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« on: October 26, 2004, 01:54:58 PM »

Hello Smiley

I was wondering if any of you could tell from which issue the following pic was extracted:

(At best, even an approximated estimate of which series we're dealing with would be helpful.)

Thanks a lot Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2004, 05:33:08 PM »

Superman & Batman Magazine, issue #1, summer 1993.

The panel in question is from a 6 page origin of Superman story by Karl Kesel and Mike Parobeck.

It's a great story because they somehow manage to take the Byrne origin and twist and turn it until it's positive and optimistic.  The panel showing the Byrne-looking Krypton reads, "It began on the planet Krypton. A world of crystalline cities and scientific wonders" highlighting the positive aspects of the place.

I wrote a letter to DC saying how much I liked the fun and uplifting take on Superman, and got a reply back that they hoped to "do more with it."

Unfortunately, sales on the magazine weren't so great and it was cancelled after a few issues.  But I think this story turned into a proof-of-concept for the later "Superman Adventures" cartoon and comic book.

It's the same story this picture came from:


"The bottom line involves choices.  Neither gods nor humans have ever stood calmly in a minefield forever.  Good or evil, they are bound to choose.  And when they do, you will see the truth of all that motivates us.  As a thinking being, you have the obligation to choose.  If the fate of all mankind were in your hands, what would your decision be?  As a writer and an artist, I've drawn my answer."   - Jack Kirby
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2004, 05:38:31 AM »

I guess, in retrospect, hopefully someone in the decision making area at DC realizes that John Byrne was a colossal error. It is nice to see Kal-El slowly inching back to the power levels of the Pre Crisis era.

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