your favorite superman stories

#1 Posted by NewKid (367 posts) - - Show Bio

i've always been a batman fan, but since the dc relaunch, i've branched out in to reading many more dc characters, some of which are awesome.

i really like some of the superman stuff i've read. current action comics is great (superman not so much)

i read a few older ones too... i loved superman for all seasons and all star superman in particular, i also really liked red son.

so what are some other ones (preferably stand alone stories?) that you would definately recommend i check out?

thanks :)

#2 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Action Comics 775, Superman: Earth One and Birthright are my favourites (Yeah pretty average)

#3 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

For the Man Who Has Everything is a good Supes story.

Superman fans like myself have to be VERY patient. Superman is the most difficult superhero to write for.

#4 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

would anyone suport the creation of a top 100 Superman stories list? just a question for future reference...

I know Primm supported the idea when he was still here, but as he as left me in the dust I was just curious what the other sups suporters thought...

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#5 Posted by GunGunW (997 posts) - - Show Bio

All Star Superman, Kingdom Come, Superman: Secret Origin, Superman and Batman: Public Enemies, Superman and Batman: The Search for Kryptonite, and Superman and Batman: Finest Worlds

#6 Posted by Deranged Midget (17721 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman Birthright, Red Son, For Tomorrow, What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?, Secret Origin, Death of Superman.

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#7 Posted by Z3RO180 (6622 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: id help if you want plus it sounds like fun

#8 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: cool. maybe in a few months I'll organize that community project...

I'll try to remember to pm you about being a nominator for that project...

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#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (6622 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Cool thanks dude

#10 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Poet said:

would anyone suport the creation of a top 100 Superman stories list? just a question for future reference...

I know Primm supported the idea when he was still here, but as he as left me in the dust I was just curious what the other sups suporters thought...

I would :D
#11 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

would anyone suport the creation of a top 100 Superman stories list? just a question for future reference...

I know Primm supported the idea when he was still here, but as he as left me in the dust I was just curious what the other sups suporters thought...

I would too.

#12 Posted by Onemoreposter (4069 posts) - - Show Bio

Man of Steel mini-series by John Byrne. Day of the Krypton Man (first Lobo vs Superman) forget the author but possibly Jurgens? Red Son and Kingdom Come both by Mark Waid. All Star Superman by Grant Morrison.

Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen. Return of Superman.

#13 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@SandMan_: @sethysquare: cool. I'll get back to you guys in a few weeks. I'm working a huge revamp project for the fan fic section, but after that is done I'll contact you guys about being nominators.

SM: that is 3 nominators (if I count you). you are probably going to say yes, but I should ask anyway: do you think we can get at the very least 126 stories (as in mini series, one-shots, story arcs, and whatnot)? i ask because about that number because that is the number we got for the batman project.

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

@The Poet said:

@SandMan_: @sethysquare: cool. I'll get back to you guys in a few weeks. I'm working a huge revamp project for the fan fic section, but after that is done I'll contact you guys about being nominators.

SM: that is 3 nominators (if I count you). you are probably going to say yes, but I should ask anyway: do you think we can get at the very least 126 stories (as in mini series, one-shots, story arcs, and whatnot)? i ask because about that number because that is the number we got for the batman project.

Sorry im a bit confused. Are you saying top 100 superman stories like secret origins, for tomorrow and stuff like that or top 100 fanfics, like we're supposed to be writing fanfics to make up 100 stories.

Its the former right?

#15 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@sethysquare: actual stories like Death of Superman or such. To see what i want to do check out the Batman version of the list I've hosted previously: Comic Vine's Top 100 Batman Universe Stories

oh alrights thats what i was thinking as well. great.

#17 Posted by The_Tree (7735 posts) - - Show Bio

For Tomorrow, Godfall, Brainiac, Last Son, New Krypton saga,

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

I think Superman would be at a disadvantage though. Batman has lotsa great stories also partly due to the fact that he has so many supporting characters. Death in the family, Killing joke, Battle of the cowl, all did not involve Batman (sorta) but were still considered Batman stories. And its not like we can count crisis on infinite earth as a Superman story considering Supergirl did die in crisis. Nevertheless, I think it'll be fun to do this.

#19 Posted by NewKid (367 posts) - - Show Bio

thanks everyone :)

i've read a few of the ones suggested. think i'm going to check out birthright, secret origin and for tomorrow.. of the ones i haven't read, they're the ones that seem to crop up the most.

@The Poet: i think maybe a top 50 for superman, seeing as his great stories seem to be a rarer occurrence. but i would be well up for a supes list.

#20 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@NewKid: well, the amount I am going to leave to the discretion of @SandMan_: as it is his idea (forgot to mention that part). If he thinks we can do 100, then I'll go with 100. Up to him. I would probably only be host (I know the obvious ones but I'm far from knowledgable on the subject of sups and I would probably use the list as a check list for what i have read and haven't read).

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