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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
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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Stephen Olley
I like Gail Simone. She gives all of the characters little moments that just lift them into reality.
John Yelverton
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.
Kelly1142
Fantastic! Gail Simone hit it out of the park with this one!
Simon
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
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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