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Author Topic: Iron Age. Not over yet?  (Read 32072 times)
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2005, 05:40:35 PM »

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Iron age over? I guess that remains to be seen, for Superman, at least.

There are two additions to the Superman mythos during the Iron Age that are worth keeping, though (and Gangbuster is not one of them, despite my username.) First, there is Steel. John Henry Irons, the man worthy to become Superman...clearly his character was inspired by the introduction to Lowther's 1942 novel. And then there is Bibbo, a bum who wins the lotto and uses the money to help people out, inspired by Superman.


The real winner was Josť Delgado, but Bibbo found his lotto ticket! Or am I wrong?
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« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2005, 04:40:10 AM »

No, you're right. This happened sometime in 1991, although I can't point you to the exact comic...
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« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2005, 12:01:41 PM »

Joes Delgado?  Didnt he draw Jimmy Olsen for awhile? :roll:
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« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2005, 01:42:25 PM »

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No, you're right. This happened sometime in 1991, although I can't point you to the exact comic...


It should've been happened during the "Time and time again" saga. Later I'll see it!
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« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2005, 01:21:20 AM »

Here is my categorization of Superman history, that I posted on  another foum.  My bias is pretty clear, I think...  Tongue

"DC basically makes some big changes to Superman every 15 years or so. Here are the different periods of Superman comics so far, to help you if you buy a lot of back issues, etc:

1938-1956- The Golden Age

The first Superman stories by Siegel and Shuster were published during this time, as well as the Superman Radio Show, newspaper comics, Max Fleischer cartoons, and Adventures of Superman TV show. The Golden Age ended between 1956 and 60, when the Flash (Barry Allen) met the original Flash, and it was revealed that all of the original superheroes from the 30s and 40s were still alive, living on "Earth-2," including the original Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman.

1956-1970- The Silver Age

The Justice League from Earth 1 and the Justice Society from Earth 2 teamed up often, and there were 2 different Supermen. The first was the original from 1938, who worked at the Daily Star and eventually married Lois Lane. The second (main Superman) was Superboy during his teenage and college years, and grew into earth's greatest hero. The Legion of Superheroes was a super-team from the future that started as a Superboy fan club. Mort Weisenger was the Superman editor during most of this time, and brought in characters like Mxyzptlk and the Bizarro World. Silver Age Superman stories that you might buy include the 3 volumes of "Crisis on Multiple Earths," "Superman in the 60s," "Tales of the Bizarro World," and the "Man of Tomorrow Archives."

1970- 1986- The Bronze Age

Began with Superman #233. A lab experiment turned all the kryptonite on earth into harmless lead. Clark Kent took a job at a TV station, WGBS, and characters like Morgan Edge and Steve LOMBARD (not Jobs) were introduced into the Superman continuity. Frequent teamups between Superboy (young clark kent) and the Legion of Superheroes. Ended with Crisis on Infinite Earths.

1985/6- around 1996- the Iron Age

Everything related to Supeman died, plus an extra helping of death. In Crisis on Infinite Earths, released for DC's 50th anniversary, Supergirl and Lori Lemaris were killed, while the original Superman, Superboy, and Lois were eliminated. John Byrne's famous miniseries Man of Steel relaunched Superman for a new generation. Superboy was not included in the origin (a fact that Byrne later regretted) and Superman was once again the only survivor of Krypton...no Krypto, no Supergirl, no Kandor. Legion of Superheroes was left without an origin and detached from "the Superman family" since Superboy had never existed. Superman was killed by Doomsday in 1992. He was resurrected the next year, but not before Coast City, home of Hal Jordan the Green Lantern was destroyed by one of his enemies and everyone in it killed. (Hal Jordan then went crazy and killed the Guardians of the Universe, and then became the villian Parallax. He died saving earth when he took a break from his newfound villiany.) Cat Grant's son Adam was killed. Jonathan Kent sort-of died from a heart attack once, but after he lived one of Clark's childhood friends from Smallvile tried to kill all of his relatives; thus, Clark Kent "died." Finally the entire City of Metropolis was blown up in Action Comics #700.

1996-Present- Silver Age Redux

Kingdom Come was published, a critique of the Iron Age which began a trend toward bringing Silver Age elements back. Technology made by Brainiac was used to restore Metropolis, forming it into the "City of Tomorrow." The Silver Age JLA lineup was brought back, Krypto returned after an unpublished story by Elliot Maggin made him popular again. Kara, the original Supergirl, returned (twice, but that's complicated.) Bizarro is back, the JSA is back, Hal Jordan the Green Lantern is back. Lex became President of the United States and Pete Ross married Lana (marriage is now on the rocks) and was chosen as vice-President. Superman/Batman teamups returned, in the form of the Superman/Batman monthly comic book. Superman:Birthright is the official Superman origin of this period."
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« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2005, 02:47:12 AM »

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1970- 1986- The Bronze Age

... and characters like ... Cat Grant, and Steve Jobs were introduced into the Superman continuity.


Ummm... I guess I must have missed those isues...
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« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2005, 03:04:15 AM »

Doh!

I meant Steve Lombard (where did Jobs come from?) Wait...Steve Jobs is the APPLE guy!  :shock:

And Cat Grant didn't work at WGBS until much later....LOL! I really need to get some sleep every now and then.

Steve Jobs, really....
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