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They are the world''s two greatest superheroes. Superman. The Last Son of Krypton. Batman. The Dark Knight Detective.

In 1939, at the dawn of their careers, Metropolis’s Man of Steel and Gotham City’s Caped Crusader meet for the first time, teaming up to
battle the fearsome Ultra-Humanite.
 
As the years pass, their paths cross time and time again. Facing menaces as diverse as the Joker, Lex Luthor, and Mr. Mxyzptlk, they must combine their skills and powers to avert disaster. But even as they pass their mantles to a new generation of heroes, enemies from their pasts conspire against them. And at the brink of the 21st century, startling revelations will forever change the legacies of the world’s finest heroes!
 
For the first time, Superman & Batman: Generations Omnibus collects John Byrne’s ( Superman: The Man of Steel) entire epic saga chronicling the life and times of Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, and their families as their lives progress through the ages. Includes Superman & Batman: Generations #1-4, Superman & Batman: Generations II #1-4 and  Superman & Batman: Generations III #1-12!
 

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Born in England and raised in Canada, John Byrne discovered superheroes through  The Adventures of Superman on television. After studying at the Alberta College of Art and Design, he broke into comics first with  Skywald and then at Charlton, where he created the character Rog-2000. Following his tenure at Charlton, Byrne moved to Marvel, where his acclaimed runs on  The Uncanny X-Men and  The Fantastic Four soon made him one of the most popular artists in the industry. In 1986 he came to DC to revamp Superman from the ground up, and since then he has gone on to draw and/or write every major character at both DC and Marvel.

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Axel
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A Generational Delight
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
If you’ve read this when it originally came out, then this volume is a high quality collection of tales you already enjoy. The first set of stories from Generation 1, jumps decades from 1939 and contains breezy, light adventures featuring Batman and Superman working... See more
If you’ve read this when it originally came out, then this volume is a high quality collection of tales you already enjoy. The first set of stories from Generation 1, jumps decades from 1939 and contains breezy, light adventures featuring Batman and Superman working together, and getting along. Along the way, we see their families grow and develop and experience some tragedies that hit our heroes hard. There’s an annoyingly unexplained mystery about who Batman’s wife is, which is unnecessarily distracting, but otherwise the stories provide a light and satisfying peek into a universe in which the characters are assumed to have lived from the years of their debuts to modern times.

The rest of the stories include peeks into the wider DCU, so moves the focus beyond Batman and Superman, and at this point, the book only becomes more entertaining. In fact, it’s fair to say Generations only improves as it continues. If Generations 1 is fun and entertaining, Generations 2 cranks up the fun, nostalgia and intrigue, by several notches, and by Generations 3, we are in a full blown epic tale that feels like it combines the excitement of July 4 with the wonder of Christmas. The book ends with stories that are even more fun and entertaining than the ones with which it began, and that’s saying a lot.

There are a lot of robots in these stories, and if you look too closely, some of the plots frankly become repetitive. What makes these reoccurring motifs bearable though, is the way the stories posit the development of these characters lives over the years. They provide an interesting view of how the lives of “classic” Batman and Superman might have turned out, if they had been allowed to change within the confines of the books at the time. By the time we get to Generations 3, we see how those legacies impact the entirety of the DCU, and the series feels like a love letter to a type of comics storytelling that was at its purest.

Byrne does the majority of the work here, handling everything except the coloring and editing of course, but pretty much puts the book together by himself, which is impressive. The pencils lack the disciplined, controlled line of his earlier work, especially at his peak in the 80s when it was very polished, but remain distinctive and are a model of clarity in storytelling. Byrne is one of the most gifted pencillers in comics, and is arguably one of the best, if not the best, comic penciller ever, qua comic penciller. Of course, there are better, more talented artists. Others who came after him pushed the boundaries of the medium far more than he did. But as a comic book penciller, required to put out exciting pages with panel after panel of dialog and exposition on a monthly basis, without confusing the reader, few artists in comics can beat Byrne for sheer clarity, dynamism, and variety. His pages are always remarkably clear and efficient in storytelling. His drafting style is clean and attractive. He moves through various historical eras with an admirable command - his 1940s evoke the comic equivalent mood of the era - for example, and as a penciller, he is incredibly fast, knocking out the equivalent of two months work of pages in the time most artists take to produce a single book. His pages are a joy to read.

