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Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 5 (Superman: The Man of Steel #5)

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The fifth collection of Superman tales from the 1980s, featuring ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #432-435, ACTION COMICS #592-593 and SUPERMAN #9-11! Superman encounters the new hero Gangbuster, faces the menace of the Joker, teams up with Mister Miracle and Big Barda, and inadvertently becomes Metropolis's greatest menace!
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 15th 2006 by DC Comics (first published October 1987)
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John Yelverton
Oct 07, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
Yet another fantastic installment to this book series by John Byrne.
Emmanuel Nevers
Jan 04, 2015 Emmanuel Nevers rated it it was amazing
This volume of John Byrne & Marv Wolfman's run on Superman was extrodinary. Guest apparences by Mr. Miracle and Darkseid, not to mention Superman outwitting the Joker make this volume one of the best.
Peter
Jul 21, 2015 Peter rated it it was amazing
A great Superman story that is grounded in the characters, but not afraid to explore and have fun with the fantastic.
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Jul 27, 2015 Brandt rated it liked it
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considering how much I loved Byrne's Superman run, this is a pretty weak volume. I think the real mistake was letting Marv Wolfman have his own Superman book. I know he was riding high after Crisis, and I think Jerry Ordway is seriously underrated, but Wolfman's work muddles Byrne's vision here.
Derek Parker
Sep 06, 2013 Derek Parker rated it really liked it
This is one of the strongest trades in the series. The use of Kirby's New Gods was one the collection's highlights. The Wolfman contributions were really strong as well, particularly the gang war stories and his use of Luthor.
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Aug 09, 2012 Nicolas rated it liked it
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Not a great entry. The Superman/Joker issue was fun, but wrappped up too quickly. The Myzlplyk issue was also entertaining. I couldn' get into the Jerry White gang war plot and I've never been a fan of Gangbuster. All in all this was pretty forgettable.
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Excellent Byrne's art!
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John Lindley Byrne is a British-born Canadian-American author and artist of comic books. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on nearly every major American superhero.

Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men com
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