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DC Comics Presents Superman #1

Writer: Stan Lee, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffin Artist: Darwyn Cooke, Keith Giffin Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Aug 8, 2004

    DC Comics Presents: Superman is a fitting tribute to arguably (but no argument from me!) the greatest comics editor of them all, not to mention a terrific comic book cover. No un-tribute like conduct here. Now its time for me to reread Superman #264. I hear the crickets outside the apartment. A cool evening breeze comes through the open window after a long days heat. It reminds me of summers way back when, and its exactly how I want summer to be now. There are splendid comics, both new and aged, before me. Suddenly, I dont feel so old anymore. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 8, 2004

    Keith Giffin's and Al Milgrom's artwork brings out the optimism in the story. Giffin is known for his humor, but his artwork can often be very dark and often swathed in shadow. This tale bears an artistic levity where you can see all and enjoy the ebullient smile on Superman's face. Instead of feeling as though a post-Crisis crushing weight has been placed upon one's back, having super-powers appears to be fun. Superman seems to be having a kick using them to save lives, and that's how it should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Aug 8, 2004

    A Quarterback on his way out of the game decides to overdose, Superman stops him and thats about it. A simple story, some nice art that doesnt really suit Superman but good never the less. Could have been interesting if we had further character development but thats about it. Nice to see Jimmy and the SCU, but since when can Superman time travel again? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Aug 8, 2004

    I wish they still did old-school Superman books like this one, every once in awhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Filip Vukcevic Aug 8, 2004

    This is, if nothing else, a great comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Egg Embry Aug 8, 2004

    What can I say, all I took away from that story was a warm feeling for those 80s Superman comics that I never much liked. Oh, and steroids are bad. Not because they shrink your manhood to nothing, but because they give you superpowers that make you destroy football stadiums the story makes sense. But when stacked up to Stan Lee, Darwyn Cooke and J. Bones classic, this has no room to maneuver. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Aug 8, 2004

    So far, this is the weakest of the tribute books, but Lee, Cooke, and Moore make it worthwhile. And while Levitz and Giffens story is dull, Giffens unique art style is always fun to see. So go buy this and all the others. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Aug 8, 2004

    The second tale looks at the dangers of drug abuse, la the Adams-ONeal Speedy on Crack issue of Green Lantern. The tale is more modern in that it focuses on steroid abuse, a topic very much in the news with the Olympics coming up, but is told with all the nuance and subtlety of a D.A.R.E. giveaway comic. It has a Silver Age ring to it, but is somehow less effective in bridging the generation gap. Still, since this issue will probably be the most-read DCP by younger readers, its probably not a bad idea to squeeze in a wholesome message. Read Full Review

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