My Top Superman Stories

This is a list of my most favourite Superman stories including Story Arcs and TPB's (trade paper backs/graphic novels).

Now Superman isn't may favourite superhero, but he is up there, and he's been in some fabulous stories. Now my Superman collection isn't huge (well compared to some of my other collections), but I am trying to get as much as I can, even if it's just in TPB's. I can't say I've read a huge run on Superman that has had a brilliant writer, but what I've read of Geoff Johns, and James Robinson's work have been very good.

The list will change from time to time if I've either read a new story or read a old one again feeling I've ranked it too high or too low.

WARNING: THERE MAY BE THE ODD SPOILER IN THIS LIST

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16 Comments
Posted by sethysquare

i wish you read all star superman

Edited by johnkmccubbin91

@sethysquare: I did, forgot about that, thanks for mentioning. How could I forget that.

Posted by TimeLordScience

I can't believe H'El on Earth is on this list...over For All Seasons...

Also the lack of "What's so Funny about Truth Justice and the American Way?", "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" and "Red Son" is disturbing.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@TimeLordScience: H'el on Earth is above for the Superman parts because as far as I can remember For All Seasons was only good enough for 4 stars, but I haven't read it in a while, so when I re-read it it may go up. As for the others I haven't read them. As stated at the top of my list I haven't read as many Superman stories as I'd like to have, but am seeking to justify that. Got For Tomorrow to read, and Luthor ordered. I considered getting Red Son, but didn't like the idea of Superman as Russian.

Posted by TheCannon

Good list. I've wanted to read All-Star and Earth One.

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

@johnkmccubbin91 good list but i do agree with timelordscience. For all seasons was brilliant and personally H'EL on Earth for me overall was 3.5/5 good list though glad to see ALL Star Superman at the top should really read Alan Moore's stuff soooo gooood but short amounts to only 4 issues

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642: I gave H'el on Earth an overall 4, but seems this is mainly a Superman list I took the average for the Superman issues, which was a 4.5. Can't recall exactly how much I enjoyed For All Seasons as haven't read it in years, but remembered that it didn't startle me, but that I did enjoy it, hence the 4. Not read any of Moore's stuff really should. Been meaning to read more of Moore's work in general as I've only read Watchmen which I loved, and his runs on Superman, and Swamp Thing are meant to be great, as is V for Vendetta (film was great), and From Hell (although film wasn't great).

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642: I have actually re-evaluated H'el on Earth, as although I enjoyed it I'd say it wasn't quite 4.5 star material, and that I was a bit hasty with that, so have changed it to 4, although I will have to re-read For All Seasons before I move that above it.

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

@johnkmccubbin91 also Luthor is leagues above H'EL on Earth but i'll PM you what Moore wrote for his Superman stuff

Posted by johnkmccubbin91
Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

@johnkmccubbin91 I loved everything Azzarello did with Superman. he had 2 of the best artists and the stories were so good although not everyone liked For Tomorrow i loved it and Luthor Man of Steel is what made him one of my favourite villains. i liked him before but that made me more of a fan

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642: Luthor was amazing, and I actually like the villain more myself, as I found him overused, and poorly used a lot prior to that, and although he still is now, I appreciated a modern story with Luthor being used properly.

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

@johnkmccubbin91 agreed which is why i liked Loeb and Byrne's run on Superman they really made Luthor a great villain and so did the DC animated shows

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642: I haven't read their runs, but will do so sometime in the future, and the animated shows certainly did as well.

Edited by lykopis

I'll be checking these out - I'm brand new to the Superman world so it's great to have a reference point.

Edited by johnkmccubbin91

@lykopis: I've not read as much Superman stuff as I should have so need to catch up myself.