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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 04:17:15 pm EDT (Viewed 166 times)
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Hi everybody,

I was wondering if I might get some recommendations? I want to read a good Superman story (be that an arc, a trade, an annual) that is a complete story. I've already All-Star and the Death/Return, I have the Earth One GN. This might be impossible, I know, or this might even sound insane.

What I'm looking for is a modern Superman story that doesn't include the other DC heroes (or if so, only marginally), that features The Daily Planet, Clark, Lois, and Jimmy, and a good story with good art. I don't want to read about huge monsters, I don't want to read extensive fight scenes with Godzilla. I'd like to read a Superman story where there's a Metropolis mystery that Clark/Superman and Lois strive to uncover.

Does anybody have any suggestions? I'd really appreciate it. I want to be a Superman fan, but besides the occasional big story, like All Star, I haven't gotten into him.


You might like the Man of Steel volumes in the John Byrne era. I've only read the first one and it's the first appearance of Superman in 1986. I highly recommend Man of Steel even if it's not in continuity anymore. As for the other volumes in that era, it looks to me they collect a lot of the stories that were done back then.

It has about 6 volumes to the Man of Steel on Amazon, which you can find here.

Good luck. \:\)

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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