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Bringing together these Man of Steel crossover stories for the first time, Superman faces the universe's deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to emerge victorious? Even if he survives his encounter with the Xenomorph, how many innocent lives must he also protect from this deadly Alien menace? But how would Superman handle a voyage into the world of Madman with a fr Bringing together these Man of Steel crossover stories for the first time, Superman faces the universe's deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to emerge victorious? Even if he survives his encounter with the Xenomorph, how many innocent lives must he also protect from this deadly Alien menace? But how would Superman handle a voyage into the world of Madman with a fractured mind? And what if the last son of Krypton's pod had crashed, not in Kansas, but in the jungles of East Africa, usurping Tarzan's place in legend? These truly wild tales of colossal struggle and adventure are finally available to the public once more.


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Bringing together these Man of Steel crossover stories for the first time, Superman faces the universe's deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to emerge victorious? Even if he survives his encounter with the Xenomorph, how many innocent lives must he also protect from this deadly Alien menace? But how would Superman handle a voyage into the world of Madman with a fr Bringing together these Man of Steel crossover stories for the first time, Superman faces the universe's deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to emerge victorious? Even if he survives his encounter with the Xenomorph, how many innocent lives must he also protect from this deadly Alien menace? But how would Superman handle a voyage into the world of Madman with a fractured mind? And what if the last son of Krypton's pod had crashed, not in Kansas, but in the jungles of East Africa, usurping Tarzan's place in legend? These truly wild tales of colossal struggle and adventure are finally available to the public once more.

30 review for The Dark Horse Comics/DC: Superman

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    The book contains 4 crossovers between Superman and Dark Horse comics. Superman vs. Aliens - 5 stars Kevin Nowlan's inking makes this book. It gives Jurgens' pencils a dark, moody look that looks made for the Aliens world. Superman discovers a distress signal in Kryptonian in deep space. Superman goes there and finds a mostly empty city which the Aliens have decimated. Superman vs. Aliens II - God War - 3.5 stars Jon Bogdanove takes over the art and Nowlan's inks don't work as well here. Superman is The book contains 4 crossovers between Superman and Dark Horse comics. Superman vs. Aliens - 5 stars Kevin Nowlan's inking makes this book. It gives Jurgens' pencils a dark, moody look that looks made for the Aliens world. Superman discovers a distress signal in Kryptonian in deep space. Superman goes there and finds a mostly empty city which the Aliens have decimated. Superman vs. Aliens II - God War - 3.5 stars Jon Bogdanove takes over the art and Nowlan's inks don't work as well here. Superman is visiting the New Gods when they are attacked by Aliens sent by Darkseid. The New Gods are a difficult concept to do right and Jurgens' story is just OK. Superman / Madman Hullabaloo - 4 stars Mike Allred provides one of his trademark, wacky Madman stories with his typical, fantastic artwork. Superman / Tarzan Sons of the Jungle - 0 stars Awful, boring story with some of the worst art I've seen published by a major publisher. Received an advance copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    I received this from Edelweiss and Dark Horse Comics in exchange for an honest review. 2.75 stars (rounded up). This is the average of the ratings for the four stories included in this volume. This is the first of several volumes collecting the Dark Horse/DC mash-ups from the mid-90s to the early 2000s. Story #1 - Superman vs Alien (1995). 4 stars. Good twist on the story of Argo, the city from Krypton, as well as Kara (“Supergirl”). This one read like one of the old Elseworlds volumes from the 19 I received this from Edelweiss and Dark Horse Comics in exchange for an honest review. 2.75 stars (rounded up). This is the average of the ratings for the four stories included in this volume. This is the first of several volumes collecting the Dark Horse/DC mash-ups from the mid-90s to the early 2000s. Story #1 - Superman vs Alien (1995). 4 stars. Good twist on the story of Argo, the city from Krypton, as well as Kara (“Supergirl”). This one read like one of the old Elseworlds volumes from the 1990s. The aliens were properly vicious and it was good to see Superman actually have to rely on something other than his super-strength (he was losing his powers, being so far away from our sun). This seems like it was wide open for a sequel… Story #2 - Superman vs Alien II: God War (2002). 1 star. I hate the New Gods. There, I said it. Out of all of Jack Kirby's creations, the New Gods are the worst, by far. The characters have virtually no depth other than “Fight! Fight! Fight!”, especially Orion. Superman was a supporting character in this one, too: the primary storyline was Apokalyps trying to take over New Genesis (again) with another of his “intrigues”. Aliens are part of the story, of course, but it really has nothing to do with the aliens at all. Or Superman, for that matter. There's nothing going for this one; even the artwork sucks. Story #3 - The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo (1997). 2 stars. Corny, very corny. Like Tom Hanks' "Big" corny. Switched personalities, switched universes, merged costumes, and one "bad" guy behind it all. This felt like a throwback to the light-hearted Superman stories of the 1960s, the Silver Age, in which nothing really bad happened to anyone, even when a building collapses on a crowd of people. Story #4 – Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle (2001/02). 4 stars. Another “Elseworlds”-type story, this time with the Kryptonian spaceship crash-landing in Africa and the great apes finding and raising Kal-El, as well as finding and raising toddler John Greystoke, who eventually becomes Tarzan. I enjoyed this one, and the artwork was pretty cool, too. Even though I enjoyed the first and last stories, I’m not sure this is one I would actually purchase. The good and the bad are about equal in this volume, leaving me feeling sort of underwhelmed.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vikas

