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  • Issue #1
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) 1
    • Signed by writer Louise Simonson, artist Jerry Ordway, and inker Dennis Janke with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Beginning an all-new monthly SUPERMAN title, featuring part 1 of the 4-part 'Revenge of the Krypton Man.' Over a year ago, Superman fought the urge to become the Krypton Man...now the Krypton Man is born anew from the Earth's fiery sun, where the Man of Steel buried the mysterious Kryptonian Eradicator! In the wake of the rebirth of his nemesis, Earth's yellow sun begins turning red - causing natural disasters planetwide! Continues in Superman (1987) #57. Written by Louise Simonson, with art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Dan Jurgens, Bob McLeod, Brett Breeding, Dennis Janke and Jerry Ordway. Painted cover by Bogdanove. 52 pages. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1A
    Man of Steel (1986) 1A
    Published Oct 1986 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Special Collector's Edition.
    • Label #1497526008

    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 #1
    Man of Steel (2018 DC) 1
    Published Jul 2018 by DC.

    Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Ivan Reis, Jay Fabok and Joe Prado. Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis! 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Annual 1

    THE DARKNESS WITHIN Annual Crossover Event continues. Eclipso makes his first move in Metropolis, trying to neutralize Earth's solar-oriented defenders: Superman, Starman and Rampage. But if they are stopped, will anything be able to stop Eclipso? Script by Robert Loren Fleming, with art by Chris Wozniak and Brad Vancata. Cover by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti. 68 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Lex Luthor Man of Steel (2005) 1

    Written by Brian Azzarello. Art and cover by Lee Bermejo. Superman has been called many things, from the defender of Truth, Justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. In the new 5-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, he'll be called something he never has before: a dangerous threat to all humanity! Fresh off his dynamic run on SUPERMAN, Brian Azzarello teams up with Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) for a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Lex Luthor. Long considered one of DC's most vile villains, MAN OF STEEL reveals why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in Superman's side ? simply put, to save humanity from an untrusted alien being. Or, as Azzarello himself puts it, "In this story, Superman is the villain." On sale March 2 ? 1 of 5 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Superman The Man of Steel TPB (1987-2016 DC) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Man of Steel (1986) #1-6.

    Story and art by John Byrne.

    This trade paperback collects the landmark miniseries that redefined the Man of Steel in the mid-'80s! 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.

    Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Superman The Man of Steel TPB (1987-2016 DC) 1-REP

    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. Collects Man of Steel (1986) #1-6. Story and art by John Byrne. Cover by Jerry Ordway.

    This trade paperback collects the landmark miniseries that redefined the Man of Steel in the mid-'80s! 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.

    Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

  • Issue #1A
    Convergence Superman Man of Steel (2015) 1A

    Written by Louise Simonson. Art by June Brigman and Roy Richardson. Cover by Walter Simonson. STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Superman is missing, so now it's up to Steel to defend Metropolis from the GEN13 kids! 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Convergence Superman Man of Steel (2015) 1B

    Written by Louise Simonson. Art by June Brigman and Roy Richardson. Cover by Chip Kidd. STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Superman is missing, so now it's up to Steel to defend Metropolis from the GEN13 kids! 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1
    DC Silver Edition The Man of Steel (1993) 1

    DC Silver Edition - Reprints Man of Steel (1986) #1. Story and art by John Byrne. Post-Crisis Superman origin story. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Man of Steel TPB (2019 DC) By Brian Michael Bendis 1-1ST Man of Steel TPB (2019 DC) By Brian Michael Bendis 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Man of Steel (2018 DC) #1-6 and material from DC Nation (2018) #0.

    Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Jim Lee, José Luis García-López, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Evan "Doc" Shaner, Steve Rude, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes, Scott Williams, Dexter Vines, Joe Prado and Wade Von Grawbadger. Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

    A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis! The six-issue weekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis is collected, along with the prelude story from DC NATION #0.

    Softcover, 184 pages, full color.

    Cover price $17.99.

