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The Superman Chronicles, Vol. 9 (The Superman Chronicles #9)

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The latest volume collecting tales of SUPERMAN from the 1940s in chronological order of original publication.In this new volume of stories from 1943, Superman battles Lex Luthor, Metallo, The Talon and The Human Bomb. With help from Lois Lane, he faces down crooked politicians and slumlords.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by DC Comics
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Michael Neno
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the second-to-last volume of DC's missed chronological reprintings of the adventures of Superman, cartoonist John Sikela does a good job attempting to keep the book looking like co-creator Joe Shuster's work.

Fortunately, Jerry Siegel's still writing every story and the work has a charm missing from today's interpretations. In this volume, Lois and Clark take on car dealers who purposely sell unsafe cars, take inner city kids out for a day in the country, rat out a fake astrologist, and help
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Scott
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Maybe I've just been reading too much of these, but this is probably the best volume of the series I've read in a while, just when I was thinking that eight volumes were plenty as far as me reading them was concerned. Just as vol. 9 of The Batman Chronicles features Alfred as a series revitalization, here we get the Secret Citadel (later to become known as the Fortress of Solitude), the Puzzler, Metalo [sic], Mister Sinister, the Prankster, the first appearance of "Up, up, and away" (which the e ...more
Adam Graham
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This volume collections Superman stories from Action Comics #48-#52, Superman #16 and #17 and World's Finest #6. in many ways this volume has Jerry Siegel stepping it up in terms of challenges to Superman. There are more costumed supervillains or powerful scientists menaces. The Prankster is introduced in Action Comics #51 and of course, Lex Luthor returns.

Some highlights:

---Superman #16 features the Runaway Skyscraper with a mad villain who is stealing buildings and transporting them to an alie
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Rob
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good introduction to some of the super villains we see later in the canon. It also begins the trend of the villain being able to come back to fight later. One of the better collections in the series.
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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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