The Best Superman Comics To Start With

Have you ever wanted to start reading Superman comics but didn’t know where to start? We have compiled this list just for you to make your life a lot easier.

Superman, who first appeared in 1938, is one of the most well known superheroes of all time. Loved by everyone from kids to adults, this guy is a true legend. And while I don’t think he’s gonna be making a comeback anytime soon (we have enough trilogies now!) he’s still as cool as ever. His stories are timeless and you can easily find a lot of them online. I love reading classic comics and Superman was one of the first superheroes I started out with.

The Man of Steel

Superman must protect the city he loves from all threats while keeping his true identity a secret from those closest to him. A classic tale of power and responsibility, Superman: The Man of Steel is part of the collection that includes: Man of Steel #1-6, Superman #1-4, Action Comics #584-587, Adventures of Superman #424-428

What can you expect in this Superman collection? You will find Superman battling with Bizarro and Metallo while staying under the radar as Clark Kent. Furthermore, he will travel to Apokolips to confront Darkseid. You will also encounter some new characters like Cat Grant and Dr. Emil Hamilton besides the classic ones like Lois Lane and Lex Luthor. Superman: The Man Of Steel is also an excellent Superman gift for the holidays.

All-Star Superman

Super-star writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely re-imagine the life of the man of steel in this incredible celebration of the Man of Steel’s 75th anniversary! In All Star Superman you’ll find yourself right in the thick of classic Superman action with a thrilling new story that packs in all of The Man Of Steel’s best known villains including Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Brainiac and more! Plus, appearances by Lois Lane, Lana Lang and Jimmy Olsen.

Superman: Birthright

Superman: Birthright collects for the first time in one volume the twelve-issue maxiseries written by Eisner Award-winner Mark Waid, whose work revitalized and redefined a major icon of the comics world. In the bestselling original graphic novel Superman: Birthright, author Mark Waid reexamines every aspect of The Man of Steel’s origin and presents a modern take on the classic character that will forever change how you look at Kal-El.

Superman: Birthright is available in paperback and cover or you can download it at the ComiXology / Kindle library. As already mentioned, the collection consists of 12 issues and is in total 314 pages long.

Superman For All Seasons

A man with a single mission: to protect the innocent. This is Superman’s origin story, his quest to bring justice to the evil that infests Metropolis and beyond. In Superman For All Seasons, learn about Clark Kent’s childhood in Smallville. Travel with him as he seeks meaning, truth and hope in college and his early career at The Daily Planet. Meet Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane and Jonathan and Martha Kent again – but for the first time from Clark’s perspective.

Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus

Whether defending the planet or corralling thieves, Superman did it all for the greater good. The Man of Tomorrow appeared in more than a dozen comic books a month, and his popularity soared as he found his way into the hearts of millions. This is the story of how Superman became the legend we know today. “Superman – The Golden Age Omnibus” collects from iconic writers and artists such as Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. It’s an incredible collection brought together for the first time.

Spanning Superman’s entire career, Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus is a massive showcase of Siegel and Shuster’s original vision for comics’ first super hero. Presenting all of the classic Sunday newspaper strips, it also includes many of the original comics from the 1940s including Action Comics #1-#31 and Superman #1-#7, and a stunning gallery showcasing the evolution of the art. This is the definitive celebration of one of America’s most beloved characters.

Superman: American Alien

This is actually not a Superman comic but it tells the story how Clark becomes the Man Of Steel. Superman: American Alien is a coming of age tale that’s as small as life in a Kansas farm town and as big as the mythological weight of the world on a young boy’s shoulders. Action, emotional drama, humor, romance, even a bit of rural horror—it’s all here. This series will tell exciting stand-alone stories—and also connect to a larger narrative, with new insights into character from one issue to the next.

Silver Age Superman

Finally, a comprehensive and affordable series that remedies a gap in comics history! DC Comics has collected and restored all the Sunday Superman strips–the rarest of all Superman collectibles and never before reprinted–in an exclusive hardcover format. The Silver Age Sundays have been lovingly assembled from the original art for the first time, with each strip meticulously cleaned, scanned, and retouched. Presenting evenings of Superman ingenuity in short, readable bursts across the years 1959-1963, these are some of the greatest stories every told by Jerry Siegel and Wayne Boring.

Superman: Secret Origin

Strap yourself in for a never-before-told tale of the early days of The Man of Steel! Discover a whole new take on the beginnings of Lex Luthor, Superman’s first meeting with Lois Lane, The Legion of Super-Heroes, and more of your favorite characters from the Superman family. This original graphic novel is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank and will fill in the gaps between the classic Superman comics you already know and love! Expect 224 pages of Superman goodness divided across 6 issues.

We hope our list with the best Superman comics to start with helps you out a lot and don’t forget to enjoy every bit of it!

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