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  • upnorthbookworm
    I am sure others have asked these (very broad) questions before. Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 28, 2013
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      I am sure others have asked these (very broad) questions before.
      Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources of comics on the internet?
      Rowland
    • Edward Bebee
      ... For a source of comics online, maybe start with comixology.com and itunes (they carry graphic novels in addition to video, etc) Where to start is a tough
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 30, 2013
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        Rowland sez:
        > Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources of comics on the internet?

        For a source of comics online, maybe start with comixology.com and itunes (they carry graphic novels in addition to video, etc)

        Where to start is a tough one. There's obviously lots to choose from.

        I'd be tempted to start with "All-Star Superman" by Grant Morrison.

        It's a good mix of drama, comedy and moments of awe that focus not just on super stunts but on why Superman is Superman and other guys with similar powers aren't.

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      • Steve
        Well first are you looking to Buy trades, Digital, or Single issues? A great site to buy and track your collection is ComicCollectorLive.com, I can find just
        Message 3 of 8 , Jan 30, 2013
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          Well first are you looking to Buy trades, Digital, or Single issues?

          A great site to buy and track your collection is ComicCollectorLive.com, I can find just about any back issue I'm looking for there.

          My personal favorite Stories involving Superman are as Follows

          1. Death of Superman (Action Comics 684, Adventures of Superman 497, Justice League America 69, Superman 74,75, Superman the Man of Steel
          18,19)
          2. Funeral for a Friend (Action Comics 685,686, Adventures of Superman 498, 499,500, Justice League America 70, Superman 76,77,83, Superman the
          Man of Steel 20,21)
          3. Bizarro's World (Action Comics 697, Adventures of Superman 510, Superman 87,88, Superman the Man of Steel 32)

          4. Camelot Falls (Superman 657,658,659,660,661,662,663,664,665,667, Superman Annual 13)

          5. Reign of Doomsday (Action Comics 900,901,902,903,904, Justice League of America 55, Outsiders 37, Steel 1, Superboy 6, Superman/Batman
          Annual 5)
          6. Secret Origin (Superman Secret Origin 1,2,3,4,5,6)

          7. Wedding of Lois and Clark (Superman 50, Superman The Weddng Album 1, Superman The Wedding Album Collectors set 1)

          8. Superman/Doomsday Hunter/ Prey (Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey 1,2,3)








          -----Original Message-----
          From: Edward Bebee <ejb@...>
          To: DC_Comics_Uncensored <DC_Comics_Uncensored@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:35 pm
          Subject: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions





          Rowland sez:
          > Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources of comics on the internet?

          For a source of comics online, maybe start with comixology.com and itunes (they carry graphic novels in addition to video, etc)

          Where to start is a tough one. There's obviously lots to choose from.

          I'd be tempted to start with "All-Star Superman" by Grant Morrison.

          It's a good mix of drama, comedy and moments of awe that focus not just on super stunts but on why Superman is Superman and other guys with similar powers aren't.

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        • Rowland Hamly
          Thanks for you input.  I am looking for singles only.  Rowland ... From: Steve Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions To:
          Message 4 of 8 , Jan 30, 2013
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            Thanks for you input.  I am looking for singles only.  Rowland

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            From: Steve <samalysa8@...>
            Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions
            To: DC_Comics_Uncensored@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:15 AM



             



            Well first are you looking to Buy trades, Digital, or Single issues?

            A great site to buy and track your collection is ComicCollectorLive.com, I can find just about any back issue I'm looking for there.

            My personal favorite Stories involving Superman are as Follows

            1. Death of Superman (Action Comics 684, Adventures of Superman 497, Justice League America 69, Superman 74,75, Superman the Man of Steel
            18,19)
            2. Funeral for a Friend (Action Comics 685,686, Adventures of Superman 498, 499,500, Justice League America 70, Superman 76,77,83, Superman the
            Man of Steel 20,21)
            3. Bizarro's World (Action Comics 697, Adventures of Superman 510, Superman 87,88, Superman the Man of Steel 32)

            4. Camelot Falls (Superman 657,658,659,660,661,662,663,664,665,667, Superman Annual 13)

            5. Reign of Doomsday (Action Comics 900,901,902,903,904, Justice League of America 55, Outsiders 37, Steel 1, Superboy 6, Superman/Batman
            Annual 5)
            6. Secret Origin (Superman Secret Origin 1,2,3,4,5,6)

            7. Wedding of Lois and Clark (Superman 50, Superman The Weddng Album 1, Superman The Wedding Album Collectors set 1)

            8. Superman/Doomsday Hunter/ Prey (Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey 1,2,3)

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            From: Edward Bebee ejb@...>
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            Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:35 pm
            Subject: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions

            Rowland sez:
            > Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources of comics on the internet?

