Superman Comics Index (from 1986)

Regular Titles


  • [ 1] Superman #176 (January)
    Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill, Norm Rapmund
    In his first appointment with Dr Claire Foster, a psychiatrist, Superman shares his fears of Zod, his feelings about Aquaman, his concern for his parents, and his love for Lois.

  • [ 2] The Adventures of Superman #598 (January)
    Joe Casey, Mike Wieringo and Mauricet, Jose Marzan Jr.
    [Note: A typing error has this listed as Shield No. 6]
    A freak TV interruption showing Superman fighting inspires Cole Parker to lead his fellow workers as an army of revenge against Perry White and those who want to rid Metropolis of B13 technology.

  • [ 3] Superman - The Man of Steel #120 (January)
    Mark Schultz, Yvel Guichet, Dexter Vines
    Talia Head, sick of the way LexCorp endangers people's lives, sets up a plan to have Clark Kent write about an unusual LexCorp Oil plant to bring it to people's attention... However Clark doesn't trust his own writing abilities, and takes over as Superman, destroying the plant, and unknowingly, Talia's good intentions.

  • [ 4] Superman in Action Comics #785 (January)
    Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Marlo Alquiza
    Sent to Pokolistan on an assignment, Clark hides from Zod worried he'll know he's Superman and therefore risk Lois' life. Meeting Bizarro, Clark is forced to stand up for him as Superman when Zod comes to do away with Bizarro once and for all.

Full Coverage

The following four Superman books showcase a dynamic depiction of the Man of Steel on the top half of the cover, with the title of each book cleverly incorporated within the artwork on the bottom half. In addition to a bold new artistic representation on the covers, the "Full Coverage" issues feature a self-contained, standalone story. The "Full Coverage" event also ended the eleven year practice of placing a Triangle/Shield Number on the cover of Superman comics.

  • Superman #177 (February)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness and Kevin Maguire, Cam Smith
    While trying to answer his Christmas Email, Superman is confronted with a battle between Metallo and the new Toyman who claims that Metallo's parts belong to him.

  • The Adventures of Superman #599 (February)
    Joe Casey, Derec Aucoin, Derec Aucoin
    Saving a Russian submarine from the bottom of the ocean, Superman later visits the captain at his farm in Russia, where the two share a touching conversation before the captain passes away.

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #121 (February)
    Geoff Johns, Todd Nauck, Lary Stucker
    When the Royal Flush Gang come to Metropolis Superman takes them down, but allows the Ten of Diamonds to lead him to their hideout, where he's confronted by a whole deck of villains.

  • Superman in Action Comics #786 (February)
    Joe Kelly, Pascual Ferry, Scott Hanna
    Superman is kidnapped by an alien (maquarading as a suicide jumper) to help save her world from the tyrant Kanjar Ro, who has inslaved her people. Although the planet orbits a red sun, Superman does his bit to help them save themselves.

  • The Adventures of Superman #600 (March)
    Joe Casey, Mike Wieringo, Jose Marzan Jr
    Super-sized Anniversary Issue. (First appearance of new cover trade dress design).
    Lex Luthor is missing! A man (with a bad wig) calling himself Alex Luthor plans to bring down the world's economy... Superman discovers him and realises it's Lex with a nanobot inside his head causing the problem. (Also includes The Complete Story of Superman Pinup)

  • Superman #178 (March)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Cam Smith
    **Superman Homepage appears on Lex Luthor's computer screen on page 5!!**
    Superman helps Jonathan and Martha Kent open their new General Store in Smallville. Suspicious of Superman's motivations, Lex receives an envelope of Top Secret 30 year old photos showing the Kryptonian rocketship landing on the Kent farm... and Lex deduces that Clark Kent is Superman!!!

