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Superboy, the hero who would grow up to become Superman, battles evil alongside some of the world's greatest heroes and others in this exciting new collection. In this volume, the teen hero teams up with Supergirl, Robin, Jimmy Olsen and Bruce Wayne, and faces a young Lex Luthor.

Another wonderful collection from Random House

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  • PDF | 168 pages
  • Various(Author, Illustrator)
  • DC Comics (January 26, 2010)
  • English
  • 6
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  • By Lou Cole on September 25, 2010

    This book contains stories of "Superboy" that feature guest appearances by other DC Comics characters. The stories are complete and also simple enough for young readers to follow.The stories in the stries in this book, Superboy meets his cousin Supergirl from the future. He also meets Robin the Boy Wonder from theFuture.They have the story in which Superboy meets young Oliver Queen who is later to become Gren Arrow as an adult. Some aspects of this story were incorporated in some episodes of "Smallville" when Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow) was introduced.They have a story in which Superboy meets a yhoung Aquaman as Clark Kent met in an episode of "Smallville."They have a later story in which Superboy meets a young Bruce Wayne who dresses up in a costume and cowl to help Superboy.There was an earlier "Superboy" story in which Superboy meets a young Bruce Wayne who is visiting Smallville. He goes to a costume party with Clark Kewnt and Lana Lang. Some crooks sohow up and Clark Kent has to change to Superboy. Bruce Wayne in his party costume as "The Flying Fox" (another name for a bat) aids Superboy. Unfortunately, this story was not included in this book.There is also the story in which Superboy first meets young Lex Luthor. In this story it is Lex Luthor who saves Superboy's life from a Kryptonite meteor. They become friends. A lab accident which causes Lex Luthor to lose his hair changes all that. As ou may know, aspects of this sotry were used and switrched around on the TV series "Smallville." In the TV series young Clark Kent saves Lex Luthor's life.These are great stories, and they are complete, and simple enough for young readers to follow.This book would be a great gift for a young reader.

  • By Lee Kirby on October 13, 2016

    "Superboy: The Greatest Team-Ups Ever Told" is a collection best suited for hardcore Superman fans only.Individually, the stories-most of which are culled from the Silver Age-are enjoyable, particularly a team-up with Supergirl ably illustrated by Curt Swan and George Klein. The best is an early team-up with young Bruce Wayne, the future Batman, which comes from the early 70s courtesy of writer Frank Robbins and penciller Bob Brown, who were also creating Batman's adventures in "Detective Comics" at the time. They create an obsessed proto-Dark Knight who is very resistant to Superboy's attempts to help him-which prefigures the post-"Crisis on Infinite Earths" version of the hero.Cumulatively, the effect is less than stellar. One of Silver Age Superman editor Mort Weisinger's favorite tropes was to team Superboy with teen versions of people who would figure prominently in his adult life and career, including Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Green Arrow (a Weisinger creation), Jimmy Olsen, Lori Lemaris, and Lex Luthor. He even meets himself, as Superman. Particularly in Weisinger's tenure, this seemed to be an easy card to play when he and his writers could not conceive story ideas that would take advantage of Superboy's own supporting cast and his Smallville milieu.The overall impression this volume leaves is one of a series that was creatively bankrupt. It is therefore little wonder that the Legion of Super-Heroes pushed the Teen of Steel out of both "Adventure Comics"...and eventually, his own magazine.

  • By Comic Book Fan on January 12, 2011

    I enjoyed most of the stories, except the young Bruce Wayne/Batman story where Bruce was not to character. Superboy meeting Superman had a pleasant surprise that made it believable. The origin of Lex Luthor story was hardly a team-up story and has been reprinted before. Supergirl, Robin, the young Hal Jordan/Green Lantern were good stories. No Legion of SuperHero's team-ups.

  • By thirdtwin on March 6, 2016

    .The best thing about this book is it reflects stories about the Superboy character from his hey day rather than the newer 52 version. When characters for example could visit each other through time without destroying the entire DC universe in the process. A real trip down memory lane if you read these stories when they were first printed- or a glimpse at a less gritty but more creative time in graphic arts history if you're stumbling onto them for the first time. Worth picking up even if you feel Superman has too many powers for his own good. (Or to tell good stories about rather)


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