If DC Comics weren’t always run my muppets, they would have hired Byrne to do a running series about this DC universe of characters years ago. Alternatively, a series based on the DCU as it existed in the 70s or even the 80s, as written and drawn by Byrne, would have been a certifiable hit, but alas, DC comics isn’t known for its shrewdness or common sense. They’ve still to collect Paul Levitz’s entire legion run in an omnibus or two, but will do things like put out collections about obscure characters like the Blackhawks. As I said, not the brightest bulbs in the room. At least here, the quality of the book itself is excellent. The binding is glued but high quality, and the pages are crisp and white and the perfect size to showcase the art.

And at least, DC was smart enough to realize that this series by Byrne had huge potential when he came to them with it, and thank goodness that they did. We’re all the better for it. Buy and enjoy old fashioned comic storytelling at its best.
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Richard abeyta
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Perfect. A great elseworld dc adventure about family, friends and the struggle of legacy.
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
I am a dropdead superman fan and I love John Byrnes original re-imagination of superman’s origin. I also love classic worlds finest stories were superman and Batman were friends, not necessarily what it feels like today when their enemies almost all the time. And there’s... See more
I am a dropdead superman fan and I love John Byrnes original re-imagination of superman’s origin. I also love classic worlds finest stories were superman and Batman were friends, not necessarily what it feels like today when their enemies almost all the time. And there’s some thing about John Burns generation story as it follows the path as if they had been created in the 1930s and 40s where their history would lead that is very creative, very honest and I like that he adds the feel or the comic era. Like the 1990s. And that’s more brutal and violent versus the golden age 60 and early 70 that are silly and campy to the more modern age area which is trying to balance all of it out. All 3 min series are collected in this AWESOME trade. The first 2 are four parters while the last is a very TRIPPY TIME TRAVEL story told in 12 parts. The first is a tale of superman & Batman with there family’s that spans 4 decades while the sequel deals with filling the gaps on the history of other heroes in the GENERATION world. The last is a time crisis which cleverly touches upon every Classic time era of the DC universe , FROM KAMANDI AND OMAC TO THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES. It’s a pretty clever collection for any major classic fan and new fans because you really don’t have to read anything to enjoy it because it sticks to its own universe. The only thing that might drive people nuts is the hidden mystery of Batman’s wife. I highly recommend this collection because it reads so much better together as one volume and its a sweet wonderful little adventure into what comic books can be, which is a great story from beginning to end and the love of characters that we all enjoy.
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Tom French
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IMO Byrne''s Masterpiece
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2021
In its original release, GENERATIONS delighted me -- a brilliant story, mixed with subtle jokes about the industry, continuity, it worked on so many levels. But then, GEN2, which filled in the gaps in even more inventive ways. Together, these two books brought me back again... See more
In its original release, GENERATIONS delighted me -- a brilliant story, mixed with subtle jokes about the industry, continuity, it worked on so many levels. But then, GEN2, which filled in the gaps in even more inventive ways. Together, these two books brought me back again and again. What a delight to finally collect GEN3 in a single collection -- it''s been too long, DC. GEN3 delivers in a different way than 1 or 2, but is great fun to read... and THINK ABOUT! This is Byrne at his finest, beautiful art and clever storytelling! I highly recommend.
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Number Six
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Classic characters in a story by a great talent. They don''t make stories like that anymore.
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021
John Byrne has always been an artist and writer who can deliver the goods! I have these stories in the original format and now, with this collection, I don''t have to disturb them from their mylar protection. If you have not read this series, do yourselves a favor for JB... See more
John Byrne has always been an artist and writer who can deliver the goods! I have these stories in the original format and now, with this collection, I don''t have to disturb them from their mylar protection. If you have not read this series, do yourselves a favor for JB was at the height of his abilities when he told the tale. Two of my favorite characters in a story of what might be, an imaginary story, but aren''t they all? Enjoy.
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Perfect!
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2021
A perfect compilation of all the segments rendered by John Byrne!
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John Ashford
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I remember when this series came out. It was a fresh idea, so much tragedy for Supes!
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
Byrnes artwork is always eye popping!
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Worth It
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021
One of my favorite comic series. The book looks fantastic. Worth every penny.
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Great story and edition
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
Complete collection of one of the best Superman & Batman stories ever written
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Superior flapdoodle
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2021
Writer-artist John Byrne''s take on how the lives of Superman and Batman might have panned out, had they both come onto the scene (as their comic book adventures did) in the late 1930s and then aged in real-time, is an inconsequential but enjoyable tale that seems a tad more...See more
Writer-artist John Byrne''s take on how the lives of Superman and Batman might have panned out, had they both come onto the scene (as their comic book adventures did) in the late 1930s and then aged in real-time, is an inconsequential but enjoyable tale that seems a tad more substantial than is actually the case because it''s the work of a very superior craftsman. Byrne''s visual storytelling is on particularly strong form throughout, and he genuinely seems to care for the characters. Both his writing and his art display real affection for different periods and styles in DC''s books. And, for once, Byrne avoids his frequent tendency to mess things up with crass touches. It''s a really fun read for comic book fans of a certain vintage and inclination, though of absolutely no interest to anyone outside that demographic. The omnibus includes the three "volumes" of the series as originally published in floppy form. Volume one keeps a tight focus on the Supes/Bats families from the late ''30s to the end of the twentieth century: volume two looks at the same period, but shows interactions with the wider DC universe: while the extended volume three takes us all the way to the 30th century, bringing in the Legion of Super-Heroes, the New Gods, and the "Great Crisis" of OMAC and Kamandi. As reinventions of the DCU go, this is tame stuff compared to, say, Darwyn Cooke''s "New Frontier", but then that''s the difference between a minor genius like Cooke and a superior craftsman like Byrne. Byrne plays really well with the toys that are already in the box (as he himself said) while Cooke built a new box. But let''s not damn with faint praise, though. "Generations" is good fun throughout, occasionally affecting, sometimes inventive and even exciting at points, though volume three slightly outstays its welcome. Byrne''s tone throughout is upbeat and optimistic, in keeping with the old comics he''s celebrating, and this is a very welcome contrast to the juvenile "darkness" of way too many comic books since the 1980s. There''s nothing of any significance here, but that may in fact be one reason why it''s highly enjoyable to read. I particularly enjoyed Byrne''s characterisation of Batman as an empathetic soul who, you know, has THAT job to do, but still GETS ON with other people. I remember that dude from the ''70s, and I''ve missed him. Where''s he been all these years? PS The book is slightly let down by the formatting and production values. DC is consistently less good at Omnibus editions than Marvel, and this one does their usual double non-whammy of dropping the livery from the original cover art and not giving us much supplementary material. Minor complaints, but regular ones. It''s about time they sorted this out.
Writer-artist John Byrne''s take on how the lives of Superman and Batman might have panned out, had they both come onto the scene (as their comic book adventures did) in the late 1930s and then aged in real-time, is an inconsequential but enjoyable tale that seems a tad more substantial than is actually the case because it''s the work of a very superior craftsman. Byrne''s visual storytelling is on particularly strong form throughout, and he genuinely seems to care for the characters. Both his writing and his art display real affection for different periods and styles in DC''s books. And, for once, Byrne avoids his frequent tendency to mess things up with crass touches. It''s a really fun read for comic book fans of a certain vintage and inclination, though of absolutely no interest to anyone outside that demographic.

