Frozen's top Superman stories

A rundown on what I believe to be the greatest Superman stories of all time.

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  • This book is relevant even today. It represented what the (most) of the comic book industry had become in the 1990's, and instead countered the industry by presenting a story which is compelling and stays true to the routes of Superman's character. Unlike Jeph Loeb, Waid can actually use many different characters instead of placing them in a story to be nothing more than fodder.

  • One of the greatest re-envisionings of the character to date. The artwork is lacking, but the story makes up for it. The plot twist is perhaps the most original twist in a comic I have seen thus far.

  • Unfortunately, DC wiped this story out of continuity. However, it remains to date as one of the freshest takes on the origins of Superman without recycling the Superman cliche.

  • Technically, this story was 'imaginary' (but aren't they all?).

  • Instant classic.

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GhostRavage

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*2 thumbs up* for Kingdom Come... It was the first comic i read as a kid and the only one from DC so far. I don't like the artwork so much but it kind of grew on me anyways.

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*2 thumbs up* for Kingdom Come... It was the first comic i read as a kid and the only one from DC so far. I don't like the artwork so much but it kind of grew on me anyways.

It was also the first comic I read. It made more sense after reading some comics from the 1990s though (not saying the 90s didn't have great stories, but Superman pre-Kingdom Come was lacking).

I love the artwork, especially Captain Marvel.

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Love Kingdom Come, I feel like the Iliad of Comic books (And now there needs to be an Odyssey). And Red Son was a fantastic re-imaging of Superman in Cold War/Soviet Philosophies!