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #122 (March)
    Mark Schultz, Darryl Banks, Kevin Conrad
    Earthquake attacks the Steelworks in search of the Entropy Aegis, Steel dons the armor... but the suit soon controls him. Professor Hamilton, in service to the Cybermoths, kidnapps Natasha. Lois' mother spies her daughter with Superman, and confronts her about having an "affair".

  • Notable Issue: Batman: Gotham Knights #27 (March)
    Devin Grayson and Dwayne McDuffie, Roger Robinson, Denys Cowan and John Floyd
    A fugitive from justice and his own comrades, Batman brutally punishes the criminal element of Gotham City, and is surprised when he's paid an unwanted visit from the Man of Steel.

  • Superman in Action Comics #787 (March)
    Jikei Ketsuki: Mercy, Love, and Blood (Part One)
    Joe Kelly, Pascual Ferry, Scott Hanna
    In Japan with Jimmy to report on increased meta-human criminal activity, Clark goes into action as Superman, meets two so-called heroes by the names of Byakko and Gunshin, and is confronted by an old foe called Tokai, who now calls himself Sakki.

  • Superman #179 (April)
    Jeph Loeb and Geoff Johns, Ariel Olivetti, Ariel Olivetti
    Stopping a criminal in Harlem, Superman is confronted by a black superhero called Muhammad X, who isn't happy about Superman showing his face in his town. Superman is troubled by the things he says to him, and the attitude and opinions he holds.

  • The Adventures of Superman #601 (April)
    Cult of Persuasion: Part One
    Joe Casey, Pete Woods, Jose Marzan Jr
    Superman saves a space shuttle from disaster, while Cole Parker is given super-powers by a mysterious visitor inside Strykers Island Prison which allows him to escape. As Persuasion, he recruits men to his cause and attacks the Daily Planet. Lois tells Clark she needs more time away from him...

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #123 (April)
    Gangs of Metropolis (Part 1)
    Mark Schultz, Yvel Guichet, Dexter Vines
    The Steelworks, Cybermoths, and LexCorp are all trying to get control of the evolving B13 technology, and all seem to think the key to doing so is Steel's Aegis armor. The Cybermoths, under the control of the Overmind, have the upper hand when Earthquake seems to destroy Superman.

  • Superman in Action Comics #788 (April)
    Jikei Ketsuki: Mercy, Love, and Blood (Part Two)
    Joe Kelly, Pascual Ferry, Scott Hanna
    As he lies there dying, Superman remembers when Tokai (Sakki) went bad. Byakko and Gunshin save him, reluctantly. Superman tries to talk them out of their methods... and somewhat succeeds. But while his marraige to Lois is saved, Byakko and Gunshin's is not so lucky, as Gunshin fights and is killed by Sakki.

  • Superman #180 (May)
    Jeph Loeb and Geoff Johns, Ian Churchill, Norm Rapmund
    On assignment in Eastern Europe, Lois, Clark and Jimmy stay at the castle of Count Rominoff to get his opinion of General Zod... The Count however is more interested in drinking his guest's blood to lure Superman in as his next victim.

  • The Adventures of Superman #602 (May)
    Cult of Persuasion: Part Two
    Joe Casey, Pete Woods, Jose Marzan Jr
    Cole Parker AKA Persuasion attacks the Daily Planet building with his new army. Superman takes him on, but underestimates Parker's new power level. The battle rages on until Parker is sucked into a portal to another dimension he himself opened up... a portal that leads to Krypton?

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #124 (May)
    Gangs of Metropolis (Part 2)
    Mark Schultz; Josh Hood; Marlo Alquiza, Andy Lanning, Walden Wong
    Steel uses Shrewface and Mr Bloat to get him into the B13 nerve central, while Talia Head enlists Metallo to stop them. Superman goes head to head with the Overmind who is revealed to be under the service of Brainiac 13 himself!

