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The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman Paperback – Apr 10 2006

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FASTER THAN A speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive-Superman is undeniably a symbol of power. Read the first page
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Superman is many things to many people. July 25 2006
By Dr. Fred R. Eichelman - Published on
Format: Paperback
It is very clear that to each of us Superman is a different person and the same goes for his alter ego Clark Kent and the rest of the characters in the DC Universe. As a Superman reader and collector for 65 years and as one who used Superman in the classroom for 40 years, I start reading any book like this with a prejudiced viewpoint. I know Superman, I was born in his birth city or rather the city his creators lived in.

I wish I could give this book five stars, some of the selections are sensational. Others kind of go against everything I personally believe about The Man of Steel. In some cases I can't believe the authors really read the comics or saw the films and TV shows. This is just my perception. I won't cite examples one way or another as this is a matter of personal opinion.

Over all I love the book and especially enjoyed reading plotlines and quotes from various comic books that took me back to when I first read them. You are bound to forget a great deal in 65 years and in that context this was a trip down memory lane. However, you can over analyse and I am reminded of college English teachers who destroyed more than one person's interest in reading by being picky over every little line in a story.

Most of the writers were careful in their analysis, using logic and good sense while showing a love for the Superman legend. Others over killed by trying to intellectualize everything said or done by Superman, Clark Kent, Lois and others no matter how trite. My favorite current reading about Superman is Steve Skelton's, "The Gospel According To The World's Greatest Super Hero". That I have read twice since receiving it a month ago.

I am glad that after the documentation section at the end of each article there is mention of other works by the authors that the reader may want to check out. Some I will.
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A must have for Superman fans Aug. 4 2007
By Ricky Barlin - Published on
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What a great read! Most of the essays I agreed with and some I did not, but I enjoyed reading everyone of them. What a fun and intellectual way to look at, who I believe is the greatest character in the history of popular culture.
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amazing comic Jan. 20 2014
By max - Published on
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Superman is such an icon. But when jim lee get a to draw him. It turns into something epic and amazing to witness. N Scott Snyder on writing. Its a hugh team up. I'd recommend this for anyone who has eyes to read n watch as the magic happens:)
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
cover severed Oct. 5 2013
By Augusto Paredes - Published on
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This comic arrived in bad condition with the cover severed, I'm very dissapointed with this comic. Please more careful the next time