History Awesome / Superman

11th May '16 2:49:02 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** If one still doubts the strength of the iconic cover art alone cementing the series as a hit, keep in mind that Action Comics #1 was an anthology comic with several different stories, with Supes first adventure getting sandwiched in out of desperation for new material. And for the next 13 issues, the cover didn't feature Superman at all--but the comic was ''still'' selling like hotcakes because people were buying the new issues just to see if more Superman stories were included! The sheer ''idea'' of reading a new Superman story was enough to drive sales of the comics, all on the strong first impression of his debut comic! From #15 and on, they wised up and gave Superman permanent top billing on the covers from then on out, and eventually just dropped the anthology format to make it a standalone Superman book, even though he ending up having his own self-named comic book running alongside it! The rest is history.

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** If one still doubts the strength of the iconic cover art alone cementing the series as a hit, keep in mind that Action Comics #1 was an anthology comic with several different stories, with Supes first adventure getting sandwiched in out of desperation for new material. And for the next 13 issues, the cover didn't feature Superman at all--but the comic was ''still'' selling like hotcakes because people were buying the new issues just to see if more Superman stories were included! The sheer ''idea'' of reading a new Superman story was enough to drive sales of the comics, all on the strong first impression of his debut comic! From #15 and on, they wised up and gave Superman permanent top billing on the covers from then on out, and eventually just dropped the anthology format to make it a standalone Superman book, even though he ending ended up having his own self-named comic book running alongside it! The rest is history.
24th Jan '16 6:41:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}}s comic where Superman was raised in the Soviet Union, gives its greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome to ComicBook/LexLuthor, who brings Superman to his knees. Luthor [[spoiler:drives the Man of Steel to despair and near-suicide with a note left in Lois's breast pocket, who then tells Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note. "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?"]]

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* ''SupermanRedSon'', ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}}s comic where Superman was raised in the Soviet Union, gives its greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome to ComicBook/LexLuthor, who brings Superman to his knees. Luthor [[spoiler:drives the Man of Steel to despair and near-suicide with a note left in Lois's breast pocket, who then tells Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note. "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?"]]
14th Dec '15 4:35:47 PM StacyHD
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-->'''Superman''': [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/burn.jpg BURN.]] ''(blasts Mongul with heat vision at point-blank range)''

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-->'''Superman''': [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/burn.jpg BURN.Burn.]] ''(blasts Mongul with heat vision at point-blank range)''
21st Oct '15 11:39:06 AM StFan
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* From the ''SupermanBatman'' series, we have Kara's first appearance in the mainstream post-Crisis DCU in 20 years, culminating in her getting training from WonderWoman ''and'' the Fatal Furies after she's abducted by Darkseid. After Franchise/{{Batman}} out gambits Darkseid, Darkseid attacks Clark and Kara at the farm. Kara gets injured...and Clark [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech takes off the kid gloves]]. He beats down Darkseid at SuperSpeed inside a [[CrazyAwesome tornado]] that Superman created, tosses a entire field at Darkseid, before moving past lightspeed to get to the sun, get a PowerUp by it (going into his SuperMode called 'Sun-Drenched') and punches Darkseid right into the Source Wall where he stays imprisoned for ''FIVE YEARS'' (until ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''). Its a battle and beatdown you'd normally see in DragonBallZ, so it's refreshing to see Superman's powers finally used like that in a fight!

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* From the ''SupermanBatman'' ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' series, we have Kara's first appearance in the mainstream post-Crisis DCU in 20 years, culminating in her getting training from WonderWoman ''and'' the Fatal Furies after she's abducted by Darkseid. After Franchise/{{Batman}} out gambits Darkseid, Darkseid attacks Clark and Kara at the farm. Kara gets injured...and Clark [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech takes off the kid gloves]]. He beats down Darkseid at SuperSpeed inside a [[CrazyAwesome tornado]] that Superman created, tosses a entire field at Darkseid, before moving past lightspeed to get to the sun, get a PowerUp by it (going into his SuperMode called 'Sun-Drenched') and punches Darkseid right into the Source Wall where he stays imprisoned for ''FIVE YEARS'' (until ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''). Its a battle and beatdown you'd normally see in DragonBallZ, so it's refreshing to see Superman's powers finally used like that in a fight!
21st Sep '15 6:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* From the ''SupermanBatman'' series, we have Kara's first appearance in the mainstream post-Crisis DCU in 20 years, culminating in her getting training from WonderWoman ''and'' the Fatal Furies after she's abducted by Darkseid. After Franchise/{{Batman}} out gambits Darkseid, Darkseid attacks Clark and Kara at the farm. Kara gets injured...and Clark [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech takes off the kid gloves]]. He beats down Darkseid at SuperSpeed inside a [[CrazyAwesome tornado]] that Superman created, tosses a entire field at Darkseid, before moving past lightspeed to get to the sun, get a PowerUp by it (going into his SuperMode called 'Sun-Drenched') and punches Darkseid right into the Source Wall where he stays imprisoned for ''FIVE YEARS'' (until ''FinalCrisis''). Its a battle and beatdown you'd normally see in DragonBallZ, so it's refreshing to see Superman's powers finally used like that in a fight!

