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    Volume 2

    Short summary describing this volume.

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    Superman Volume 1 became Adventures of Superman Volume 1 for issues #424-#649. Superman Volume 2 was published concurrently with Adventures of Superman. When Superman Volume 2 was cancelled, Adventures of Superman returned to its original name.

    Starring: Clark Kent / Kal-El as Superman.

    For the second time in his history, Superman's self-titled comic saw a first issue. Writer and artist John Byrne's successful landmark Man of Steel mini-series had rebooted Superman's history, updating him for the modern comic book landscape, and as a result, drastic changes had swept through the Superman line of comics. The original Superman title had adopted the new name, The Adventures of Superman, but continued the original numbering of its long and storied history. Popular writer Marv Wolfman and artist Jerry Ordway handled the creative chores on that particular title. Meanwhile, Action Comics continued briefly as a Superman team-up book, taking over the abruptly ended DC Comics Presents series. Beginning with issue #601, Action Comics became Action Comics Weekly. Action Comics Weekly became a weekly 48 page anthology series featuring various superheroes while the Superman stories were reduced to two pages. Keeping its original numbering, but that too was now written and drawn by Byrne. And last but not least, a new series was introduced, simply titled Superman - again written and drawn by the prolific Mr Byrne.

    Not resting on his laurels after the success of the sweeping changes made during the Man of Steel, Byrne started Superman's new title off with the re-introduction of Metallo, a powerful cyborg with a hatred for the Man of Tomorrow and possessing a kryptonite heart. It was a dangerous new world for the Last Son of Krypton, but the reboot continued to prove an overwhelming success. This second series of Superman became a mainstay for DC - running 226 issues before it ended in April 2006.

    Click the link to view this title's annuals: Superman Annual.


    Writers Longest Runs:

    • Dan Jurgens: 29, 57-113, 115-139, 141-146, 148, 150 (90)
    • Jeph Loeb: 151-168, 170-183, 226 (33)
    • John Byrne: 1-22 (22)
    • Jerry Ordway: 31-32, 34-47. 49-54 (22)
    • Brian Azzarello: 204-215 (12)
    • Roger Stern: 23-28, 30-33 (10)
    • Steven T. Seagle: 190-196, 198-200 (10)
    • Mark Verheiden: 217-225 (9)

    Collected Editions

    Non-U.S. Collected Editions

    Issues #204-215 have been translated into German.


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