  • Issue #1
    Superman The Man of Steel One Million (1998) 1

    The early, paranoia-inducing signs of the Hourman Virus begin to appear all over 20th century Earth, as the time-traveling 853rd century Superman and the rest of Justice Legion A are hunted as villains. Chief among their pursuers: the Metal Men, who don't take kindly to any outside interference. As the chase intensifies, Vandal Savage sits back and savors the world-wide paranoia. Written by Karl Kesel and Jerry Ordway. Art by Anthony Williams and Dennis Janke. Cover by Gene Ha. FC, 32 pg. Miraweb Format. NOTE: The DC One Million series consists of 31 issues including a 4-issue mini-series and 27 one-shots. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Superman Birthright TPB (2005 DC) The Origin of the Man of Steel 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects Superman: Birthright (2003) #1-12. Written by Mark Waid. Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. A new softcover edition collecting the 12-issue miniseries that features the entire modern-day retelling of Superman by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. Plus, an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough and Miles Millar and a sketchbook section! Softcover, 304 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Superman Birthright TPB (2005 DC) The Origin of the Man of Steel 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Collects Superman: Birthright (2003) #1-12. Written by Mark Waid. Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. A new softcover edition collecting the 12-issue miniseries that features the entire modern-day retelling of Superman by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. Plus, an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough and Miles Millar and a sketchbook section! Softcover, 304 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1A
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Kenner Limited Edition 1A
    • Signed by writer/artist Dan Jurgens and inker Jose Marzan Jr. with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    This Kenner limited edition, was included in the Hunter-Prey Superman vs. Doomsday 2-pack from the Superman Man of Steel Toyline produced by Kenner in 1995. Story and art by Dan Jurgens. Inked by Brett Breeding & Jose Marzan Jr.

  • Issue #1B
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Kenner Limited Edition 1B

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    Kenner limited edition, was included in the Massacre vs. Full Assault Superman 2-pack from the Superman Man of Steel Toyline produced by Kenner in 1995. Story and art by Dan Jurgens. Inked by Barry Kitson.

  • Issue #1C
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Kenner Limited Edition 1C

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    Kenner toy giveaway. Only available inside packages of Kenner Toys' Superman & Batman Cyber-Link Armor Multipack. Cover by John Byrne. Elseworlds story co-Starring Batman. , "Doom Link" written by Christopher Priest, with art by Eduardo Barreto. 16 pages, FC.

  • Issue #1D
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Kenner Limited Edition 1D
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    Kenner Limited Edition promotional comic never released with toy. Superboy vs. King Shark, 10 page story "Shark Attack" (W) Barbara Kesel (P) Tom Grummett (I) Doug Hazelwood, two pages "Fact Files" on Superboy/Shark King, plus two pages "Draw Superboy". 6 7/8" x 10 1/8", full color, 16 pages.

  • Issue #1E
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Kenner Limited Edition 1E

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    Kenner toy giveaway. Only available inside packages of Kenner Toys' Superman & Batman Cyber-Link Armor Multipack. Cover by John Byrne. Elseworlds story co-Starring Batman. , "Doom Link" written by Christopher Priest, with art by Eduardo Barreto. 16 pages, FC.

  • Issue #1
    MAD Super Spectacular: Superman Man of Steel (2013 MAD Magazine) 1

    (W/A/CA) Usual MAD and The Man of Steel have always had a very...special relationship. Now, MAD exploits that relationship with this new magazine-sized special that collects movie parodies, special features and laughs galore! Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Man of Steel HC (2018 DC) By Brian Michael Bendis 1-1ST Man of Steel HC (2018 DC) By Brian Michael Bendis 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Man of Steel (2018 DC) #1-6 and material from DC Nation (2018) #0.

    Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Jim Lee, José Luis García-López, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Evan "Doc" Shaner, Steve Rude, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes, Scott Williams, Dexter Vines, Joe Prado and Wade Von Grawbadger. Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

    A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis! The six-issue weekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis is collected, along with the prelude story from DC NATION #0.

