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Superman (1987-2006) #1 by [Byrne,John]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 13114 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: DC (June 12, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 12, 2013
  • Sold by: DC Comics
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BWG9QP6
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By Scott Andrews on March 30, 2013
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There seems to be a bit of confusion out there as to just what this issue is, exactly; for those who care:

Back in 1986, DC Comics undertook what was supposed to be a reboot and simplification of their universe after the events of "Crisis on Infinite Earths". (It turned out to be just the first of many such attempts, the latest of which is the so-called "New 52".)

In '87, DC tried to have their cake and eat it, too, which turned out to be a mixed blessing. Some titles, for example "Wonder Woman", were TRUE reboots where the character's origin (if not entirely reinvented) was retold and the character reintroduced into the universe as if none of the other characters had ever met them. Some, like "Superman", while starting over again with a new #1 issue, were supposed to have had years of history in the universe already.

When this "Superman #1" came out, there had already been a six-issue mini-series called "Man of Steel" which retold the origin (rocketed to Earth from Krypton as a baby, duh), had Superman's first meetings with characters like Batman, and retold versions of some classic stories (Lori Lemaris). So, by the time this issue came out, even in the "new" continuity, Superman had supposedly had years of history.

Even though fan favorite John Byrne was apparently given control of the Superman reboot, I've always felt his hands must have been tied a bit. While he did an admirable job of trying to modernize Superman a bit, I believe the end result wasn't very well done. Byrne left the line after a few short years, and Superman continued much the same afterward. Even many of Byrne's meager changes were gone pretty quickly.
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This one blew me away. I love Superman and absolutely love comics with him. I hadn't read this one yet and saw it here for FREE and thought "what have i got to lose?" I was very pleased with this. Artwork is top notch and story was wonderful. If you are a fan of Superman this one is a must have.
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All these old comics are a bit dated and mild by today's standards but Superman #1 (1987) holds up to the time test very well. It introduces a handful of then "secrets" about Superman's origin and make-up. These are all common knowledge now but it is a decent story and reveals most of Metallo's origin story in flashbacks, which is cool. Definitely worth the 1 dollar digital price.
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By Jeffrey on August 2, 2013
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I am really impressed with how the Kindle now handles graphics. It's a big improvement, although at the cost of unbelievably tiny lettering. For those with super vision like Superman the reader is 5 star.

The comic though is really disappointing. The Superman graphics from way way back when I would lay down my 12 cents for the latest copy were never all that great. But these graphics are rudimentary. The positive though is way back when Lois Lane was sexless. No breasts at all. Even Barbies were better built. This Lois looks kind of like a hooker, but by comparison that's not a bad thing at all.

The story had no originality at all. The supervillain armed with kryptonite was cliche when the comic cost a dime.BORING...
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Ok, I'm 12 and will be 13 in October, so idk much about Superman. I've seen the move and LOVED it. Especially the part when the woman fainted when she was getting off the plane. (Lol). But this was a little confusing. I understood his science talk. Science is just something i understand, but i still had a D in it once....this year...OKAY the only reason is it makes 0 sense. Idk almost anything with atmospheres and warm and cold fronts so who could blame me? Weather is hard. And atmospheric stuff like the ozone layer. Anyway, Superman finds an abandoned place with acid, a dead guy, and pictures of him. Somebody was a stalker. (Lol). He then goes on a date, only to find a robbery and turns into Superman, and gets beat up by an alien dude who killed the dead guy i mentioned earlier and stuff. Yes, i have seen comics for Superman before, and yes, i did know he was an alien from the cover of one, but this is the first comic i have read. Yeah so Superman gets his butt kicked, then the evil dude from the movie who is deranged and talks to his dad (who is dead) with crystals, appears and something happened to make the bad dude disappears.Then his date comes up and is like ,"superman, you were an alien?" Then all this sciency talk with the famous ending that leaves you hanging. THE END!
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There are a lot of comics currently being offered for free on Kindle and this is a good length compared to a lot of them -- it is a full length comic with a full length story. For those who remember reading and enjoying it the first time, it will probably be a great download. For the rest of us, it feels awfully dated -- and not just because Lois' look doesn't translate well to 2013.

The story telling is in the "interior monologue" style. There are pages where Superman is exploring a lab and we've got thought bubbles constantly updating us on why he is doing what he is doing. It's clunky to today's readers and the confrontation at the heart of the action doesn't have much impact.
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