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I just started reading the John Bryne Superman stories and I want to start reading the current books but I have know idea where to start.

How many Superman books are out there now and do the stories connect through all of the books?

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SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON, SUPERGIRL and SUPERMAN/BATMAN. Superman-related characters also appear in the JLA and JSA titles and there is POWER GIRL and ADVENTURE COMICS, too.


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SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, SUPERGIRL and SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON work together. With the exception of the August books, where they are crossing over, the stories don't connect. They do work together to tell a larger story, though, so there is come connectivity. The other titles all stand on their own.


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SUPERMAN/BATMAN is terrible. Just sayin'.




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In addition to the solid info from omike below, a couple tips

1) This week a one-shot came out called "Superman Secret Files." It's a little pricey at five bucks, but it's a good primer intended as a jumping-on point

2) supermanhomepage.com is a good resource for all things Superman, including summaries and reviews of recent issues. Incidentially, a couple guys on that site recently started a podcast exploring the early Byrne comics. The podcasts are long, but they are very interesting.


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    Incidentially, a couple guys on that site recently started a podcast exploring the early Byrne comics. The podcasts are long, but they are very interesting.

I'm only up through episode number five, but I love those. They at times gush on a bit too much about the glories of those comics compared to others, but those comics have never received such in-depth analysis. It should be really interesting when they get to the triangle years.




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