Up, Up, And Away: Superman’s Best Starter Reads

By Matthew Klein | July 14 2021 | Graphic Novels

There are superheroes and then there’s Superman. Regarded as the most iconic character from ye old “funny pages” the Big Blue Boy Scout’s been leaping over tall buildings in a single bound for over eighty years. That means there are a lot stories involving the Man of Tomorrow. If you’ve only seen him on your big or small screens you might be wondering where the best jumping in points might be. Well, we’re here to help. Superman has had some of the most influential and enduring creators in the history of comic books crafting his adventures. He’s been reinvented and reinvigorated for every age that we’ve lived in for over eight decades.

From origin stories to seminal runs to encapsulations of why he is considered the best among us, here’s a great list of starter reads for Superman!

Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 1
9781779504913
The new Metropolis!
$49.99 US
On sale Aug 25, 2020
Hardcover
480 Pages
DC Comics

Superman: Earth One
9781401224691
J. Michael Straczynski's hugely successful take on the early years of Superman is now available in trade paperback.
$14.99 US
On sale May 07, 2013
Paperback
136 Pages
DC Comics

Superman Vol. 1: Son Of Superman (Rebirth)
9781401267766
After the stunning events of DC REBIRTH, the world is left without Superman! Who will be there to pick up the pieces?
$16.99 US
On sale Jan 10, 2017
Paperback
176 Pages
DC Comics

All-Star Superman
9781401290832
Named by James Gunn as an influence for Gods and Monsters, the first chapter of the new DC Universe film and television slate! This Eisner Award-Winning story inspires the upcoming film SUPERMAN: LEGACY.
$29.99 US
On sale Dec 04, 2018
Paperback
304 Pages
DC Comics

Superman: Up in the Sky
9781779505972
Superman takes flight in this exciting new adventure!
$16.99 US
On sale Apr 20, 2021
Paperback
176 Pages
DC Comics