The Adventures Of The World’s Greatest Super Heroes
DARK KNIGHT AND CAPED CRUSADER - After witnessing the death of his parents as a child, Bruce Wayne swore vengeance on the underworld and became Batman. There’s no doubt he has the greatest rogues gallery in the history of comics.
FEARLESS INTERGALACTIC HERO WITH A POWER RING -Test pilot Hal Jordan was the first human chosen to join the Green Lantern Corps, a group of intergalactic policemen who use their power rings to protect the universe.
SCIENTIST, POLICEMAN AND THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE - A freak accident left forensic scientist Barry Allen with the power of the speed force. He can move fast enough to run through time and vibrate his molecules through solid objects.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES UNITED - DC Comics’ greatest heroes come together to form the Justice League. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash are joined by the Martian Manhunter, Black Canary, Hawkman, Red Tornado and others.
THE WORLD’S FIRST TRUE SUPER HERO - Sent to Earth as a baby when his home planet was destroyed, Kal-El became mankind’s greatest hero. Superman has faced the most powerful villains imaginable.
MODERN DAY ROBIN HOOD WITH AN ATTITUDE -Oliver Queen is one of DC Comics’ greatest survivors. He should have died when he was stranded on an island, but instead he turned himself into a deadly archer.
AMAZONIAN PRINCESS & DEMIGODDESS - The modern Wonder Woman is like a hero from ancient Greek myths, with a warrior’s heart and the power to rival Superman. Stories in this collection see her protecting humanity from vengeful gods and mythic monsters.
Together, these stories from the past build up into a collection of some of the most significant moments in DC Comics’ history and provide an extraordinary insight into how the characters have evolved.
Each of these classic stories has a brand new introduction that explores the nature of comics in the past, puts the stories in their historical context, and explains why DC super heroes were such revolutionary characters.
Discover how some of DC Comics’ iconic heroes met and teamed up for the first time. Superman and Batman had existed for more than a decade before they first met in 1952’s Superman #76, a story that sees Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne sharing a cabin.
Relive some of the most significant moments in DC Comics’ history many of which changed the characters forever, including the comic book introduction of Kryptonite in 1949, years after it had featured in the hugely successful Superman radio series.
Relive the debuts of the most famous heroes and Villains in the DC universe. Most of the characters made their first appearances in short strips published in the ’30s and ’40s.
Surprisingly few comics revealed the characters’ full origins when they made their debuts. Batman is simply a millionaire who dons a costume to fight crime.