Superman Chronicles: Volume 1

Superman Chronicles: Volume 1

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by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
     
 

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DC Comics Proudly Presents The Earliest Adventures Of Superman — Complete And In Exact Chronological Order — From The Pages Of Action Comics, New York World’s Fair Comics And Superman.

For over sixty years he has been one of the most recognizable American icons. An instant hit from his first appearance, Superman’s popularity has grown

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DC Comics Proudly Presents The Earliest Adventures Of Superman — Complete And In Exact Chronological Order — From The Pages Of Action Comics, New York World’s Fair Comics And Superman.

For over sixty years he has been one of the most recognizable American icons. An instant hit from his first appearance, Superman’s popularity has grown through the decades — and today he is known worldwide as the defender of Truth, Justice and the American Way.

But his earliest stories reveal a Superman who took no prisoners, made his own laws and gleefully delivered his own brand of justice — even if it meant dangling a crook by the ankle from above the city, or giving a wife-beater a taste of his own medicine. This was a Superman who embodied pure wish fulfillment, with his early adventures showing a raw super-hero in the making — and the development of an enduring classic!

DC Comics is proud to present this definitive and affordable collection of Superman’s first stories. Assembled here are his earliest adventures from ACTION COMICS #1-13, NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS #1 and SUPERMAN #1 — including all covers.
For fans of The Man of Steel, both old and new — or of popular culture in general — THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES is an indispensable addition to any library!

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Library Journal
Five years into the history of American comic books, Siegel and Shuster gave the medium its first breakout star in the iconic form of Superman, inspiring the entire superhero genre and ushering in the era now referred to as comics' Golden Age. This volume chronologically reprints Superman's seminal earliest appearances, from 1938-39. Given its unprecedented success, it's interesting to note how disorganized Superman's first appearance in Action Comics #1 was-put together from sample newspaper strips that had suffered multiple rejections, it begins in the middle of one episode and ends in the middle of another. Shuster's art is somewhat crude by today's standards, and compared to today's Superman, the character here is under-powered and has fewer scruples, resorting to kidnapping and other crimes in his crusade for justice. But the work has a raw vitality and largely remains entertaining, and even in the first story the Man of Steel's chiseled profile is unmistakable. The stories here have previously been reprinted in three of DC's hardcover "Archives" volumes, but libraries without those will find this a handy collection of some of the most influential comics ever created.-S.R. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401207649
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
Superman Chronicles Series, #1
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
460,588
Product dimensions:
6.61(w) x 10.21(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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