Power Records made a collection of Book and Records sets, and in 1976, they made DC Comics Superman !! The Man of Steel had two adventures entitled "The Best Cop in the World" and "Tomorrow the World".
I received this as a birthday gift when I was 4 or 5 and played the HELL out of it on my Lone Ranger carry case / record player. The art throughout the book is fantastic ! The stories are perfect for a kid to follow. The storytelling and sound effects on the LP are great ! I love the way Superman sounds when he is landing and taking off !!
The inside cover; where the drawings of the other album covers were .... I remember staring at them wondering what their stories were. Star Trek with Conan attacking Kirk on the Transporter pad ! Batman with a Gorilla and Sherlock Holmes ! The Six Million Dollar Man with all kinds of battle damage ! Those pictures kept me dreaming !!
The first story; "The Best Cop in the World".
Ron Za, a cop from the miniature Kryptonian city of Kandor, follows Superman to Earth to take over Superman's job.
It doesn't work out too well as Ron Za is caught in a Quasar Beam trap, deep in a junkyard. He almost perishes but the Man of Steel swoops in to save the day !!
The second story; "Tomorrow the World", has Superman being set up by Lex Luthor into becoming a madman when he rests. Superman defeats his enemy but there is more ....
The climax is great, as Superman figures out that Luthor is masquerading as President Fairlane and melts his mask off !!
These are the memories ! Being a bit young to really be able to read comics well, the record and book set not only brought the stories to life, but by reading along, helped to teach me to read better. Ever since I was really young, I loved reading. This was one of my first steps into the joy of reading that would last for the rest of my life !
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