History Comicbook / TheManOfSteel

31st Jul '16 2:36:49 PM nombretomado
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'''''The Man of Steel''''' is a six-issue mini-series, by Creator/JohnByrne, published in 1986 by DCComics.

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'''''The Man of Steel''''' is a six-issue mini-series, by Creator/JohnByrne, published in 1986 by DCComics.
Creator/DCComics.
9th May '16 4:48:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* MysteriousProtector: Clark was doing this til the space plane forced him to rescue it in public. His worst fears were confirmed shortly afterward, when he told his parents about how he was mobbed by people, "They all wanted a ''piece'' of me." This led to his creation of a SecretIdentity so he could have a private life.
3rd May '16 12:23:48 PM AnotherGuy
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* ObstructiveVigilantism: Addressed. In #4, the Mayor deputizes Superman, allowing him to do more than just a citizen's arrest of Luthor. Since Superman obeys the laws, he remains a deputy for Metropolis for the rest of the run, averting this trope.
3rd Apr '16 4:38:12 PM JudasZala
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''The Man of Steel'' was followed up by three four-issue limited series (also written by Byrne) that explored the Post-Crisis world of Superman: ''The World of Krypton'', ''The World of Smallville'', and ''The World of Metropolis''.

Not to be confused with the later published ''Superman: The Man of Steel,'' which was published from July 1991 to March 2003.
29th Mar '16 6:28:18 PM PaulA
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* BatmanGambit: Batman has one ready to keep Superman from immediately apprehending him for vigilantism before having a chance to see the good he does. It's brilliant, it's specifically tailored to Superman's strengths and weaknesses, and (especially the key detail revealed at the end of the issue) it says a lot about how Batman sees the world; Batman's ''ExactWords'' are that if Superman touches him, [[spoiler:it will set off a bomb hidden "somewhere in Gotham City", which will kill "an innocent person."]]
-->'''Batman''': It's a touch Machiavellian, I admit. But my end justifies my means.
** On the last page, Batman reveals that [[spoiler:the bomb was ''in his utility belt the entire time.'' The only life at risk was his own.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Batman has one ready to keep Superman from immediately apprehending him for vigilantism before having a chance to see the good he does. It's brilliant, it's specifically tailored to Superman's strengths and weaknesses, and (especially the key detail revealed at the end of the issue) it says a lot about how Batman sees the world; Batman's ''ExactWords'' are world. Batman has rigged his suit with a proximity sensor tuned to Superman's unique Kryptonian physiology, and warns that if Superman touches him, [[spoiler:it it will set off a bomb hidden "somewhere in Gotham City", which will kill "an innocent person."]]
-->'''Batman''': It's
" "It's a touch Machiavellian, I admit. But my end justifies my means.
**
means." On the last page, Batman reveals that [[spoiler:the bomb was ''in his utility belt the entire time.'' The only life at risk was his own.]]
27th Mar '16 7:04:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was a DevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublicity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was a DevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublicity, VillainWithGoodPublicity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.
27th Mar '16 7:03:58 AM AnotherGuy
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was TheDevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublucity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was TheDevilInPlainSight a DevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublucity, VillianWithGoodPublicity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.
27th Mar '16 7:03:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was TheDevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublucity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.
29th Dec '15 2:11:54 PM Anddrix
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It lays the foundation for the ComicBook/PostCrisis version of Franchise/{{Superman}}, retelling his origin and showing his first encounters with his friends, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.

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It lays the foundation for the ComicBook/PostCrisis version of Franchise/{{Superman}}, retelling his origin and showing his first encounters with his friends, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.
ComicBook/LexLuthor.
26th Dec '15 11:51:34 AM nombretomado
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** In issue 3, Batman wonders if he and Superman could have been friends in [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks another lifetime]]. At the time, the intention was that they would ''not'' be friends in their ComicBook/PostCrisis lives. Inspired by their dynamic relationship in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.

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** In issue 3, Batman wonders if he and Superman could have been friends in [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks another lifetime]]. At the time, the intention was that they would ''not'' be friends in their ComicBook/PostCrisis lives. Inspired by their dynamic relationship in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.



** In the issues where he appears, Lex Luthor sports a head of red hair, but it is clear from the progression of time that he is losing his hair (Lois at one point says, "You're beginning to look like Fred Mertz!"). In a SilverAge ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' story, Lex blamed Superboy for an accident that resulted in his being bald. In this story, he blames Superman for his being arrested like a common criminal. It's not said, but it's implied that Lex blames Superman for his stress-induced male pattern baldness as well.

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** In the issues where he appears, Lex Luthor sports a head of red hair, but it is clear from the progression of time that he is losing his hair (Lois at one point says, "You're beginning to look like Fred Mertz!"). In a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' story, Lex blamed Superboy for an accident that resulted in his being bald. In this story, he blames Superman for his being arrested like a common criminal. It's not said, but it's implied that Lex blames Superman for his stress-induced male pattern baldness as well.
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