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Superman: Up, Up and Away Paperback – 20 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (20 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845763483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845763480
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 25.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 998,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Geoff Johns is a highly respected writer and has written a great many comics titles, including Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern, Avengers, The Flash, Hawkman and JSA. Kurt Busiek has written comics for decades, including a legendary run on The Avengers. His other work includes writing for Darkman, The Hulk, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Untold Tales of Spider-Man and the JLA/Avengers crossover. Pete Woods has worked on Batman and Catwoman.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 50 Squirrels of Grey TOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 May 2013
Format: Paperback
This volume reprints Superman #650-653 and Action Comics #837-840, and is the follow up to the Infinite Crisis event. That ended with this Superman and the Earth-2 Superman flying through the red sun of Krypton in order to defeat the Superboy of Earth-Prime, which resulted in Superman losing his powers. The story starts with Clark Kent, crusading reporter, taking on Intergang, and Lex Luthor being released form prison thanks to his lawyers' skills. Both Luthor and Intergang have it in for our ace reporter, but, thanks to his amazing signal watch, he is able to summon help from his best pal, Supergirl (not to mention the JLA) when things get too tough. However, as the threats escalate, he finds his powers slowly returning, which is just as well, as Intergang have stepped up the action by recruiting supervillains to kill Kent, while Luthor and Toyman, aided by Metallo, have been plotting to unleash a Kryptonian super-weapon on Metropolis.

This is an excellently written story, with great character-driven storylines, both for Clark and Lois, as well as Luthor, with suitably good supporting artwork. My favourite panel was Clark, as his powers started to return, looking up at a famous landmark and thinking - "Tall building" .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s that rarest of beasts: a good Superman book!

Whether or not you enjoy this book comes down to how you feel about classic Superman. By that I mean classic outfit, demeanour, and world setting – he isn’t the dickish New 52 Superman or the psychotic Injustice Superman or a combination of both in JMS’s Earth One Superman; he’s the true blue hero of yesteryear. If that character’s not your bag, you’re unlikely to enjoy Up, Up and Away! If you do like the original guy though, you’ll really like this one, like I did.

It’s a year after Infinite Crisis when Superman lost his powers. He’s been plain old Clark Kent for a while and his life post-Superman is actually pretty great. He’s become a dependable journalist (much to Perry’s delight), he’s spending more time with his wife, Lois Lane, and he’s enjoying the little things like pretzels slathered with mustard (apparently his favourite snack!). Metropolis is doing fine without Superman as Supergirl has stepped up as the city’s new protector, but Lex Luthor, now ex-president and bribed out of criminal charges, is free and Superman’s brief holiday is about to come to an end.

What makes this such a good Superman book is the well-balanced character study split down the middle – first half, Clark Kent, second half Superman. Usually the focus is more on the Superman side so it was great to see Clark get a lot of the page count for a change.

Clark is made vulnerable and is unable to deal with problems the usual way: transform into Superman, punch the villain out, use superpowers to solve the problem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Mason on 21 Mar. 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a Superman story that for the first 3 or 4 chapters has one thing missing, Superman. This is not a bad thing. Set one year after Infinite Crisis it opens with Superman being just Clark Kent. The story shows you the man behind the cape and the life he lives when he's not wearing it. It showcases the major characters well and you understand who they are and why. A well written reminder story which will make new and old readers alike smile.
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