I remember comparing Superman and Action Comics with other super hero comic books with a separated artist and writer (including Adventures of Superman, included in the Spanish Superman collection along with Action Comics and Superman), and thinking "so this guy makes the best comic books by himself, while in the others there are two guys working and it's not as exciting!"
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I grew up on the same Zinco (Spanish publisher) comics you mention, Carlos.
As a kid I found it hugely frustrating that they mixed in the "Adventures" issues with the JB issues which were what I wanted.
That feeling even grew to almost hatred of the Wolfman/Ordway run and it took me some years (and maturity!) to get over that.
Now I can acknowledge Ordway as the amazing artist he is, back then it was hard for me to appreciate him as his style was so different from JB's.
Re-reading them now, the stories were not bad at all after all and they created an internal Superman mythology that had some great elements and are still around to this day (Hamilton, Bibbo, Cat Grant, Cadmus, Star Labs, etc.).
But the tone and approach was too different to what JB was doing, they didn't mix in well. Probably a bad decision to lump them together.
No. He's not.
I get where you're coming from but I'd probably go with Peter's "He shouldn't be".
Handling Superman correctly has been proven time and time again to be extremely difficult, objectively.
Which of course, gives JB's reboot even more merit on the basis of how hard an assignment it was.
Edited by Rodrigo castellanos on 09 April 2021 at 10:04pm