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This is a list of comic books featuring Superman.

Contents

Ongoing titles featuring Superman in a starring role

Action Comics

Action Comics began in 1938. Action Comics #1 featured the introduction of Superman. Ten annual issues have been printed for Action Comics between 1987 to 2008 (1987-1997 and 2007-current. An issue #0 (October 1994) was published between issues #703 and #704 during the Zero Hour crossover event and issue #1,000,000 (November 1998) was published between #748 and #749 during the DC One Million crossover event.

Superman

Volume One ran 1939 to 1986 for 423 issues, with Twelve annual issues printed between 1960-1986(1960-1964 and 1983-1986) . In 1986, this series was retitled Adventures of Superman, continuing with the same numbering. It ran titled as Adventures of... from 1987 to 2006, issues 424 to 649. Starting with issue 650, the series was retitled Superman in 2006, after the events of the Infinite Crisis limited series. During this time volume two ran from issue 1 to 226. The annual editions after the retitling back to Superman (Volume 1) will continue starting with Annual #13 in November 2007.

Superman/Batman

Featuring DC's two most iconic heroes, Superman/Batman debuted in August 2003. This series is not firmly set into continuity, but has been a launching point for several large storylines, including the downfall of Lex Luthor as President and the return of Kara Zor-El as Supergirl from Krypton. Two annual issues have been published as of 2008.

All Star Superman

This series does not follow the main continuity of the DC Universe, but was created to tell reinterpreted stories of Superman and his cast. (The other such title published by DC is All Star Batman and Robin.) This series is a limited series running for twelve issues, but may include additional one-shots or limited series in the future.

Superman Confidential

A telling of early Superman moments. The first issue was released in November 2006.

Ongoing titles featuring Superman in a non-starring role

Current comics in which Superman appears as a regular or recurring cast member:

Formerly published titles

Superman Titles

These were titles in which Superman starred.

  • Adventures of Superman was originally Volume 1 of Superman. It ran titled as Adventures of... from 1987 to 2006, issues 424 to 649, with an issue #0 (October 1994) published between issues #516 and #517 during the Zero Hour crossover event and issue #1,000,000 (November 1998) published between issues #562 and #563 during the DC One Million crossover event. Issue 650 was retitled back to Superman, with Volume 2 of Superman cancelled with #226. Adventures of Superman also had nine annual issues printed. The annual editions after the retitling back to Superman (Volume 1) will be continued starting with Annual #13 in November 2007 (the last annual issue prior to the 1987 retitling was Annual #12 in 1986). Nine annuals were printed using the Adventures of Superman title from 1987 to 1997.Adventures of Superman on Mike's Amazing World of DC[1]
  • Superman (vol. 2) ran from 1987 to 2006. 226 issues were printed, and was first launched after John Byrne revamped the Superman character. Twelve annual issues were printed. Note: this series lasted a total of 228 issues due to an issue #0 (October 1994) published between issues #93 and #94 during the Zero Hour crossover event and issue #1,000,000 (November 1998) published between issues #139 and #140 during the DC One Million crossover event. Twelved annuals were printed in this series from 1987 to 2000.Superman, Vol. 2 on Mike's Amazing World of DC[2]
  • Superman: The Man of Steel has a title similar to The Man of Steel miniseries. However, Man of Steel was printed in 1986, where as Superman:TMOS was printed from 1991 to 2003, ending at 134 issues. Note: 136 issues were printed with an issue #0 (October 1994) published between issues #37 and #38 during the Zero Hour crossover event and issue #1,000,000 (November 1998) published between issues #83 and #84 during the DC One Million crossover event. Six annual issues were printed between 1992 to 1997. Once this series began, there was a new Superman book each week for every month, except for 4 weeks out of the year.Superman: the Man of Steel on Mike's Amazing World of DC[3]
  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow was a series published from summer 1995 to fall 1999, ending at 15. The series filled in the four weeks of the year that an issue of Action Comics, Superman: The Man of Steel, Adventures of Superman, and Superman were not printed as a fifth week to give 52 weeks of Superman stories. 'Note: this series lasted a total of 16 issues due to an issue #1,000,000 (November 1998) being published between issues #11 and #12 during the DC One Million crossover event. As this was a quarterly book, no additional special books were published using this title.Superman: the Man of Tomorrow on Mike's Amazing World of DC[4]

Superboy and Supergirl Titles

Vol. 1 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[5]

Vol. 1 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[6]

  • The New Adventures of Superboy; this series ran from 1980 through 1984 for a total of 54 issues. The New Adventures of Superboy on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[7]
  • Superboy: The Comic Book (second volume) + 1 special - The second Superboy series was based on the live-action series that ran on television. This series was later renamed The Adventures of Superboy.Superboy

Vol. 2 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[8]

  • Superboy (third volume) - Feb 1994 - Jul 2002 - 102 issues + 4 annuals + 2 plus books - Featured Conner Kent (Kon-El), the clone of Superman and Lex Luthor.Superboy Vol. 3 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[9]
  • Supergirl (first volume) - Nov 1972 - Sep/Oct 1974 - 10 issues staring Kara Zor-El, Superman's Cousin from Krypton.Supergirl Vol. 1 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[10]
  • Supergirl (second volume)- Dec 1983 - Sep 1984 - 10 issues + Movie Adaption Supergirl Vol. 2 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[11]
  • Supergirl (third volume) - Feb 1994 - May 1994 - 4 issue mini-series that detailed the adventures of Matrix learning the truth about Lex Luthor.Supergirl Vol. 3 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[12]
  • Supergirl (forth volume) - Sep 1996 - May 2003 - 82 issues + 2 annuals, featured Matrix bonding with Linda Danvers and the Earth Born Angel series. Ended with the "Many Happy Returns" Arc.Supergirl Vol. 4 on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[13]
  • Superboy and the Ravers - Sep 1996 - Mar 1998 - 19 issues - Featured Superboy (Kon-El) and a team of heroes.Superboy and the Ravers on Mike's Amazing Wold of DC Comics Website[14]

