Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics Superman TP Aliens Madman Tarzan Dan Jurgens 1st print NM


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PUBLISHER Dark Horse Comics
WRITER Chuck Dixon, Dan Jurgens
ARTIST Kevin Nowlan, Carlos Meglia, Jon Bogdanove, Mike Allred
COVER ARTIST Jon Bogdanove
416 pages
Full Color
SIZE 7 x 10
Graphic Novel

In the first ever collection of the DC/Dark Horse Superman crossover stories, the Man of Steel faces the universe’s deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to defeat the xenomorph? Follow the Last Son of Krypton through the world of Madman and explore the jungles of East Africa with him alongside Tarzan, son of the jungle.

Collects Superman vs. Aliens Vol. 1, Superman vs. Aliens Vol. 2: God War, Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle, and the Superman/Madman Hullabaloo.

Over 400 pages of material contains four full Superman arcs from Dan Jurgens, Chuck Dixon, and Mike Allred, original covers, and pinup and sketchbook art from the original creative teams.

In this 30th-anniversary year of Aliens, fans can rediscover the Man of Steel combating the xenomorph-for the first time since 2002.

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) – 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). Kevin Nowlan’s inking makes this book. It gives Jurgens’ pencils a dark, moody look that looks made for the Aliens world. (5/5)

2. Superman vs. Aliens II: God War by Chuck Dixon (2002) – 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. This one ends with the possibility open for Darkseid to return with the Alien menace. (4/5)

3. The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo by Mike Allred (1997) – 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 center of it all. (5/5)

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).


Collects Superman vs Aliens 1-3, Superman vs Aliens II: Godwar 1-4, Superman/Madman: Hullabaloo 1-3 and Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle 1-3. Near mint, 1st printing.