by Jeremy DeFatta
Much as this year is Batman’s 75th birthday, last year (the year of Man of Steel) was Superman’s. I’d like to commemorate that in much the same way I’ve been approaching this blogging thing so far, so here are my top five favorite Superman stories from the past 15 years, listed in no particular order. Superman fans are likely familiar with most or all of these, which should help get some discussion moving, but readers unfamiliar with the character’s more recent exploits will hopefully find helpful suggestions for new reading material.
All-Star Supermanby Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
I imagine a lot, if not most, of my readers have heard of this acclaimed Grant Morrison story. This is basically Morrison’s love letter to Silver Age Superman, and he does not disappoint. The basic premise is that Superman is dying and he has a limited amount of time in which to accomplish a few great works and leave the world a better place for all time in his passing. I won’t go into any more details (because I don’t want to spoil what this story eventually becomes) but if you read nothing else on this list, read this.
Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson