Superman has had a rich history in comic books, but novels featuring the Man of Steel are relatively fewer in number. However, there have been some notable Superman novels that fans are encouraged to read. Here is a list of five popular Superman fiction novels:
5. “The Death and Life of Superman” by Roger Stern – Chronicles the iconic “Death of Superman” storyline and the subsequent return of the Man of Steel.
On November 18, 1992, news of Superman’s death shocked the world as the legendary Man of steel was killed defending Metropolis from the monster called Doomsday. Here is the dramatic story behind the best-selling comic book: the fates of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Ma and Pa Kent, the Justice League, and the reign of the four super-beings who mysteriously appeared after Superman’s funeral, each claiming to be the real Last Son of Krypton. Also, here is the complete incredible story of Superman’s triumphant return!
4. “Superman: Miracle Monday” by Elliot S. Maggin – The second of Maggin’s mass-market Superman novels.
What happened when the Man of Steel confronted a demon of fire? When a historian from the future travels to Metropolis of the past to unravel the mystery surrounding the joyous holiday of Miracle Monday, she finds herself embroiled in events that threaten the stability of the Universe and the laws of physics themselves. Superman faces down the devil itself in this bestselling novel.
3. “Superman: Last Son of Krypton” by Elliot S. Maggin – This classic bestselling Superman novel was originally published with “Superman: The Movie” in 1978. This is the previously untold story of how baby Kal-El was guided to Earth and the American heartland where he was raised by the Kents and befriended young Lex Luthor. The parallel childhoods of both men determine their opposing futures until one day they have to throw in together to save the galaxy.
2. “The Adventures of Superman” by George Lowther – One of the earliest Superman novels, it tells the story of Superman’s arrival on Earth and his early exploits.
Originally published in 1942, The Adventures of Superman was the first full-length novel about the world’s first and most endearing comic book super-hero. This facsimile is an exact reproduction of the original with the addition of a new introduction by bestselling Superman comic-book writer and novelist Roger Stern. Illustrations throughout, including 4 full-color plates.
1. “It’s Superman!” by Tom De Haven – Published in 2006, “It’s Superman!” by Tom De Haven is a reimagined origin story for Superman set in the 1930s during the Great Depression.
Coming of age in rural 1930s America with X-ray vision, the power to stop bullets, and the ability to fly isn’t exactly every boy’s story. So just how did Clark Kent, a shy farmer’s son, grow up to be the Man of Steel? Follow young Clark’s whirlwind journey from Kansas to New York City’s Daily Planet-by way of Hollywood. Look deep into the soul of a pop-culture legend brilliantly reimagined in this novel, which is as inventive and thrilling as it is touching and wise.
These novels offer a variety of fictional stories that delve into different aspects of Superman’s character and adventures.
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