  • Superman in Action Comics #789 (May)
    Man & Beast (Part 1 of 2)
    Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Marlo Alquiza
    Kancer locates Superman in his Clark Kent disguise and is set upon by Krypto. Vanishing back to Pokolistan, Superman and Krypto chase Kancer worried that he'll reveal Superman's secret identity to General Zod. Instead they find Guy Gardner... as a demon!

  • Superman #181 (June)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Cam Smith
    Superman and Bizarro have the mind's mysteriously switched into each other's body. With help from the Martian Manhunter, Superman discovers some of the history behind Bizarro's origins, before a freak lightning strike returns them back to themselves.

  • The Adventures of Superman #603 (June)
    Mirror, Mirror - Part 1 of 3
    Joe Casey, Carlos Meglia, Carlos Meglia
    A Mrs Fuller gives birth to a baby boy who flies straight up out of the hospital and begins causing massive energy surges. After a few failed attempts, Superman grabs the baby at super-speed and flies him into his Fortress of Solitude, but is soon interrupted by the arrival of Ultraman.

  • Notable Issue: Green Lantern #149 (June)
    Judd Winick, Dale Eaglesham, Rodney Ramos
    Guest-starring the JLA! Kyle's newfound powers as Ion may be the only thing that can help the JLA stop an alien invasion! But if that's true, why doesn't the JLA approve of what Kyle is doing? Kyle is forced to look at the way his god-like actions are affecting the world around him. If Superman can't convince Kyle to think twice about his world-changing deeds, then who can?

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #125 (June)
    Gangs of Metropolis (Part 3 of 3)
    Mark Schultz, Yvel Guichet, Dexter Vines and Sean Parsons
    The battle rages on in the nerve centre of the B13 technology, until the Overmind is double-crossed by Earthquake, leading to his defeat. Overmind is revealed to be Professor Hamilton, who blames his cybernetic arm for brainwashing him... so Superman removes it.

  • Superman in Action Comics #790 (June)
    Man & Beast (Part 2 of 2)
    Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Keron Grant, Marlo Alquiza
    As Demon ruler of The Gorge, Guy Gardner tempts Superman to take his place in order to save himself... Seeing a chance to redeem himself with his "father", Cancer takes the throne himself... freeing Guy and thwarting Zod of a chance to learn Superman's secret.

  • Superman #182 (July)
    The Secret (Part 1 of 3)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Cam Smith
    Lois is targeted by some supervillains in her efforts to dig up facts about Lex Luthor's fore-knowledge regarding the events of the Imperiex War, and is finally confronted by Lex himself, who calls in her debt to him to drop the story... but Lois passes it on to Clark to publish in the Daily Planet.

  • The Adventures of Superman #604 (July)
    Mirror, Mirror - Part 2 of 3
    Joe Casey; Carlos Meglia, Sanford Greene, Paco Herrera; Carlos Meglia, Walden Wong, Carlos Cuevas
    Superman and a Fortress Robot try and stop Ultraman who continues to try and kill the super-baby. Superwoman and Owlman also appear to highten the situation... confusion reigns, until the baby speaks... Brainiac has found a new host!

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #126 (July)
    Pantheon (Part 1)
    Mark Schultz, Yvel Guichet and Kevin Sharpe, Dexter Vines and Walden Wong
    A group representing the gods approaches Superman to join their ranks in an effort to make them popular once again. He rejects their offer, but miles away, herself being interviewed, Lois is granted goddess status as the Goddess of Integrity.

  • Superman in Action Comics #791 (July)
    Benjamin Raab, Derec Aucoin, Derec Aucoin
    Clark receives an invitation to be MC at his old High School Homecoming Dance in Smallville, bringing back painful memories of his own Homecoming Dance where he befriended a large girl named Marge, only to lose her tragically in an accident.

  • Superman #183 (August)
    The Secret (Part 2 of 3)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Cam Smith
    Lex Luthor denies the allogations published in the Daily Planet by Clark Kent, and calls on the JLA to use J'onn J'onnz to telepathically scan him to see if he's lying... He's not! Perry White fires Clark Kent over the debacle... or does he?

