Bang! Pow! Zap! HEROES ARE BACK!

Pow! Zap! HEROES ARE BACK! After decades in decline, comic books are on the rebound

When he flew over Metropolis back in 1939, he was merely a mild-mannered reporter with amazing superpowers. Now Clark Kent is back, but as the Yuppie of Steel. When he is not chasing stories as a star journalist for the Daily Planet, he writes novels, attends evening parties and shares his inner feelings -- can we talk? -- with his friend and colleague Lois Lane. His superbody has been redrawn along Rambo lines to reflect the iron-pumping fad of the '80s. Nor does Superman come quite as cheap as he used to. Last week a new, updated version of Superman began...

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