The Superman Chronicles Vol. 1

March 27, 2006 | Trades


The Superman Chronicles Vol. 1
Joel Siegel, Joe Shuster
DC Comics
$19.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Hey, what’s with the yellow boots!
DC Comics continues its efforts to make some of its golden age classics accessible with this moderately priced chronological collection of The Man Of Steel’s earliest adventures by writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster.
As with last year’s The Batman Chronicles, this volume takes readers right back to the beginning of a long-standing hero’s adventures, and those not up on their comic’s history may be in for a shock.
There’s no flying for this Superman, just leaping really high, and the modern outfit is a little rougher, in one issue the usual red footwear in replaced with a bright yellow!
These volumes really are a steal given how unfathomable price the original issues would cost and even the slightly pricey, albeit worth it, price of the comparable DC Archives editions. They are also a great way to connect to some Canadian comic book history through Shuster’s art.

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