Greatest Superman Comics
Soar into the world of the Man of Steel with the greatest Superman comics.
Superman may be one of the best known superheroes, but his comic book market is grossly oversaturated. If you want to delve into the world of Man of Steel comics, it can be quite a challenge to figure out where to start. Some are certainly better than others, and a far more entertaining use of your time. To help you out we have compiled a lost of our picks for the greatest Superman comics.
Described as one of the greatest Superman comics of all time, the storyline revolves around the mythology of Superman and the status of Muhammad Ali as a boxing icon. Published in 1978, the comic features the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali challenging an alien invasion of Earth. As the two legendary figures meet for the first time in the adventure, both challenge each other to determine the greatest fighter. The comic book, which is known and praised for its cover featuring a host of 1970s celebrities including Lucille Ball and The Jackson 5, is described as a "must-have in your collection."
The Man of Steel is the official origin story of Superman. Published between 1986 and 2003, the comic is described by critics as a "radical transformation" of the Silver Age tradition because it significantly alters the myth of Superman as a superhero. The tale of Superman: The Man of Steel is a revelatory comic, bringing readers back to Superman’s past, which includes him leaving Smallville and becoming Metropolis’ guardian and hero.
This comic explores Superman’s life before he became a renowned superhero. Secret Identity reimagines what being Superman would be like in the real world, as the comic puts readers into the shoes of a young Clark Kent. The tale follows Clark as young man into his adult life, giving the character a personal and relatable touch that leaves readers feeling more connected to their hero.
Superman: Birthright is a 12-issue comic book that tells the exciting origin story of The Man of Steel. The book is centered on Superman’s early years, which includes his relationship with Lois Lane and his first confrontation with Lex Luthor. It also incorporates his battle to save both the legacy of Krypton and the future of Metropolis.
Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl reintroduces Supergirl into the DC Universe as she undergoes training in the use of her superpowers. The story also features Batman and Wonder Woman, and provides great entertainment for those comic junks with a love for some adventure.
Superman: Peace On Earth shows Superman attempting to counter world hunger. It’s described as a creative account of how Superman experiences opposition to his attempts at curbing world starvation. This book is a timeless and heartwarming, with a humanitarian element.
This four-issue comic book limited series tackles events that run parallel to the origin story of The Man of Steel. The comic is a catalyst for the Smallville television show and captures Superman as a superhero through the narrations provided by several characters, including Lois Lane and the Kents.
The premise of The Death of Superman is that Superman engages in battle with a seemingly unstoppable killing machine named Doomsday in the streets of Metropolis, where both combatants die from their wounds.
Earth One is one of the original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth as he grows from boy to Superman like you've never seen before. The story is crafted to draw you in and cover most aspects of Superman’s life.
Superman's Metropolis revolves around the life of Clark Kent as he inhabits the world of Lang's Metropolis. The book has been described as "worth it" and is known for its stunning and creepy McKeever art.
The comic was created with the premise of "what if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?" Described as the best limited series after being nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award, the story includes reality versions of real political figures such as John F. Kennedy.
In Red Son, Superman has landed in the Soviet Union and has been raised by loyal Socialists. Superman's presence in the Soviet Union drastically alters the future.
Years after the disappearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane's teenage son, Jon Kent, learns that he is the son of the Man of Steel, and has inherited his powers. Following in his father's footsteps, Jon joins a rebel organization that fights against the now completely corrupt US government and their plan for total economic segregation.
Superman: True Brit is described by the Western Daily Press as "A rollicking adventure with an eccentric English take on the Superman myth." The premise of the story is a reimagination of the origin of Superman, considering how Clark Kent's upbringing would be different if his spaceship had crashed in Weston-super-Mare in England instead of the fictional town of Smallville in Kansas, America.
Can you imagine what would have happened if as an infant Sueprman was found by the Waynes of Gothman City instead of the Kents of Kansas? The graphic novel examines the superhero as a child from another planet who witnesses the death of his parents at the hands of the Gotham muggers and then grows up to become an avenger.