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Now at a special price of only $19.95!! From the minds and hands of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster come the stories that started it all. This hardcover collection includes the early Superman comics that recount the Golden Age adventures of the Man of Steel. From his perilous escape from the doomed planet Krypton to his high-flying adventures in Metropolis a...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by DC Comics (first published November 14th 1997)
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Paul Riches
In 1938, the first adventure of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s creation Superman saw print.

And made us all believe a man could leap tall buildings in a single bound.

With the celebrations and festivities filling the Geek world this year for the 75th birthday of Superman, I decided some time ago to finally read my accumulation of Golden Age volumes featuring the Man Of Steel. A journey to the beginning of it all, just to get a feel for the unknown decades to come.

Starting with The Superman Chronic...more
Lance Johnson
I've had this sitting on my shelf for some time now, and I only recently got around to reading it in its entirety. Part of what motivated me is Grant Morrison's upcoming new take on The Man of Steel, which supposedly will hearken back to the character's original concept.

Anyway, it's dated and the artwork isn't on a par with what some of the comic strip illustrators were doing at the time. (Keep in mind that Siegel and Shuster's strip was rejected by the newspapers before finally seeing print in...more
Ronald Wilcox
This archive edition collects the first four issues of the quarterly Superman comic from 1939 - 1940. Simultaneously Superman was appearing in Action Comics on a monthly basis. These were all written and drawn by the creative team of Siegel and Shuster who created Superman. Of note, Superman was initially able to perform many of the skills he later had but to a much lesser extent. He also seemed to have no qualms about killing criminals. He often had a lesson to give to youngsters about how to b...more
Lindz
Read this for the Man of Steel movie. Man, Superman is an asshole! I need to update my blog about this so I can add a few images. They're great! Can't go wrong on the kitsch factor. Of course it all looks dated now but I can definitely see why this would be awesome back when it came out. It's exciting - action on almost every panel - and the storylines are unique. You can tell they were experimenting with art style, though they didn't pay a lot of attention to keeping things consistent. They wer...more
Jennifer Hughes
This is totally good, clean fun. I love seeing how the character began and consequently his evolution through the years. I'm a Superman geek so this was a fun discovery at the library for me!
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Jerome "Jerry" Siegel, who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, and Herbert S. Fine, was the American co-creator of Superman (along with Joe Shuster), the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable icons of the 20th century.
He and Shuster were inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Jack Kirby Hall...more
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