[Superman Fan Club] and really anyone who wants to, can, welcome to the World’s Finest ever Bronze Age with a hint of Silver (age) tales of Superman!
Action #335 (1966), DC Comics Presents #57 (1983), Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 (1982), World’s Finest #261 (1980) and #270 (1982)!!!
Feel free to pick and choose what you like from the selection below this time around, or indulge by reading all five the next two weeks!!!
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And be sure keep an eye out for our every other week Listen A Longs of the classic 1940’s Superman Radio Show adventures (in the Watchalong aisle).
Oh…and if you are very very brave and bold , go ahead and check out faithful [Superman Fan Club] member @darkstarz ‘s House of Horror Club posting this week that features the Super Family, House of Horror 23 - Superfamily Horrors!
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #335 (released March 1966) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE “LUTHOR’S FIRST VICTORY OVER SUPERMAN!”
Lex Luthor teams up with the menacing Brainiac to collaborate on a scheme that will leave Superman’s self-confidence in ruins! And meanwhile, over in Supergirl’s corner of the comic…
Note artist Jim Mooney signs on the left. He’s famous for his Supergirl and Spider-man art, and actually we’ve been enjoying his Action covers in previous weeks, but I also liked him in Omega the Unknown! A real special talent!!! Here’s his very first cover back in the Golden Age…this reminds me of a party game, but I can’t remember it’s name…
DC COMICS PRESENTS (1978-1986) #57 (released May 1983) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE
Superman and the Atomic Knights, Ghostly knight figures haunt Clark’s dreams as they demand, “Where were you during The Great Atomic War of 1986???!!!”
Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 (released 9/1/1982) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Supergirl, as Linda Danvers, moves to Chicago to begin a new life as a student at Lake Shore University…I’m NOT making this up, this isn’t some @mgstv Photoshopping!
World’s Finest #261 (released February 1980) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Denny O’Neil (writer) Rick Buckler (artist) SHOWDOWN AT GOTHAM CITY!” One of the more interesting villains with more than one facet to them for Superman during the Bronze Age (1970-1985 ie pre Crisis) was Terra-Man, a gun-toting bad guy from outer space- but originally the old West - with an obsession and maybe even true love for one Lana Lang!
Sadly, most of those stories are currently missing here, so it’s a real treat this week to feature one of the few appearances of this sharp dressed cad in our Library!
World’s Finest #270 (released August of 1981) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE
Gerry Conway, writer and Rick Buckler, Artist!! In honor of the Watch Along earlier this week run by @Bar-el , here’s a heartwarming story of Metallo and the cutest minature black hole he discovers while in prison contemplating his folly. Ok, close but not quite: Metallo is broken free of his cell on Superman Island by a miniature black hole, which he uses to power his artificial heart and to set a trap for Superman and Batman!
We’re only officially reading the first story in the issue, but feel free to check out the rest, there is some Don Newton art hiding in there, who I am a big big fan of (Shazam story starting on page 32).
Please consider sampling some of these classic Silver and Bronze Age wares, and let us know your thoughts below! Feel free always to post favorite panels / scenes etc from these exciting tales. Let us know: did we entertain you this time around? At least one or more of the selections this time around were chosen based on the private Club conversations of the past months, so don’t delay, join today!!!
Next time: we start Year Two of the Club Readings!!!
Up Up and Away!!!