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Man of Steel (1986) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Man of Steel (1986) 1A
    Published Oct 1986 by DC.

    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.

  • Issue #1B
    Man of Steel (1986) 1B
    Published Oct 1986 by DC.

    Newsstand edition. 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.

  • Issue #2
    Man of Steel (1986) 2
    Published Oct 1986 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.40) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0958291007

    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, changing certain aspects of the character in the process. In this issue Lois Lane drives off a pier in order to get Superman's attention so she can interview him for The Daily Planet. In addition, Clark writes his first story for the Planet. Unlike the pre-Crisis Lois Lane, the revised Lois doesn't spend time trying to uncover Superman's secret identity (since no one knows he has a secret identity). Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Man of Steel (1986) 3
    Published Nov 1986 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.50) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0962609019

    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, changing certain aspects of the character in the process. The third issue finds Superman in Gotham City and at odds with the brutal (and oftentimes unlawful) methods Batman uses to fight crime. During pre-Crisis times, Superman and Batman were the best of buddies. Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #4
    Man of Steel (1986) 4
    Published Nov 1986 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0960999012

    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, changing certain aspects of the character in the process. Issue #4, which finds Lois and Clark on a cruise that gets hijacked, establishes Lex Luthor as a scheming, power-mad business mogul who is jealous of Superman's increasingly felt presence in Metropolis. Prior to Crisis, Luthor was a brilliant (if crooked) scientist. Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
    Man of Steel (1986) 5
    Published Dec 1986 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0962609023

    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, changing certain aspects of the character in the process. In issue #5, Lex Luthor scans Superman's cellular and molecular structure, enabling one of his scientists to create a being with strength and powers (and memories) almost equal to Superman. In pre-Crisis continuity, Luthor created Bizzaro with an imperfect duplicating ray. Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #6
    Man of Steel (1986) 6
    Published Dec 1986 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0962610031

    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, changing certain aspects of the character in the process. Here we see that Clark Kent's parents are alive and well in Smallville (originally they had died shortly after Clark's graduation from high school), and Clark's childhood sweetheart Lana Lang is back in town. Clark learns that he is the sole survivor of Krypton (thus erasing Supergirl and others from continuity), but swears his allegiance to Earth. Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.