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The 22-page story "All Creatures Great and Small... Part One" from the comic book Superman Adventures #7 is reprinted in this volume. This is the first half of a two-part story, and is an excellent adventure story for younger readers (and older ones too!) who are interested in the exploits of Superman and his supporting cast. The style of the artwork is heavily influenced by the animated TV / DVD series of DC Comics' superheroes, and so is likely to be familiar to readers. The story is well-written with a clear storyline, characterisation, and well-described action and problem solving situations. As well as the comic story, there is a supporting page of writer & artist biographies (all of whom, as well as the colourist, are veterans of the comic book industry), a general and a Superman-specific glossary, and two pages of Visual Questions and Prompts.

THE SPOILER ZONE
"All Creatures Great and Small... Part One" begins with the Kryptonian villains Jax-Ur and Mala, who have previously escaped from the Phantom Zone, being shrunk down to 2-inches tall by Professor Hamilton's Molecular Scaling Generator and imprisoned in a miniature cell that is to be kept away from sunlight, for without the rays of our yellow sun, they will not be able to use their Kryptonian super powers. Naturally, pretty soon something goes wrong when the criminal organisation Intergang try to rescue some of their members from prison, causing damage to the building housing the Kryptonian prison and allowing sunlight in to power up the prisoners... Jax-Ur uses the Generator to shrink Superman down to his size before escaping with Mala. Superman hides in Lois Lane's handbag to prevent Intergang discovering his little problem, and she takes him to meet Professor Hamilton, who has brought another machine to enlarge Superman. However, the miniature Kryptonians have followed them, hoping to get themselves enlarged. However, something goes wrong with the size controls...

FURTHER READING
The `original' Superman comic books are reprinted in both colour and black-and white (and suitable for home colouring-in). They are no less suitable for younger readers than these more modern stories aimed at the same age group as the originals were.
Colour version -
Superman Chronicles TP Vol 01
Black & white version -
Showcase Presents Superman TP Vol 01
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