    Hardcover, 188 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1
    Superman The Man of Steel Gallery (1995) 1

    Pin-ups by: Bruce Timm, Dave Taylor, Mike Zeck, Tom Grummett & Brett Breeding, Mike Allred, Sergio Cariello (Superman, Supergirl and Superboy), Michael Golden, Matt Haley & Tom Simmons, Gil Kane, Howard Cruse, Tom Morgan, Rick Parker, Alan Davis & Mark Farmer, Dusty Abell & Art Thibert, Rodolfo Damaggio & Robert Campanella, Paul Pelletier & John Dell, Jon Bogdanove & Dennis Janke, Ted McKeever, Al Plastino, Dave Gibbons, Steve Purcell, Mart Nodell (Superman and Alan Scott), Bill Sienkiewicz, Adam Hughes (Superman and Wonder Woman), Alex Toth, Colleen Doran, Stuart Immonen & Klaus Janson, Ken Steacy, Curt Swan & Joe Sinnott, Dan Jurgens & Terry Austin, John Byrne, Kieron Dwyer. Inside back cover by Al Jaffee. Wraparound cover by Kevin Nowlan. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1
    Millennium Edition The Man of Steel (2000) 1

    WRITTEN BY JOHN BYRNE; ART AND COVER BY BYRNE AND DICK GIORDANO. The first issue of the 1986 miniseries that redefined Superman for the post-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS DC Universe, written and pencilled by John Byrne with inks by Dick Giordano. For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Lex Luthor Man of Steel TPB (2005 DC) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Lex Luthor: Man of Steel (2005) #1-5.

    Written by Brian Azzarello. Art and Cover by Lee Bermejo.

    Superman has been called many things, from the defender of Truth, Justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. In LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, he is called something he never been called before: a threat to all humanity!

    In this trade paperback collecting the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, fan-favorite writer Brian Azzarello (SUPERMAN, 100 BULLETS) teams up with artist Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) for a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Superman's longtime foe.

    MAN OF STEEL reveals why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel's side - to save humanity from an untrustworthy alien being.

    Softcover, 120 pages, full color.

    Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Lex Luthor Man of Steel TPB (2005 DC) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Collects Lex Luthor: Man of Steel (2005) #1-5.

    Written by Brian Azzarello. Art and Cover by Lee Bermejo.

    Superman has been called many things, from the defender of Truth, Justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. In LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, he is called something he never been called before: a threat to all humanity!

    In this trade paperback collecting the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, fan-favorite writer Brian Azzarello (SUPERMAN, 100 BULLETS) teams up with artist Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) for a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Superman's longtime foe.

    MAN OF STEEL reveals why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel's side - to save humanity from an untrustworthy alien being.

    Softcover, 120 pages, full color.

    Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #1
    Man of Steel (1986) Canadian Price Variant 1

    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 $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Superman The Man of Steel TPB (1988 Ballantine) 1-1ST

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    Ballantine Book Store Edition - 1st printing. Collects Man of Steel (1986) #1-6.

    Written by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Dick Giordano. Foreword by Ray Bradbury.

    Published 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. Superman's relations with Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Batman are reexamined and tweaked. Includes a cover gallery and introduction by legendary author Ray Bradbury.

    Softcover, full color.

    NOTE: This edition has a different cover than the DC Comics edition. This is not a second printing. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Guide to the Caped Crusader / Man of Steel SC (2016) Flip Book 1-1ST
    Pre-publication image; subject to change Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Guide to the Caped Crusader / Man of Steel SC (2016) Flip Book 1-1ST


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    1st printing. A full-color guide to the two super-hero stars of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. From Superman's Fortress of Solitude to Batman's gadgets, this full-color flip book contains everything fans need to know about the stars for the latest DC Comics film: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Readers will begin by discovering the world of Batman, then flip the book over to learn more about his friend and rival Superman. Softcover, 7-in. x 9-in., 112 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    DC Super Heroes The Man of Steel: Cyborg Superman SC (2013) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Written by J. E. Bright. Art and cover by Tim Levins.