    So like all I will also go the story-wise though over the rating be 3.25 to 3.5 for this collection of Superman story published by Dark Horse Comics with DC Comics. 1. I would agree with all the reviewers this first story is the finest with wonderful art and tout story.\ 2. The second foray with the Aliens just wasn't that interesting this was set with New Genesis with New Gods but mostly was meh 3. This was just some stupid things all around 4. And this one was with a bad story, bad writing, and ba So like all I will also go the story-wise though over the rating be 3.25 to 3.5 for this collection of Superman story published by Dark Horse Comics with DC Comics. 1. I would agree with all the reviewers this first story is the finest with wonderful art and tout story.\ 2. The second foray with the Aliens just wasn't that interesting this was set with New Genesis with New Gods but mostly was meh 3. This was just some stupid things all around 4. And this one was with a bad story, bad writing, and bad graphics. I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics, now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics as I can. I Love comics to bit, may comics never leave my side. I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    This is a collection of four Superman crossover stories jointly produced by DC and Dark Horse. The first, longest one is a very good Aliens story well written and drawn by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan. The Aliens return in the second story, set on the world of The New Gods, and is okay if you like The New Gods, I guess... I was never a fan, though it's pretty well written by Chuck Dixon and ably illustrated by Jon Bogdanove. The final two stories are not at all worthwhile, in my opinion; a very This is a collection of four Superman crossover stories jointly produced by DC and Dark Horse. The first, longest one is a very good Aliens story well written and drawn by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan. The Aliens return in the second story, set on the world of The New Gods, and is okay if you like The New Gods, I guess... I was never a fan, though it's pretty well written by Chuck Dixon and ably illustrated by Jon Bogdanove. The final two stories are not at all worthwhile, in my opinion; a very silly thing by Mike Allred that might have been amusing at four or five pages but was painful at over ninety, and a very poorly rendered what-if? tale of Kal-El and Lord Greystoke trading places. I recommend reading the first part and then moving on.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nikki in Niagara

    An omnibus collection of Dark Horse titles featuring Superman. Two of the four stories were terrible while the other two were a lot of fun. A mixed-bag which ends on a pleasant note saving the best for last. 1. Superman vs. Aliens by Dan Jergens (1995) - Ha, this was really good. Pretty much the plot you'd expect with Supe battling the Aliens but he goes to a city in space that has a Kryptonian heritage and is infested with the Aliens. There he meets Kara and we have a new beginning story for her An omnibus collection of Dark Horse titles featuring Superman. Two of the four stories were terrible while the other two were a lot of fun. A mixed-bag which ends on a pleasant note saving the best for last. 1. Superman vs. Aliens by Dan Jergens (1995) - Ha, this was really good. Pretty much the plot you'd expect with Supe battling the Aliens but he goes to a city in space that has a Kryptonian heritage and is infested with the Aliens. There he meets Kara and we have a new beginning story for her (Supergirl) there. The art was laughable though because it was sooo nineties. Women in power suits, shoulder pads, man haircuts and Superman had a hairy chest! Plus his hair cut was almost a mullet! LOL! Fun story, though. (4/5) 2. Superman vs. Aliens II: God War by Chuck Dixon (2002) - This one is pretty lame simply because it is boring. Darkseid finds a crashed ship of Aliens and he breeds them to take over New Genesis. I've never read a New Genesis story before so all the gods were new to me. Superman is visiting and he helps them fight off the Aliens. There isn't much action surprisingly, they spend more time chasing than fighting. The art, however, is way better than the first story. This one ends with the possibility open for Darkseid to return with the Alien menace. (2/5) 3. The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo by Mike Allred (1997) - Oh man, this was the cheesiest thing I've read in ages! I have never heard of Madman before but Superman does a dimensional body switch with him and they end up in each other's worlds with their bodies and powers semi-switched. Madman lives in an alternate farcical sixties world. Anyway, they spend their time trying to sort things out and find that Mr Mxyzpklk is at the centre of it all. Not even funny cheese. Yick (1/5) 4. Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle by Chuck Dixon (2002) - Well, I was going to call this a pastiche but the publisher's note at the end says not to think of it as a pastiche but as a "what if" story. It's both. Imagine Kal-El's ship crashed in the middle of darkest Africa and he was raised by apes. Then we have this story here of a Tarzan-Superman who eventually meets up with John Clayton, Lois Lane and Jane Porter after they crash in an airship. It's totally out of canon but incredibly fun. I also loved the art by Meglia and Stewart. It's angular, cartoonish and wild. (5/5)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    To start, the original Superman/Aliens is a classic, beautifully drawn, taut with drama and suspense, pushing Superman and Lois to their limits. I know I'm not alone in wishing we'd seen Kara again. Superman/Aliens 2 looks good - Bog and Nowlan work surprisingly well together, but the story barely tries. The ending - Darkseid just planting a seed of doubt in Orion - works, but getting there... oh boy. Superman faces no stakes, and his run with Orion is just "big generic monsters." Meanwhile, Bard To start, the original Superman/Aliens is a classic, beautifully drawn, taut with drama and suspense, pushing Superman and Lois to their limits. I know I'm not alone in wishing we'd seen Kara again. Superman/Aliens 2 looks good - Bog and Nowlan work surprisingly well together, but the story barely tries. The ending - Darkseid just planting a seed of doubt in Orion - works, but getting there... oh boy. Superman faces no stakes, and his run with Orion is just "big generic monsters." Meanwhile, Barda and company run and do nothing. The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo gets points for looking nice and being eccentric enough to mess with crossover conventions. And for asking Superman if he believes in God. It's forgettable, but still charming. Superman/Tarzan doesn't look nice, though Meglia employs some interesting storytelling tricks, and reads half-ass. Avoid it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