  • The Adventures of Superman #605 (August)
    Mirror, Mirror - Part 3 of 3
    Joe Casey, Carlos Meglia, Carlos Meglia
    Brainiac takes over the Fortress of Solitude, expanding it to huge proportions, threatening the whole world. Owlman uses Brainiac's biological and emotional weaknesses from his genetic ties to Ultraman, and bluffs Brainiac into escaping into the Phantom Zone where Superwoman suffocates him.

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #127 (August)
    Pantheon (Part 2)
    Mark Schultz, Yvel Guichet, Walden Wong
    As the Goddess of Integrity Lois flies off, leaving Superman to battle the evil gods who tried to coax him into joining their ranks. Wonder Woman stops Lois from raising her dad from the dead, and the two have a deep and meaningful chat. Lois finally returns to normal.

  • Superman in Action Comics #792 (August)
    Joe Kelly, Pascual Ferry, Mark Morales
    When the man at the Train Station, who sells Clark Kent his newspaper every day, suddenly goes missing, Clark begins to worry. He and Lois do some investigating and discover that Valentin got into some trouble trying to make some money for his pregnant daughter.

Return to Krypton II (4 Parts)

  • Superman #184 (September)
    Geoff Johns, Pascual Ferry, Cam Smith
    Jor-El appears in Smallville and tells Clark he needs him to come back with him to Krypton to save Lara. Together with Krypto, father and son travel through the Phantom Zone to return to Krypton, where they are chased before finding Lara... dead?

  • The Adventures of Superman #606 (September)
    Joe Casey, Duncan Rouleau, Marlo Alquiza
    Jor-El and Superman find the Council dead. Jor-El explains how a religious group worshiping Rao grew to overthrow his scientific government. Together they find and rescue Lara, but are confronted by Rao's followers in a vicious battle.

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #128 (September)
    Mark Schultz, Karl Herschl, Karl Herschl
    Lying at the feet of Xon-Ur, Superman is saved by one-time enemy Kru-El. Together with Jor-El they storm a location thought to house Rao's "Heart of Krypton", a religous artifact. An artifact that somehow has ties between the House of El... and Brainiac 13...

  • Superman in Action Comics #793 (September)
    Joe Kelly, Pascual Ferry, Cam Smith
    Superman realizes that this Krypton isn't the real Krypton, it's a new world fashioned and programmed by Brainiac 13, designed to entrap and kill Superman. Jor-El steps into the Heart of Krypton and re-programs this reality to allow Superman to leave and for this new Krypton to live on in seclusion and perfect harmony.

  • Superman #185 (October)
    Geoff Johns, Brent Anderson, Ray Snyder
    Superman crash lands in the middle of a children's baseball game in Ohio. He's in the middle of a fight with a character called Major Force, a soldier who feels the need to prove himself against Superman. Superman deals with him, and helps clean up the mess before enjoying a game of baseball with the children.

  • The Adventures of Superman #607 (October)
    Jay Faerber, Brandon Badeaux, Mark Morales
    Argent (from the Titans) comes to Metropolis to ask Superman how he feels about being an Alien, to help her deal with her own feelings. The two converse while Superman does his patrol of the city, and together they help save people... and while doing so, Agrent's questions are answered.

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #129 (October)
    Chuck Austen, Pascal Alixe, Pascal Alixe
    When Superman saves Officer Wit Saunders from Bloodsport, the two go for a cup of coffee... a ritual the two continue to keep on a regular basis... until Wit is critically injured while saving some kids. Superman speaks at Wit's funeral about the lessons he learned from the man.

  • Superman in Action Comics #794 (October)
    Chuck Kim, Kano, Kano
    As a teenager, Clark goes to the movies with Lana and Pete, but is disturbed by the anti-alien sentiment expressed in the movie... The Quintessence watch on and decide to test young Clark to see if he will grow to be a menace or a hero... Clark passes with flying colors.

