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Superman: The Power Within

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When Superman saves an innocent man from murder, he discovers two disturbing facts: That the man he saved is part of a cult that worships the Man of Steel, and that the would-be killer is part of another faction dedicated to wiping them out! Even worse, both groups are gaining super-powers due to a mysterious, spaceborn source that Superman traces back to the dread ruler ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by DC Comics
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John
Jul 11, 2016 John rated it liked it
This is a fun collection of stories from 1988-1990. The first half is comprised of a two-page story that ran for 40 issues of Action Comics Weekly, and feels more like a Sunday newspaper strip. It raises some interesting issues regarding hero worship, but gets pretty goofy as it goes on. The second half features a story that deals with prejudice against Arab Americans, but manages to be pretty darn entertaining. The art by Curt Swan is superb throughout, but I have an issue with the coloring. ...more
Josh
Aug 15, 2015 Josh rated it really liked it
Bought this strictly because Stern wrote the lion's share of it. In fact, I didn't realize there was another story (actually a third, as Stern actually wrote two) until the book arrived. Stern's stories are nice enough stories, but I feel like the format (two pages a week, for forty weeks) kinda hurts them. The third story, about a young Quaraci boy who develops powers following an alien invasion (some DC event I'm not familiar with?), by Messner-Loebs is utterly fantastic, and one of the better ...more
Aggelos
Dec 19, 2015 Aggelos rated it it was amazing
Stern was the best Superman writer from the 80s and 90s in my humble opinion. And this volume is a great collection of stories, never collected before, with art by the definitive Superman artist, Curt Swan. For me this book is a must only to see the evolution of Curt Swan's art.
The complementary stories are great too.

Its not essential Superman, but definitely something interesting for the already initiated.
John Yelverton
Jan 06, 2015 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
Superman is always at his best when he is dealing with emotional conundrums, and not just giant robots that he has to punch. Roger Stern does an excellent job highlighting this, and the artwork is wonderful.
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