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Superman in the Seventies Paperback – November 1, 2000
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Here you can find some classics like "Make way for Captain Thunder!", The Man of Steel meets his match when Superman battles Captain Thunder (aka Shazam)
Superman vs Superboy, yes, you read correctly
Superman also fights some of the old classic foes like Luthor "The man who murdered the earth! Superman vs The Galactic Golem", Brainiac "The man who murdered Metropolis!", The Parasite "The Parasite's power play!", etc and a new and deadly enemy "The Challenge of Terra-Man"
One Jimmy Olsen story written and illustrated by Jack Kirby
Two Lois Lane stories: "I am curious (Black)!" and "Who was the dog i saw you with last night?"
"Superman breaks loose" Superman eats Kryptonite as a snack, a classic
The all time classic "Must there be a Superman?"
A Clark Kent story "I can't go home again"
And finally Superman marries Lois "Superman takes a wife!"
Cover by Neal Adams
The book still can be found at an affordable price, recommended for all ages
OK, as you can tell from that list, the comics seem somewhat jumbled or randomized. And, as several of the stories were multi-issue, it is rather sad that you can’t keep reading to find out how the Man of Steel overcomes the bad guy. But, in spite of all that, this book is really great! The stories included are all very interesting, and it is great to look back to the Superman of a different era.
An added little bonus to this book is the introduction, which was written by Christopher Reeve, Hollywood’s Superman, and a bit of a hero in his own right. This is a really good book, and I highly recommend it.
Sadly, with the exceptions of "Superman Breaks Loose" and a few other tales, most of the stories in this book suffer from horrible print quality. "Must There Be a Superman?", so beautifully printed in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, is presented here in a very sloppy, messy print; the prints look dirty and neglected, and the usually clean artwork by guys like Curt Swan looks uncharacteristically ragged. Did somebody forget to remaster the stories before sending them off to be colored? Had the print quality on all the stories been top-notch, this book would have gotten a five for the (mostly) terrific tales it collects. But since most of the stories were shoddily printed, I have to dock a star from the rating. Still, the stories alone are worth the price.