New 52 Superman Timeline

#1 Edited by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

OK. Im doing a Aquaman Timeline http://www.comicvine.com/aquaman/29-2357/new-52-aquaman-timeline/92-700692/#8

Ive started doing a Superman timeline. With ol' Supes getting more appearances now it might get harder but here we go

3600 YEARS AGO

Superman Annual #001 Page 1-3

300 YEARS AGO???

Superboy #000 Page 1-4

39 YEARS AGO

Superman #017 Page 18

29 YEARS AGO

Action Comics #005 Pg 23-23 (Kents Get Married)

28 YEARS AGO???

Superman #016 Page 2-5

Supergirl #006 Page 2-3

Supergirl #007 Page 2

27 YEARS AGO

Supergirl #002 Page 2

Superman #000

Supergirl #000

----------------KRYPTON DESTROYED-----------------

Action Comics #013 Page 27-30

Action Comics #003 Page 1-8

----------------KENTS FIND KAL-EL------------------------

Action Comics #005 Page 25-End,

Action Comics #005 Page 1-16

10 YEARS AGO

Action Comics #015 Page 5,21-22

Action Comics #017 Page 1-3

5 YEARS AGO

Action Comics #017 Page 14-15

Action Comics #000 Page 1-24

----------------VS METALLO & BRAINIAC-----------------

Action Comics #001

Action Comics #002 Page 1-16

Action Comics #005 Page 17-18

Action Comics #002 Page 17-End

Action Comics #003 Page 9-End

Action Comics #004

Action Comics #007

Action Comics #008

----------------VS K-MAN---------------------------

Action Comics Annual #001

----------------JUSTICE LEAGUE ORIGIN-------------

Justice League #001 Page 25-End

Justice League #002

Justice League #003

Justice League #004

Justice League #005

Justice League #006

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Action Comics #010

Action Comics #011

Action Comics #012

Action Comics #013 Page 1-26

------------------MISSION TO MARS----------------

Action Comics #014 Page 6-7, 11-16,19-20,23-24

Action Comics #014 Page 1-5,8-10,17-18,21-22

Action Comics #015 Page 8-10, 17-18

Action Comics #016 Page 6-22

Action Comics #017 Page 8-10, 17-End

Action Comics #018

-------------SUPERMAN LEARNS ABOUT KRYPTON -------

Action Comics #014 Page 27-End

1 YEAR AGO

Action Comics #019

Action Comics #020

NOW

Swamp Thing #001 Page 2-12

Justice League Dark #001 Page 10-13

------------------SUPERGIRL 1ST APP---------------

Supergirl #001 Page 19-End

Supergirl #002 Page 2-20

Supergirl #003 Page 2-5

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Superman #001

Superman #002

Superman #003

Superman #004

Superman #005

Superman #006

----------------TEAM-UP BATMAN/FLASH------------

Batman TDK #005 Page 10-End

Batman TDK #006 Page 2-5,11-12

Batman TDK #007 Page 11-12

----------SUPERMAN TRAVELS WITH LSH-------------

Action Comics #005 Page 19-22

Action Comics #006

-----------VILLAINS JOURNEY PROLOUGE-------------

Justice League #007

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OMAC #007 Page 2-6

Superman #007

Superman #008

---------------GREEN ARROW TEAM-UP--------------

Justice League #008

---------------VILLAINS JOURNEY-------------------

Justice League #009 Page 9-End

Justice League #010 Page 9-End

Justice League #011

Justice League #012

Justice League #013 Page 5

---------------SECRETS AND LIES-------------------

Superman #009

Superman #010

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Superman #011

Superman #012

--------PROTECTOR OF THE PEOPLE------------------

Superman Annual #001 Page 4-End

------------RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY----------------

Green Lantern #013 Page 21-22

Green Lantern #014 Page 7-12

------------THE SECRET OF THE CHEETAH-----------

Justice League #013 Page 6-End

Justice League #014 Page 7-16

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Red Hood and the Outlaws #014 Page 2-12

-----------------H'EL ON EARTH---------------------

Superman #013

Supergirl #014 Page 2-4

Superman #014

Superboy #015 Page 4-7, 9-12, 14-End

Superman #015

Superboy #016 Page 4,2-3, 5-End

Superboy Annual #001

Superman #016 Page 6-End

Superboy #017 Page 2-8

Supergirl #017 Page 6-8

Superman #018

------------THRONE OF ATLANTIS-------------------

Justice League #015

Aquaman #015

Justice League #016

Aquaman #016

Justice League #017 Page 1-2, 5-21, 25

-------------YOUNG ROMANCE-------------------------

Young Romance One-Shot Page 40-47

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Justice League #018 Page 4-End

