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- ASIN : B00CHVLUI6
- Publisher : DC; Deluxe edition (April 30, 2013)
- Publication date : April 30, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 84105 KB
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- Print length : 128 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #169,391 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The only real issue someone might have is that these are heavily tied into the DC universe. Let me explain; The Killing Joke is another one-off story by Alan Moore that gets a lot of praise. With that story, you only need a basic rudimentary knowledge of who the characters are for the story to work. With Man of Tomorrow, you do need to know who everyone is and how they relate to superman, or your going to be confused at times. This criticism may be a bit unfair, since nothing here was ever intended to stand on it's own, but I want to be clear that you need a more-than-average knowledge of superman to appreciate this collection.
I recently found another product on amazon called 'the DC Universe by Alan Moore'. It's supposed to contains all the stories contained here, plus a few green arrow and green lantern ones, as well as Moore's work on Voodoo and WildCats. Reviews are pretty harsh on it, but that's because it was supposed to have the Killing Joke and didn't. It's not that much more expensive, so you might want to check that out instead of this colllection.
Muy recomendable estudiar los antecedentes de este libro antes de leerlo pues a primera vista puede parecer nada especial. Esta historia marca el final de una época, el primer reinicio que experimentaba la continuidad de las historias de Superman desde su aparición en Action Cómics de 1938.
En esta historia veremos a Superman perdiendo todo para intentar ganar el deseo más grande de su corazón. Super recomendado.
The first part of this compilations is the titular "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" which is in my opinion the best Superman story of all time (although All Star Superman is a close second) and if you grew up before John Byrne's reboot in 1986 this is the last story of the classic silver age Superman. This is truly an EPIC storyline with all the best elements of the Superman mythos at their best, and the image of Krypto's ultimate sacrifice still sends shivers down my spine after 25 years of having read the story for the first time. The recolored artwork had already been released on a soft cover edition a few years ago but the bigger size of the current edition really brings out the amazing detail of George Perez inking over Curt Swans' gorgeous pencils on the first part.
It's a must read for any comic book fan.
The second part of the book is a bit disappointing, both stories are pretty good, but I was really expecting them to have recolored artwork too, instead they are exactly the same as when they first appeared in print. It's especially disappointing in "For The Man Who Has Everything" because I was really looking forward to it being recolored (especially since Brian Boland recolored the current anniversary hardcover release of "The Killing Joke") but alas it was not meant to be.
As a side note, I've noticed that as I grow older the more this classic stories stand out in my mind as the best comic books have to offer, I don't think it has much to do with nostalgia but perhaps with the quality of what's being published today.
All in all it's a must have for Superman fans, and anybody the slightest bit interested in the character.
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I come to this collection as an Alan Moore fan as opposed to as a Superman fan (never having read a Superman story before) and found all the stories to be fun and excellent examples of his early writing (although quite straightforward in comparison to some of his other work at that time). I personally really enjoyed "The Jungle Line" as I'm a big fan of Swamp Thing and felt that these two characters combined well together in the Bayou.
The actual volume itself is very nicely produced and although is expensive at full price, Amazon's discount makes it much better value and well worth buying.