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Man and Superman #1

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Claudio Castellini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 22
9.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"This is the best Superman story I've ever written." So says living legend Marv Wolfman, and when you've written hundreds of Superman stories as he has, it means a great deal. This gem of a tale - written and drawn from 2006-2009 for the SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL series - explodes from the DC archives as a triumphant tale of Clark Kent's fateful first days in Metropolis, which were far from easy. His early failures almost ensured there would never be a hero called Superman. Powerful writing and stunning art combine to conjure an inspiring story that needed to be published, one you will never forget, from a pair of master storytellers.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 7, 2019

    This heavily character driven story is a must for Superman fans! While out of any particular continuity, it is essentially part of a longer Superman screenplay. It reads like it and finds a lot of new ground in its introduction of Lois Lane and Clark's challenges upon his arrival in Metropolis. Don't pass this one up! The forward by Marv Wolfman is worth the price of admission"wait"this isn't a movie? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Feb 8, 2019

    This 100-page 4 chapter story is well worth finding, though I understand it is selling out at many stores. Hopefully it will get a second print or be added to some collection. It deserves to stay in print and available to fans who would like to read a really nice "behind the scenes" story about Clark Kent as he transitions to his more famous identity. I also appreciate that no attempt is made to shoehorn it into current DC continuity. It's a nice tale that stands on its own outside of the shackles of a continuity that changes fairly regularly anyway. This is highly recommended for all fans of the man behind the Superman. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Feb 6, 2019

    Man and Superman feels a bit like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; it is not what you might expect at first glance, but it is a near-perfect interpretation of the story its creators set out to tell, and the minute you finish it, you want to pick it back up and "go back into the movie," so to speak. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Feb 6, 2019

    This is a story that truly gets what makes Superman such a beloved character. It's sure to be praised as a masterpiece for many years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Feb 7, 2019

    Marv Wolfman has created something truly special here. As I stated in the beginning, these are the types of Superman stories I love. This is who the Man of Steel is. He is a Kansas farm-boy who happened to be born light years away. He is a good MAN who has the powers of a god. Wolfman gives us all of this and wraps a heartwarming story of transition, growth, emerging super-villains and emerging super-heroes around it. Meanwhile, the impeccable artwork of Claudio Castellini brings this tale to life. The artwork is classic and timeless. It is a book that radiates hope and goodness with its rendering of Clark Kent and Superman. In all, this is a superb piece of storytelling and a book that I highly recommend Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Feb 6, 2019

    This is my personal favorite standalone Superman story I've read in quite some time. Pick this one up to see one of the industry's best writers firing on all cylinders - and to hopefully encourage DC to take more chances with unpublished works! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 6, 2019

    It's impressive that this was written well over a decade ago because this Luthor very much feels like a villain of the moment. But as good as the supporting cast is, this is a story about Clark Kent becoming Superman, and realizing that he can carry these burdens on this back. And on that note, it's a definite win. Wolfman's dogged determination to make sure this sees the light of day has resulted in a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Feb 13, 2019

    One of the finest Superman stories of all time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    KFuqua Feb 7, 2019

    Great story by Wolfman! This one is a very good read.

  • 10

    Okay, wow. I love Marv Wolfman's old work a lot and my expectations for this were not high at all after seeing his recent work on the second Raven series, but Marv Wolfman may have had good reason to push for this to be published for so long. This story perfectly captures the feeling you want while reading a Superman story and though his origin stories are a dime a dozen, this is a very unique period of time for the book to take place and very well done. I dreaded this but quickly changed my mind.

  • 9.5
    rayonymous Aug 17, 2019

    Marv Wolfman said, this is the best Superman story he has ever written. I can assure you, it is. Have you ever heard of a writer say this? I have not. That urged me to pick this one up so anyone who is even slightly interested in Superman should read this. This is not the typical origin story of baby Kal-El - kid Clark Kent who eventually becomes Superman and save lives from there. This is the crucial moment of Clark Kent's life, these decisions change him forever, he becomes the man the world would remember. Wolfman really understands Superman and... Lois Lane. I loved the art, it is by far the best in terms of detailing. Wolfman himself said, Claudio Castellini poured his heart and soul into this. Some of you may think this is an exaggera more

  • 8.5
    superstan52 Feb 9, 2019

    Minor spoilers: Clark's big 'Flying Man' story didn't work for me, because 1) did no one wonder How and IF Clark interviewed him? Wheres proof? Did he take a photo? No? Why not? And one paragraph of Supes explaining himself WITHOUT Clark asking where he's from, how he got his powers, etc., does NOzt a great reporter make. Also, when Clark destroyed those missile in his street clothes, why didn't The Flying Man' transform into The Naked Man?

  • 7.5
    SloboSOY Feb 8, 2019

    Another origin story focussing on the first step of Clark as superman and as journalist.
    It was not bad, but not what I looked for. With the Superman Earth One in the catalog, I even not understand why doing this version.

    Cover - Could have be better than this, but I understand what they mean by doing this and the link. 1.5/2
    Writing - It's really classic story. Appart the fact Clark screw up a lot at first nothing is new. 2/3
    Arts - The arts is really good, but I find Lois not beautifull. In fact their is other femal character way more sexy than her in this. 3/3
    Feeling - Not very interesting. 1/2

  • 7.5
    Cosmic Ray Feb 8, 2019

    Some aspects of the story ring false. To start, Clark can find gold at the bottom of the ocean. He would never need money. Also, his confidence is too low for a man superior to any other person on Earth.
    Primitive story effort.
    Great art.

  • 6.5
    egon244 Feb 7, 2019

    "We do what we do"

    I wasn't planning on checking this one out, but I'm kinda glad I did.

    It's nothing really groundbreaking or spectacular, just another retelling/reimaging of Clark's first days in Metropolis, but I'm a bit of a sucker for these type of stories.
    The story feels a bit old-school and it checks every mark in the Superman box. He flies, he saves people, he writes, he gets on Luthor's bad side. Some of the marks are also a bit on the silly side. Things like super-inhaling through the nose to change the trajectory of a falling ball or using super-breath to literally push people out of the way of a speeding truck. Those are very Superman things, but I would be lying if I said I want more of them in cont more

  • 10
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  • 10
    Bepis Feb 11, 2019

  • 10
    Adilsonreis Feb 14, 2019

  • 10
    Saiyan2814 Mar 22, 2019

  • 10
    mikesbr42 Aug 8, 2019

  • 9.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 20, 2019

  • 9.5
    Batman17 Apr 1, 2020

  • 9.0
    kamilburgazli Mar 8, 2019

  • 8.5
    MistMiracle Feb 6, 2019

  • 8.5
    Comix4fever May 18, 2019

  • 7.5
    JulianPope Apr 23, 2020

  • 6.5
    batman_forever Sep 3, 2020

  • 1.0
    ffunS Feb 6, 2019

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