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50. 60. World’s Finest #1-3 (1990)

Dave Gibbons, Steve Rude and Karl Kesel gave us a brand-new look at the Superman/Batman team. Steve Rude’s art, in particular, is just amazing. But really, Gibbons hits all the right notes, especially with the first Post-Crisis team-up of Luthor and the Joker.

49. “The Legion of Super-Villains!” Superman #147 (1961)

In this Silver Age classic by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and Sheldon Moldoff, Lex Luthor teams up with the Legion of Super-Villains, a group of adult supervillains from the future, to take on Superman. Outnumbered, Superman enlists the help of an adult version of the Legion of Super-Heroes. This is the first appearance of the adult Legion.

48. “Superman Takes a Wife!” Action Comics #484 (1978)

Cart Bates, Curt Swan and Joe Giella celebrated Superman’s 40th anniversary by finally marrying Superman and Lois Lane…well, A Superman and Lois Lane, that is.

47. “The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!” Superman Volume 1 #30 (1944)

Jerry Siegel and Ira Yarbrough introduce one of the most memorable Superman villains of all-time

46. Panic in the Sky! (Action Comics #674-675, Adventures of Superman #488-489, Superman: The Man of Steel #9-10 and Superman #65-66) (1992)

Brainiac takes over Warworld and comes to invade Earth. Superman must lead Earth’s heroes in retaliation to defend our planet. Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson and Jerry Ordway wrote this crossover story with pencils by Jurgens, Bob McLeod, Jon Bogdanove and Tom Grummett.

45. “The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!” Superman Volume 1 #164 (1963)

Likely the first notable example of the “humanize Luthor” trope that we have seen a number of great examples of over the years. Here, Edmond Hamilton, Curt Swan and George Klein bring us a battle between Luthor and Superman on a planet where Superman’s powers do not work. Surprisingly, Luthor ends up becoming a hero to the people on this planet, allowing us to see another side to the mad genius and, for the first time, get the repeated idea of “If there was no Superman around for him to attack, would Luthor actually be a good guy?”

44. “The Jungle Line” DC Comics Presents #85 (1985)

A Kryptonian fungus has a disastrous effect on Superman, causing him to try to get away from civilization. He ends up in the swamp where he encounters Swamp Thing, who tries to cure Superman of the Kryptonian virus, even as a delirious Superman attacks ol’ Swampy. This story, written by Alan Moore and impressively drawn by Rick Veitch and Al Williamson, is a compelling tale of how sometimes the most important fights are the ones you don’t fight with your fists.

43. “The Supergirl Saga” Superman Volume 2 #21-22, Adventures of Superman #444 (1988)

Superman is called back to the Pocket Universe (an alternate reality where there once lived a “Superboy” who sacrificed his life to save the Pocket Universe) by a woman calling herself Supergirl. As it turns out, a trio of Kryptonian villains were let loose in the Pocket Universe and are killing pretty much everyone in the Universe. During the battles with the bad guys, it is revealed that Supergirl is some sort of shape-shifting alien. Anyhow, this story is best known for the fact that once they’re done killing everyone in the Pocket Universe besides Superman and “Supergirl,” Superman strips the villains of their powers and then uses green kryptonite to kill them. This decision haunts Superman for quite awhile. This was John Byrne’s last major work on the Superman titles (he left soon after, although his general plans for the books were continued by incoming writers Roger Stern and Jerry Ordway until they ran out of Byrne’s plots). He wrote and drew the Superman issues in the arc while he wrote the Adventures of Superman issue with art by Jerry Ordway and Dennis Janke.

42. The Phantom Zone #1-4 (1981-82)

In this four-issue mini-series, Steve Gerber investigates the idea of the Phantom Zone (along with its history) while simultaneously trapping Superman in the Zone while the villianous inhabitants of the Zone are let loose on Earth. Great art by Gene Colan and Tony DeZuniga.

41. “Time and Time Again” (Adventures of Superman #476-478, Action Comics #663-664, Superman #54-55) (1991)

In this charming adventure story, Superman is thrust into the timestream where he bounces around different eras while trying to get his way back home. In essence, though, it was just an excuse for Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern and Jerry Ordway to tell great “done in one” stories of Superman in different time periods, including the past (World War II), the PAST past (Superman versus dinosaurs) and the future (Superman teams up with the Legion of Super-Heroes at two very different points in their lives). The art was by Jurgens and Brett Breeding, Bob McLeod and Ordway and Dennis Janke.