Ending Battle (8 Parts)

  • Superman #186 (November)
    Geoff Johns, Pascual Ferry, Cam Smith
    Vice President Pete Ross catches up with his old school friend, Clark Kent before entering an emergency meeting with the Senate... a meeting that is interrupted by an attack from the Master Jailer and Neutron... an attack meant only as a warning to Superman.

  • The Adventures of Superman #608 (November)
    Joe Casey, Derec Aucoin, Derec Aucoin
    The Atomic Skull attacks Kon-El (Superboy), Jonathan and Martha Kent at their home. Clark's old football caoch is attacked by Riot. His dentist threatened by the Quakemaster. Jimmy is set upon by King Shark. Everyone associated with Clark Kent is in danger... next it's Lois!

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #130 (November)
    Mark Schultz, Brandon Badeaux, Mark Morales
    Superman saves Lois and the Daily Planet staff from the Evil Star, and gets Lois to call all his family and friends to get them to the safety of the Steelworks. Once there, Superman and Lois convince everyone that for Clark's sake Superman needs them all to stay safe while he deals with the situation.

  • Superman in Action Comics #795 (November)
    Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Marlo Alquiza
    Superman confronts Lex Luthor about his knowing that Superman is Clark Kent, but Lex isn't the one behind the attacks on Clark's family and friends... The Elite come to attack Luthor, revealing that Manchester Black is the mastermind behind the mayhem.

  • Superman #187 (December)
    Geoff Johns, Pascual Ferry, Mark Farmer
    On his way to confront Manchester Black, Superman is confronted by the Toyman, Bizarro, Neutron, Terra-Man, Puzzler and Master Jailer. Even Mr Mxyzptlk pops in for a visit. But it's Metallo with his Kryptonite heart that captures Superman's full attention.

  • The Adventures of Superman #609 (December)
    Joe Casey, Derec Aucoin, Derec Aucoin
    Superman gets rid of Metallo and Master Jailer only to be confronted by a horde of new villains wanting to trash Superman and Metropolis. Superman makes quick work of them (while Senator Kale gripes nearby). Lois decides to take some action... but finds Manchester Black at her apartment door!

  • Superman - The Man of Steel #131 (December)
    Mark Schultz, Brandon Badeaux, Mark Morales
    Confronted by a smart Bizarro, Mongul, Silver Banshee and Master Jailer, Superman must think his way through to finally reach Manchester Black... who (having tormented her emotionally) has Lois at this feet all bloodied and broken when Superman arrives.

  • Superman in Action Comics #796 (December)
    Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Marlo Alquiza
    Manchester Black makes Superman think Lois is dead hoping he'll break him and make him kill him... but Superman doesn't kill, and Manchester Black, knowing he's failed, allows the real Lois to reunite with her husband before going off and killing himself.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Superman: Ending Battle reprints Superman #185-186, Adventures of Superman #608-609, Superman: The Man of Steel #130-131 and Action Comics #795-796]

  • Notable Issue: Supergirl #75 (December)
    Peter David, Ed Benes, Alex Lei
    Back to full power, Supergirl is pleased to be back to normal and back home with her parents... until a spaceship crashes in the middle of Leesburg and a new Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, emerges claiming to be Superman's Kryptonian cousin...

Superman Comics Index (1986-2011)


Here is a listing of the regular Superman titles since the John Byrne 1986 mini-series Man of Steel up until the post-Flashpoint relaunch in 2011. For accuracy almost every entry is based upon actually looking in the issue, and not memory or another source.

This listing is done in the order for when a comic book issue was published.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.

The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue is listed under the Comic's Title and Date.


1986/Revamp | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011
Annuals | Specials 1996-2003 | Specials 2004-
Prestige Format Mini-Series | Graphic Novels | Pin-up Books | Trade Paperbacks

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