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Posted by Callisto.

Woah, you guys put some amazing effort into these things!

Posted by Decoy Elite
  1. For the Man Who Has Everything (My favorite Superman story, overall just great and one of my favorites)
  2. Kingdom Come (One of my favorite stories, period. It'd be higher, but I don't really feel like it's enough about Superman himself to be #1)
  3. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (A great story that shows the possible end to Superman. Honestly if they were to ever retire the Man of Steel this is the story I'd want him to end with)
  4. All-Star Superman (Some of the best stuff in the Superman mythos condensed into one comic.)
  5. Superman: Red Son (This would be higher as I enjoyed it more than All-Star Superman and Whatever Happened to The Man of Tomorrow, but honestly it doesn't feel like a true blue Superman story even if it's great.)
Edited by etragedy

1. Must There Be A Superman? (This was the game changing story for Superman and maybe even for superhero comics in general. Prior to this, the only ethical questions that Superman ever had to face were of the type 'Do I save Lois Lane, or do I save Metropolis?' The moral dilemma of this issue is much larger, and has implications that resound in Superman stories to this day.)

2. The Sweetheart Superman Forgot (Begins the saga of Clark's relationship with Sally Selwyn - the most tragic love affair in the entire Superman lexicon. The list only mentions the story in Superman #165, but the story arc continues in Superman #169. The story is all the more tragic because in one of those life-imitates-art type coincidences, parts of the story prefigure actual events in the life of Superman actor Christopher Reeve.)

3. The Man of Steel (The definitive version of Superman's origin. Establishes most of the major players in the Superman mythos in a logical order and aligns Superman with the modern era. All in an entertaining six-issue miniseries. This is the series that made Superman comics fun again.)

4. Superman for All Seasons (Four aspects of Superman's life are highlighted in four different issues, each reflected visually and metaphorically in the four seasons. It's a bittersweet slice of Americana that deals with growing up and change and the positive and negative twists and turns of life that are universal. This is perhaps the most touching Superman story ever to see print.)

5. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Just like The Dark Knight Returns was the Ragnarok for Batman, this was the end-of-days story for Superman. Like most of the greatest Superman stories, this story is about more than just Superman; it's a farewell to a more innocent era of the comics medium itself.)

Posted by sinestro_GL

sinestro_GL votes:

3 votes for 'For the Man Who Has Everything'

1 vote for 'Superman For All Seasons'

1 vote for 'Death of Superman'

Thanks again for another great list!

Edited by Icon

1 vote for For the Man Who Has Everything: Not just one of my favourite Superman stories but one of my favourite from Alan Moore as well.

1 vote for Superman For All Seasons: This is such a simple and beautiful story with really unique art from Tim Sale who does amazing vistas.

1 vote for Superman - Birthright: This is my favourite modern telling of Superman's origin in which Mark Waid restores great elements to the mythos that John Byrne removed.

1 vote for All-Star Superman: Grant Morrison made me love the silver age Superman and proved that incarnation could work in a modern story.

1 vote for Superman - Secret Identity: This is my favourite elseworlds-style Superman story.

Edited by Lvenger

Only 5 votes? Tough call. But I'll narrow it down:

  1. For The Man Who Has Everything - Hands down one of my favourite Superman stories and one of my favourite Alan Moore stories too.
  2. All Star Superman - One of the definitive Superman stories of all time and a personal love of mine.
  3. What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the America Way - A quintessential look at what makes Superman who he is.
  4. Brainiac - An excellent Superman story by Johns with fantastic artwork by Gary Frank.
  5. Superman (1939) #247 ("Must there be a Superman?") - Another of my all time favourite Superman stories and a moving tale of Superman's impact on humanity as well as challenging his role as a hero and protector of Earth.
Posted by Squalleon

ONLY 5!!

Can i vote for stories that i nominated?

Posted by Jean199999

1. Kingdom Come

1. Infinite Crisis

1. Superman: Tales of the Bizarro World (Adventure Comics #285-299)

1. Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity (#1-3; 2003)

1. Action Comics (1938) #22-23 "Europe at War"

Posted by SandMan_

Do we get to vote again? XD

Posted by The_Tree

Four votes for Lex Luthor: Man of Steel. One vote for Last Son.