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Superman #018

Superman #019

Superman #020

-----TEAM-UP BATMAN GHOST LIGHTS-------------

Batman #019 Second Story

Batman #020 Second Story

------PRELUDE TO INFINITY WAR----------------------

The Fury of Firestorm #020 Page 10, 18-End

Justice League #019 Page 11-12, 15-18

Justice League #020 Page 7-8, 10,13-19

If you have any queries, let me know. In the meantime enjoy

#2 Posted by krspaceT (1458 posts) - - Show Bio

Impressive

#3 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Updated with Superman 14. Was hoping he was going to be this week's Aquaman. But we got dates when Superman landed on earth. Thanks H'el

#4 Posted by saoakden (968 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm impressed.

#5 Posted by Supes1903 (137 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks Supes. Missed that one. Updated

#7 Posted by sgcomicguy (89 posts) - - Show Bio

This is fantastic!

#8 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately you are wrong on a number of points...

October 1965 - Dr. Xa-Du first inhabitant of the Phantom Zone

1982 - Martha and Johnathan Kent are married

1984 - Martha Kent starts hormone treatments for invitro fertilization

1985 - Martha Kent has a Miscarriage

July 1985 - Kal-El is born

October 31 1985 - Krypton is destroyed

Nov 1985 - Feb 1986 - Kal-El lands on Earth

between 2003 and 2005 - Clark Kent has sold or leased the Kent Farm and leaves Smallville

Summer/Fall 2005 - Clark arrives in Metropolis and debuts as Superman

Fall 2005 - Brainiac attacks and Superman finds Kandor as well as has a trip inside it and returns with the Phantom Zone projector.

between December 2005 and January 2006 - The Justice League forms

2006 - Superman moves to the fortress of solitude in the artic, givin the Brainiac satelite to the justice league

Oct 31 2006 - Xa-Du attempts to escape the phantom zone, but fails. Krypto is freed from phantom zone.

Almost all Superman appearances outside of his own and the superman family comics happens in 2011...because most comics in the DCnU take place in 2011.

The events of present day Superman happen in late/early 2011/2012 due to the fact that we have the date of Superboys release, a rough time span of Supergirl's actions and thus we're left with the beginning of Superman's first arcand ending to be encapsulated in the time frame of Kara's confusion and "few weeks" which must also have happened around new years of 2012.

Mission to Mar's from action Comics is in 2012 as the dialogue indicates he is well known and he has been to the place several times and given that the time scale makes it so this could only happen between 3 and 4 times the only way that it is possible for it to be a regular event is if it happens in the present.

#9 Edited by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW!! Where did you get this info? I dont remember reading about martha having a miscarriage.

As for the stuff happening in SG & SB ill re-read it and change accordingly.

For the mission to mars. in the second story, it stats that the red blur was superman LAST WEEK. So i assumed that it all happened right after one another not 5 years later.

#10 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

great job.

#11 Edited by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@lordgawain said:

WOW!! Where did you get this info? I dont remember reading about martha having a miscarriage.

As for the stuff happening in SG & SB ill re-read it and change accordingly.

For the mission to mars. in the second story, it stats that the red blur was superman LAST WEEK. So i assumed that it all happened right after one another not 5 years later.

Reading. You should try to contribute to my DCnU timeline (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai07Av3bdG5BdG03cTJTcGNIRS02Q2p2WWVlUzVtX3c)

The Kent stuff. Their exact dates are hard to figure and probably somewhat wrong, but in general they are right. It seems that in the dialogue when they are going through it they keep on saying "years" but if you read the narative they also say "2 years since married" "1 year since starting the treatment" it is possible that several years past between the points but it doesn't make much sense. They tried having a child for two years since they were married and were seeing a fertility specialist. At some time after that point they decided to take hormone enhancement drugs. If you read the narrative it wouldn't make much sense to that the time between what we see is years apart so we have to assume that the 2 years since marriage and then go to see the fertility specialist and then start the treatment all happens within, say, a 6 months to a year's time... Similarly, we get a time point of 1 year since starting the hormones placing it 1 to 2 years after the previous things we saw, and martha has a miscarriage and the go talk to the priest... and then they go see an adoption agency. It is possible that this takes place years apart but again I don't see this type of thing taking place more than several months apart at most... and while we don't have time statement between the adoption agency and the crashing of Kal-El's ship we have to assume that more than likely this is the drive home and not some point several months to years down the line. This would also make sense for a cover story for Clark (we adopted him and we were coming home from the adoption agency) All that is in Action #005

