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Man of Steel (1986) 1A

  • Issue #1A
    Man of Steel (1986) 1A
    Published Oct 1986 by DC.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.55) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Special Collector's Edition
    • Label #1497526020

    Special Collector's edition (direct ed.). Published just a few months after Crisis on Infinite Earths, John Byrne's The Man of Steel updated the saga of Superman for modern audiences. His origin was altered, as were many other aspects of the character. This first issue reveals that Kal-El was conceived via the mingling of seeds in a matrix chamber, Clark's powers developed slowly over time (meaning Superboy was written out of continuity), and Superman's body projected an aura that protected his now vulnerable costume. Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.