Posted by The Poet

@Callisto. said:

Woah, you guys put some amazing effort into these things!

thanks

@Lvenger: @Squalleon: @SandMan_: and this is one reason we do cosigning: you get to pick all your favorates and then you get to vote again for your top 5 (or however you want to use your 5 votes). to answer your question, Squ, you can pick any 5 you want. However you want to use your 5 votes (as long as you use just that...5 votes (no more no less...).

Sandman_: esentially, yes...

Posted by Squalleon

@The Poet: Thank you :-)

  1. Action Comics (1938) #775 ("What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?")
  2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
  3. Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything) 2 points
  4. Superman (1939) #247 ("Must there be a Superman?")
Posted by The Poet

@Decoy Elite: @etragedy: @sinestro_GL: @Icon: @Lvenger: @Jean199999: @The_Tree: @Squalleon: cojunted!

Disclaimer: I figure this is obvious, but if you change your vote please let me know if I have replied you and have said "counted".

We have currently had 8 Voters:

  1. Decoy Elite
  2. etragedy
  3. sinestro_GL
  4. Icon
  5. Lvenger
  6. Jean199999
  7. The_Tree
  8. Squalleon

stats:

Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything) : 12 Cosign(s) + ( 8 FOVs x 5 ) = 52

All-Star Superman : 13 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 28

Lex Luthor: Man of Steel : 6 Cosign(s) + ( 4 FOVs x 5 ) = 26

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? : 9 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 24

Superman for All Seasons : 8 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 23

Kingdom Come : 11 Cosign(s) + ( 2 FOVs x 5 ) = 21

Superman (1939) #247 ("Must there be a Superman?") : 3 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 18

Superman: Red Son : 12 Cosign(s) + ( 1 FOVs x 5 ) = 17

Action Comics (1938) #775 ("What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?") : 7 Cosign(s) + ( 2 FOVs x 5 ) = 17

The Man of Steel (1986) : 6 Cosign(s) + ( 2 FOVs x 5 ) = 16

Current top 10:

  1. Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything)
  2. All-Star Superman
  3. Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
  4. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
  5. Superman for All Seasons
  6. Kingdom Come
  7. Superman (1939) #247 ("Must there be a Superman?")
  8. Superman: Red Son
  9. Action Comics (1938) #775 ("What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?")
  10. The Man of Steel (1986)

Posted by SandMan_

1. Brainiac
2. Hitman #34 ("Of Thee I sing") 2 points
3. Superman: Exile
4. Action Comics: Superman and The Men Of Steel

Edited by The Poet

@SandMan_: counted!

We have currently had 9 Voters:

  1. Decoy Elite
  2. etragedy
  3. sinestro_GL
  4. Icon
  5. Lvenger
  6. Jean199999
  7. The_Tree
  8. Squalleon
  9. Sandman_

stats:

Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything) : 12 Cosign(s) + ( 8 FOVs x 5 ) = 52

All-Star Superman : 13 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 28

Lex Luthor: Man of Steel : 6 Cosign(s) + ( 4 FOVs x 5 ) = 26

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? : 9 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 24

Superman for All Seasons : 8 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 23

Kingdom Come : 11 Cosign(s) + ( 2 FOVs x 5 ) = 21

The Man of Steel (1986) : 6 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 21

Superman (1939) #247 ("Must there be a Superman?") : 3 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 18

Superman: Red Son : 12 Cosign(s) + ( 1 FOVs x 5 ) = 17

Action Comics (1938) #775 ("What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?") : 7 Cosign(s) + ( 2 FOVs x 5 ) = 17

Current top 10:

  1. Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything)
  2. All-Star Superman
  3. Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
  4. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
  5. Superman for All Seasons
  6. Kingdom Come
  7. The Man of Steel (1986)
  8. Superman (1939) #247 ("Must there be a Superman?")
  9. Superman: Red Son
  10. Action Comics (1938) #775 ("What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?")
Posted by SandMan_
@The Poet: How can we attract more people?
Posted by The Poet

@SandMan_: well, in the past I've sent out lots and lots of pms. Most people have at least one favorite superman story, so my answer: bother people! :D

Of course asking some of the community list regulars wouldn't hurt...

any of you guys like at least one of the above superman stories? Love to have you guys vote...