As to the date of Clarks arrival. It is clearly shown to be winter. which places it within a certain timeframe within the year. Traditionally Clark is said to be adopted, if I remember right, in January so I'd saying Jan 86 that is happening, but it's not entirely important where abouts in those 4 months this happens

What about Clark's birth year and month?

Star Bright, Star Light places Krypton's end 27 light years away which means it was destroyed 27 years ago.

Action 013 places the destruction on October 31

Supergirl...i believe 014 places Kal-El's birth 3 months prior to Krypton's destruction (or at least 3 months prior to her being knocked out)

27 years ago is 1985, 3 month before October 31 is July. Though again, there is some fudge factor.

Clark Selling the farm... He's 18 at least when he does it. There is someplace that talks about his living arrangements at that time and I believe he said something about him staying there like a year... Also we don't know when Clark started school so it is possible he started a year early or later, but in general it was 18 years after is arrival and happened before he arrived in metropolis placing it between 2003 and 2005. we also don't know if clark went to college and because of that he could have gone straight from the events we see in the back up to the his arrival in Metropolis OR he could have gone to college first or he could gone to college and then sold the farm. That's unknown.

The Placement of the events before Justice League formation... There is a few clues in the placement of the JL formation. There a checkout slip thing in a back up read which places the formation of the JL before Dec 2006. The means that the book had to have been written earlier that year and published by Dec 06 which places the date of the events early in the year but there is a key to the date that is an offhand remark, but geoff Johns would know when it would take place and that is Victor Stone's football game is the State Championship. I asked earlier when this takes place because I don't know sports and I found out that this happens in December, Early January, more likely December. This we place the formation of the JL in December 05, but allow for flub of Jan 06. After the formation of the JL Superman gives the satellite to the JL. This establishes that the events I stated occur before that event. Further. the events of Action 013 says that Superman explored Kandor a year ago which roughly places those events in the fall of 05. and Action 13 is established as Oct 31, 06.

As to the placement of 2011/2012.

Several dates are given throughout Batman comics as 2011. A death in the Family story arch takes place 1 year after Detective Comics 001 which places it in 2012. The only way to really interpret this is that all the events in the Bat books more or less happen in 2011 up until Death in the Family establishes it is 2012, but it doesn't establish when in 2011 or 2012 these events happen. If I remember right 'Tec 001 it is wintery which would place it in late 2011 or early 2011 and Death in the Family then has to take place the year late point in that. I think it is early 2011 since there are multiple dates of 2011 in Batman comics and come after Tec' 001 so you're looking at a squeezed timeline and then a jump for the fact to fit if it's late 2011. So any event that takes place within Batman's timeline must also be placed in 2011 until after Death in the Family

And again. I think you you understand this but i'll briefly repeat. Superboy and the Teen Titans fight each other on New Years Eve/Day of 2012.

Supergirl arrives shortly before or after this event (within days) as she meets Kon-El fairly quickly. She does reference "a few days" "a few weeks" but I haven't gone back and checked them.

Supergirl must arrive during or before the events of the Superman arch.

This means that the Superman Arch has to be within days of Kon-El being freed and thus 2012 new years... thus the Superman Arch also has to happen during a time span of shortly before new years to shortly after or simply shortly after.

It's all a matter of relative time and little hints that are given...

btw... GL 0 also confirms that it is 2011 in the DCnU ^.^ (think that's the one. It's the one that introduces the new human GL)

#12 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

Correction...

Mission to Mars happens in 2008. This is stated in AC 015 where it is sad that it happens 2 years from now and if it is 2006 then that adventure must then be 2008

#13 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

OK, so its taken me awhile to get my head round this. I missed the date thing in AC15. so ill change that

basically it should read

swamp thing - Batman tdk - omac - JL 7 & 8 - Supergirl 1-3 - Superman 1-6 - AC - GL 13-14 - Superman 7-8 - JL 9-13 - Superman 9-12 & Annual - JL 13-14 - Red Hood - H'el

With roughly superman 7 starting in 2012

#14 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

curious, are you going off general timeline or Superman's timeline..Superman's timeline goes backward and forward in linear time where as linear time is just straight but you have effects happening before causes.

