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IDW to Reprint SUPERMAN, BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN Newspaper Strips

Now you will have a chance to read the rare classic strips from DC Comics.

It might seem a little weird that IDW Publishing will be reprinting old DC Comics newspaper strips but this does make sense. IDW's Library of American Comics and DC Entertainment have announced a new partnership to reprint some of DC's rarest stories featuring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Back in the 1940s when Superman, Batman and Wonder Women were rising in popularity in comic books, they also appeared in runs of newspaper comic strips. Most of these were never reprinted or seen since they first appeared. Superman's run lasted more than 25 years between 1939 and 1966. Only about 10% of these have ever been reprinted.

The complete comics will be released in three sub-sets focusing on the Silver Age, Atomic Age and Golden Age. The black-and-white daily and color Sunday strips featured distinct stories and will be released in separate deluxe hardcovers.

This series begins in July with SUPERMAN: THE SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES, VOL 1: 1958-1961. The book will contain nearly 800 strips featuring artwork by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye.

Additional information on the Sunday books as well as the Batman and Wonder Woman collections will follow.

I'm totally going to buy these.

SUPERMAN: THE SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES, VOL. 1: 1958-1961

(HC, B&W, $49.99, 288 pages, 11” x 8.5”)

ISBN: 978-1-61377-666-7

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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Sounds like an interesting thing to get, especially for the most dedicated collectors.

Posted by Zeeguy91

Is IDW allowed to do this? Doesn't DC have the rights over those strips?

Posted by Teerack

I wish someone would do this for the Spider-Man news paper strips. I always tried to fallow those but I kept missing important parts >.<

Posted by G-Man

@Zeeguy91: Second sentence:

IDW's Library of American Comics and DC Entertainment have announced a new partnership to reprint some of DC's rarest stories featuring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
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Posted by Darkhero

I can't wait to buy it! I love all the crazy stories that are from the silver age!

Posted by LaserLambert

Wow this is great, correct me if I'm wrong but I think Jor-El (or Jor-L) and Lara were first introduced in the newspaper strips in the golden age, and the first glimpses of the story of Krypton's death too, and the silver age too? this is a great bit of news. definitely a must have for me.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

That is pretty cool to see some old DC stories

Posted by impossibilly

Exciting news! I feel like this means we're one step closer to a Batman: Year One Artist Edition aka take my money now.

Posted by Icon

This is an awesome idea. Good for IDW and good on DCE for allowing this. It's a collectors dream.

Posted by sinestro_GL

IDW - FULL OF WIN!

Posted by BritishMonkey

Strange...

Edited by lifeboy

Awwwww.... what a good idea! I'd love to see this and also am in! Gman, this makes the second golden age book we will be getting because of the 75 years of dc golden age encyclopedia.

Edited by NightFang

If DC and IDW can do this than why not...

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Finally something to save my pennies for.

Posted by longbowhunter

My son bought me a hardcover collection of the Batman strips years back.

Posted by guttridgeb

Nice, I'll be getting this when it comes out hopefully.

Edited by jinxuandi

@LaserLambert said:

Wow this is great, correct me if I'm wrong but I think Jor-El (or Jor-L) and Lara were first introduced in the newspaper strips in the golden age, and the first glimpses of the story of Krypton's death too, and the silver age too? this is a great bit of news. definitely a must have for me.

I could be wrong but I think the names of his parents come from the radio show. I know for certain they are mentioned in the radio show before the comic mags, but it's possible they appeared in the strip first.

I didn't even realize that Wonder Woman had a newspaper strip but it makes sense. Not a bad price either.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I was confused like crazy when I first saw this, but now that I see that IDW and DC are in partnership to allow this, it makes sense. I like the idea!