40. “Superman and the Fiend from Dimension 5″ Action Comics #1-18 (2011-13)

I would like to split Grant Morrison’s Action Comics run up into smaller pieces, but the fact of the matter is that the whole idea of his run is that the whole thing is one non-linear tale, as Superman takes on the fiendish Vyndktvx all over the space/time continuum. Of course, along the way we get to see Morrison handle all sorts of different look-ins into the life and times of the newly revamped Superman, from his origins to his progression into the modern version of Superman to the travels to the future to the Superman of Earth-23. The stories are almost intentionally haphazard as they jump around in time and space. Rags Morales and Brad Walker are the two main artists on the run, but a number of artists did fill-in issues here and there, including Brent Anderson, Andy Kubert and Gene Ha.

39. “Superman: Last Son” Action Comics #844-846, 851 and Action Comics Annual #11 (2006-08)

Geoff Johns is joined by Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner and artist Adam Kubert for this epic tale of the Phantom Zone villains and a young, mysterious Kryptonian boy that Superman tries to protect from General Zod. But what is the boy’s surprising connection TO Zod? And when the Phantom Zone Kryptonians attack Earth, who can Superman turn to that knows how to stop Supermen? Might his initials be LL?

38. “Exile” Superman Volume 2 #28-30, 32-33, Adventures of Superman #451-456, Action Comics Annual #2 and Action Comics #643 (1988-89)

Superman suffers a nervous breakdown, still reeling from his decision to kill the Phantom Zone criminals during the Supergirl Pocket Universe arc. He decides to exile himself from Earth. He comes into conflict with both Mognul and Warworld as well as the Eradicator, a fail safe from the planet Krypton. Eventually, he comes to grips with his guilt and returns to Earth. Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez and Roger Stern wrote it while Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Mike Mignola, Jerry Ordway, George Perez, Curt Swan, Brett Breeding, John Statema and Dennis Janke drew it.

37. “Dark Knight Over Metropolis” Superman #44, Adventures of Superman #467 and Action Comics #654 (1990)

Writers Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens and Roger Stern (with artists Ordway, Dennis Janke, Jurgens, Art Thibert and Bob McLeod) deliver this powerful three-parter with Batman bringing a little bit of darkness to the Superman titles. In the end, Superman and Batman’s uneasy alliance takes a big step forward when Superman entrusts Batman with the kryptonite ring, which became a major plot point repeatedly in the last twenty years.

36. Infinite Crisis #1-7 (2005-06)

This epic series by Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning saw the return of the Golden Age Superman as he finds that the heroes of Earth have wasted the sacrifice that he and others made during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. He and his compatriots Alexander Luthor, Golden Age Lois Lane and Superboy Prime want to make a fresh start with Earth, even if that means wiping out everyone on Earth to start over again!

35. “Public Enemies” Superman/Batman #1-6 (2003-04)

After becoming President of the United States, Lex Luthor uses his power to brand Superman and Batman as, well, public enemies of the state. This leads to the eventual downfall of Luthor from the Presidency as Superman and Batman must clear their good name, stop Luthor AND stop a Kryptonite meteor headed for Earth all at the same time!

34. “The Supergirl from Krypton!” Action Comics #252 (1959)

Otto Binder and Al Plastino introduce us to Superman’s teenage cousin, Supergirl!

33. Superman/Batman Generations #1-4 (1998-99)

John Byrne did an excellent prestige format mini-series detailing the concept of “What if Batman and Superman and their casts aged in real time from when they first appeared?” and Generations shows exactly how this would come about. Along the way, Byrne naturally alters his style to reflect the era that each story is being told in. Great stuff.

32. Superman: Secret Origin #1-6 (2009-10)

Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and Jon Sibal gave their particular take on the origin of Superman, most notably they folded in the Superboy aspect of Superman’s life for the first time since Crisis.

31. “Kryptonite Nevermore!” Superman #233-238, 240-242 (1970-71)

Denny O’Neill joined Superman as the main writer in this dramatic storyline that did a few notable things. First off, it moved Clark Kent from being a reporter at the Daily Planet to being a TV anchor/reporter for Metropolis’ top TV news station. Next, all kryptonite on Earth was destroyed. Finally, a Sand creature created by the explosion that eliminated all of the kryptonite showed up with half of Superman’s powers. Superman stops the creature, but in the end he loses half of his powers. O’Neil intended the change to humanize Superman (and presumably also make him more of a Marvel-like character) but it lasted roughly about as long as O’Neil’s final issue, which was also the last issue of the story arc. Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson drew the story (with one issue inked by Dick Giordano).