    A solar flare suddenly erupts near astronaut Hank Henshaw's space shuttle, killing him. But that wasn't the end for Henshaw - he survived and, in the process, developed the ability to fuse his consciousness with machines. Hank blames Superman for his tragic fate, and is dead set on unleashing all the powers of technology in his bid to break the Man of Steel.

    Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 88 pages, Text (with full color chapter illustrations). All Ages

    Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    DC Super Heroes The Man of Steel: Night of a Thousand Doomsdays SC (2013) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Laurie S. Sutton. Art and cover by Luciano Vecchio. Thousands of aliens have targeted Earth. The Man of Steel battles them in back into orbit, and opens the armor of one of the soldiers. Inside is Doomsday! Superman breaks open more armor. All the soldiers are Doomsday clones, thousands and thousands of clones! One Doomsday is bad enough, but now Superman faces a crisis of infinite Doomsdays! Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 88 pages, Text (with full color chapter illustrations). All Ages Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Iron Man Heart of Steel SC (2008 Marvel) A Target Saddle-Stitched Collection 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Marvel Adventures: Iron Man (2007-2008) #3-6. Written by Fred Van Lente. Art by James Cordeiro, Ronan Cliquet, and Rafa Sandoval. The Armored Avenger blasts off! In these Mighty Marvel All-Ages, All-Action adventures, Iron Man takes on the sinister Plantman, the mysterious Spymaster, and the diabolical Justin Hammer! Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 7 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, full color. All Ages Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1
    Man of Steel (1987 So Much Fun! Reprint) 1
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    • Paper: White
    • Second Printing.
    • Label #0958270011
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.45) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    2nd printing So Much Fun! variant. Distributed to Toy Stores by So Much Fun! Inc. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Superman Adventures The Man of Steel TPB (2013 DC Digest) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Superman Adventures (1996) #17-18, 40-41, and Superman and Batman Magazine (1993) #1, 3, 5, and 7. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Neil Vokes. Cover by Bruce Tiimm. It's a special all-ages Man of Steel collection! Softcover, 128 pages, full color. All Ages Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Superman Adventures The Man of Steel TPB (2013 DC Digest) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Collects Superman Adventures (1996) #17-18, 40-41, and Superman and Batman Magazine (1993) #1, 3, 5, and 7. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Neil Vokes. Cover by Bruce Tiimm. It's a special all-ages Man of Steel collection! Softcover, 128 pages, full color. All Ages Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Superman The Man of Steel Believe TPB (2013 DC Digest) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Jeff Parker. Art by Jim Lee. Cover by Kevin Nowlan. An all ages Superman Collection! Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Superman The Man of Steel Believe TPB (2013 DC Digest) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Written by Jeff Parker. Art by Jim Lee. Cover by Kevin Nowlan. An all ages Superman Collection! Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel HC (2002 DK) 1st Edition 1A-1ST

    Regular Edition (White Cover) - 1st printing. By Scott Beatty. Cover by Ed McGuinness. Perfect for both die-hard fans and casual readers, this fully-updated edition of Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel details everything enthusiasts need to know about Superman's 60+ years fight for truth, justice, and peace. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1A-REP
    Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel HC (2002 DK) 1st Edition 1A-REP

    Regular Edition (White Cover) - 2nd and later printings. By Scott Beatty. Cover by Ed McGuinness. Perfect for both die-hard fans and casual readers, this fully-updated edition of Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel details everything enthusiasts need to know about Superman's 60+ years fight for truth, justice, and peace. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1B-REP
    Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel HC (2002 DK) 1st Edition 1B-REP

    Updated (Revised) Edition (Blue Cover) - 2nd and later printings. By Scott Beatty. Cover by Jim Lee. Perfect for both die-hard fans and casual readers, this fully-updated edition of Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel details everything enthusiasts need to know about Superman's 60+ years fight for truth, justice, and peace. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel HC (2013 DK) 2nd Edition 1-1ST

