.
Each one one of the characters-Lois, Jimmy, Perry, a
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Craig
Aug 12, 2016 Craig added it
Anything Gail Simone, any time!
Simon
Aug 30, 2014 Simon rated it did not like it
Well at least this was competently written, I just really really didn't like it. Confused mish-mash of stories. And oh so very dull.

The quest for good Superman comics continues.
Jon
Aug 26, 2011 Jon rated it it was ok
Superman is awesome... so how come your average Superman story usually sucks?
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Gail Simone is a comic book writer well-known for her work on Birds of Prey (DC), Wonder Woman (DC), and Deadpool (Marvel), among others, and has also written humorous and critical commentary on comics and the comics industry such as the original "Women in Refrigerators" website and a regular column called "You'll All Be Sorry".
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