- Series: Superman in the
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (November 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1563896389
- ISBN-13: 978-1563896385
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,257,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Superman in the Seventies Paperback – November 1, 2000
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Some shortcomings of this collection: It would probably have been more fun to read some of the stories in the entire run (like Marvel Essentials) than on a single-issue basis as they are presented in this TPB. E.g. "Superman breaks free" is actually the first book of O'Neil's Sandman saga; the Jimmy Olsen story is the first of around 20 (?) issues which Kirby wrote. It is a shame that DC has decided not to reprint these classic runs anywhere, since it will cost a bomb for anyone to try to collect the original copies of these comics. Another omission that everyone complains is the story arc in Superman #296-299 "Who took the Super out of Superman?"
In spite of all the shortcomings, I feel that this collection will give the reader a good sampling of pre-crisis superman stories. There are many classic moments in this TPB: Superman eating Kryptonite (!); Superman playing billards with planets; plus time-travel, aliens, inter-galactic travel all thrown in for good measure.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you like the 1970s period in graphic art you might want to pick this up even if you aren't a big superman fan it's worth a read.Published 7 months ago by thirdtwin
I never paid much attention to Superman before Crisis on Infinite Earths. In my earlier years, I preferred the more humanized heroes from Marvel to the world-recognized icons from... Read morePublished on July 19, 2005 by Babytoxie
I have to say I didn't expect much , but this is less then that , though some where good starters & some where good end, there is a lot to noticed in between, as if they wonted... Read morePublished on January 22, 2001 by email@example.com
Great book! Lots of beautiful artwork and great stories that I haven't seen since I was a kid. The only bad thing is that "Superman 2001" from Superman #300 was not... Read morePublished on November 27, 2000