The omnibus includes the three "volumes" of the series as originally published in floppy form. Volume one keeps a tight focus on the Supes/Bats families from the late ''30s to the end of the twentieth century: volume two looks at the same period, but shows interactions with the wider DC universe: while the extended volume three takes us all the way to the 30th century, bringing in the Legion of Super-Heroes, the New Gods, and the "Great Crisis" of OMAC and Kamandi.

As reinventions of the DCU go, this is tame stuff compared to, say, Darwyn Cooke''s "New Frontier", but then that''s the difference between a minor genius like Cooke and a superior craftsman like Byrne. Byrne plays really well with the toys that are already in the box (as he himself said) while Cooke built a new box.

But let''s not damn with faint praise, though. "Generations" is good fun throughout, occasionally affecting, sometimes inventive and even exciting at points, though volume three slightly outstays its welcome. Byrne''s tone throughout is upbeat and optimistic, in keeping with the old comics he''s celebrating, and this is a very welcome contrast to the juvenile "darkness" of way too many comic books since the 1980s. There''s nothing of any significance here, but that may in fact be one reason why it''s highly enjoyable to read. I particularly enjoyed Byrne''s characterisation of Batman as an empathetic soul who, you know, has THAT job to do, but still GETS ON with other people. I remember that dude from the ''70s, and I''ve missed him. Where''s he been all these years?

