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4.0 out of 5 stars The comic book that launched the Golden Age, 10 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Superman Chronicles TP Vol 03 (Paperback)
This volume reprints the very early Superman stories from Action Comics issues #21-25 (February-May 1940), Superman #4 and #5 (Spring and Summer 1940) and New York World’s Fair 1940.

The stories are primarily concerned with Superman fighting criminals or for social justice (and the occasional foreign warmonger); no costumed villains back then, though Luthor does wear a white lab coat – the uniform of mad scientists in those days.

Although these were the top-selling comics of the day, they are nowhere near as interesting as the Batman comics published at the same time, which have stood the test of time much better than the early Superman. Superman was something quite new then, simply through having super-human powers, and that accounted for a great deal of his popularity. We tend to expect more nowadays.

Even in appearance, Superman is different to today, as he still has the tiny S logo on his chest, though during the course of this volume it evolves to a larger S-shield, though not yet to the stylised S of today. It is also during this volume that he evolves from just leaping tall buildings to flying.

If you are a fan of the Golden Age of comics, then you will find these stories more entertaining than perhaps a casual browser would.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The original Man Of Steel, 5 Aug. 2013
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The innocence of these tales are so refreshing and so different of the actual adventures of Superman that you can enjoy it like the good old stories they are.
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