Justice League/Crossover Titles

  • DC Comics Presents + 4 annuals - a monthly title featuring Superman teaming up with another DC character in every issue. It ran from Jul/Aug 1978 to September 1986 and totalled 97 issues.
  • JLA - Jan 1997 - Apr 2006 - 127 issues + 4 annuals
  • World's Finest Comics - originally told separate Superman and Batman stories in the 1940s, it then featured Superman-Batman team-ups in each issue from the 1950s through its cancellation in 1986 at issue 323.
  • Adventure Comics - featured various Superman supporting characters from the 1940s through the 1980s, including Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and Bizarro.

Other Titles

  • Smallville - based on the television series of the same name.
  • Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane - Mar/Apr 1958 - Sep/Oct 1974 - a 137 issues + 2 Annuals title that starred Lois Lane.Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane on Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics[15]
  • Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen - a 163 issue title published from Sep/Oct 1954 to Feb/Mar 1974 that starred Jimmy Olsen.Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen on Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics[16]
  • Superman Family - Apr/May 1974 - Sep 1982 - 59 issues (164 - 222) - an anthology title that continued the numbering of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen and combined with tales of Supergirl and Lois Lane.Superman Family on Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics[17]
  • Steel - Feb 1994 - Jul 1998 - 53 issues + 2 annuals - a Solo series that continued the adventures of John Henry Irons (Steel).Steel on Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics[18]

Other Published Titles

  • DC Comics Presents: Superman (2004)

Graphic Novels

  • Superman: End of the Century (1999)
  • Son of Superman (2000)
  • Superman: Infinite City (2005)

Mini-Series

  • Superman: The Secret Years (1985). Covers the pre-Crisis Superman's years in college.
  • The Man of Steel (1986). Superman's post-Crisis origin and early history.
  • Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey (1994, 1998)
  • Superman For All Seasons (1998)
  • Superman: The Doomsday Wars (1998, 2000)
  • Superman: The Dark Side (1998)
  • Batman and Superman: World's Finest (1999)
  • Kingdom (1999)
  • Superman's Nemesis: Lex Luthor (1999)
  • Superman vs Predator' (1999, 2001)
  • Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity (2003)
  • Superman: Birthright (2003-2004). A revised take on Superman's origin and early history.
  • Superman/Shazam: First Thunder (2005-2006)

One-Shots

  • Superman vs Muhammad Ali (1978)
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994)
  • Superman: At Earth's End (1995)
  • Superman: The Man of Steel: Gallery (1995)
  • Super-Soldier (1996)
  • Superman/Toyman (1996)
  • The Superman (Tangent) (1998)
  • Superman: Distant Fires (1998)
  • Superman: Peace on Earth (1998)
  • Superman: Save the Planet (1998)
  • Superman: Transformed! (1998)
  • JLA: Superpower (1999)
  • Superman Forever (1999)
  • Superman: King of the World (1999)
  • Green Lantern/Superman: Legends of the Green Flame (2000)
  • Millennium Edition: Action Comics # 1 (2000)
  • Millennium Edition: The Man of Steel #1 (2000)
  • Sins of Youth: Superman Jr. And Superboy Sr. (2000)
  • Superman and Batman: World's Funnest (2000)
  • Superman Y2K (2000)
  • Superman: Emperor Joker (2000)
  • Superman: Eradication (2000)
  • Superman: Last God of Krypton (2000)
  • Superman: Metropolis Secret Files (2000)
  • Superman: Panic in the Sky (2000)
  • Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files (2001)
  • Superman: Where Is Thy Sting (2001)
  • Superman: Lex 2000 (2001)
  • DC First: Flash/Superman (2002)
  • DC First: Superman/Lobo (2002)
  • Superman & Savage Dragon: Chicago (2002)

Elseworlds

  • Superman: The Earth Stealers (1988)
  • Kamandi: At Earths End (1993)
  • Superman Gallery (1993)
  • Superman: Speeding Bullets (1993)
  • Superman: Under a Yellow Sun (1994)
  • Superman vs Aliens (1995)
  • Superman: Kal (1995)
  • Superman: Man of Steel: Doomsday is Coming (1995)
  • Superman: Man of Steel: Target Superman (1995)
  • DC Versus Marvel (1996)
  • Kingdom Come (1996)
  • Legends of the Dark Claw (1996)
  • Superman Plus (1997)
  • Superman Villains Secret Files (1998)
  • Superman: Secret Files (1998-Current)
  • Supermen of America (1999)
  • Team Superman (1999)
  • Superman: For the Animals (2000)
  • Superman: President Luthor Secret Files (2001)
  • Superman: Day of Doom (2002)
  • Superman/Thundercats (2003)
  • Superman: The Ten Cent Adventure (2003)
  • Superman: Last Stand on Krypton (2003)
  • Superman: Red Son (2003)
  • Superman: Metropolis (2003-2004)
  • Superman: Secret Identity (2004)
  • Superman: True Brit (2004)
  • Superman: Strength (2005)
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