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Superman (1939) #300

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2013-07-06 17:27:50 bugmenot1 Notes From the perspective of the 2006 reader of this story, the question of which Superman is depicted in this issue is an interesting one. Clearly, readers in 1976 would have thought this a purely imaginary story, as, indeed, its writers intended. As it depicts a baby Kal-El who landed on Earth in 1976, though, it could just as easily be interpreted as a Silver Age story pre-saging the 21st-century reinterpretation of the Byrne post-Crisis Superman. Certainly this milestone issue would not have escaped the gaze of noted-DC historians Loeb and Waid, who together are largely responsible for the Superman present in 2006. Regardless, Infinite Crisis tells us that this story is no longer to be considered "imaginary", but to have actually occurred on some "real" Earth, somewhere, somewhen. From the perspective of the 2006 reader of this story, the question of which Superman is depicted in this issue is an interesting one.

Clearly, readers in 1976 would have thought this a purely imaginary story, as, indeed, its writers intended.

As it depicts a baby Kal-El who landed on Earth in 1976, though, it could just as easily be interpreted as a Silver Age story pre-saging the 21st-century reinterpretation of the Byrne post-Crisis Superman. Certainly this milestone issue would not have escaped the gaze of noted-DC historians Loeb and Waid, who together are largely responsible for the Superman present in 2006.

Regardless, Infinite Crisis tells us that this story is no longer to be considered "imaginary", but to have actually occurred on some "real" Earth, somewhere, somewhen.

2013-07-06 17:26:21 bugmenot1 Notes From the perspective of the 2006 reader of this story, the question of which Superman is depicted in this issue is an interesting one. Clearly, readers in 1976 would have thought this a purely imaginary story, as, indeed, its writers intended. As it depicts a baby Kal-El who landed on Earth in 1976, though, it could just as easily be interpreted as a Silver Age story pre-saging the 21st-century reinterpretation of the Byrne post-Crisis Superman. Certainly this milestone issue would not have escaped the gaze of noted-DC historians Loeb and Waid, who together are largely responsible for the Superman present in 2006. Regardless, Infinite Crisis tells us that this story is no longer to be considered "imaginary", but to have actually occurred on some "real" Earth, somewhere, somewhen.
2009-12-30 17:06:01 ccl080673 Added Creator E. Nelson Bridwell
2007-09-02 19:48:58 ccl080673 Pagecount 36 32
2007-07-09 02:37:39 ccl080673 Removed Character El I (Earth-1), Jor -
2007-07-09 02:37:39 ccl080673 Added Character El II (Earth-1), Jor -
2007-07-04 12:59:01 ccl080673 Added Character Superbaby
2007-07-04 12:59:01 ccl080673 Added Character Superboy (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01-Clark Kent)
2007-07-04 12:59:01 ccl080673 Added Character El (Earth-1), Lara -
2007-07-04 12:59:01 ccl080673 Added Character El I (Earth-1), Jor -
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Added Creator Cary Bates
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Added Creator Elliot S! Maggin
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Added Creator Curt Douglas Swan
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Added Creator Robert 'Bob' Oksner
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Added Creator (Unknown Creator)
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Added Creator (Unknown Creator)
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Removed Creator E. Nelson Bridwell
2007-07-04 12:56:06 ccl080673 Name Superman 2001!
2007-07-02 13:24:14 ccl080673 Added Character Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
2006-08-01 18:56:20 DarthSkeptical Added Cover Added cover (thumbnail)
2006-08-01 18:56:20 DarthSkeptical Added Cover Added cover (large)

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