            For a source of comics online, maybe start with comixology.com and itunes (they carry graphic novels in addition to video, etc)

            Where to start is a tough one. There's obviously lots to choose from.

            I'd be tempted to start with "All-Star Superman" by Grant Morrison.

            It's a good mix of drama, comedy and moments of awe that focus not just on super stunts but on why Superman is Superman and other guys with similar powers aren't.

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          • Dan Rosa
            Hi Rowland,   Here are my recommendations.   Action Comics 775 - if you google it you will see it is a highly praised, fairly modern Superman story.   All
            Message 5 of 8 , Jan 31, 2013
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              Hi Rowland,
               
              Here are my recommendations.
               
              Action Comics 775 - if you google it you will see it is a highly praised, fairly modern Superman story.
               
              All Star Superman was 12 issues but can be picked up in a trade paperback collection. If you are looking for specific issues from that series I'd recommend #6 & #9. The whole thing is great but I feel those 2 particular issues are very grounded and accessible for new readers.
               
              The UP UP & AWAY storyline - Action Comics 837 - 840, Superman 650-653 by Kurt Busiek. Basically Superman without powers. They slowly come back of course but it's great to see the focus on Clark, his job, friendships and relationship with Lois.
               
              Action Comics - 858 through 870 - If you enjoy the Donner movies these are great. The artist Gary Frank really captures the Christopher Reeve style Superman and along with the writing the issues invokes the charm and adventure of the films.
               
              Kingdom Come - stand alone collected story - painted in a realistic style - this is a story set in the future where Superman comes out of retirement to try and tame a generation of "heroes" who are out of control. There are future version of Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman etc.  Beautiful book. I just picked up the ABSOLUTE oversized addition for my little brother who doesn't even read comics. He knows and loves this story though because of it's realism.
               
              Hope this helps. Enjoy
               
              Dan
               
               
               
               

              ________________________________
              From: Rowland Hamly <upnorthbookworm@...>
              To: DC_Comics_Uncensored@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:53 PM
              Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions

               
              Thanks for you input.  I am looking for singles only.  Rowland

              --- On Thu, 1/31/13, Steve mailto:samalysa8%40aol.com> wrote:

              From: Steve mailto:samalysa8%40aol.com>
              Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions
              To: mailto:DC_Comics_Uncensored%40yahoogroups.com
              Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:15 AM

               

              Well first are you looking to Buy trades, Digital, or Single issues?

              A great site to buy and track your collection is ComicCollectorLive.com, I can find just about any back issue I'm looking for there.

              My personal favorite Stories involving Superman are as Follows

              1. Death of Superman (Action Comics 684, Adventures of Superman 497, Justice League America 69, Superman 74,75, Superman the Man of Steel
              18,19)
              2. Funeral for a Friend (Action Comics 685,686, Adventures of Superman 498, 499,500, Justice League America 70, Superman 76,77,83, Superman the
              Man of Steel 20,21)
              3. Bizarro's World (Action Comics 697, Adventures of Superman 510, Superman 87,88, Superman the Man of Steel 32)

              4. Camelot Falls (Superman 657,658,659,660,661,662,663,664,665,667, Superman Annual 13)

              5. Reign of Doomsday (Action Comics 900,901,902,903,904, Justice League of America 55, Outsiders 37, Steel 1, Superboy 6, Superman/Batman
              Annual 5)
              6. Secret Origin (Superman Secret Origin 1,2,3,4,5,6)

              7. Wedding of Lois and Clark (Superman 50, Superman The Weddng Album 1, Superman The Wedding Album Collectors set 1)

              8. Superman/Doomsday Hunter/ Prey (Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey 1,2,3)

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              From: Edward Bebee mailto:ejb%40sloopyandmisha.com>
              To: DC_Comics_Uncensored mailto:DC_Comics_Uncensored%40yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:35 pm
              Subject: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions

              Rowland sez:
              > Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources of comics on the internet?

              For a source of comics online, maybe start with comixology.com and itunes (they carry graphic novels in addition to video, etc)

              Where to start is a tough one. There's obviously lots to choose from.

              I'd be tempted to start with "All-Star Superman" by Grant Morrison.

              It's a good mix of drama, comedy and moments of awe that focus not just on super stunts but on why Superman is Superman and other guys with similar powers aren't.

              --> e

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            • Dan Rosa
                Just saw this....   they are making a direct to DVD movie for the Brainiac story which is taken from Action Comics 866 - 870 - issues I had recommended....
              Message 6 of 8 , Jan 31, 2013
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                Just saw this....
                 
                they are making a direct to DVD movie for the Brainiac story which is taken from Action Comics 866 - 870 - issues I had recommended....
                 
