Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman

Volume One

Graphic Novel - 2014
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Adventures of the world's greatest superhero as seen through the eyes of comics' greatest storytellers.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781401246884
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Parke
Characteristics: 166 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Jul 17, 2015

An enjoyable little anthology.

As always, some entries stronger than others in terms of art and writing, but on the whole a fun way to spend an hour in the afternoon.

Sep 03, 2014

The largely mediocre and often ignoble vision of Superman currently offered in the regularly produced DC comics and the recent Man of Steel movie, disappoints many a fan. Thankfully, Adventures of Superman Volume One manages to restore some of the classic character’s lost luster. A collection of direct-to-web tales, these short Superman stories showcase some magnificent talent, while recalling a time when the hero was, well, more heroic, and displayed far more humanity.

While the majority are quite good, a few stories in particular stand out. “Fortress” by Jeff Lemire follows two boys as they take turns playing Superman and his arch-villains. Matt Kindt and Stephen Segovia deliver parallel stories of a day in the lives of Superman and Lois Lane in “Faster Than A Bullet.” While “A Day In The Life” by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Wes Craig recounts a typical day for Lex Luthor, complete with an employee firing and plans on how to kill Superman. Rob Williams and Chris Weston demonstrate Superman’s compassion in “Savior.” Adventures of Superman Volume One reminds us why Superman has survived as a popular character for 75 years.

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