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* From the ''SupermanBatman'' series, we have Kara's first appearance in the mainstream post-Crisis DCU in 20 years, culminating in her getting training from WonderWoman ''and'' the Fatal Furies after she's abducted by Darkseid. After Franchise/{{Batman}} out gambits Darkseid, Darkseid attacks Clark and Kara at the farm. Kara gets injured...and Clark [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech takes off the kid gloves]]. He beats down Darkseid at SuperSpeed inside a [[CrazyAwesome tornado]] that Superman created, tosses a entire field at Darkseid, before moving past lightspeed to get to the sun, get a PowerUp by it (going into his SuperMode called 'Sun-Drenched') and punches Darkseid right into the Source Wall where he stays imprisoned for ''FIVE YEARS'' (until ''FinalCrisis'').''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''). Its a battle and beatdown you'd normally see in DragonBallZ, so it's refreshing to see Superman's powers finally used like that in a fight!
31st Jul '15 4:28:20 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Awesome/TheDeathOfClarkKent''
6th Jul '15 11:35:45 AM nombretomado
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* In the prequel storyline ''Superman Confidential: Kryptonite'', ComicBook/JimmyOlsen gets one as he saves himself, LoisLane, and Superman ([[spoiler:who is knocked out at the moment]]), from ComicBook/LexLuthor as [[spoiler:he holds one of Lex's henchmen at gunpoint and threatens to drive a taser into Lex's spine. Lex then backs off.]]

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* In the prequel storyline ''Superman Confidential: Kryptonite'', ComicBook/JimmyOlsen gets one as he saves himself, LoisLane, ComicBook/LoisLane, and Superman ([[spoiler:who is knocked out at the moment]]), from ComicBook/LexLuthor as [[spoiler:he holds one of Lex's henchmen at gunpoint and threatens to drive a taser into Lex's spine. Lex then backs off.]]
5th Jul '15 4:37:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}}s comic where Superman was raised in the Soviet Union, gives its greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome to LexLuthor, who brings Superman to his knees. Luthor [[spoiler:drives the Man of Steel to despair and near-suicide with a note left in Lois's breast pocket, who then tells Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note. "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?"]]

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* ''SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}}s comic where Superman was raised in the Soviet Union, gives its greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome to LexLuthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, who brings Superman to his knees. Luthor [[spoiler:drives the Man of Steel to despair and near-suicide with a note left in Lois's breast pocket, who then tells Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note. "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?"]]



* In the prequel storyline ''Superman Confidential: Kryptonite'', ComicBook/JimmyOlsen gets one as he saves himself, LoisLane, and Superman ([[spoiler:who is knocked out at the moment]]), from LexLuthor as [[spoiler:he holds one of Lex's henchmen at gunpoint and threatens to drive a taser into Lex's spine. Lex then backs off.]]

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* In the prequel storyline ''Superman Confidential: Kryptonite'', ComicBook/JimmyOlsen gets one as he saves himself, LoisLane, and Superman ([[spoiler:who is knocked out at the moment]]), from LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor as [[spoiler:he holds one of Lex's henchmen at gunpoint and threatens to drive a taser into Lex's spine. Lex then backs off.]]
14th Jun '15 4:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the prequel storyline ''Superman Confidential: Kryptonite'', JimmyOlsen gets one as he saves himself, LoisLane, and Superman ([[spoiler:who is knocked out at the moment]]), from LexLuthor as [[spoiler:he holds one of Lex's henchmen at gunpoint and threatens to drive a taser into Lex's spine. Lex then backs off.]]

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* In the prequel storyline ''Superman Confidential: Kryptonite'', JimmyOlsen ComicBook/JimmyOlsen gets one as he saves himself, LoisLane, and Superman ([[spoiler:who is knocked out at the moment]]), from LexLuthor as [[spoiler:he holds one of Lex's henchmen at gunpoint and threatens to drive a taser into Lex's spine. Lex then backs off.]]
2nd Jun '15 8:50:51 AM Prinzenick
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** In the same story, Superman immediately comes to the rescue of a housewife who is being beaten by her husband. Superman punches the jerk so hard, it cracks the wall he flies Into!

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** In the same story, Superman immediately comes to the rescue of a housewife who is being beaten by her husband. Superman punches [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/111/action1shuster.gif flings the jerk so hard, hard against a wall, it cracks the wall he flies Into!cracks!]]
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