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Showcase Presents: Superman Family Vol. 3 Paperback – March 3, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: Showcase Presents (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401221882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401221881
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,231,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In my book pages 241 to 288 are repeated twice and pages 289 to 336 are missing.
E. David Swan
Great collection of Silver Age Silliness collected from early issues of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen & Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane.
John Sessor
I'm a huge fan of comics from the very late fifties through mid-60's, mostly the Silver Age of comics.
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Are you looking for a serious, thoughtful superhero story? Sorry, wrong decade. The Silver Age is about fun, creativity and whimsy. It’s about pure, simple, wholesome entertainment. The 50’s and 60’s may have had their issues under the surface (notice the utter lack of minorities and sexist treatment of women in these stories) but the comic book presentation was a perpetual happy face. This light tone of the Silver Age was likely a result of the restrictive comic code but what it produced was a magical era. I am most definitely not a person who supports censorship but what the comic writers were able to produce within the constraints of the times was amazing and the Silver Age remains my favorite era ever.

I can tell you EXACTLY what makes these stories so special; Otto Binder, Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring and Robert Bernstein. There were others involved but these are the most prolific in this collection and Binder, Swan and Boring in particular are comic legends. As the old saying goes, “they don’t make ‘em like THAT anymore” and boy is it true in this case. The pinnacle may be when Binder and Swan team up because they might possibly be the best writing/drawing combo DC had during the Silver Age and one of the greatest of any age. Binder is perhaps the most creative comic writer ever and invented probably half of all the Superman elements that survive to this day. Swan became THE iconic Superman artist of the Silver Age following in the footsteps of Wayne Boring. His clean, consistent visual style is a joy to see which is why he is the cover artist for every single Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane comic in this collection.

These are stories where anything can happen.
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Goofy fun from the days when comics didn't concern themselves with things like "logic" or "science" and just threw out goofy concepts to see what would stick. Content is a mixed bag, quality-wise, but a good value if you have a soft spot for this period of comics.
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The Superman Family of comics has everything I love about Silver Age DC Comics. Curt Swan, Wayne Boring and Kurt Schaffenberger (three of the greatest Superman artists ever for my money) deliver 518 pages of everything you could expect from Lois and Jimmy's zany adventures! I especially enjoyed an appearance my Mr. Mxyzptlk (rare for super-powered villains to show up in Lois and Jimmy's comics). When will DC release a SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERBOY volume? I'm waiting!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DE Burke on November 24, 2009
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Some of the best comics of all time! What a deal. This entire series rocks! My 10 year old and I love these.
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