Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 15: The Man of Steel #1 (1986)


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Hello Heroes!

This time out we discuss The Man of Steel #1... the first, The Man of Steel #1, that is... written and drawn by John Byrne. Before getting into the book itself, we take a quick peek into that strange time where Superman, and many of DC's top books, were very nearly published by... Marvel Comics?!

From there, we jump into the book... and compare the finished product (of the first issue) to what's known about John Byrne's original "Marvel Comics' Superman" pitch. Is what we wound up getting: better, worse, or exactly the same? Gonna have to listen to find out!

Sticking with the Byrne-Superman theme, this week's HOT TAKE Segment will feature a USENET post from October, 1985... right around the time that Byrne's pending arrival at DC Comics was no longer a rumor! It's a fun time as always, if ya got a minute (or 40), give it a listen!


Original Discussion Piece:

Jim Shooter's "SUPERMAN - First Marvel Issue" blog post:

HOT TAKE links:



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