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5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL Superman, 17 Dec. 2007
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Lewis Stringer (Warwickshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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There's something very refreshing about this book. Each decade has spawned a different take on Superman. As the years roll by he's been depicted with ever-slicker artwork and more involved storylines, but this volume is where the Superman story began.

Yes, the artwork is crude, and yes the plots are basic, but there's a raw unfettered energy to the stories. Inspired by the movie heroes of the day, this early Superman is a no-nonsense tough guy, not the "boy scout" he'd later become. He fights racketeers and corrupt businessmen and throws them around with an almost sadistic enjoyment. Then in his alter-ego of Clark Kent he acts the part of an often spineless nerd. Lois Lane falls for Superman but she absolutely detests weak Clark Kent. She doesn't realize they're the same person because she never sees past the surface. This dichotomy has long been lost from the Superman comics, which is a shame as it was essential to the entire premise of the strip, and in execution was a far more sophisticated metaphor on relationships than often given credit for.

Treat yourselves to an affordable journey into the 1930s to see Superman from the very start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Start of Superman, 18 May 2013
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This review is from: Superman Chronicles TP Vol 01 (Paperback)
i bought this item recently from Amazon and thought all round it was good but here are some pro's and con's:

Good:
1. first Superman tales brilliant for new readers at an affordable price
2. if your a massive fan of Superman you will like this
3. interesting plot ideas and scenarios
4. once you start reading a story you want to finish it
5. inside front cover it details the publication dates of comics books contained in this Superman trade papaerpack so helps reader know history easily

Bad:
1. no links between the stories
2. very little backstory on Superman as a person and where he came from
3. no physical challenges for Superman
4. pretty predictable

i am new to comic books so unfortunately i am unable to make comparisons. i have read it all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wordery comes up trumps again., 22 May 2015
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This review is from: Superman Chronicles TP Vol 01 (Paperback)
The book was all I hoped for. As a avid fan of the DC hero's of the 1940's called The Justice Society it was a must to get these wonderful stories of Earth Two's Superman for my collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Superman, 11 May 2014
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Very pleased will look forward to reading these early stories. I prefer the simpler drawings to the modern comics. Great!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chronicles of Superman Vol1, 23 May 2010
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The article was in the condition stated, The graphics are a little iffy which reflects the time of the original publication. A must for those that follow the adventres of Superman, although there is not a lot mentioned about his arrival on Earth and his childhood. I am sure that the origins of Superman are out there somewhere
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