PS The book is slightly let down by the formatting and production values. DC is consistently less good at Omnibus editions than Marvel, and this one does their usual double non-whammy of dropping the livery from the original cover art and not giving us much supplementary material. Minor complaints, but regular ones. It''s about time they sorted this out.
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John Byrne - always ALWAYS the best
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2021
A superb Byrne collection. Excellent artwork and writing from John. I think I may be his biggest fan though. So.... I''m biased.
A superb Byrne collection. Excellent artwork and writing from John. I think I may be his biggest fan though. So.... I''m biased.
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A master of the craft
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2021
It’s Byrne at his best
It’s Byrne at his best
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Um dos melhores trabalhos recentes de John Byrne, mas peca na parte final
Reviewed in Brazil on July 24, 2021
Compilado de 2 minisséries em 4 partes e da maxissérie em 12 partes escritas e desenhadas por John Byrne. A primeira minissérie mostra q aconteceria se Superman e Batman iniciassem suas carreiras na época da sua criação nos quadrinhos, na década de 30, e acompanhássemos...See more
Compilado de 2 minisséries em 4 partes e da maxissérie em 12 partes escritas e desenhadas por John Byrne. A primeira minissérie mostra q aconteceria se Superman e Batman iniciassem suas carreiras na época da sua criação nos quadrinhos, na década de 30, e acompanhássemos suas vidas e de seus descendentes até os dias atuais. A história avança de 10 em 10 anos desde 1939 até 1999 depois dá um salto até o ano 2919, mostrando o destino final dos heróis. O mais interessante é q o estilo de desenho, os poderes dos personagens e o tom das histórias acompanha o estilo de cada década retratada, desde as histórias mais simplórias da década de 30 até a fase mais trágica, sombria e violenta dos super-heróis na década de 80-90. A segunda mini, avança de 11 em 11 anos de 1942 até 2019, mostrando eventos não abordados na primeira. A última série avança de 100 em 100 anos a partir do século XX até o século XXX e tem relação com os Novos Deuses e a Legião de Super-Heróis. A primeira série é brilhante, um dos melhores trabalhos de roteiro do Byrne. Já a arte não está no mesmo patamar dos seus ótimos trabalhos anteriores na DC, como quando ele reformulou o Superman na década de 80 e desenhou a minissérie Lendas. Especialmente em Generations 3, a história parece redundante e o traço do Byrne bastante simplificado, com rostos cartunescos e contornos da arte-final espessos e desleixados, parecendo um trabalho feito às pressas, sem muito capricho. Ainda assim, vale a conferida pelas 2 primeiras obras.
Compilado de 2 minisséries em 4 partes e da maxissérie em 12 partes escritas e desenhadas por John Byrne. A primeira minissérie mostra q aconteceria se Superman e Batman iniciassem suas carreiras na época da sua criação nos quadrinhos, na década de 30, e acompanhássemos suas vidas e de seus descendentes até os dias atuais. A história avança de 10 em 10 anos desde 1939 até 1999 depois dá um salto até o ano 2919, mostrando o destino final dos heróis. O mais interessante é q o estilo de desenho, os poderes dos personagens e o tom das histórias acompanha o estilo de cada década retratada, desde as histórias mais simplórias da década de 30 até a fase mais trágica, sombria e violenta dos super-heróis na década de 80-90. A segunda mini, avança de 11 em 11 anos de 1942 até 2019, mostrando eventos não abordados na primeira. A última série avança de 100 em 100 anos a partir do século XX até o século XXX e tem relação com os Novos Deuses e a Legião de Super-Heróis. A primeira série é brilhante, um dos melhores trabalhos de roteiro do Byrne. Já a arte não está no mesmo patamar dos seus ótimos trabalhos anteriores na DC, como quando ele reformulou o Superman na década de 80 e desenhou a minissérie Lendas. Especialmente em Generations 3, a história parece redundante e o traço do Byrne bastante simplificado, com rostos cartunescos e contornos da arte-final espessos e desleixados, parecendo um trabalho feito às pressas, sem muito capricho. Ainda assim, vale a conferida pelas 2 primeiras obras.
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Reviewed in Canada on August 1, 2021
Having all the individual issues, it''s great to have the complete series in one place. This is a book I can repeatedly pick up and and leaf through to enjoy the artwork. John Byrne captures the feel of each era represented. Great production values on the printing as well.See more
Having all the individual issues, it''s great to have the complete series in one place. This is a book I can repeatedly pick up and and leaf through to enjoy the artwork. John Byrne captures the feel of each era represented. Great production values on the printing as well.
Having all the individual issues, it''s great to have the complete series in one place. This is a book I can repeatedly pick up and and leaf through to enjoy the artwork. John Byrne captures the feel of each era represented.

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