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Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1 (The Greatest Stories Ever Told)

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SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD features the first and greatest super hero the world has ever known: Superman Witness the events that have made The Man of Steel one of the most recognizable icons on the planet, captivating audiences and sparking imaginations
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 2004 by Titan Books (UK) (first published January 1st 1987)
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Matt Garcia
Jun 03, 2014 Matt Garcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction to the character of Superman. His origin, morals, motives and personality are explored throughout this collection and his evolution over the years was intriguing to see. While I am not a big Superman fan, I now have a newfound respect for the character that was previously lacking. Solid collection showcasing "The Man of Steel"
Adam Graham
Dec 27, 2013 Adam Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second take on the Greatest Superman Stories divides the collection into two volumes. This first volume collects 10 Superman stories.

Most of these have been reprinted elsewhere either in Decade collections or in the previous version of the Greatest Superman Stories ever told, but that can also be taken as a measure of the quality of the work and that the compilers generally got things right.

The book begins with a somewhat dry introduction by Michael Uslan.

Next up is the origin of Superman
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Patrick
The best story in the whole book, by far is the very first story. Superman takes Hitler and Stalin to the World court.
Meghan
Feb 05, 2016 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Definitely liked this one more than the last one I read. I really liked the progression it showed of Superman's character over the decades and how he transformed to a wish fulfillment thug to the legend of truth and justice we know today.
Dominique
Jun 29, 2015 Dominique rated it really liked it
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Since I've mostly bee inundated with Batman, Superman seemed kinda boring, but the early comics were hilarious, and the later ones were really interesting. It was a good overview since I had never read a Superman comic before. And I learned lots of stuff!
Lloyd
This one is another step along my personal journey to discovering what everyone says are the best Superman stories ever done. I had pooled resources and a few of the stories on everyone's lists appeared in this book, so I picked it up.

While I'm not anywhere near the encyclopedic knowledge I wish to have of Superman and his adventures, I've read a good many Superman stories... and I'm sad to say that this book does not have many of what I myself consider the greatest.

I mean, this book is a grea
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L.A.
May 14, 2015 L.A. rated it liked it
This is the first volume of a collected set of "best of" stories. From a neophyte's pov, it's cool to see what storylines are considered best/most important, and I'm really interested in reading more now (questions, I have them!). Superman is a lot more interesting than I gave him credit for being, and this is why reading is fundamental.
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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
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