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Old 06-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #51
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I've dipped my toe into the water, so to speak and ordered All Star Superman, Birthright and Kingdom Come. A solid three to start with, I think.
Yes. I would also recommend MAN OF STEEL Vol. 1, LAST SON and For All Seasons to also get you started.

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I love Superman:Secret Origins (2010) because it is an awesome portrayal of his orgins.

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I've dipped my toe into the water, so to speak and ordered All Star Superman, Birthright and Kingdom Come. A solid three to start with, I think.
Perfect choices, my top 3 choices for any Superman stories ever. If you have similar taste to me, I'd also recommend reading Final Crisis: Superman Beyond and The Curse of Superman in Action Comics #9, both also written by Grant Morrison.

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Old 06-08-2013, 10:04 AM   #54
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I'm finding the best Superman stories are usually elseworlds and one-shots. Where a particular theme is brought across, usually tied up in his origins.

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I'm finding the best Superman stories are usually elseworlds and one-shots. Where a particular theme is brought across, usually tied up in his origins.
Have you read any of the Byrne run? Or anything after Exile i.e. Panuc in the Sky, Time and Time Again etc cause IMO this is the best Superman stuff you can read that has a running continuity.

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If we are talking just stories and not comics then THIS:


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If we are talking just stories and not comics then THIS:

I originally did just mean comics but I don't mind aslong as the discussion keeps going.

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i would like to suggest this entire arc...


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I will also point out that you can find some great stories that run the gamett of Superman's history in this...


This volume is dated, but it is a far better collection than what the 2000's brought us with subsequent GREATEST STORIES volumes.

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Have you read any of the Byrne run? Or anything after Exile i.e. Panuc in the Sky, Time and Time Again etc cause IMO this is the best Superman stuff you can read that has a running continuity.
No I haven't, but I may get around to checking them out.

Those three GN's I ordered arrived, and I really took to them. Really top stuff. Red Son, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? and The Death of Superman are next on my radar.

Does anyone have an opinion on the story 'For Tomorrow'?

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No I haven't, but I may get around to checking them out.

Those three GN's I ordered arrived, and I really took to them. Really top stuff. Red Son, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? and The Death of Superman are next on my radar.

Does anyone have an opinion on the story 'For Tomorrow'?
Well, For Tomorrow is probably the most polarizing Superman story of all time. Some fans love it, others find it confusing. Many fans of Jim Lee obviously love it, but the story in my opinion, leaves A LOT to be desired. It just depends on who you ask.

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I'll probably pick it up at some point. I like the idea of Superman having constructed an area where to place humanity if need be, fearing Earth could suffer Krypton's fate.

I took a look at ‘For the Man who has Everything’ story. Very touching, like all the best Superman comics tend to be. He has all the powers you could ever imagine. But deep down in Superman’s heart of hearts, he just wants to have lived a normal life on Krypton with a wife and kids. But he can never, ever have it. Also loved the trade-off this gives. Because his realistic dream featured a Krypton life, his father’s doomsday prophecy doesn’t eventuate, and he’s viewed as a radical. Terrific story.

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I'll probably pick it up at some point. I like the idea of Superman having constructed an area where to place humanity if need be, fearing Earth could suffer Krypton's fate.

I took a look at ‘For the Man who has Everything’ story. Very touching, like all the best Superman comics tend to be. He has all the powers you could ever imagine. But deep down in Superman’s heart of hearts, he just wants to have lived a normal life on Krypton with a wife and kids. But he can never, ever have it. Also loved the trade-off this gives. Because his realistic dream featured a Krypton life, his father’s doomsday prophecy doesn’t eventuate, and he’s viewed as a radical. Terrific story.
I'm glad you enjoyed ‘For the Man who has Everything’. If you want to collect it, along with Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow, your best bet would be:




You also get the great Superman/Swamp Thing story.

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My top 5 favorite silver-age Superman stories:

1. Superman's Return to Krypton
2. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac
3. The Death of Superman
4. The Last Days of Superman
5. Showdown Between Luthor and Superman

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After consideration my top 5 would be:

1. All Star Superman
2. Red Son
3. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
4. For The Man Who Has Everything
5. Kingdom Come

Birthright is my favourite origin.

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I've actually been wondering whats everyone's favourite Superman stories? In these categories:

Favourite solo story
Favourite team up story
Favourite else worlds story
Favourite solo story - For All Seasons

Favourite team up story - Public Enemies (only complete one I own so it gets the vote)

Favourite else worlds story - True Brit

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