#1 Edited by ImTheDamnBatman (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

As cool as Superman is, I've had zero desire to read any of his titles. They just seem bland to me. Does anybody else share these feelings?

#2 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

There are people feel this way probably but there are also thousands who disagree. There are titles like Action Comics and Superman Unchained that are extremely not bland though. I'd suggest giving them a try.

#3 Edited by ColaNicole (587 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends. Superman suffers from being hard to write. Superman's main comics by Lobdell is crap. I still buy it as it's Supes. Greg paks' run, however has been great so far.

#4 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5907 posts) - - Show Bio

You're outta luck, nobody reads Superman. They just pretend to read it.

#5 Edited by TheFirstLantern (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

@imthedamnbatman Unchained is picking up steam, i don't read action but I've heard great things. Batman/Superman is alright and i started reading the main Superman title with issue 26 and it was alright.

#6 Edited by The Stegman (24426 posts) - - Show Bio

I just dropped the "Superman" title. I've had enough of Lobdell. But I'm reading Action Comics, Smallville, and Superman/Wonder Woman

#7 Edited by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

Unchained is one of the best books out there.

#8 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3519 posts) - - Show Bio

His main title has only had a handful of good issues, and Lobdell's been extremely bland. Morrison's Action Comics was great, though, and Unchained has been good so far (with much anticipation building for later.)

#9 Posted by nightwing817 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

Action Comics is amazing. I highly recommend it because it starts from Superman's beginnings and totally redefines the character. I consider it the definitive Superman title.

#10 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (1907 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is average...at best. Action is up and down. Superman Unchained, though only 4 issues in (maybe 5..I've not visited my comics shop in awhile.) is the one I look forward to the most. The best Superman stories are the graphic novels and mini/maxi series (Like Red Son or All Star Superman).

#11 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio

@imthedamnbatman: no, his new 52 stories have been pretty bad a$$ ... so NO, I don't share your FEEEELINGS!

#12 Posted by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

I still do. Superman is average, Action suffered after Morrison left, Unchained is the best.

#13 Posted by jwalser3 (5027 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by Wolverine08 (42355 posts) - - Show Bio

Naw.

#15 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Action comics, Superman unchained, Batman/Superman, Superman/Wonder Woman are all good.

#16 Posted by Catsnlynne (1032 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't hate Superman, but he just doesn't interest me.

#17 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (5646 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (1990 posts) - - Show Bio

Greg Pak's Action Comics is actually starting to become one of DC's best series nowadays and Unchained ain't that shabby either

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#19 Posted by bigtewell (749 posts) - - Show Bio

eh last supes run i was really into was johns. ive been meaning to check out paks and unchained is pretty good but doesnt stand out as a superman story for me

#20 Edited by Al_capOWN (534 posts) - - Show Bio

I dropped action at #10.....

I dropped superman at #2.....

Unchained I've only read to issue #3....but haven't dropped it yet, only cuz Snyder is writing it.

Dropped batman/superman at issue #3.....

superman/wonder woman doesn't interest me...

#21 Posted by Lvenger (19977 posts) - - Show Bio

Action Comics and Superman Unchained are the way to go for well written and interesting New 52 Superman stories. Smallville is also quite good if you prefer a different world building approach.

#22 Edited by Squalleon (4610 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Action Comics (1-18 and after that 25+)
  • Superman Unchained
  • Superman/WonderWoman
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Smallville

Pick your poison, these are all great.

#23 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by Squalleon (4610 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman Unchained is great

#26 Edited by ccraft (5278 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman isn't that good, but Superman/Batman, and Superman/Wonder Woman both are really good.

#27 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

@norrinboltagonprime21: eh, if you mean Lobdell, yes. If you mean the entire line, you are wrong, very wrong.

@imthedamnbatman: Maybe you have a very limited scope. Action Comics has been fun ever since Greg Pak to over.

#28 Posted by cameron83 (7338 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Posted by patrat18 (9772 posts) - - Show Bio

Action comics, Superman unchained, Batman/Superman, Superman/Wonder Woman are all good.

#30 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

The only Superman book I have a desire to read currently is Unchained.That is the best Superman book out there even though even it isn't that stellar and perfect.

#31 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5907 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_ said:

@norrinboltagonprime21: eh, if you mean Lobdell, yes. If you mean the entire line, you are wrong, very wrong.

@imthedamnbatman: Maybe you have a very limited scope. Action Comics has been fun ever since Greg Pak to over.

*Sigh* I was being sarcastic

#32 Posted by jackbensley777 (653 posts) - - Show Bio

@imthedamnbatman: unchained is actually pretty good. and im not a big superman guy by anymeans. the big blue boy scout annoys me... unchained has great art, JIM LEE, it also hadd dustin nyguyen (think thats how you spell it) in the last issue, he did batman for a while if im not wrong... speaking of batman, the writer is scott snyder. Snyder originally wrote american vampire i think then batman and now superman unchained. change of tone ! but unchained has great writing and art, just great colors too

#33 Posted by toptom (1177 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_ said:

@norrinboltagonprime21: eh, if you mean Lobdell, yes. If you mean the entire line, you are wrong, very wrong.

@imthedamnbatman: Maybe you have a very limited scope. Action Comics has been fun ever since Greg Pak to over.

This. I can't believe how many people seem to forget how incredibly bad was the Superman title until the issue # 12. Maybe they have forget those stories because they were insignificant. Lobdell has actually saved this title and despite he sometimes can use an excessive dialogue and even despite his characters can sometimes suffer of a flat characterization (many of them share the same humor) he can still tell an interesting story.

However if i had to suggest some comics that can intruduce somebody to the new-52 Superman i won't esitate since there are some of them that really shine among the others:

Action Comics since issue # 25 is the PERFECT starting point.

Superman Unchained.Of course.

Batman-Superman. Both its first run and even the current one which may be a shallow popcorn entertainment...but it is a really good one.

#34 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8008 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to start buying Action Comics now that Greg Pak is writing it, but I don't have the monies... :(

#35 Edited by JulieDC (957 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't read New 52 Superman (mostly because I am not reading New 52 at all right now) but I do read lots of pre-New 52 Superman and find him to be very interesting. He is an acquired taste but I'd check out several different books because he is a hard character to write for and some writers just "get" him while others don't and that is not necessarily reflected in what gets published.

#36 Posted by batmannflash (6221 posts) - - Show Bio

The Superman title of Scott Lobdell is terrible so I don't read it anymore. Batman/Superman is ehh...

Action Comics used to be bad. But it's been amazing since Greg Pak picked it up recently. And I'm currently Superman Unchained and Superman/WW (which I love).

#37 Edited by ImTheDamnBatman (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the feedback everyone, I'll be checking out Unchained.

#38 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

Im digging Unchained