    2nd Edition - 1st printing. Written by Daniel Wallace. Art and Cover by Jim Lee. Superman: The Ultimate Guide covers Superman's entire life story, from his birth on Krypton, to his life as reporter Clark Kent, and all of his struggles, battles, lovers, and enemies in between. DK's exciting visual format makes this the ideal Man of Steel reference guide! Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 200 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Ages of Superman SC (2012 McFarland) Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. Since Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. These essays examine Superman's patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining. This volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 246 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Boys of Steel The Creators of Superman HC (2008) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman. Art by Ross MacDonald. Celebrating Superman's 70th Anniversary! Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent - meek, mild, and myopic - than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales, and in 1934, created a superhero who was everything they were not - Superman! It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format - the comic book! Boys of Steel is the first-ever picture book about how these two unsung heroes created the first and greatest superhero of all time! Hardcover, 9-in. x 10 1/2-in., 36 pages, full color. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Boys of Steel The Creators of Superman SC (2013) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman. Art by Ross MacDonald. Celebrating Superman's 75th Anniversary! Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent - meek, mild, and myopic - than his secret identity, Superman. In 1934, the summer they graduated from high school, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format - the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about the long struggle Jerry and Joe had with DC Comics when the boys realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 40 pages, full color. Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Comics File Magazine Spotlight on Superman Man of Steel SC (1986 Heroes Publishing) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 56 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Critics Choice Magazine: Superman Man of Steel SC (1987 Psi Fi Press) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By James Van Hise. Featuring an in-depth analysis of Man of Steel (1986) #1-6. James Van Hise continues his acclaimed critical review of the most popular comic book characters being published today. Van Hise is the author of THE ART OF AL WILLIAMSON and STEVE DITKO: THE UNEXPLORED GENIUS, as well as a contributing editor to COMICS FEATURE. His work has also see print in COMICSCENE and STARLOG. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 58 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    DC Super Heroes Superman: The Real Man of Steel SC (2014 Capstone) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Laurie S. Sutton. Art and cover by Luciano Vecchio. The super-villain known as Brainiac loves nothing more than adding new data about civilizations to his memory banks - and then destroying those civilizations so the data is more valuable. He has long coveted Metropolis and sought to steal it for himself, but the Man of Steel has always been able to repel the robotic villain. But this time, Brainiac has found a sentient Kryptonian ship that collects entire worlds... and has led it directly to Earth! Can Superman stop two world-stealing androids at the same time? Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 88 pages, Text (with Full color Chapter Illustrations). All Ages Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    DC Super Heroes The Man of Steel: MXY's Magical Mayhem SC (2013 DC) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Steve Korte. Art by Tim Levins. aily Planet reporter Clark Kent is having a bad day. Unfortunately, so is the rest of Metropolis. The evil imp from the Fifth Dimension, Mister Mxyzptlk, is on the loose and causing magical mayhem throughout the city. To stop him, the Man of Steel will need a few tricks of his own. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 88 pages, Text (with full color chapter illustrations). All Ages Cover price $5.95.

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    DC Super Heroes The Man of Steel: Superman and the Man of Gold SC (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Paul Weissburg. Art and Cover by Tim Levins. Again and again, BOOSTER GOLD conveniently beats SUPERMAN to the punch in stopping the villains and saving the day, making the MAN OF STEEL wonder if this new hero is as all glitter and no gold . . . Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 88 pages, Text (with full color Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $5.95.

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    DC Super Heroes The Man of Steel: Superman and the Poisoned Planet SC (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Matthew K. Manning. Art by Luciano Vecchio. POISON IVY is sick and tired of watching the Daily Planet newspaper produce billions of pounds of waste each year. With a little help from a recently discovered crashed kryptonite meteorite, IVY creates a voracious vine and covers the Daily Planet building with her creeping creation. That way, she can hold the paper hostage and keep SUPERMAN out! Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 88 pages, Text (with full color Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $5.95.