30. “The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!” Superman Volume 1 #162 (1963)

Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and George Klein gave us this Silver Age classic where we see an Imaginary Story where Superman splits himself into two beings (one with a Blue costume and one with a Red costume) and effectively solves all of the world’s problems (plus finally solves the Lois Lane/Lana Lang dilemma by just marrying them both!). This later inspired a late 1990s storyline where Superman also split into two beings.

29. “The Secret is Revealed!” Superman Volume 2 #2 (1986)

This is one dark story. John Byrne (and inkers Terry Austin and Keith Williams) decided to deal head on with the idea of a man as brilliant as Luthor being able to figure out Superman’s secret identity. Luthor goes through some deplorable methods of finding out Superman’s secret but once he does, can he even believe it himself? Byrne explores Luthor’s motivations beautifully in this story as we see how Luthor applies his personal beliefs to Superman and the result is both humorous and depressing. Plus, Luthor’s disdain for women is hinted at with his treatment of the female scientist who helps him find Superman’s secret.

28. “Up, Up and Away!” Superman #650-653 and Action Comics #837-840 (2006)

Kurt Busiek, Geoff Johns, Pete Woods and Renato Guedes re-launch the Superman titles “One Year Later” after the events of Infinite Crisis and 52. It is a delightful throwback tale with great art by Woods and Guedes.

27. Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (1976)

Gerry Conway wrote this historic meeting between DC and Marvel’s biggest heroes. Ross Andru, Neal Adams, John Romita and a host of inkers handled the artwork.

26. Superman: Peace on Earth (1998)

Alex Ross and Paul Dini show Superman trying to do something about world hunger and realizing that it is not so easy to affect change on the world.

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legion of 3 worlds is definetely missing. enough supermen in there to call it more a superman tale.

It’s funny how in the top 10 only 3 were in post-Crisis chronology, 1 was in pre-Crisis, and the rest are Elseworlds or such.

Good list.

Happy to say I have most of these in some form or other. Superman #199 is falling apart but I still paid through the nose just to have my hands on a copy, and I have all the other Superman-Flash races. My personal list has Birthright cracking the top ten (For All Seasons is good but falls apart after the first issue), anything with Crisis in the title is dropped to below 25, and I honestly hated Secret Origin. Only Geoff Johns could make me want to burn my Gary Frank comics. I’d have ranked Secret Identity higher, but I’m satisfied with where it is since it was all done with voting.

If there’s one book in all of this that I insist people find and read, It’s A Bird is shockingly brutal and honest and stands alone in this group as a must read even if you don’t have to live with a genetic time bomb. The essence of the book is a pure understanding of Superman beyond punching robots and radioactive apes.

I disagree with the order of the Death and Return trilogy on this list. The Doomsday arc was clearly the weakest part of the event, and really was only the macguffin.

Ermol7, great observation. I was even thinking recently how Superman, probably more so than any other comic book hero, works great when not confined to a set continuity, and I say that as a continuity FREAK. I just think that given his mythological qualities- Krypton, amazing powers, adoption by a foreign people, being raised with the highest ideals and thus being a role model to all others, etc- I think he works great when the stories are outside the day-to-day grind. He works well in continuity, as well (loved Infinite Crisis, for example), but Clark Kent is not and never should be Peter Parker. Nor is his universe the Marvel Universe.

I’m surprised that I have owned or read nearly 30 of these.
I don’t even consider myself a ‘Superman ‘ guy.
I’m a ‘Batman’ guy.

Batman is for teen-agers.

mckracken,

Actually, Batman is for intelligences.

Right, Stephen C?

I’ve read almost all of these. WOW. O.O

Read them all.

I’ve read 56 of them, and own almost all of those 56. Yow!

Um, where’s Action Comics #1? Was that even an option? If so, truly strange to see it nowhere on the list!

There’s a convention coming up in my area next month. This list will destroy my wallet.

Action Comics 1 (& 2) was an option but apparently it didn’t get enough votes to crack the top 75, ending up somewhere from 76-100.

The original Action Comics story not making the list is the biggest surprise.

