Comparing Comics #3

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And we return! We still have some awesome Astro Boy and Superman covers to compare, so let us not waste any time.

Bending girders and steel pipes; the favorite exercise of superheroes since…well…forever.

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Super Damsels in Distress.

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You gotta love their smug facial expressions here. Take that pillars!

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Oh, we must have caught our two heroes in one of those Kill-The-Cutest-Monster-Competitions. Kill! Kill! Kill!

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That is it for now! Hope you have all enjoyed this series, and if you did, keep your eyes peeled for more Comparing Comics in the future!

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Comet? What are you doing? You are not even supposed to be here this week!!

Comparing Comics #2

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Yes! It´s time to look at some more Superman and Astro Boy Covers! If you guys remember, I had a very brief comparison of Astro Boy and Superman in the first Comparing Comics issue. All comparisons in this series will be mostly in jest and should not be taken too serious.

As I promised, this week we will look at some action packed covers from Astro Boy and Superman, and I will not let you down! First off, let´s look at the most iconic Superman cover that exists, the first comic where Superman makes his appearance:

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Looks like the civilians run away in fear from a Superman psychopath that likes to destroy cars, but I trust the Man of Tomorrow knows what he is doing.

Here´s Astro Boy in a similar pose:

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Astro Boy sure has to destroy his share of robots throughout his career, always claiming that he doesn’t really want to:

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Superman has his share of robot rumbles as well, but Superman doesn’t share Astro Boy´s compassion for robots´ feelings. I think Superman is just happy he can finally fight someone he can go all-out on:

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To end this week´s Comparing Comics Astro Boy asked me to show this cover of him and his friend:

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That´s nice, Astro Boy, you should consider to team up with Supergirl and her super-horse Comet.

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Supergirl is a really cool superhero and can do amazing things, you would make a good team, Astro Boy. Isn´t that right, Comet?

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You are sick, Comet, very very sick…

Alright, folks, that´s all for now, this has been Comparing Comics, and I will see you again next week!

Comparing Comics

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Welcome to this new article series where we shall compare famous and less famous comics! Today we will have a look at Superman and Astro Boy comic covers and panels. Two heroes that share a lot of traits.

Both Astro Boy and Superman are sort of outsiders in society; neither are human. Astro Boy is of course a robot and Superman is an alien being. A common theme for both heroes is their struggle to fit in. They both try to live normal human lives when they are not out fighting crime or saving the world (or both).

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The difference is that Astro Boy, contrary to Superman, is not unique in this world, there are other robots as well, even robots more powerful than Astro Boy.

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If only Superman was still alive in year 2956 he wouldn´t be so unique either.

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And apparently Superman died in 1956 and was placed in a glass mausoleum…

Next week I will compare some action packed Astro Boy and Superman covers and panels!