What was the first Superman comic you read?

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#1 Posted by Butt_Man (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Tell us the first Superman comic that you read.

Mine was:

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#2 Posted by TheKinfing (11906 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingdom Come.

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#3 Edited by ZariusII (6126 posts) - - Show Bio

The first meeting between post-crisis/Byrne relaunch Clark and the Legion.

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#4 Posted by SuperAbrasax (90 posts) - - Show Bio

One of Byrne's issues of Adventures of Superman where he's trapped on Apokolips.

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#5 Posted by Invain (5150 posts) - - Show Bio

A couple random 90's issues from when I was a kid. I think I just looked at the pictures, though. The first one that I read that I actually remember was John Byrne's Man of Steel, which I read in 2009.

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#6 Posted by comicace3 (12437 posts) - - Show Bio

Some random ones in the early 2000s.

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#7 Posted by TJD2814 (521 posts) - - Show Bio

A superman batman comic that came with the cyberlink superman and cyberlink batman action figures

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#8 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Hard to say, before I could buy comics I read lots of summaries and looked through countless images and scans to piece together the best interpretation I could of complete Superman stories

I think the first that I bought and owned was Superman Unchained, which was one of the first collected comics I owned

Though I could be very wrong

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#10 Posted by deactivated-5ab39f2267ace (170 posts) - - Show Bio

Old JLA comic in the 90s.

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#11 Posted by jonny1995 (355 posts) - - Show Bio

Mine would be: Superman Earth One.

I was really impressed with the storyline and it lead to me reading more Superman comics.

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#12 Posted by nickzambuto (29288 posts) - - Show Bio

All Star, which was a very good place to start lol

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#13 Posted by SuperMeatBoy (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Son but i didn't actually read it, i watched a motion comic video on YouTube lol.

Then the first one i actually read was All Star

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#14 Posted by HeavenlyDarkDragon (2219 posts) - - Show Bio

The very first comic of Superman I read, was the special edition of Death Of Superman.

After that I did a lot of backtracking while also keeping up with the at the time current comics.

Then I dropped it for a while, picked it up again.

After the New Krypton arc I was ready to drop Superman once again, but when I heard rumours of the reboot I kept on until the reboot.

But after how the New52 was so clearly sabotaged by the people paid to do their job, to help the relaunch come, and now are still rewarded, with Rebirth my only interest is Manhattan. To know how it all started and how it will end.

Can't really say Superman or any Super title as picked up my interest. It's more of the same o' same o'...

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#15 Edited by Jogga (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

All-Star and Birthright bought both at a local comic-con

Also the issue with Bizzaro that Geoff did back in the day, the Byrne one with Lucy Lane getting cured of her blindness

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#16 Posted by Quinlan58 (2086 posts) - - Show Bio

"Birthright" and "Up, Up and Away".

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#18 Posted by Thekillerklok (10198 posts) - - Show Bio

If I said Action Comics # 1...

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#19 Posted by JoeTwoFace (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingdom Come.

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#20 Posted by DeathandGrim (4864 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even remember to be honest with you. I think it was either H'El on Earth or Kingdom Come or "Down the Boom Tubes" but they got me interested in the character for sure

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#21 Posted by Manchine (6329 posts) - - Show Bio

The earliest one I can remember is this one.

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#22 Posted by EmpressOfDread (12367 posts) - - Show Bio

grant morrisons jla i guess.

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#23 Posted by RamessesII (7 posts) - - Show Bio


I used to be one of those people who thought Superman was boring and overpowered but I wasn't vocal about it. While browsing some Superman hate on a forums or something some Superman fans made good points about some Superman detractors like me who dislike the character without knowing much about him and they also proposed All-Star and Birthright as good reads. And that's how I came to read All-Star. It didn't make me love Superman but I've stopped hating him for no good reason.

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#24 Edited by Yassassin (7798 posts) - - Show Bio

All Star, which, in hindsight should be read after you've familiarize yourself with Kal.

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#25 Posted by TheNomadicOne (25 posts) - - Show Bio

I think (can't really remember) it was All star for me too, but the Fleischer Superman (I know it's not a comic) is what made me a fan.

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#26 Posted by Thesenate (701 posts) - - Show Bio

First solo Superman book I ever purchased was "Death Of Superman"

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#27 Edited by BlindingLights (1366 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman Red Son was the first one I read. After that I wanted to get into Superman. I actually asked Squalleon which Superman comics I should read. I was thinking about reading John Byrne's run, but he said he wasn't a fan of it and recommended that I start with Birthright. I ignored him and started on Byrne's Superman anyway hehe. I have since read all of Byrne, most of the major 90's stories, All-Star, and Kingdome Come as well.

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#28 Posted by OrangeBat (988 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman: Birthright. Which was, IMO, mediocre garbage, and would've turned me off Superman if I didn't also take a look at Superman: Earth One. That was also pretty average, but it showed me a glimpse of potential with Superman's character that Mark Waid's Super-magnum-opus didn't. I've since read better stories with Superman, although none of them particularly outstanding, but Superman holds great potential as a character as as I'm concerned.

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