All-Star Superman not being at the top is…weird. I mean, I like Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow and For The MAn Who Has Everything too, but neither is better than All-Star. Though yes, WHTTMOT is the superior Alan Moore story.

what about doomsday: hunter\ prey. i know its more of a doomsday origin and superman had that terrible long hair but it was really a fun read

Too much Johns crap on this list. Secret Origin and Last Son were awful. The will admit the other 2 arcs weren’t bad though.

Final Crisis is another shocker. Superman isn’t even really in it. He leaves at the start of issue #2 and comes back in issue #6 to pick up Batman’s dead body.

Think I might have to check out most of the 80’s and 90’s stuff on here (The Supergirl Saga and The Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite look good). The Superman output these days is so bad (Tony Daniel and Lobdell) or expensive (32 pgs for $5?!? WTF is right?!?), that I need some good stories to read.

I highly recommend people check out the full runs of Joe Kelly and Mark Schultz. Fun stories, nice art and (shock horror!?!) Many done in one stories!!! Lots of bang for your buck! :)

way too few golden age on this list.

get out there and read the archives people, Superman not being such a pussy makes for a great read.

The original Action Comics story not making the list is the biggest surprise.

Yeah, people really didn’t go for the Golden Age stuff. I dunno if Action #1-2 was even #76! I think it was, though.

Really? “Death of Superman” better than “Funeral for a Friend”??? I’m agree with the first 5 places in this list, but “Funeral for a Friend” could be at the top ten, while “Death of the Superman” even would be able to be outside of the list.

This list reads as if it were compiled by those with a casual indifference to Superman. I’d be shocked if the majority of voters have skimmed more than a couple dozen Superman comics given that only one of the first 15 stories tossed onto this list was published prior to 1985.

The list itself is great, but I’m always somewhat taken aback by the high regard for Birthright. I read it, and it seemed dull and cold to me. Still, I think there must be something to it because it’s often among the best, so I’m going to give it another go. That said, I love both Man of Steel and Secret Origin.

Incidentally, I’ve read all of these stories, and that makes me feel old.

I’m with those who believe “Funeral for a Friend” is a stronger story than “The Death of Superman.” “Funeral…” clearly delineates the significance of Superman to his supporting cast, the DC Universe, and the readers.

Excellent list! I even have some of these masterpieces, despite I’m absolutely bias to the BATMAN (seriously, I like how Jeph Loeb concocted tales with these super contradictions in comics history).

Mou,

I had the opposite reaction; I thought Birthright had a stronger emotional core and found Man of Steel boring. To each his own.

Good list! I don’t like all the stories here, but most of them are great reads.

Birthright had two HUGE problems: 1) A SUPERMAN COMIC IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL VIEWS, and 2) Waid’s portrayal of the cast was more caricaturization than characterization. He reduced the characters (Clark in particular) to cartoonish versions of themselves and they felt very artificial. Mou is 100% right about the arc being “cold”. Byrne’s Man of Steel was much more human, and much more real, if only emotionally speaking.

Otherwise it was an entertaining action comic that should have lasted six issues TOPS but went on for twelve. If someone had taken an editorial chainsaw to that thing and hacked off the first few issues entirely + truncated that last half where he fights Luthor then it would have MASSIVELY improved the whole thing.

@ Dennis: Does it matter? Over 26 titles on here were published before that time period, which is embarrassing to be honest. That’s way too many considering DC has probably published more comics post-COIE than pre-COIE. Honestly it lends credence to the fact that Superman is a relic, something I don’t necessarily believe in.

@ James: There’s *nothing* wrong with Secret Origin. Last Son was boring, but that’s because I’m tired of Zod. But if there’s a bunch of Johns stuff on here, it’s because he gets Superman. Not on the level that Waid or Morrison does, but he really does understand the character. People liked his Brainiac and LOSH arcs for a reason.

Not a bad list. Take out the Johns and Loeb stuff and it’s pretty great. I have a special fondness for the early Siegel/Shuster socialist Superman myself, and it’s too bad none of it is here. I don’t know what issue it is, but there’s an early story where Supes tears down a slum and forces the government to build new housing for the poor. It’s a perfect illustration of what the character was originally all about and I would have voted for it. Just two comments above me someone is complaining that Superman comics aren’t an “appropriate platform for political views,” which is absolutely hilarious, because originally that’s all they were.

