I received an interesting email from comic book collector Tony Pomilla. Like me, he enjoys collecting foreign items, but he raises the difficulty a few notches by tracking down specific issue variants. Among the issue variants he collects is Superman #233, the first issue of classic Kryptonite Nevermore story with cover art by Neal Adams. (Previously discussed here.) Amazingly, Tony’s catalogued over 20 variants and reprints of this issue, including the United States versions. Here are some pictures:
Superman Supacomic #150 (Australia) (Note: This is one of the variants Tony is looking for… if you have it, please contact him.)
This has to be one of the most complete collections of Superman #233 variants in the world… simply amazing. I like foreign comics, but to target one specific issue and come up with all of these versions is just impressive. Thanks so much for sharing, Tony!
If you have a Superman #233 variant not listed here, please contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superman #233 Variant Checklist
|Title & Issue Number (if applicable)||Country or Language|
|Superman #233||United States|
|Superman #233 Millenium Edition||United States|
|Superman #5 Geant||France|
|Superman La Courbe du Temps||France|
|Superman Nembokid #3 Cenisio||Italy|
|Superman #137 Heritage||Belgium and Canada (French)|
|Superman #858 Novaro||Mexico|
|Superman En Los Setentas||Mexico|
|Superman Batman #8||Germany|
|Superman Museum Version 1||Germany|
|Superman Museum Version 2||Germany|
|Stålmannen #4 Semic||Sweden|
|Supermann #4 Semic||Norway|
|Superman Bi #72 EBAL||Brazil|
|Superman Classics #97||Dutch|
|Superman #2 1978 Series||Japan|
|Supermann Special Edition||Japan|
|Superman Supacomic #150||Australia|
Books & Miscellaneous
|Title||Country or Language|
|Superman in the Seventies||United States|
|Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore (DC Classics Library)||United States|
|Superman Kryptonite Nevermore Note Pad||Japan|
Do you have a rare/interesting/amazing/weird Superman collectible?
Please contact me! I’d love to see it and maybe even share it on Collecting Superman!