A Good Jumping in Point for Action Comics

What is a good jumping in point for Superman comics? Anyone have suggestions where I should start?

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John Bryan’s Man of Steel


Superman in general or Action Comics in particular? If you specifically mean the latter, I’d suggest the first issue for the Golden Age (obviously), Action Comics #252 (the debut of Supergirl) for the Silver Age, Action Comics #356 for the somewhat more serious (and serialized) stories that arrived right before the Bronze Age began, and Action Comics #844 as a great jumping-on point in the mid-2000s.


Cool thank you so much. This was really helpful. :slight_smile:


1939 Superman 1. Reprints the earliest Action Comics Issues containing Superman.

1958 Adventure Comics 247 First Appearance of the three founders of the Legion of Super Heroes, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, with Superboy.

1959 Action Comics 252 First Appearance of Supergirl.

1985 Comic Book Superman Annual 11. For the Man Who Has Everything.Superman Batman Robin Wonder Woman Mongul.First appearance of the Black Mercy, an extraterrestrial, magical plantlike organism that, upon it attaching parasitically to its victims, exhibits enjoyable hallucinogenic effects onto the victims’ minds. Adapted to television twice, in Justice League Unlimited and “For the Girl Who Has Everything”, foe the live action Supergirl TV series. Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons

1986 Comic Book “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” Written by Alan Moore Editor Julius Schwartz, the story was published in two parts, beginning in Superman #423 and ending in Action Comics #583, both published in September 1986. The story was drawn by long-time artist Curt Swan in his final major contribution to the Superman titles and was inked by George Pérez in the issue of Superman and Kurt Schaffenberger in the issue of Action Comics. The story was an imaginary story which told the final tale of the Silver Age Superman and his long history, which was being rebooted following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Last Stand of Krypto Lana Lang Insect Queen and Jimmy Olson Elastic Lad attacking the villains to save Superman. The last imaginary story. Aren’t they all

1986 Comic Book Man of Steel Byrne Superman sole survivor of Krypton. Gained powers after decades on Earth. Nowhere near as powerful.as previous version.

1992 Comic Book Death of Superman. Sells millions of copies. Event created because TV show Lois and Clark in development and planned Lois Lane Clark Kent marriage had to be postponed to coordinate with new series. Followed by Funeral for a Friend and Reign of the Superman, which introduced new Steel and Superboy.

2003 Comic Book Trinity First Meeting of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman versus Ra’s al Ghul, Bizarro, Artemis of Bana-Mighdall. Matt Wagner

2005 Comic Book All Star Superman by Grant Morrison.

2008 Superman The World of New Krypton by Geoff Johns James Robinson and Sterling Gates

2015 Superman Lois and Clark Introduction of Jon Kent, their son. Dan Jurgens followed by Superman Rebirth in 2016, by Tomasi followed by Super Sons

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Thank you for the info. :slight_smile:

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Superman/Batman, especially issues 1-13. You don’t need to know anything going in. Just open #1 and prepare for alot of fun.


Thank you I’m really enjoying it so far.

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You’re welcome. I’m always happy to spread the joy that is Superman/Batman.

As for a good jumping on point to Action Comics, try John Byrne’s run, which begins in Action Comics (1938-2011) #584.

It continued the team-up dynamic from DC Comics Presents, but in the Post-Crisis continuity. Byrne’s run goes from #584-599 (with a story in #600 as well, but that isn’t available in digital as a single issue yet, just in the Superman: The Man of Steel volume 9 trade).

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