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Presenting modern tales of his earliest adventures, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 2 is a fascinating book of human drama and super-hero action. In these enthralling stories, Superman begins his lifelong rivalry with Lex Luthor as the industrialist megalomaniac and the last son of Krypton vie for the heart of Lois Lane and control over Metropolis. Traveling through time aPresenting modern tales of his earliest adventures, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 2 is a fascinating book of human drama and super-hero action. In these enthralling stories, Superman begins his lifelong rivalry with Lex Luthor as the industrialist megalomaniac and the last son of Krypton vie for the heart of Lois Lane and control over Metropolis. Traveling through time and outer space, the Man of Steel endures a series of grueling trials and tribulations in which he reveals his alien background to Lois Lane, discovers his lethal weakness to kryptonite, and suffers from amnesia while fighting an alien tyrant.Collects Superman vol. 2, #1-3; Action Comics #584-586; Adventures of Superman #424-426...

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ISBN : 9781401200053
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Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Ivan
    2019-01-17 10:11

    For unknown reasons I had impulse to read some of classic Superman, considering I never read Superman comics or been fan of Superman movies it's strange impulse indeed.First two volumes of Man of steel and am not enjoying it. This are just too hectic and stories that would have been developed over course of one volume in modern comics are cramped in single issues. Fights are often poorly drawn and in some less straightforward fights I had trouble understanding what the hell is going on.

  • Arturo
    2018-12-21 05:24

    John Byrne really knows how to disappoint and make me hate a comic. I want an action packed issue and I get nothing but story! Well that's what I thought when I read this in 2002ish, it was then I realized 15 years later and the stories are still great. 30 year old issues and I still remember what they were about. Is timeless and exaggeration? Probably, but they're still great issues. Although volume 1 reached my limit, in this volume there's a lot more going on. I think Superman #2 is in 'Superman's Greatest stories ever told'. Also Superman #3, Adventures #426, Action #586 are part of the Legends Crossover dealing with Superman on Apokolips. Those 3 issues are probably on my top ten Superman storylines. Unlike the main Legends miniseries which was horrible, this crossover within a crossover is epic, essential and strongly recommended.

  • John Yelverton
    2019-01-03 07:12

    John Byrne continues his amazing retelling of Superman's origin in this new addition to the book series.

  • Donovan
    2018-12-28 04:24

    As Vol. 1 is out of print, I started with Vol. 2. Eh. More 80s camp and sci-fi hilarity similar to Wolfman's Teen Titans in a way I found unenjoyable. (Which, if you're wondering, Wolfman's New Teen Titans is amazing as far as Bronze Age comics go.) The first story involves Supes fighting a Kryptonite powered Terminator (like truly ripping off James Cameron), the second he's switched minds/souls with a guy with MS...basically a morality check that it's okay to be disabled. Or maybe not, the guy with MS is a baddie. If you're a diehard Superman or 80s comics fan then you'd probably like this. But I'm not really in the mood for 200 pages of this.

  • Ryan
    2019-01-15 03:03

    John Byrne's Superman wasn't the first iteration of the character that I ever read, but it remains one of my favourites. This volume isn't as much of a classic as the first in the Man of Steel series, but there are some fun science-fictiony type adventures in it.One thing I was *very* disappointed in, though, was the last three chapters of the book. It's part of the Legends mega-crossover, and we're just unceremoniously dumped into the middle of that story without any context. To make matters worse, Byrne's version of Darkseid turns him into a cackling, run-of-the-mill supervillian than the majestic god of evil that he truly is.

  • Joseph
    2018-12-27 07:25

    This is a bit better than the first volume, but man, Lois's 80s fashions are atrocious. I wonder why 80s fashion feels dated, whereas 50s fashion seems kinda timeless?Anyway, this book gives us the new Metallo, and appearances by the Teen Titans, the Phantom Stranger, and the New Gods & Darkseid. The stories by Byrne are a bit better than Marv Wolfman's, but Jerry Ordways's pencils look fantastic here.

  • David
    2019-01-09 06:06

    Surprisingly good. I missed all this in the 80's. I'd turned by back on DC after the horror of CRISIS. Just wish this was all just the John Byrne ACTION COMICS stories without the Ordway SUPERMAN mixed into it. The Byrne stuff seems timeless. The Ordway seems like he's aping the British comics of the time a bit too heavily.

  • Victor Orozco
    2019-01-10 03:06

    Very good.After the amazing beginning in the Man of Steel collection, the rest of the Post-Crisis goes into high gear. First, Superman resolves the mysterious theft of his stolen spaceship and then he goes on to face a familiar enemy in John Corben aka Metallo. I've seen a version of this story before and this was well done.Afterwards a pretty amazing confrontation with the Teen Titans which is explained. But its still great, no doubt Marv Wolfman enjoyed having his kids go against the Man of Steel.I've read Lex Luthor's prying into Superman's secret and doesn't believe it. Maybe its the early prevalence of surveillance technology, mathematical models and of course social media so I guess Lex not believing Clark Kent is Superman could be believable. But given present day, it probably wouldn't fly, not to mention the fact that Clark is that good at playing insignificant.Interesting story with the Phantom Stranger and the fight that leads Superman against a strange civilization.But truly the best piece of this collection is Superman being taken from Earth to be tricked by Darkseid in his crusade for the Anti-Life Equation. This was a pretty creepy and dramatic story on the level of Outer Limits/Twilight Zone. Still it ends better than I expected.Great stories. A little dated but still very good. A-

  • Sean
    2019-01-10 08:07

    Wow! I thought this was kind of a reintroduction of Superman into the DC universe. At times, it seemed like it was. At others Superman would have some random adventure that comes out of nowhere. The stories here are all over the place. The art by John Byrne is, to me, the classic Superman. That's how I picture Supes in my head. This book might be good for nostalgia's sake but its not much of a read.

  • Gabriel Salter
    2019-01-06 10:24

    Not bad if you liek the grittier, darker stories of Superman that the "Man of Steel" comic books shows, and I liked the fact that the villains are much better characterized than in the original Superman comic book. But somehow the story loses the hope and optimism that Superman comics had, and I miss that. A LOT.

  • Feather Mista
    2019-01-09 06:00

    Si no me equivoco, el contenido de este tomo lo tengo entre revistas de Zinco y el coleccionable de Planeta, y si bien esta nueva edición de ECC está muy bonita, es improbable que me lo compre de nuevo. ¡Qué nostalgia que me dan los capítulos contra los Titanes y cuando viaja al pasado y se encuentra a Etrigan!

  • Theo
    2018-12-29 05:21

    i liked this a little bit, but its just a graphic novel. Not much more to be said.

  • Dante
    2018-12-19 10:17

    This era of Superman was always my favorite. John Byrne simply knocked it out of the ball park when it came to Superman. This was just how I remembered it to be: great.

  • Juan Jose
    2019-01-08 04:27

    Great second volume of this series. Now i know that the stories by Wolfman weren't so great!

  • alicia ...
    2018-12-23 03:21

    i dont particularly like superman

  • Andres D.
    2019-01-14 05:20

    Superman clásico 100%.

  • Scott
    2019-01-02 09:02

    Wolfman is a better writer than Byrne. Byrne uses to many thought balloons in unrealistic ways to narrate, but these are minor quibbles in this coherent revision in of the Superman mythos.