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John Byrne’s Superman Quoted Firestorm

In an early issue of his Superman run, John Byrne featured word balloons from over a dozen other titles released that same month — including Firestorm! This information was featured recently over on CBR’s “Comic Book Legends Revealed.”  The issue was Superman #10 (Oct. 1987) by John Byrne and Karl Kesel. In the story, Superman’s powers are increasing uncontrollably. On the page below, Superman’s super-hearing is enhanced to the point where he can hear every sound on the planet (or at least the entire line of DC Comics from that month).

Superman #10 by John Byrne and Karl Kesel

Man, I miss John Byrne on Superman! Great stuff! On the page above, check out the word balloon above Superman’s cape that starts with, “How were you…”. Then take a gander at this panel below from The Fury of Firestorm #64 (Oct. 1987) by John Ostrander, Joe Brozowski, and Sam de la Rosa.

Fury of Firestorm #64 page 16 by John Ostrander, Joe Brozowski, and Sam de la Rosa

That’s so cool! My thanks for the heads-up on this to Walter from the outstanding Boosterrific site dedicated to Booster Gold!

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  1. Corey Hodgdon says:

    Slipknot! Double bonus!

  2. Shag says:

    So true! Every time Slipknot shows up, take a shot! :)

  3. Martin Stein RIP says:

    It’s not only quoted, it’s the exact same lettering.

  4. Leenovak16 says:

    Slipknot! This makes up for that “Sweetcheeks” debacle a few days ago.

  5. Martin Stein RIP says:

    Maybe Fury is actually Slipknot! Slipknot would certainly call someone “Sweetcheeks.”

  6. Keith Samra says:

    Ahh the good ol’days, when Superman actually looked like… Superman!

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