Superman: Adventures of the Man of Steel Paperback – 24 Jul 1998
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#1 - "Men of Steel", 23pp - begins with Superman defeating a `terrorist' who has stolen a giant robotic suit of armour from Lex Luthor. However, Luthor has used cameras on the suit to record Superman's abilities, and he creates an android - an artificial human - which has copies of Superman's powers, and intends to use it to frame Superman for crimes, as Lex is jealous of Superman's fame. As this is the first story in a new series, we also get introduced to Clark Kent's fellow workers at the Daily Planet, where Clark has recently started work; the Metropolis police officers who will be working with Superman, as well as Clark's parents back in Smallville. We also get a big battle between Superman and the android disguised as Superman!
#2 - "Be careful what you wish for...", 22pp - begins with a young fan of Superman pretending to be in trouble to gain the attention of her hero. Unfortunately, one of Superman's foes - Metallo - overhears someone mistakenly describing her as Superman's `girlfriend', and kidnaps her in order to bring Superman to fight him.Read more ›
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The stories are set in Paul Dini's Animated continuity and it expands on many of the characters that we've previously encountered in the TV show (Metallo, Brainiac, etc.). The artwork by Rick Burchett, Ty Templeton, Terry Austin and Bret Blevins capture the dynamism and movement of the Animated Series. Almost like you were holding a "cartoon" on paper.
Read this volume to rediscover the charm of the Man of Steel. Then rush down to your local video store and rent all the Superman cartoons you can find!
The best of the stories is the last - "Seonimod," a time-running-backwards story with Mr. Mxyzptlk, but then they're all pretty great.
Overall, an excellent choice for anyone who likes a good read, and a kid-friendly and clever introduction to The Man of Steel.
I was really surprised how...incredibly great this is! Little touches like Superman seeing Krypton explode due to the light from the explosion only just now reaching visibility from Earth...that really floored me. Scott McCloud has an excellent grasp of the characters and seems very inspired, as if he has had all these Superman ideas for years and finally gets to pull them out.
The 6th and final story is a really creative backwards moving tale showing how Superman could prevent Metropolis from being destroyed by following a backwards domino trail of big to small inciting incidents, complete with reversed dialogue balloons and everything...Kind of mindblowing and original, one of the best Superman stories I have ever read.
I really wish this was in demand so that DC would release volume 2, and all future volumes in chronological order. I'd love to keep reading this run.
The title of the book is "Superman: Adventures of the Man of Steel "
DC Comics is the publisher.
a "graphic novel" is a description of the kind of book it is and the kind of means of communication (some would say "the language", some "the medium") it uses.
the "Authors" are Paul Dini (not "Dinni") and Scott McCloud. They were the writers of the script and dialogue of different issues collected in this book. The artists, as best as I am able to determine without having the issue in front of me (I'm not at the moment where my comics are kept) are Terry Austin, Rick Burchett & Bret Blevins. Together, artists and writers (who sometimes are one and the same) are the creator of the story, based on characters other people created and which owned owned by the corporation TimeWarner, in Superman's / DC Comic's case.
And, yes, I think Superman creators Siegel, Shuster, several of the writers and artists who came after them (whenever relevant), and the corporation all ought to be credited, for posterity's sake.
But my primary reason for writing is to get Amazon.com to hire people who know enough about what they're doing to be able to catch the more than 8 errors in this listing. Most importantly, fix the listing so that McCloud & Dini are correctly credited. They deserve the respect.