Posted by Icarusflies

5 votes to Red Son

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Posted by Joygirl

5 VOTES FOR EMPEROR JOKER! >:D

Posted by The Poet

@Icarusflies: @Joygirl: thanks for voting, guys!

We have currently had 11 Voters:

  1. Decoy Elite
  2. etragedy
  3. sinestro_GL
  4. Icon
  5. Lvenger
  6. Jean199999
  7. The_Tree
  8. Squalleon
  9. Sandman_
  10. Icarusflies
  11. Joygirl

Posted by Gambit1024

Ya know what?

Throw in all my points to Superman: Birthright.

Best origin story eeeeeeeeever.

Posted by YoungJustice

5 Votes for Infinite Crisis

Posted by The Poet

@Gambit1024: @YoungJustice: counted! thanks

We have currently had 13 Voters:

  1. Decoy Elite
  2. etragedy
  3. sinestro_GL
  4. Icon
  5. Lvenger
  6. Jean199999
  7. The_Tree
  8. Squalleon
  9. Sandman_
  10. Icarusflies
  11. Joygirl
  12. Gambit1024
  13. YoungJustice

Posted by Vortex13

Two votes for red son

One vote for death of superman

And two votes for Kingdom Come.

Edited by jeanroygrant

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Infinite Crisis

Kingdom Come

Superman: Red Son

Superman/Shazam: First Thunder

Posted by cbishop

Here's my votes:

  1. Superman #53 ("The Origin of Superman") - What could be a more important to Superman than this story? Even if they have to change the origin because of the lawsuit, this tale will always stand out as a definitive classic.
  2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? - The end of Superman, the way Superman should end. This story was awesome.
  3. Superman vs. Aliens - I liked this story for two reasons: 1) it re-introduced Kara from Argo City, when Supergirl was the Matrix-Supergirl. I was just disappointed that they didn't do much more with her after this series (I think she was seen one other time). 2) It highlighted the "Superman doesn't kill" rule, at a time that cynical readers were really questioning it, and showed how it works, even against creatures that anyone would kill.
  4. Superman: The Dark Side - This is still one of my favorite Superman stories. It just felt right to have Superman involved with the New Gods. He should be epic like that. The Kansas farm boy is cool and all, but his power is so grandiose, that having him stop yet another armed gunman, or the Toyman or Prankster, seems like swatting flies with a nuclear bomb. He needs more stories like The Dark Side and...
  5. All-Star Superman - This story did such an excellent job with both the "bumbling Clark Kent" persona, and with having adventures of absolutely epic scope. I wish the main DCU Superman stories were more like this.

It was fun.

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Posted by The Poet

@Vortex13: @jeanroygrant: counted!

We have currently had 16 Voters:

  1. Decoy Elite
  2. etragedy
  3. sinestro_GL
  4. Icon
  5. Lvenger
  6. Jean199999
  7. The_Tree
  8. Squalleon
  9. Sandman_
  10. Icarusflies
  11. Joygirl
  12. Gambit1024
  13. YoungJustice
  14. Vortex13
  15. jeanroygrant
  16. cbishop

stats:

Superman: Red Son : 12 Cosign(s) + ( 9 FOVs x 5 ) = 57

Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything) : 12 Cosign(s) + ( 8 FOVs x 5 ) = 52

Infinite Crisis : 5 Cosign(s) + ( 7 FOVs x 5 ) = 40

Superman: Birthright : 6 Cosign(s) + ( 6 FOVs x 5 ) = 36

All-Star Superman : 13 Cosign(s) + ( 4 FOVs x 5 ) = 33

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? : 9 Cosign(s) + ( 4 FOVs x 5 ) = 29

Emperor Joker : 3 Cosign(s) + ( 5 FOVs x 5 ) = 28

Lex Luthor: Man of Steel : 6 Cosign(s) + ( 4 FOVs x 5 ) = 26

Kingdom Come : 11 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 26

Superman for All Seasons : 8 Cosign(s) + ( 3 FOVs x 5 ) = 23

Current top 10:

  1. Superman: Red Son
  2. Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything)
  3. Infinite Crisis
  4. Superman: Birthright
  5. All-Star Superman
  6. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
  7. Emperor Joker
  8. Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
  9. Kingdom Come
  10. Superman for All Seasons

Posted by The Poet

I may change the value of FOVs because of how drastic a single vote can change the list, but we'll see. I may play with it...