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpnT__PBd6Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
                 
                Looks awesome!
                Dan


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                From: Dan Rosa <dankrosa@...>
                To: "DC_Comics_Uncensored@yahoogroups.com" <DC_Comics_Uncensored@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:41 AM
                Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions

                 
                Hi Rowland,
                 
                Here are my recommendations.
                 
                Action Comics 775 - if you google it you will see it is a highly praised, fairly modern Superman story.
                 
                All Star Superman was 12 issues but can be picked up in a trade paperback collection. If you are looking for specific issues from that series I'd recommend #6 & #9. The whole thing is great but I feel those 2 particular issues are very grounded and accessible for new readers.
                 
                The UP UP & AWAY storyline - Action Comics 837 - 840, Superman 650-653 by Kurt Busiek. Basically Superman without powers. They slowly come back of course but it's great to see the focus on Clark, his job, friendships and relationship with Lois.
                 
                Action Comics - 858 through 870 - If you enjoy the Donner movies these are great. The artist Gary Frank really captures the Christopher Reeve style Superman and along with the writing the issues invokes the charm and adventure of the films.
                 
                Kingdom Come - stand alone collected story - painted in a realistic style - this is a story set in the future where Superman comes out of retirement to try and tame a generation of "heroes" who are out of control. There are future version of Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman etc.  Beautiful book. I just picked up the ABSOLUTE oversized addition for my little brother who doesn't even read comics. He knows and loves this story though because of it's realism.
                 
                Hope this helps. Enjoy
                 
                Dan
                 
                 
                 
                 

                ________________________________
                From: Rowland Hamly mailto:upnorthbookworm%40yahoo.com>
                To: mailto:DC_Comics_Uncensored%40yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:53 PM
                Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions

                 
                Thanks for you input.  I am looking for singles only.  Rowland

                --- On Thu, 1/31/13, Steve mailto:samalysa8%40aol.com> wrote:

                From: Steve mailto:samalysa8%40aol.com>
                Subject: Re: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions
                To: mailto:DC_Comics_Uncensored%40yahoogroups.com
                Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:15 AM

                 

                Well first are you looking to Buy trades, Digital, or Single issues?

                A great site to buy and track your collection is ComicCollectorLive.com, I can find just about any back issue I'm looking for there.

                My personal favorite Stories involving Superman are as Follows

                1. Death of Superman (Action Comics 684, Adventures of Superman 497, Justice League America 69, Superman 74,75, Superman the Man of Steel
                18,19)
                2. Funeral for a Friend (Action Comics 685,686, Adventures of Superman 498, 499,500, Justice League America 70, Superman 76,77,83, Superman the
                Man of Steel 20,21)
                3. Bizarro's World (Action Comics 697, Adventures of Superman 510, Superman 87,88, Superman the Man of Steel 32)

                4. Camelot Falls (Superman 657,658,659,660,661,662,663,664,665,667, Superman Annual 13)

                5. Reign of Doomsday (Action Comics 900,901,902,903,904, Justice League of America 55, Outsiders 37, Steel 1, Superboy 6, Superman/Batman
                Annual 5)
                6. Secret Origin (Superman Secret Origin 1,2,3,4,5,6)

                7. Wedding of Lois and Clark (Superman 50, Superman The Weddng Album 1, Superman The Wedding Album Collectors set 1)

                8. Superman/Doomsday Hunter/ Prey (Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey 1,2,3)

                -----Original Message-----
                From: Edward Bebee mailto:ejb%40sloopyandmisha.com>
                To: DC_Comics_Uncensored mailto:DC_Comics_Uncensored%40yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:35 pm
                Subject: [DCU] Re: Newbie with questions

                Rowland sez:
                > Where would a beginner collector of superman comics start(year,etc)? Any trustworthy sources of comics on the internet?

                For a source of comics online, maybe start with comixology.com and itunes (they carry graphic novels in addition to video, etc)

                Where to start is a tough one. There's obviously lots to choose from.

                I'd be tempted to start with "All-Star Superman" by Grant Morrison.

                It's a good mix of drama, comedy and moments of awe that focus not just on super stunts but on why Superman is Superman and other guys with similar powers aren't.

                --> e

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              • Rich & Deb
                One recommendation is Superman for all seasons . Rich Green
                Message 7 of 8 , Feb 1, 2013
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                  One recommendation is "Superman for all seasons".

                  Rich Green
                • Jason
                  If you want to read something from the past decade then there is Superman Secret Origins. Have you read any Superman comic books?
                  Message 8 of 8 , Feb 21, 2013
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                    If you want to read something from the past decade then there is Superman Secret Origins.

                    Have you read any Superman comic books?
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