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…

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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…

Superman #400 (1st series) (1984)

To mark the 400th Superman collectible I’ve added to this virtual exhibit, this is the 400th issue of the first comic book series of Superman.  Published in 1984, this anniversary issue contains a heaping helping of writers and artists including the likes of Ray Bradbury, John Byrne, Steve Ditko, Mike Grell, Jack Kirby…

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #1 (1995)

Here is the first issue of Superman: The Man of Tomorrow published in 1995. With the tagline “A Return to Greatness”, Superman has long since returned from the dead and has been restored to “full power” (as it was at that point in the 1990s).

In the story, Superman discovers something strange about…