Superman: The Man of Steel #1 (1991)

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Published in 1991, this is the first issue of Superman: The Man of Steel.  The issue was written by Louise Simonson – pencilled by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Bob McLeod and Dan Jurgens – Inked by Dennis Janke, Jerry Ordway, Bob McLeod and Brett Breeding – with colorists Glenn Whitmore.

There is a scene in this issue where Superman stops a robbery and then saves a cat from a tree at a children’s center.  The name of the facility is the Children’s Aid Society – Coates Children’s Center.  An homage to Phylis Coates who played Lois Lane in the 1951 motion picture Superman and the Mole Men as well as the first season of the 1950s television series The Adventures of Superman.  Years later, Coates also played the mother of Lois Lane in an episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.  I’m a huge fan of the intricacies of Metropolis and how writers and artist name areas and establishments after actual people in the Superman mythos.

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