Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Superman Power Records Book and Record Set from 1976 !!

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 !
 
Got something to add ? All are welcome to Leave a comment !

14 comments:

  1. Agreed! Love these too! I always thought Luthor's face was being melted then though. That pic scared me as a kid!

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    1. So much fun ! I'll be getting the rest for my collection. That last scene is cool for that, it looks like he's melting his face !

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  2. Love these! And I been trying to steal....I mean borrow some of these from my wife's aunt who is a retired school teacher and has several of these stashed away at her house but she is wise to me and my plots for these books/records lol. : D

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    1. You've gotta get your hands on them ! I think you need to assemble a 3 3/4 strike team to liberate them :)

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    2. Been talking to my "Troops" about this and we are planning a strike hopefully soon.

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    3. When you go into battle, make sure to end every sentence "This I Command !!" :)

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  3. Hit up Power Records Plaza, and you should be able to download this one, and a bunch of others!

    I've had the Ron Za, Supercop one in mind since I got the Kandor JLU pack-in. How did that guy just get enlarged and the rest of Kandor didn't?

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    1. Thanks, ill be checking that site out a lot ! Superman has a micro wave beamer in the Fortress of Solitude that changes his size. Ron Za must've used the same method to enlarge himself. As for the city ... maybe they didn't have large aspirations :)

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  4. Looks awesome. Reminds me of the Star Wars read a long books with small 45's. those were awesome. Probably have the books somewhere.

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    1. I loved those Star Wars books too ! Before VHS made watching the movies easy, that's all we had, and it was fun !

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  5. I love the design, especially the cover. I don't know what it sounds like, but I'm having fun just looking at the thing.

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    1. I was gonna post a sound sample but my software is getting buggy :( The book is really great as a comic though, it looks awesome !

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  6. There were actually more Superman Power Records, you can find the others on Youtube with showing the comic along with sound from the record, there's also a Superman torrent collection that has those records.

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    1. Thanks ! I need to check out the ones I missed !

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