Posted by RazzaTazz
@The Poet: I already co-signed For the Man Who Has Everything
Edited by SirMethos

For the Man Who Has Everything

Must There Be A Superman?

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

All-Star Superman

Kingdom Come

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It's too bad I didn't see this a lot earlier(i.e. in the nomination part), then my last vote would have had the issue where Superman-Prime from the One Million timeline, replace Kingdom Come :P Since that story really shows the full extend of Superman's nigh-unlimited potential.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

All-Star Superman

Superman Annual #11 (For the Man who has everything)

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Superman (1939) #141 ("Superman Returns Too Krypton!")

Superman Adventures #25

Edited by DonFelipe

It should be 1 vote only per story!*

Otherwise the final result will be unbalanced and pointless!

Superman: Red Son is my favorite story and I'd like to see it win but not like this. Another example: If 9 users vote for story A and 2 users throw in all their votes for story B! What kind of result would that be? The problem clearly is the factor 5 here.

Just my 2 cents.

I'm calling the Justice League now...

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Posted by entropy_aegis

Superman: Birthright

Superman:Red Son

All-Star Superman

Death and Return of Superman/Reign as well

The last one is tough for me there are like 5 or 6 stories that I would like to nominate,hmmm

For the Man Who Has Everything

A vote each for all.

Posted by entropy_aegis

Emperor Joker and Reign of Doomsday? should'nt they be in the worst Superman stories ever?

Posted by Moonchilde

All 5 of my votes for Kingdom Come.

Posted by The Poet

@DonFelipe said:

It should be 1 vote only per story!*

Otherwise the final result will be unbalanced and pointless!

Superman: Red Son is my favorite story and I'd like to see it win but not like this. Another example: If 9 users vote for story A and 2 users throw in all their votes for story B! What kind of result would that be? The problem clearly is the factor 5 here.

Just my 2 cents.

I'm calling the Justice League now...

well, like I said above your comment:

@The Poet said:

I may change the value of FOVs because of how drastic a single vote can change the list, but we'll see. I may play with it...

so I wouldn't change how we do things (each person has 5 votes and that isn't going to change). What might change is the value of a single vote because we want cosigning to be worth a little bit less, but given how many less cosigns we had than previous lists, it might be easier to change the value. but like I said...I may play with it...but we're not going to redo any votes (it'll be easy to change a number rather than contact 16+ people...

Posted by etragedy

@DonFelipe said:

It should be 1 vote only per story!*

Otherwise the final result will be unbalanced and pointless!

I agree.

(I actually incorrectly assumed it was 1 FOV / voter / story when I voted)

Posted by TheCannon

3 for Superman and the Men of Steel (BEST SUPERMAN STORY EVER!!!!), and 2 for H'el on Earth.

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Posted by The Poet

@etragedy said:

@DonFelipe said:

It should be 1 vote only per story!*

Otherwise the final result will be unbalanced and pointless!

I agree.

(I actually incorrectly assumed it was 1 FOV / voter / story when I voted)

Here are my 2 cents:

We would get less participants if we did a regulated system than we do with this free form. I understand your concern but my concern is to involve more of the community than we already do. There are a number of users who have said they don't like/read, so if I can get user doesn't read superman but knows a small number like one or so superman stories I will allow them to vote.

Even if everyone was able to pick 5 stories, I can't really take the time to contact those users with multiple votes for 1 story because I'm busy contacting users to get this project more community involvement. So if you think the system is flawed, I invite you to fix it hopefully that doesn't sound mean or anything...

Edited by The Poet

@SirMethos: I am going to count everything except the last vote because we do have "DC One Million" on the list (it's the arc rather than the individual issue, but same difference...). Up to you if you want to vote for kingdom come or One Million...

