The Superman Files

Manning, Matthew

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Synopsis: The Superman Files reveals the secret life of the man named Clark Kent and the world of the greatest superhero. It's a comprehensive account of his history, employing clippings from the Daily Planet, journal entries, surviving artifacts from Krypton, schematics for the Fortress of Solitude and other technology, files from Stryker's Island Prison, as well as hundreds of "photographs" of Superman's enemies and allies culled from modern Superman comics.

The Superman Files offers a complete, in-depth life story of the Man of Steel, from his birth on Krypton as Kal-El through his present, as Clark Kent and Superman, and even onward into the future.

One thousand years from now, a group of superpowered teenagers is inspired by Superman's legacy. They band together and form the Legion of Super-Heroes, a crime-fighting group dedicated to protecting the citizens of the United Planets. One of these teens is Brainiac 5, a highly intelligent descendant of Superman's arch foe, the original Brainiac.

Like many people in the 31st Century, members of the Legion idolize Superman. They frequent the Superman Museum and marvel at tales of his past. A few of them even travel back in time to Clark Kent's teenage years. They recruit him to their team, thereby jumpstarting the adventures of Superboy, the Boy of Steel. 

In a future without precise records of the 21st Century, Brainiac 5 takes it upon himself to compile a tribute to his hero and friend. Collecting accounts from a myriad of sources, he compiles the universe's greatest historical record of the life and times of the Man of Steel.

The Superman Files
chronicles seventy-five years of adventures in one easy-to-understand history of the Last Son of Krypton.  Appealing to Superman fans of any age--from new collectors just starting out with the New 52 to longtime readers who have followed the character from his very first adventures--there is something for everyone. With a modern tone and a deep respect for his legacy, The Superman Files is not only entertaining, but it is also a complete and thorough history of the Man of Steel.

 

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and  © DC Comics.

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From the Author: "While it tells Superman's story first and foremost, the book is chock full of Easter Eggs for the fans, and even contains a few nods to our previous book, The Batman Files. Covering everything in Superman's life from John Byrne's revamp to the revisions of New 52 and even into the 31st Century, we attempted to make The Superman Files the most comprehensive life story of Superman to ever see print." -- Matthew K. Manning

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Book Description Erstmals erzählen die »Superman Files« die komplette, detaillierte Geschichte des Mannes aus Stahl, von seiner Geburt auf dem Planeten Krypton als Kal-El bis zu seiner Gegenwart als Clark Kent/Superman und sogar bis weit in die Zukunft. Denn mit Superkräften ausgestattete Teenager des 31. Jahrhunderts unter der Führung von Brainiac 5 schreiben die Geschichte von Superman fort. Dieser Band versammelt all die Details des Lebens von Clark Kent und Superman, präsentiert werden Zeitungsausschnitte des »Daily Planet«, Tagebucheinträge des Superhelden, Artefakte vom untergegangenen Planeten Krypton, Pläne der Festung Solitude, Bilder aus dem Gefängnis von Stryker Island sowie Hunderte von »Fotografien« von Feinden und Freunden aus den Superman-Comics jüngerer Zeit. Ein faszinierender Leckerbissen für junge und alte Superman-Fans und solche, die es werden wollen: Endlich ist es möglich, die fein verästelte Superman-Geschichte in Gänze zu verstehen! (Text engl.) 24,5 x 31 cm, 312 S., zahlr. farb. und s/w- Abb., geb. Seller Inventory # 1029789

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