The Superman Files reveals the secret life of the man named Clark Kent and the world of the greatest superhero. Itís 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 Supermanís 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 Supermanís 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 Kentís 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 universeís 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 ageófrom new collectors just starting out with the New 52 to longtime readers who have followed the character from his very first adventuresóthere is something for every...
Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. Over the course of his career, he's written comics or books starring Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Justice League, and even Bugs Bunny. Some of his more recent works include DK Publishing's DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle and Running Press's The Batman Vault. He is currently writing a six-issue miniseries for DC Comics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Dorothy, and his daughter, Lillian. Visit his web site at www.matthewkmanning.com.
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