The Annotated Superman
Annotation:With a creature of untold power rampaging across America towards Metropolis, nothing seems capable of stopping him... even Superman.
Annotation:With Superman and Doomsday both dead, a fight over his body ensues. Four heroes emerge after his death, each representing a part of his legacy.
Annotation:Narrated by Pa Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Lana Lang, this "Year One" story of Superman's origin chronicles his debut as Metropolis' new hero.
Annotation:What if Superman didn't fight for Truth, Justice, and the "American Way" but instead spread the ideals and beliefs of communism across the world?
Annotation:This combined epic includes both volumes of Superman's efforts to understand "The Vanishing" while attempting to stop the monster Equus.
Annotation:Many of Earth's population mysteriously disappear in "The Vanishing" - a mysterious event that also claims Superman's wife Lois Lane.
Annotation:As Superman's confessor is kidnapped and transformed into an Equus-like monster, the hero learns the ultimate truth behind "The Vanishing."
Annotation:Includes: Superman plays football (September 1938) -- Superman and the dam (October 1938) -- Superman's phony manager (November 1938)
Annotation:Includes: The phony pacifists (March-April 1941) -- Joe Gatson, racketeer (March-April 1941) -- Mystery in Swasey Swamp (March-April 1941)
Annotation:1940s Superman: "Originally published in single magazine form in Action Comics #37-40, Superman #10-11", and World's Finest Comics #2-3"
Annotation:Classic Superman: "Originally published in single magazine form in Action Comics #41-43, Superman #12-13", and World's Finest Comics #4"
Annotation:Includes: The caveman criminal (January 1942) -- Concerts of doom (January-February 1942) -- The invention thief (January-February 1942)
Annotation:Having only encountered several disparate "probes" before, Superman is faced with the real Brainiac's arrival and vicious attack on the Earth.
Annotation:As the Kandorians begin rebuilding their city in the arctic, the Earth's military forces become concerned with Superman's growing conflict of interest.
Annotation:The debut of a new Superwoman complicates matters as Metallo and Reactron, armed with kryptonite, breach the city's defenses to kill Zor and Allura.
Annotation:Superman joins the Military Guild, and becomes a commander working under General Zod. The Green Lantern Corps arrive to help track down a criminal.
Annotation:As Zod recovers from an assassination attempt, Superman must confront angry threats from both a Thanagarian strike force and Jemm, the Son of Saturn.
Annotation:A stranger in a strange land, Mon-El attempts to fill the void in Metropolis left by Superman's absence on Earth. He is still learning how to be a hero.
Annotation:Superman's adopted son and a female hero from the Phantom Zone seek out sleeper agents from New Krypton and face off against Zod's companion Ursa.
Annotation:Zod and Superman join forces to stop Brainiac. He is back at full power, intending to reshrink Kandor and destroy the newly established planet.
Annotation:Mon-El, Supergirl, & Superboy aid Zod, Kal-El, and the Kandorians in resisting Brainiac, but the villain's brutal final assault might just kill Superman.
Annotation:Disenfranchised with his heroic life and the loss of his people, Superman takes a "walk" across America to reconnect with the common, everyday man.
Annotation:In the second volume, Superman encounters heroes inspired by him that guard time and space, speaks with Batman, and stops Livewire in Vegas.
Annotation:The "last" Superman story by the creator of WATCHMEN also features Superman meeting Swamp Thing and a strange birthday story with Mongul.
Annotation:Features a faithful adaptation of "For the Man Who has Everything" by Alan Moore... with the notable exception that the Jason Todd Robin does not appear.
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