Action Comics #500 (1979)

Welcome to the 500th Superman Collectible on this WordPress site!

In celebration, here is a copy of Action Comics number 500 published in 1979. It features a dynamic cover by Ross Andrew and Dick Giordano. On the cover are Superman, Lois Lane, and Supergirl referring to copy of the 500th issue. These types of covers are known as “infinity covers” since they appear to go on forever. The issue itself contains…

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Superman #162 (1963)

Long before there was ever a title called “Elseworlds”, DC Comics stories that took place outside of the established timeline were known as an “Imaginary Tale” or an “Imaginary Novel”. This is a copy of Superman number 162 from 1963 in which Superman attempts to duplicate himself to solve the world’s problems. Subjecting himself to various forms of Kryptonite, he ends up…

The Best of DC No. 12 Superman in Time and Space (1981)

In the days before comic book sized trade paperback compilation books (commonly mistaken as “graphic novels” which is something entirely different) comic companies published digest sized books which were comprised of previously published stories.

This is an issue of The Best of DC No. 12 which features compilation of Superman stories and is collectively titled, Superman in Time and Space. This 100 page digest book from 1981 contains…

Superman Returns the Official Movie Adaptation comic (2006)

As it is with most comic book adaptations, the writers and artists are given early versions of the movie script, production photos, and (sometimes) footage to work with. This adaptation of the 2006 motion picture Superman Returns is no exception. The comic opens with what was the original open to the movie before being edited out. It mimics the intro to Superman: The Movie complete with…

Superman: Peace on Earth graphic novel (1999) – signed by Alex Ross

This is a large format 64-page graphic novel called Superman: Peace on Earth. Published in 1999 by DC Comics, the story was written by Paul Dini and Alex Ross and was a breath of fresh air at the time. It tackles the tough issue of Superman deciding to use his powers to help defeat world hunger and poverty but ends up learning a lesson at the end.

This book was masterfully illustrated by renowned artist…

Superman Birthright #1 (2003)

In a re-telling of Superman’s origin, Superman Birthright loosely borrows stories from various sources and continuities.  That, however, by no means implies that it’s a mere copy.  This first issue starts on Krypton as we see Jor-El and Lara testing ship after ship which eventually fail.  Finally, after baby Kal-El is sent off in a ship that succeeds, we are transported in time to…