Also are you going to try to layout the order of event where krypton is destroyed...because there are quite a few pieces of that story told throughout the books, but it is largely being told to someone in present making it present day, but really happening in the past.

#15 Posted by TheCannon (16115 posts) - - Show Bio

@krspaceT said:

Impressive

@saoakden said:

I'm impressed.

Pretty much these.

#16 Posted by Hyperlight (4375 posts) - - Show Bio

@lordgawain: question for both of you since you seem keep up with the new 52. can supes fly yet in action comics? if so. what issue to he first learn/ realize he could?

@Durakken: question for both of you since you seem keep up with the new 52. can supes fly yet in action comics? if so. what issue to he first learn/ realize he could?

#17 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hyperlight said:

@lordgawain: question for both of you since you seem keep up with the new 52. can supes fly yet in action comics? if so. what issue to he first learn/ realize he could?

@Durakken: question for both of you since you seem keep up with the new 52. can supes fly yet in action comics? if so. what issue to he first learn/ realize he could?

Yes, but hasn't been shown when he realizes. If I'm remembering right it is between 2005's first appearance and 2006's joining the JL.

that's what I was going to say, but then I went and looked. Clearly he couldn't fly when he ran to and jumped to Brainiac's ship in Issue 7 of Action Comics, but at the end of Issue 8 he seems to do a much more controlled crouch and take off which appears to be him flying... And then there is a jump forward where JL 1-6 takes place and then Action 10 takes place (Action 9 can't be placed). So the end of Action Comics 8 appears to be his first "flight" after having realized he can fly during the jump to Brainiac's ship or the Jump down.

#18 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

@Durakken said:

curious, are you going off general timeline or Superman's timeline..Superman's timeline goes backward and forward in linear time where as linear time is just straight but you have effects happening before causes.

Also are you going to try to layout the order of event where krypton is destroyed...because there are quite a few pieces of that story told throughout the books, but it is largely being told to someone in present making it present day, but really happening in the past.

Im trying to get the timeline correct, so you read them in chronological order. I havnt read the early supergirl comics which i presume detial about the destruction of krypton but when i do ill post them on the timeline.

The comics do say when the story is placed. IE AC annual says it takes place after AC 8. The current AC is abit of a mish mash of younger supes like when he was at the prom. when i get the chance ill properly sort that out. Might do that today as im off sick today. :(

@TheCannon said:

@krspaceT said:

Impressive

@saoakden said:

I'm impressed.

Pretty much these.

Thanks all of you.

#19 Edited by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

updated with jl & aquaman 15 & superman 15

#20 Posted by jobbernos (1420 posts) - - Show Bio

cool.

#21 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

OK, ive updated with AC 16, but along with 15 its a headache to place. I thought it be best to place it there (I hope)

#23 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

OK so i got round to sorting our supe's recent adventure in ac. Hopefully i sorted it our ok. Anyways here is the up to date list

Enjoy

#24 Posted by consolemaster001 (4494 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty wicked mate! Keep it updated!

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#26 Posted by KnightRise (4757 posts) - - Show Bio

I think of the incident with Vyndktvx as a soft retcon backup in case the timeline gets muddled

LOL if that makes sense to anyone but me

#28 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks guys

Didnt make much sense to me either, i read it all in one go and it still messed with my head.

UPDATED, Enjoy

#29 Edited by w0nd (2057 posts) - - Show Bio

bless you and your patience putting all this in order so chumps like me can understand whats going on :P

#30 Posted by Al_capOWN (512 posts) - - Show Bio

You mean I have to buy all those comics and read them in that order? :( thats a lot of money!

I just bought superman 1-6 (new 52) and want to read it soon, looks like ill be reading at about the 50% mark form your timeline. Man i never knew the comic world would be so confusing with crossovers and characters from one series coming out in other series, superman in swamp thing? Thats news to me.

#31 Posted by lordgawain (63 posts) - - Show Bio

You dont have to read them in the order ive suggested. Its all relative and subject to change. Just because your reading superman doesnt mean you have to read the jl series for example. Ive put this together because I find it interesting and thought others might too.

Dont get downhearted, I dont read all these comics, Swamp thing for example, there are a few of us who read these comics and tell me what comics superman is in.

#32 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, it looks like I have missed a lot of Superman appearances so far.

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