Another story I really like is “The Key to Fort Superman.” Granted, the solution to the central mystery makes no sense, but it’s a fun twist and a great tour of the Fortress of Solitude.

@Turd Burglar,

irritant said it before me: Superman started out as a politically-charged character. I don’t want comics to turn into political screeds, but I have no problem with a writer exploring how Superman would interact with the real world (unless we’re talking “Grounded,” DC Decisions, or another story that fails at the level of craft). I liked how Waid had Clark Kent go out and try to do good in a war-torn region. If your lead character is extremely powerful and has an unshakably good moral compass, that action makes sense. I still want the fantasy element, but it bothers me how super-hero comics can completely ignore the real world for fear of upsetting a political group.

Two stories that should be included.
DC Comics Presents #59. Superman teams up with the Legion of Substitute Heroes, to hunt down Ambush bug. Kurt Schaffenberger’s inks over Keith Griffen’s pencils, perfect combination.

Action Comics Annual Vol 1#1. Superman teams up with Batman to find a vampire. Great story by John Byrne and amazing art by Art Adams.

@irritant — Superman comics aren’t an “appropriate platform for political views,” which is absolutely hilarious, because originally that’s all they were.

Bullshit.

@Mike Loughlin — Superman started out as a politically-charged character.

No he didn’t.

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Uh, hate to burst your bubble, Turd, but Superman was politically charged almost from the get-go. According to your mindset, a huge swath of this list should be invalidated simply because the stories are political in nature. All the Moore stories are political, as is “What’s So Funny…”, the Look magazine piece, Red Son, and others. Anyone whose motto is “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” is inherently political, as is much good literature in general. What else would you prefer be left out of Superman? Science? Philosophy? History? If you want your Superman divested of the real world, watch Superfriends. No politics, there. No stories worth telling, either.

Great list!

“Bullshit”
“No he didn’t”

Cogent arguments. Kudos.

Pretty decent list. I’d have added SUPERMAN VS. SHAZAM, SUPERMAN VS. WONDER WOMAN (’cause I like BIG comics!), the DC COMICS PRESENTS issues (forget the issue numbers) by Jim Starlin and Len Wein that introduced Mongul and Elliot Maggin’s novels LAST SON OF KRYPTON and MIRACLE MONDAY.

@Turd Burglar,

From wikipedia:

“In the early stories, Superman is the only science-fiction element. He is described as the champion of the helpless and the oppressed, and he combats real-world social evils: munitions manufacturers, dangerous conditions in mines and a hit-and-run drunk driver (in Superman #1), rigged prize fights and corrupt businessmen (in Superman #2), child abusers and wife beaters (in Superman #3) and crooked cops and politicians (in Superman #7).”

I know wikipedia isn’t always reliable, but I don’t have the Superman Chronicles in front of me. Fighting for causes and oppressed people are political acts. It makes sense that Waid incorporated such elements into Birthright.

brian, when you say “Casey’s run was great, but it has never even been collected” it makes me want to hunt down some issues (since i only have collected editions). could you recommend specific arcs?

” Fighting for causes and oppressed people are political acts. It makes sense that Waid incorporated such elements into Birthright.”

I disagree… I think fighting for causes and oppressed peoples are humanitarian acts. He wasn’t fighting for a political ideal, he was fighting to end human suffering. All the more poignant considering he isn’t human.

I’ve never understood people’s affinity for “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow.” Essentially the story’s premise is that finally the villains got serious, so Superman gave up.

@mrclam Everyone is keen on politics in stories to “enrich” them…until they’re politics they don’t agree with. Then they freak out.

hat i remember a old superman story i read when i was very young. clark kent/superman has the perfect girlfriend and lover but she is shown at the end as being only a figment of his own imagination. I dont know the issue number nor the time line. Does anyone else know?

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Call me weird but I think every Superman comic past 1965ish is either superfluous, a homage, missing the point or simply not good.

You’re missing Action Comics Annual #3 (2001), part of the Armageddon 2001 tie-ins … when Waverider sees a future in which Superman becomes President of the US

“Call me weird but I think every Superman comic past 1965ish is either superfluous, a homage, missing the point or simply not good.”

Wow.

Just…wow.

Weird is not exactly the word I’d use.