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: @entropy_aegis: added

@entropy_aegis said:

Superman: Birthright

Superman:Red Son

All-Star Superman

Death and Return of Superman/Reign as well

The last one is tough for me there are like 5 or 6 stories that I would like to nominate,hmmm

For the Man Who Has Everything

A vote each for all.

those stories are three different stories. I know they are connected, but you have to vote for them as seperate stories.

Counted all the other stories

We have currently had 20 Voters:

  1. Decoy Elite
  2. etragedy
  3. sinestro_GL
  4. Icon
  5. Lvenger
  6. Jean199999
  7. The_Tree
  8. Squalleon
  9. Sandman_
  10. Icarusflies
  11. Joygirl
  12. Gambit1024
  13. YoungJustice
  14. Vortex13
  15. jeanroygrant
  16. cbishop
  17. SirMethos (minus 1 vote)
  18. kfhrfdu_89_76k
  19. entropy_aegis
  20. Moonchilde (minus 1 vote)

Posted by entropy_aegis

@The Poet:Ok then make it Return of Superman.

Posted by asIsuspected

1. All - Star Superman

2. Superman Red Son

3. Superman: Earth One

Those are my favourite. I also love Straczynski run #700-703, 705

Posted by SirMethos

@The Poet: Huh, I must have missed that when I looked over the list. My last vote will definitely be for One Million, rather than Kingdom Come then. :)

Posted by Kesho_Ronin

1.Infinite Crisis

2.Reign of Doomday

3.Superman: Earth One (Volume 2)

4.H'el on Earth

5.New Krypton

Edited by etragedy

@The Poet:

I don't see how that would limit community involvement at all. No one says anyone has to use all five of their votes. If there is a user that only knows one story and they like it, they can vote (once) for that story (giving it 5 points).

They still contribute to the rankings since that one story gets 5 more points. And they need not have read or liked anything else.

But what they can't do is suddenly jump any single story twenty or more points in the rankings because it's the only one they know or like.

If someone thinks 'Red Son' is the only good Superman story ever written, they are still affecting the outcome by voting for it (and only for it) because they are in effect adding 5 points to one story alone (effectively withholding 20 points from all other stories). But they aren't doing so in an unbalancing way.

Easy fix. No sweat. :)

Edited by ngroove

@The Poet:

- Action Comics 484

- Lois Lane 106

- Action Comics 500

- Supeman 141

- Superman: the Wedding Album

Edited by ngroove

@etragedy said:

@The Poet:

I don't see how that would limit community involvement at all. No one says anyone has to use all five of their votes. If there is a user that only knows one story and they like it, they can vote (once) for that story (giving it 5 points).

They still contribute to the rankings since that one story gets 5 more points. And they need not have read or liked anything else.

But what they can't do is suddenly jump any single story twenty or more points in the rankings because it's the only one they know or like.

If someone thinks 'Red Son' is the only good Superman story ever written, they are still affecting the outcome by voting for it (and only for it) because they are in effect adding 5 points to one story alone. But they aren't doing so in an unbalancing way.

Easy fix. No sweat. :)

No, it just means "Read more Superman" - as there's 73 years worth of good stuff (June 1938-August 2011 HA!)

Posted by ReVamp

@The Poet: I would LOVE to. But inability to like Superman is very famous <.<. lol. I've read very little of him, so I'm not a good judge.

Posted by Mucklefluga

4 to All Star Superman

1 to Superman Vs Muhammad Ali

:)

Posted by DonFelipe

@etragedy said:

@The Poet:

I don't see how that would limit community involvement at all. No one says anyone has to use all five of their votes. If there is a user that only knows one story and they like it, they can vote (once) for that story (giving it 5 points).

They still contribute to the rankings since that one story gets 5 more points. And they need not have read or liked anything else.

But what they can't do is suddenly jump any single story twenty or more points in the rankings because it's the only one they know or like.

If someone thinks 'Red Son' is the only good Superman story ever written, they are still affecting the outcome by voting for it (and only for it) because they are in effect adding 5 points to one story alone (effectively withholding 20 points from all other stories). But they aren't doing so in an unbalancing way.

Easy fix. No sweat. :)

Couldn't have said it better. Thanks, .

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