Superman: Reborn Reading Order Checklist

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Superman: Reborn Reading Order Checklist.

The DC Comics Rebirth, the publishing initiative which DC Comics is undertaking which brings back the what is great about their characters, has done wonders for Superman. Both his titles – Action Comics and Superman – have had vast improvements in the past few months with the inclusion of an older interpretation of the character. This is has allowed for all kinds of classic elements, which have been missing in recent years, to return and be mixed with a few fresh ideas.

Throughout these comics there has been a subplot in which the mysterious Mr Oz has hinted that this new Superman and his family are not what they actually seem. This subplot culminate in Superman: Reborn, a four-part crossover between Superman and Action Comics running through March 2017. Who is Mr Oz? What is the shocking secrets? I guess you’ll have to read the crossover to find out!

Crossovers can be confusing. That’s why I have created the Superman: Reborn Reading Order Checklist, which makes reading this crossover a breeze. As well as including the reading order I have included release dates, creative teams and a list of comics which spin-out of the conclusion of this crossover.

Happy reading!

Action Comics #957 cover by Ivan Reis, Jo Prado and Sonia Oback.

What To Read Before Superman: Reborn?

If you’re looking to read some of the comics which build up to this crossover then here are a list worth checking out. It’s worth noting that they’re not essential to read in order to understand Superman: Reborn, but might give further background.

DC Universe: Rebirth #1
Written by Geoff Johns. Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank and Phil Jimenez.

Mr Oz Appearances

Mr Oz has appeared in the following comics:

  • Action Comics #957
  • Action Comics #958
  • Action Comics #959
  • Action Comics #960
  • Action Comics #961
  • Action Comics #962
  • Detective Comics #940
  • Detective Comics #947
  • Superman #16
  • Superman Annual #1 (2016)

NOTE: These aren’t essential reading to understand, but if you want some extra background read then check them out.

Action Comics #973 cover by Clay Mann.

Mild Mannered

Mild Mannered is a two-part story which builds up to Superman: Reborn.

Action Comics #973
Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Art Thibert, Stephen Segovia and Patrick Zircher.
Available from February 8th.

Action Comics #974
Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Art Thibert, Stephen Segovia and Patrick Zircher.
Available from February 22nd.

Superman #18 cover by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.

Superman: Reborn

Superman #18 (Part 1)
Written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.
Available March 1st.

Action Comics #975 (Part 2)
Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Doug Manke and Jaime Mendoza. (Backup story included by Paul Dini and Ian Churchill.)
Available March 8th.

Superwoman #8 (tie-in)
Written by Phil Jiminez. Art by Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino.
Available March 8th.

Superman #19 (Part 3)
Written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.
Available March 15th.

Action Comics #976 (Part 4)
Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Doug Manke and Jaime Mendoza.
Available March 22nd.

Action Comics #977 cover by Andy Kubert.

Superman: Reborn Aftermath

These comics spin out of the Superman: Reborn with a group of stories branded Superman: Reborn Aftermanth. The following comics start these stories.

Action Comics #977
Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Ian Churchill.
Available from April 12th.

Superman #20
Written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.
Available from April 5th.

Supergirl #8
Written by Steve Orlando. Art by Matias Bergara.
Available from April 12th.

Superwoman #9
Written by K. Perkins. Art by Stephen Segovia and Art Thibert.
Available from April 19th.

Trinity #8
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Emanuela Lupacchino and Ray McCarthy.
Available from April 19th.

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Will You Be Reading Superman: Reborn?

Will you be reading Superman crossover? Did you find this reading order guide helpful? Let me know in the comments below or via Facebook or Twitter.

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Trevor Van As

Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.

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Comments (5)

  • I will be reading the Superman Reborn storyline. Sounds like it will be very good about trying to sort out the time between the reboot from John Byrne and Company and the New 52. I am looking forward to it.

  • I think this is the complete list of Superman: Reborn Aftermath
    01. Superman #20
    02. Action Comics #977
    03. Supergirl #8
    04. Superwoman #9
    05. Trinity #8
    06. Superman #21
    07. Action Comics #978

    • You’re right! I missed Superwoman #8. I’ve added this to the list. New-Super-Man #8 doesn’t tie-in with this crossover, instead it’s the start of a brand new story.