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Superman: The Truth Reading Order

Superman: The Truth Reading Order Checklist

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Looking for Superman: Truth crossover from 2015? Check out this reading order.

Superman’s secret identity has been one of the longest secrets in the DC Universe – up until this week. In Superman #18, and running through a handful of issues, the Man of Steel has revealed he’s Clark Kent to the world through a heartfelt speech.

It marks a brand new era for Superman and one that shifts the the dynamic for The Man of Tomorrow. If you want to read this story, and all the issues related to it, then Superman: The Truth Reading Order Checklist is here to save the day. It has everything you need to start reading this story, including handy annotations, release dates, and creator credits.

Superman #18 cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
Superman #18 cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Superman: The Truth Reading Order

Superman #17 (Prelude)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Kevin Maguire and Sean Parsons.
Available November 13th.

Superman #17 involves Superman/Clark Kent discussing his decision with Lois.

Superman #18
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
Available from December 12th.

Superman #18 includes that actual reveal.

Lois Lane #7 (tie-in)
Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Mike Perkins.
Available from January 1st.

Lois Lane #7 covers the events of Superman #18 from Lois Lane’s perspective.

Superman #19
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
Available from January 22nd.

Superman #19 is set the day after.

Superman: Heroes
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jody Houser, and Greg Rucka. Art by Kevin Maguire, Steve Lieber, Mike Perkins, and others.
Available from February 19th.

This anthology one-shot explores what the reveal means to Superman’s supporting cast and the Justice League.

Action Comics #1019 (Optional)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson.

I am putting Action Comics #1019 as optional as it is more concerned with what has been happening with Event Leviathan and Year of the Villain. The solicitations do hint that it will also explore the public discourse following Superman’s identity reveal.

Lois Lane #8
Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Mike Perkins.
Available from February 5th.

Lois Lane is hunted down by a deadly assassin once it is revealed to the world that she is Superman’s wife.

Superman: Villains
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jody Houser, and Greg Rucka. Art by Bryan Hitch, Steve Lieber, Mike Perkins, and Eduardo Pansica.
Available from February 26th.

This anthology one-shot explores how Superman’s gallery of villains come to grips with Superman’s identity reveal.

What Do I Read Next?

For those who want to continue reading Superman stories after The Truth then you can continue to do so with February’s Superman #20. Here’s the solicitation for your reference:

SUPERMAN #20
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
card stock variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
The United Planets is a perfect, beautiful idea…that completely flies in the face of everything the barbaric Mongul has been fighting for his entire life. Mongol will destroy the United Planets and Superman with it. And he said something about using Earth as his toilet. Which doesn’t sound very nice. The return of one of Superman’s biggest and baddest villains…bigger and badder than ever!
ON SALE 02.12.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES

Avoid Action Comics, the other comic starring Superman, for now. Not because of any quality issues but because it’s deep into a story that requires knowledge around Event Leviathan and Year of the Villain.

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