Anyway, the list is OK for the most part,. My two cents:
> There is a lot of mediocre stuff here from the past 20 years – stories from Johns, Busiek, and Waid particularly (Kingdom Come gets a pass). Also those stories of the death and undeath of Superman is packed full of filler and boring side character stuff. I think people are being nostalgic. The concepts of what happened there was good to great, but not THAT good to great.
>I disagree that Final Crisis/Superman Beyond can’t be separated. They both have different villains with different story arcs and you can read Beyond with no knowledge of Final Crisis and it stands on it’s own (a great story too).
>I think the Top 3 are pretty much all tied for the top spot. Interesting to observe that each of them is telling a different type of (never)ending for Superman
>Hitman #23 needs to be in the Top 10. It probably isn’t higher because of not being read outside of Hitman fans. Is it in any collected Superman editions?
>As much as I love Morrison, his JLA especially, JLA #7-8 it’s not a Superman story. Superman wrestling Azmodel is a moment and Superman’s struggle with his icon status is a subplot at best.

I choke up just thinking about Lana’s last words: “Nobody loved him better than us. Nobody!”

I choke up just thinking about Lana’s last words: “Nobody loved him better than us. Nobody!”

Right? SO GOOD!!!

I have to say, I was rather disappointed with Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? and For The Man Who Has Everything: they were interesting reads, but I feel far from Moore’s best work. I’d place Kingdom Come and definitely All-Star Superman (THE best Superman story I’ve ever read) above them, personally. Maybe even Red Son, actually.

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I’m shocked All-Star Superman didn’t top the list and I certainly think it should…good list though.

So political, this list has things that shouldn’t even be there. Did Loeb, Morrison, and the stupid “52” people pay you to make this list? The Death & Return of Superman with Kingdom Come should fillup like the entire top 20! “For All Seasons”?!? Give me a break!

Superman grounded is missing well at lest the first part. of the sereis was great.

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d'originalpeaks

August 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

“Secret Origin” and “Last Son” shouldn’t be so high on the list, IMO.

Birthright, is wayyy too high, as well.

I question whether “Emperor Joker” and “For All Seasons” should be on the list at all.

Other than that, great list

Very good list. Only adding: while omitting his time as Superboy for some reason (#54): The reason is: Superboy was not canonical in Superman chronology until Bizarro, who was a Superboy enemy, appear in his adult life as Superman. Superboy begun as a “child play”, in the lack of a better expression. Readers in that age seemingly taken the chronology with no seriousness. “Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite” was a unnecessary story, in my opinion.

Superman Vol1 158 should be on this list. Great silver age 3 part story of Superman and Jimmy Olsen’s adventure in Kandor as Nightwing and Flamebird.

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the woman hopes you would be there to guide her steps, or what else
do you think is taking responsibility.

Dc Comics presents #85 is such a beautiful story!

I really like the contrast between Birthright and Man of Steel on this list.

“13. Superman Birthright #1-12 (2003-04)

“Mark Waid, Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan retold Superman’s origin in a fascinating combination of various Superman origin stories of the past. I especially love Waid’s tributes to Elliot S! Maggin’s stories.”

That’s a just matter-of-factly recap. “So yeah, this guy wrote it, this guy pencilled it, this guy did something to it, and that’s what they did together.”

Then there’s Man of Steel.

“5. Man of Steel #1-6 (1986)

“John Byrne and Dick Giordano relaunch the Superman mythos in this excellent mini-series that re-establishes the entire Superman mythos ahead of the Superman titles all relaunching with a new status quo. What was so shocking about Byrne’s reboot was how much he kept the same. Superman and his supporting cast were largely the same, with the biggest changed being Lex Luthor now as a respected businessman, no Superboy, Krypton was a cold and desolate place, Superman was no longer “born” until he landed on Earth and Jonathan and Martha Kent still being alive with Clark as an adult. Clark Kent, I suppose, also saw a change as he was no longer so mild-mannered. In each of the six issues, Byrne re-established some part of the Superman status quo. #1 saw Clark gaining his powers for the first time, #2 introduced us to Lois Lane, #3 has Superman and Batman meet for the first time (in a standout issue), #5 introduced us to Lex Luthor, #5 gave us Bizarro and #6 had Clark learn about his Kryptonian heritage.”

For the man who has everything: a bit boring in places…maybe not even top 100 material.

But this Number 1? Meet Superman the quitter!? So un-superman its not even funny anymore…

Why Superman “Kal” and Superman #666 “The beast from Krypton” is not included in the list?

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