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Read up on the latest Superman franchise News, Reviews and Features from the team at CBR.

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Created by:
Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
First Film:
Superman
Latest Film:
Man of Steel
First TV Show:
Superman
Latest TV Show:
Superman & Lois
TV Show(s):
Superman, Smallville, Superman & Lois, Superman: The Animated Series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
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latest Superman Articles

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Knight Terrors Highlights The Real Difference Between Superman & Supergirl

Despite their shared origins and similar powersets, Knight Terrors highlights what remains the key difference between Superman and Supergirl.

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Was Superman's First Ongoing Series, Superman #1, Meant to be a One-Shot?

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, discover whether Superman's first ongoing series was originally intended to just be a one-shot comic book

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Is DC's Injustice More Or Less Broken Than The Crime Syndicate's Antimatter Earth?

Jon Kent just discovered how broken the Injustice universe truly is, and how it could give rise to DC Comics' next Crime Syndicate.

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Superman Centennial Comics, Ranked

Superman is DC's most established superhero, so he's had some truly impressive centennial comics throughout the years.

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10 Most Ambitious DC Villains of All Time, Ranked

A good supervillain is only as effective as their ambition. While the Prankster just wants to embarrass Superman, Darkseid wants to conquer reality.

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Jon Kent Hugging Injustice Superman Has Broken Comic Twitter's Brain

In the latest issue of Adventures Of Superman: Jon Kent, Jon Kent hugged Injustice Superman, and Comic Twitter is up in arms about it. Why?

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Every Superman Comic Currently Running (& Their Most Recent Issue)

Following the adventures of Superman, Jon Kent, Conner Kent, and more, DC's various Superman comics keep fans entertained throughout the month.

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How Jack Kirby & Planet of the Apes Inadvertently Paved the Way for a Bizarre 1995 Superman Comic

DC's failure to get the rights to Planet of the Apes in 1968 led to one of the strangest Superman stories ever, and it was all thanks to Jack Kirby.

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Who is Marvel's Superman Equivalent?

Superman represents the hope and optimism of the DC Universe, which begs the question: who is Marvel's answer to the Man of Tomorrow?

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Spoilers of Steel: Joshua Williamson Expands Metropolis in Superman Annual 2023 #1

In an interview with CBR, writer Joshua Williamson explains the shocking developments from Superman Annual 2023 and how it advances the story.

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10 DC Comics That Creatively Discuss Real-World Issues

Quite a few comics published by DC have taken the liberty of addressing real world issues in creative ways. Here are 10 of the best.

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10 Superheroes Based On Celebrities

Some superheroes, in name or likeness, were actually based on real-world celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson and Eminem, either blatantly or subtly.

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Superman: Brainiac's Latest Plan Introduces a Major Retcon to Lobo's Backstory

Lobo's origin has been an established element of his character for years, but Superman Annual #1 makes a major change to his backstory.

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Doomsday Clock Was One Of The Most Anticipated Sequels In Comics - What Went Wrong?

Geoff Johns' sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic Watchmen was a long time coming, so why did Doomsday Clock disappoint so many readers?

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10 Best First Issue Superman Comics

Superman has starred in more titles than almost any hero. A good first issue can set the tone for a great run, from All-Star Superman to Kingdom Come.

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Superman: Legacy Could Fix This Important Character's Mistakes

Superman: Legacy is a film with a lot of responsibilities for the new DC Universe and one important character to Clark Kent can finally be done right.

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Mister Fantastic’s Greatest Invention Proves That Words Are The Best Superpower

One of Reed Richard's most ingenious inventions proved that the power of the spoken word can stand up to the worst villains in Marvel Comics.

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DC Comics: 15 Most Inspirational Quotes From Superman

Superman is the embodiment of hope and inspiration, so it's only fitting that he would have some inspiring and memorable quotes.

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Superman's Lowest Point Highlighted What Makes Him The Greatest Superhero Of All Time

Despite writing Superman completely out of character, Superman: Grounded gave good insight into what makes the Man of Steel work in comics.

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The 20 Strongest DC Characters

Superman and Black Adam are two powerful examples of the strongest heroes in the DC universe, though they aren't the only overpowered characters.

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