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Superman: The Man of Steel, vol 2 Paperback – November 1, 2003
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Marv Wolfman is the former Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics. He is a longtime comic writer who had long runs on Tomb of Dracula for Marvel, which is where Blade the Vampire Hunter made his first appearance and New Teen Titans for DC Comics. Blade was later adapted to film form with Wesley Snipes in the starring role. Wrote the landmark DC Comic series Crisis on Infinite Earths. Created the character 'Bullseye' for Daredevil comics. Created the current iteration of Robin (Robin III/Tim Drake) for DC comics. The character has remained popular for nearly twenty years and has its own self-titled long-running series
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The stories contained within range from so-so to great for me, to be honest. Some are just readable, but others are real page turners. However, as a true Superman fan, I love that DC is putting every issue from this run on the Kindle, so that we can enjoy them. That alone plus the artwork and the issues that I really enjoyed make this a five star book for me.
I have written this review however to point out two things not discussed in other reviews which though small, affected my enjoyment of the stories somewhat, and which I think potential buyers should at least be aware of. They shouldn't stop you from purchasing the volume, but if you pay attention to some details like me, you want to know them in advance.
The first is that the issues have been recolored, and unfortunately, that process was not very faiithful to the original colors. Actually, most of the re-coloring is ironically sub-standard, losing much of the vibrancy and liveliness of the original issues. Modern and sophisticated don't always equate to 'superior.' The second minor point to note is that the individual stories or chapters in this volume aren't seperated by their wonderful covers, which is a boneheaded move by DC. It's a minor annoyance of course, but there's literally no break between "chapters" of the volume, and of course, that is not how these issues were intended to be read. For those less familiar, it will be jarring then to move from one story, and therefore one writer and artist team, to the next, without so much as a little notice.
Generally, I always find trade paperbacks that print their covers toward the end of the volume to be slightly retarded, and this volume suffers more than most others because of this problem. Overall however, this was such a good period in Superman's publishing history that the stories collected here are too wonderful not to be read over and over in this format. If only DC could get smart and start working on year 2, which for whatever flaws, did contain some real gems, including the famous "Supergirl Saga" that has yet to be collected anywhere. My highest recommendation.
In this volume we get Superman who has to battle a crazily upset scientist bent on trying to show the world his defense system is necessary. We have some stories centered around Lois Lane and her personal life, we also get a glympse into Perry whites personal life. "Great Caesars Ghost" is that allowed? well they did it and it is a reaccuring theme through this series so definately start at the begining. Yea that sounds like a good volume already for everyone righ?
Well it would be but that is just the tip of the proverbial iceburg...
If you have seen Superman on tv or in videogames or even read a comic you would have to know about a foe of his named... (suspense building) METALLO!!! dud duh dah. (Yes the guy who should be in a Superman movie by now) The guy carries Kryptonite in his chest I mean is there really any way to stop that if your superman without dying from the exposure to the meteroite radiation? Well this story re examines how Metallo is created. Oh yes it is a very interesting section of story, Superman of course this is his first POST CRISIS meeting with the fiend so he is unaware of what Metallos secret is.. Might it be to late when he finds out?
but wait there is more..
Anybody ever watch Superman the annimated series? or how about Justice league Unlimited? Do you remember a guy who called himself a God and was the ruler of a planet. The guy who in an episode of Superman the annimated series back hand slapped Superman across the room into a pillar of stone with no effort? Ok I will tell you the guys name is Darkseid and he is one bad man. He is even more powerful than Superman..
and this is where most reviews will spill the beans as to what happens. I however will not deprive you of reading and then rereading these story lines yourself. Pick this book up for great action and great characters, If you do not the world may end..Okay okay it may not go that far but you will seriously be missing out on some of the great character introductions of the series.
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