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« on: December 02, 2005, 06:53:59 AM »

I just started a page compiling a few of the ORIGINS of SUPERMAN!



There will be more added eventually.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2005, 07:11:06 AM »

cool project!

I would like to read all the pre-crisis ones to see how it changed over the years, how many were there in all btw?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2005, 10:26:53 AM »

I can think of at least one other Superman origin story off the top of my head - The Story of Superman's Life! from Superman #146 (July 1961) which was reprinted in the Superman in the Sixties TPB.

The 1948 origin was also reprinted in the very recent Superman in the Forties TPB.

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2005, 01:05:15 PM »

A 287-page Superman origin?  Hard to imagine, but it exists.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2005, 03:39:28 PM »

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A 287-page Superman origin?  Hard to imagine, but it exists.


Boy, do I hate decompressed storytelling.

I am sure glad Grant Morrison did the whole thing in one page.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 06:24:47 PM »

I like it --some of it.  I just hate paying for it in tiny, 15-page, $4 sections.  Reading it all together is better.  Haven't read Birthright, though.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2005, 07:31:52 PM »

birthright stinks.

althought i do like The way A S S get's the origin in one page.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2005, 08:22:38 PM »

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cool project!

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I would like to read all the pre-crisis ones to see how it changed over the years, how many were there in all btw?

I don't know the answer to that, but I've added the two that Lee pointed out into the pipeline.

There is a new "Origin of Superman" coming out in Superman Secret Files next week - I'm curious to see whether it will be Birthright-ish, All-Star Superman-ish, or whether Superman will  have an as-yet unseen, all-new, pending-post-Infinite-Crisis origin.

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