The Man of Steel Collectors Edition #1 NM 9.8
Special Collector's edition (direct ed.). Published just a few months after Crisis on Infinite Earths, John Byrne's The Man of Steel updated the saga of Superman for modern audiences. His origin was altered, as were many other aspects of the character. This first issue reveals that Kal-El was conceived via the mingling of seeds in a matrix chamber, Clark's powers developed slowly over time (meaning Superboy was written out of continuity), and Superman's body projected an aura that protected his now vulnerable costume. Written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano.