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    Default Superman - best stories by decade

    Just thinking about something good to read, and I thought I'd solicit opinions. It seemed unfair to compare vastly different decades to each other, so I thought I'd ask fans what they thought were some of the best stories for each decade 1-3 stories for each decade. Not entire runs, just stories. Ones that were in-continuity when written.

    Decades broken down on the year ending in zero, so 1951-1960, 1961-1970, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzigone View Post
    Just thinking about something good to read, and I thought I'd solicit opinions. It seemed unfair to compare vastly different decades to each other, so I thought I'd ask fans what they thought were some of the best stories for each decade 1-3 stories for each decade. Not entire runs, just stories. Ones that were in-continuity when written.

    Decades broken down on the year ending in zero, so 1951-1960, 1961-1970, etc.
    Here I go:

    1938 - Superman, Champion of the Oppressed / War in San Monte - Action Comics #1-2
    1940 - How Superman Would End the War - Look Magazine
    1942 - Man or Superman? - Superman #17
    1948 - The Origin of Superman - Superman #53
    1952 - The Mightiest Team in the World - Superman #76
    1958 - The Super-Duel in Space - Action Comics #242
    1959 - The Girl From Superman's Past - Superman #129
    1960 - Superman's Return to Krypton - Superman #141
    1961 - The Death of Superman - Superman #149
    1971 - Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore - Superman #233-238, 240-242
    1972 - Must There Be a Superman? - Superman #247
    1983 - Rebirth - Action Comics #544
    1985 - The Living Legends of Superman - Superman #400
    1985-86 - Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? - Superman Annual #11 + DC Comics Presents #85 + Superman #423 + Action Comics #583

    1986 - Superman: Man of Steel - Man of Steel #1-6 + Superman #1-4 + Action Comics #584-587 + Adventures of Superman #424-428
    1987 - The Name Game - Superman #11

    1992 - The Death of Superman - The Man of Steel #18-21 + Justice League America #69-70 + Superman #74-77 + The Adventures of Superman #497-500 + Actions Comics #684-686 + The Legacy of Superman #1
    1993 - The Return of Superman - The man of steel #22-26 + Superman #78-85 + Adventures of Superman #501-505 + Action Comics #687-692 + Green Lantern #46

    2000 - New Metropolis - Superman: No Limits + Superman: Endgame + Superman #155-158 + Adventures of Superman #577-580 + Action Comics #764-767 + Superman : The Man of Steel #99-102 + Superman : Metropolis Secret Files #1
    2000 - Emperor Joker - Superman #160-161 + Adventures of Superman #582-583 + Superman: The Man of Steel #104-105 + Action Comics #769-770 + Superman: Emperor Joker
    2001 - What's So Funny About Truth Justice and the American Way? - Action Comics #775

    2003 - Question of Confidence - Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross

    2003 - Superman/Batman - Superman/Batman #1-26
    2003 - Superman Superfiction - Adventures of Superman #610, 612-623
    2004-05 - Superman: For Tomorrow - Superman #204-215

    2006 - Last Son of Krypton - Action Comics #844-846, 851, 866-870, Annual #11
    2007 - Escape from Bizarro World - Action Comics#855-857 + Superman #140 + DC Comics Presents #71 + The Man Of Steel #5
    2007-08 - Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes - Action Comics #858-863
    2008 - Superman: Brainiac - Action Comics #866-870
    2009-10 - Superman: Secret Origin - Superman: Secret Origin #1-6
    2011 - The Incident - Action Comics #900

    2012 - The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape - Action Comics #0
    2011 - World Against Superman - Action Comics New52 #1-10
    2013 - Superman: Hybrid - Action Comics New52 #19-21
    2013-14 - Superman/Wonder Woman - Superman/Wonder Woman New52 #1-24, annual #1-2
    2014 - Superman: Doomed - Superman: Doomed + Action Comics #30-35 + Superman/Wonder Woman #7-12, annual #1 + Superman #30 + Action Comics Annual #3 + Supergirl #34-35 + Batman/Superman #11
    2015-16 - Superman: The Men of Tomorrow - Superman New52 #32-47
    2016 - Superman: Savage Dawn - Action Comics #48-50 + Superman #48-50, annual #3 + Superman/Wonder Woman #25-27, 30-31
    2016 - Superman: The Final Days of Superman - Superman #51-52 + Batman/Superman #31-32 + Action Comics #51-52 + Superman/Wonder Woman #28-29
    2015-16 - Superman: Lois & Clark - Convergence Superman #1-2 + Lois & Clark #1-8

    2017 - Superman: Reborn - Action Comics #973-976 + Superman Rebirth #18-19
    2017 - The Oz Effect - Action Comics #985-992
    2016-17 - Superman: Man of Steel - Superman: Man of Steel #1-9 + Action Comics #1000 + DC Nation #0

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    Of the ones I remember reading, these would be my top 3:

    1970's - "The Second Coming of Superman"


    1980's - "The Phantom Zone" (the entire 4-issue miniseries)


    1990's - "Speeding Bullets"
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    Batsuperman in speeding bullet is basically superman. except he is wearing black, is brooding and is stuck with a tragedy .lol!

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    I had a hilariously long list that was erased after days of rereading. Basically if I did my own 80 years trade:

    1. Action comics #47 (Superman), Superman #17 (Man or Superman, When Titans Clash)
    2. Action Comics #254 and #255 (Bizarro)
    3. Action comics #385-387 (Superman)
    4. DC Special Series #5
    5. Superman #400
    6. Superman: Man of Steel #17 and #18
    7. Action comics #800
    8. Action comics vol 2 #13
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