Part two of this series looks at the rest of the Super Family and other Limited Series, minis, and maxi-series starting Superman.
Same Day and Date:
Superboy (2011-) #1-4 ($1.99 each a month after initial release)
Supergirl (2011-) #1-4 ($1.99 each a month after initial release)
Adventure Comics #4, 7-10 ($2.99 each) #5, Special Featuring The Guardian ($1.99 each)
From 2009-2011, DC relaunched the legendary title, Adventure Comics, as a Superman Family tie-in and it would feature Superboy and The Legion of Super-Heroes, whom were the main features for most of the title’s original run. Issues #4, 5 and 7 are Blackest Night Tie-Ins, and The Guardian special, along with issues 8-10, tie into the New Krypton epic.
All Star Superman #1-12 ($2.99 each)
The complete Grant Morrison written and Frank Quietly drawn, saga about Superman facing his own mortality.
Blackest Night: Superman #1-3 ($1.99 each)
The three part story about how various members of the Superman Universe dealt with the events of Blackest Night.
The Brave And The Bold (2007-2010) #2, #4, #10-12, #16-18 ($1.99 each)
Superman family appearances in the recent revival of this series include Supergirl teaming with Hal Jordan in issue #2 and Lobo in issue #4. Superman teams with The Shinning Knight in issue #10, and Ultraman in issue #11, as well as being part of The Book of Destiny finale in issue #12. Catwoman pays Metropolis and Superman a visit in issue #16, and Supergirl teams with Raven in issues #16-17.
DC Comics Presents (1978-1986) #26 ($1.99)
Part of a Bronze Age era attempt to give Superman his own team-up book. This issue from 1980 features Hal Jordan teaming up, but was digitized due to a back-up that involved the coming together of the Marv Wolfman-George Perez era Teen Titans.
DC Secret Files and Origins: Superman #1 ($1.99)
Special issue that tied into the Codename Patriot crossover part of the New Krypton epic.
DC Retroactive Superman In the 70s, 80s, 90s ($3.99 each)
The 1970s tale is a Martin Pasko story featuring Mxyzptlk, Marv Wolfman turns in a story that ties into his Crisis on Infinite Earths for the 1980s issue, and Louise Simonson returns to her Man of Steel run for the 1990s story.
DC Universe Origins (Free)
Free digitations of various two page origins that ran during 52 and Countdown. The Super related ones are; Cyborg Superman. Doomsday, General Zod, Lex Luthor, and Superman.
Legends of The DC Universe #1-3, #14, #22-23, #39 ($1.99 each)
James Robinson goes back to the Golden Age of Superman to kick off the 1998-2001 Legends series. #14 features Mark Evanier going off of an unpublished Jack Kirby script about the Newsboy Legion. #22-23 is a two part story called Transilvane. And issue 39 is a Danny Fingeroth tale featuring another “last son” scenario.
The Man of Steel #1-6 ($2.99 each)
1986’s 6 issue John Byrne written and drawn epic that was the origin for the Post Crisis Superman.
Outsiders (2007-2011) #26-39 ($1.99 each)
Geo Force’s decision to bring The Eradicator onto the team led the Dan Didio era of the title to become more of a Superman related book for the rest of it’s run. Including issue #37, which tied into 2010’s Reign of Doomsday.
Steel #1 ($1.99)
John Henry Irons is featured in the first issue of the Reign of Doomsday event from 2010.
Superboy (1994-2002) #74, 99, #1,000,000 ($1.99 each)
Conner Kent’s first solo series got the digitized treatment for issue #74’s tie in with Young Justice: Sins of Youth, #99’s tie in with Young Justice: World Without Young Justice and issue #1,000,000’s tie in with the DC One Million event.
Superboy (2010-2011) #1-11 ($1.99 each)
After his return to the living and Adventure Comics run, Connor Kent got his own series again, written by Jeff Lemire.
Supergirl (1996-2003) #36-37, #1,000,000 ($1.99 each)
This series featuring the Linda Danvers version of Supergirl was digitized for a crossover with Young Justice in issues #36-37, and as part of the DC One Million event.
Supergirl (2005-2011) #0-47, #51-52, #60-67, Annual #1 ($1.99 each)
Following the return of Kara Zor-El in the pages of Superman/Batman, Kara would get her own title. Jeph Loeb, Greg Ruka, Joe Kelly, Tony Bedard, Kelly Puckett and James Peaty get the ball rolling, including trips to the future with the Legion, and a brief stay with The Outsiders. #35-47, the Annual, and #51-52 comprise the Supergirl portions of the New Krypton epic. And the series wraps up with Peaty’s Good Looking Corpse in issues #60-64 and Sue DeCormick’s This Is Not My Life in issues #65-67.
Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in The 8th Grade #1-6 ($0.99 each)
A 6 issue Johnny DC series that ran from December of 2008, through May of 2009.
Superman 101 (Free)
Free digital comic giving you the 411 on Superman as part of the Superman 101 Sale from 2011.
Superman Adventures (1996-2002) #1-12 ($0.99 each)
First 12 issues of the kid-friendly tie-in with Superman: The Animated Series.
Superman Beyond #0 ($2.99)
Released in August of 2011, Tom DeFalco wrote this start to what DC hopes to be a branch out of the Batman Beyond universe in comic form. A sequel to 2010’s Superman/Batman Annual #4.
Superman: Birthright #1-12 ($2.99 each)
Between 2003 and 2004 Mark Waid spun this origin story that DC had hoped would be the definitive Superman origin for the era.
Superman Confidential #1 ($1.99)
2006 saw the release of this series, just like Batman Confidential, that would spin out-of-continuity tales of The Man of Steel. Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale started the series off in this issue from the early days of Superman’s career.
Emperor Joker #1 ($1.99)
Kicked off the September of 2000 crossover event that ran through the Superman titles.
Superman: For All Seasons #1-4 ($2.99 each)
In 1998, Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale produced this 4 part early days epic.
Superman: Red Son #1-3 ($2.99 each)
A 2003 Elseworlds mini written by Mark Millar answering the question, what if Kal-El was found in Cold War Russia of the 1950s?
Superman: Secret Origin #1-6 ($2.99 each)
Between 2009 and 2010, Geoff Johns wrote DC’s definitive Post Infinite Crisis version of Superman’s origin.
Superman: New Krypton Special #1 ($1.99)
Superman: The World of New Krypton #1-12 ($1.99 each)
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1-3 ($1.99 each)
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #1-2 ($2.99 each)
Superman: War of The Supermen #1-4 ($1.99 each)
Various mini-series and specials that tied into the New Krypton epic. The War of The Superman one was the closing chapter of it and led into the events of Superman #700.
Posted by Steve J. Rogers