Off-Panel: What Do You Need to Know to Start with Superman?

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

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“And right on schedule, our Beloved Competition returned from vacation and read their email, and had all kinds of rumors about all this, including a $2 million shortfall in projected budgets, due to added moving costs and low sales, and a call for the “end of Batgirling” in editorial, which is shorthand for new, diverse comics.”

I 100% hope this isn’t the case. After all, these comics have only been out for a couple of months, and newer readers don’t buy in issues, they buy in trades.

“Friends of Bergen Street Comics: After six amazing years Amy and I regret to announce that we will be closing the shop next month.”

This is a sad day in the comics world.

“If it’s been a while since you’ve read a Superman comic, now is probably the time to jump back in. Starting two months ago with the 41st issues of the flagship Superman and Action Comics titles, there is a new status quo for the Man of Steel, who has just had his secret identity outed to the public and his powers drastically reduced.”

I really want to read Yang’s/Romita’s Superman, so I’ll be using this primer for sure.

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