Superman collection help

#1 Posted by Vilai (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi fellow supermanians :) i started reading comics and started a collection as well. I wanted to collect the Death, Funeral, and Return of Superman, I didn't know how many issues there are in total so i think it was best to ask the people who should know. I want to know the number of issues including tie-ins and all. I was wondering if there are any other notable titles i should grab. I prefer getting issues not TPB too.

I am currently reading Action Comics, Superman(though it has pained me so far we'll see how Lobdell does :) ), Superboy(eh Lobdell's tie-ins so much with other comics limit my enjoyment of reading Superboy on its own), and Supergirl. I am in the works of getting issues of All-Star Superman, my favorite so far. I have John Byrne's Man of Steel and Superman: Earth One, by Straczynski. I think i might need another origins story as well for current incarnation (recommendations?)

Side note: I like to read things that say Superman is AMAZING, like All-Star Superman, I don't mind having to do a little thinking to understand the greatness of Superman too. I like thinking :)

Is there anything fellow Superman fans believe i should add to my collection? Please add description too not just name of things recommended to get.

Possible Additions: JLA/AVENGERS (because issue 4 cover of Supes w/ Cap's shield and Thor's hammer is epic)

JLA (New 52)

#2 Posted by NewKid (359 posts) - - Show Bio

my favourites are all-star superman and a superman for all seasons by tim sale and jeph loeb (my fave origin story def recommend!). i also really enjoyed the Red Son elseworlds story.

#3 Posted by EddieMo13 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Secret Origins is a really nice story. I thoroughly enjoyed the art and the story line! Some may say it's not as good as Birthright, but it gave me the feeling it should deserve more. I prefer Secret Origins over Birthright though. I am also in the midst of getting For All Seasons.

I think the Superman Braniac - Last stand on new Krypton was great, but that is over 30 issues combined.

If you like to read things that portray Superman as the amazing person he is, then I suggest DC: One Million. That is a must have for all die hard Superman fans! It isn't really about Superman himself, but it does have his strongest incarnation in it: Superman Prime One Million. On a side note, DC: One Million is a little pricey, so I suggest a reprint under the name JLA: One Million (Which costs roughly 15 dollars on Amazon).

#4 Posted by polo327 (58 posts) - - Show Bio

@NewKid said:

my favourites are all-star superman and a superman for all seasons by tim sale and jeph loeb (my fave origin story def recommend!). i also really enjoyed the Red Son elseworlds story.

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#5 Posted by TERMINATOR1000 (1203 posts) - - Show Bio

@polo327 said:

@NewKid said:

my favourites are all-star superman and a superman for all seasons by tim sale and jeph loeb (my fave origin story def recommend!). i also really enjoyed the Red Son elseworlds story.

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mine as well, wish i had that comic still too... even ebay doesnt have some of the original superman comics.

#6 Posted by polo327 (58 posts) - - Show Bio

It got mixed reviews but I thought Superman: Earth One was pretty good.

#7 Posted by KenTheProfile (412 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vilai: i would say Superman: Whatever Happened to the man of tommarow?, Superman Red Son, Superman" Speeding Bullets, and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel. must have in superman fans collection

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