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
978-1-77950-491-3
The new Metropolis!
$49.99 US
Aug 25, 2020
Hardcover
480 Pages
DC Comics

Superman: Earth One
978-1-4012-2469-1
J. Michael Straczynski's hugely successful take on the early years of Superman is now available in trade paperback.
$14.99 US
May 07, 2013
Paperback
136 Pages
DC Comics

Superman: American Alien
978-1-4012-7446-7
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BETSELLER!
$19.99 US
Nov 28, 2017
Paperback
224 Pages
DC Comics

All-Star Superman
978-1-4012-9083-2
Eisner Award Winner: Best New SeriesThe Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet. And Superman faces the final revenge of Lex Luthor in the form of his own death! All-Star Superman is a spectacular reimagining of the Superman mythos, from the Man of Steel's origin to his greatest foes and beyond.
$29.99 US
Dec 04, 2018
Paperback
304 Pages
DC Comics

Superman! (DC Super Friends)