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Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?


You have to go back a couple of decades to find Alan Moore’s Superman work, but this collected volume takes all the leg-work out of it. It brings together what are perhaps Moore’s three most-celebrated Superman stories: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?; The Jungle Line; and For the Man Who Has Everything. If it sounds familiar, it’ll be because it isn’t the first time that these stories have been published together – they’ve been collected in various editions since Moore hit the big time with DC Comics in the 1980s. This is the smartest version we’ve seen to date though. You may also recognise the lead story from DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore, and of course, it also influenced Neil Gaiman’s more recent Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

The stories are superior standalone Superman tales and worth looking into if you’re both a fan of Alan Moore and Superman. Modern audiences might find the simplistic colour palate available to comic artists in the mid-1980s leaves something to be desired but it can’t detract from the stories themselves.

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Andy Shaw

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