    3 * is for the collection but each story gets its own rating. 1. This is a great 4* premise of Superman running out of power and having to deal with the Aliens. 2. This is a Superman/New Gods story that happens to have the Aliens in it. 3 * 3. This felt like a classic DC Comics Presents story with Madman. Loved it at 4* 4. I love Tarzan who was an inspiration to Siegel when he was creating the big S so that sounds like a great idea. It is but it doesn't work and that might be the art in this story 3 * is for the collection but each story gets its own rating. 1. This is a great 4* premise of Superman running out of power and having to deal with the Aliens. 2. This is a Superman/New Gods story that happens to have the Aliens in it. 3 * 3. This felt like a classic DC Comics Presents story with Madman. Loved it at 4* 4. I love Tarzan who was an inspiration to Siegel when he was creating the big S so that sounds like a great idea. It is but it doesn't work and that might be the art in this story which detracts so bad I give it 1*

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jefferson

    This collection of Superman crossover stories is worth reading just for Superman/Aliens II, which is one of the best homage/imitations of Jack Kirby's Fourth World stories that I've ever seen, although the presence of the Aliens (and even Superman, really) in the story is pretty incidental. The other tales range from merely competent to largely incomprehensible. This collection of Superman crossover stories is worth reading just for Superman/Aliens II, which is one of the best homage/imitations of Jack Kirby's Fourth World stories that I've ever seen, although the presence of the Aliens (and even Superman, really) in the story is pretty incidental. The other tales range from merely competent to largely incomprehensible.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mhorg

    Some great crossovers The class of this book are the two superman/aliens crossovers. The aliens of the movie franchise are the only thing that really gets the big S angry. The second xover, involving the new gods and Darkseid, ready needs a sequel. The other two stories are fun, superman meets madman, and superman Tarzan are decent, but the aliens rule this book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Shawn Zegular

    great read

  11. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Lemke

    The stories with Superman and Aliens were great. The Superman/Tarzan seemed more like an Elseworlds comic. The Superman/Madman story made me feel a little bit dumber for reading it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Connor McKenna

    Superman vs Aliens 3.5 stars Superman vs Aliens 2: Godwar 4 stars Superman/Madman Hullabaloo 3.5 stars Superman/Tarzan Sons of the Jungle 2 Stars Despite the fact that the scores don't average out to it I'm giving this collection 4 stars. It's a very nice volume with great paper quality that looks gorgeous, the stories collected a very good outside of Tarzan, but that works as a curiosity (it could have been so much better) and rounds out the book nicely. If you are a fan of Superman crossovers and A Superman vs Aliens 3.5 stars Superman vs Aliens 2: Godwar 4 stars Superman/Madman Hullabaloo 3.5 stars Superman/Tarzan Sons of the Jungle 2 Stars Despite the fact that the scores don't average out to it I'm giving this collection 4 stars. It's a very nice volume with great paper quality that looks gorgeous, the stories collected a very good outside of Tarzan, but that works as a curiosity (it could have been so much better) and rounds out the book nicely. If you are a fan of Superman crossovers and Aliens, definitely pick this up.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janek

    The best was the Supergirl/ Alien story, the rest were quite mediocre. Also another Tarzan story that I didn’t care for.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chris Fluit

    5 stars for the first Superman vs Aliens story, 4 stars for the second, 5 stars for the Madman/Superman Hullabaloo, 1 for Superman/Tarzan (oof, that was bad).

  15. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Four stories, two of them good, one of them unresolved and the last terrible. not a good mix when cherry-picking a collection.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Richard Gombert

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hektor Vokshi

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ethan Garcia

  20. 5 out of 5

    James

  21. 4 out of 5

    DEBORAH MCCLENDON

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sticks Phillips

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carlos

  24. 4 out of 5

    Deanna Chapman

  25. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sohan Surag

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Sartor

  28. 4 out of 5

    Petra

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rob Schamberger

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