Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

80 pages seems like a strange length for a comicbook.

I mean if you're going to publish an extended compilation of short stories about a particular character, and make such a big point about the page-count, then why not pick a rounder number like 100?

Sorry, first impressions and all that.

These are seven short Super-anecdotes, bound-together by the man of steel doing his thing in partial secrecy each time.

Writer: Mike Raicht
Artist: Charles Paul Wilson III
Colorist: Brian Buccellato
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editor: Sean Ryan
Cover: Aaron Lopresti & Brad Anderson
Superman created by: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

As a kid, Clark accidentally melts a frozen Smallville river, causing one of his friends to almost drown.

Lois Lane & Clark Kent in Patience-Centered Care
Writers: Kathryn Immonen & Tonči Zonjić
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editor: Will Moss

Lois catches a cold, while Clark catches her piano.

Got Bugs?
Writer: Ben McCool
Artist: Matt Camp
Colorist: Nei Ruffino
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Alien bug swarm in the Daily Planet's basement.

Why Metropolis?
Writer: Pat McCallum
Penciller: Mike Shoyket
Inker: Rich Perrotta
Colorist: Hi-Fi Design
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editor: Brian Cunningham

Road (sky?) movie quartet about four crooks and their respective defeats in Star City, Central City, Gotham City and Metropolis by Green Arrow, the Flash, Batman and Superman. I accidentally skipped the title-page, thinking it was an advert.

Superman Is My Co-Pilot
Writer: Jason Hall
Penciller: Julian Lopez
Inker / Colorist: Bit
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editor: Sean Ryan

Superman accidentally helps an agoraphobic... and consequently endangers his life.

Five minutes
Writer: Rik Hoskin
Penciller: RB Silva
Inker: Alexandre Palamaro
Colorist: Javier Tartaglia
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editor: Sean Ryan

Lois keeps Clark waiting, so Superman kills time by helping people.

On Break
Writer: Sean Ryan
Artist: Clayton Henry
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Assistant Editor: Wil Moss
Editor: Matt Idelson

Five (well, six really) perspectives on Superman's long punch-up with Bizarro. Title page is at the end, after an advert, and consequently looks like another advert.

Case One: Death Of The Rogues
Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Francis Manapul
Colorist: Brian Buccellato
Letterer: Nick J Napolitano
Associate Editor: Adam Schlagman
Editor: Eddie Berganza

Well okay, just a five (well, six really) page 'sneak' (huh?) preview of the upcoming Flash #1.

With thanks to Herschel.

Available here.


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