"Superman" Comic Book Index


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Superman #5
Cover date: January 2019
"The Unity Saga" - Part 5
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
General Zod has been having visions of the future. A future where the last surviving Kryptonians have reached a point in their wars where forging New Krypton is their last option for survival. But like many times before just as the houses of Zod and El are about to come together, the villain Rogol Zaar arrives to wreak havoc and destruction. Zod struggles with the vision and his family worry for him too. Is it a prophetic dream or a nightmare? To clear his head Zod soars through space while in the Phantom Zone, Superman struggles to stay conscious. Rogol and Jax Ur are playing with their prey. Superman flees with the last of his strength while Rogol smirks that Superman is trapped with them no matter what he does. The symbol of hope has none in this dimensional prison. Adam Strange, meanwhile, encounters General Zod just as the Earth reappears and begins to return to its original size around them. As the planet's people reawaken Zod seeks out the Justice League. He finds Ray Palmer, but to everyone's surprise, he asks to be sent to the Phantom Zone. Clark, dazed, confused and filled with rage is calmed by a vision of Jonathan and Martha Kent. They offer him some sound advice and help him regain composure. Rogol, separates himself from his army to rest but while alone Superman returns to confront him. This time not for a fight, no matter how much Rogol tried to goad him. Superman offers a revelation just as a new contender arrives in the Zone hell bent on revenge for Krypton!

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Superman #6
Cover date: February 2019
"The Unity Saga" - Part 6
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
Superman, General Zod and Rogol Zaar are in a fight to the finish with Clark literally wrestling with the outcome. Superman doesn't kill, but as a means to an end, should he let Zod? After all, Zod has no human scruples. The tide is just turning in their favor when suddenly Superman vanishes, he reappears in the real world, courtesy of The Atom. Superman asks to be sent back to the Phantom Zone but the natural disasters caused by the trip to the Phantom Zone means the heroes of Earth must try to restore balance. Superman decides to stay to help, an unfortunate choice for Zod, as Superman leaves him behind, Rogol wastes no time to beat him to a pulp and renews the resolve of the trapped prisoners. With Earth soon back to normal Clark basks in some much needed sunlight, a young man appears from nowhere and greets him. 'Hi Dad'.

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Superman #7
Cover date: March 2019
"The Unity Saga" - Part 7/The House of El" - Part 1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ivan Reis, Brandon Peterson & Jason Fabok
Inker: Brandon Peterson, Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
Jon has returned but he is no longer a boy. Clark is both elated and confused by his son's return and Lois is equally stunned to find a seventeen year old in place of their little boy. This isn't the first time the Kents have dealt with the world of the bizarre and weird but Jon has a lot of explaining to do. Beginning with the departure of Jon, Lois and Jor-El and their arrival onto a gigantic Kryptonian ship. Almost immediately Jor and Jon find themselves in battle as they foil an invasion of Earth by the deadly alien race called the Dominators. Jon of course is enjoying every second of super heroics and as they return to the ship they decide to find something to eat. With Lois now wearing a Superwoman suit much like her counterpart did when she and Lana shared the mantle, they head to an intergalactic trading post. Lois is surprised how revered she is just for wearing the crest of the House of El as Jor explains Superman's exploits have made them galactic royalty. The trio also attract the attention of Lobo who has a few choice words to share with Jon before disappearing into the approaching crowd. It seems Superman's reputation also attracts people who want something from the El's. Lois experiences something Clark did when he saved the space shuttle years ago. Lois and Jon are torn by their requests but when they learn of a Khund slavery ring on Daxam, Jon and Jor intervene once more. The success of the rescue leads Lois to return home as she realized that Jon really could handle things now, perhaps Lobo was right? Jon reveals that as his mother left Jor began to change and that's why he has spent seven years trying to get back to Earth. Clark is still perplexed as Jon's tale showed nothing but his enjoyment at being with his grandfather. Jon turns to his parents and explains that he's discovered Jor-El is insane.

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Superman #8
Cover date: April 2019
"The House of El" - Part 2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ivan Reis & Brandon Peterson
Inker: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
Jon relates what happened to him after Lois returned to Earth while Kelex runs a battery of tests on the young man. When Jor-El questions his grandson's motives for coming on the trip Jon explains that he was struggling with expectations of him as the son of the world's greatest hero. Jor reveals he too is challenged with his role as a grandfather. Both of them exist but in a logical scientific way, they really should not... almost like the stuff of comic books. Jor based his entire life to science and everything he has come to know and experience is detrimental to that. At this point Jon realizes that a journey into deep space was perhaps a mistake and longs to return home. He naively thought of space as a series of locations rather than the expanse it truly is and that he is stuck with Jor whether he likes it or not. Clark and Lois struggle with the error in their judgement and as Superman, the angry father takes his frustration out on a deadly villain. Jon continues his tale and we come to learn it is a co-dependent relationship that Jon and Jor have developed. The two Kryptonians fight villainous aliens across the galaxies and when Jon has the opportunity to return home with two Green Lantern's he realizes he must turn the offer down. For a long time after Jon and Jor continue to travel together but one night a broken Jor bursts into Jon's living quarters telling the boy he is deeply sorry. Before the boy can ask why, the ship is swallowed by a portal and transported to Earth-3. As Jon struggles to his feet he is greeted by the Crime Syndicate.

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Superman #9
Cover date: May 2019
"The House of El" - Part 3
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Brandon Peterson with Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
Clark's mind wanders to a possible future. One where Lois is Superwoman once more, Jon has lost an eye and he now has a younger sister. During a ceremony seemingly bringing peace to the universe an attack happens that ends in destruction. Clark ponders as to whether it is a waking dream, but Lois gets him to focus and Jon continues his story. Jon has been transported to Earth 3 and, for reasons known only to Ultraman, he was kept alive imprisoned in the mouth of a volcano. He reveals to Jon that Superman as a youth was 'sent to another place' to 'reach his true potential' and perhaps this is exactly why Jon appeared to him. Ultraman visited the prison sporadically dishing out physical and mental punishment, which became less about Jon and more like therapy for the villain. After enduring the visits Jon carefully watched how Ultraman entered and exited the prison and used the same method to sneak away and hide amongst the local populace. Jon theorizes that the base of the Crime Syndicate may have a way back to his Earth... or at least a way to send a signal. However, sneaking into the base forces Superboy to come face to face with his doppelgänger mother.

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Superman #10
Cover date: June 2019
"The House of El" - Part 4
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Brandon Peterson with Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
After almost a decade living in a volcano, Jon explains he decided to sneak into the Crime Syndicate headquarters to see if they had a dimensional portal. There he meets his mother who of course wants to kill him. Enter Jor-El who uses his technology to rescue his grandson and transport them back to our universe. Jor has his science head on and tries his best to run medical tests on his overly excited grandson. Jor begins to lose patients with the boy and demands an explanation to where he vanished to and why. Jor accuses Jon of running away and explains he'd been searching the dimensions frantically to find the boy. He reveals he had to make unscrupulous deals to find him, things he deeply regrets. He also drops the bombshell that he never told Lois and Clark of Jon's disappearance. For Jon, he's been trapped in the past, across dimensions for years but to everyone else he has been missing for just twenty two days. The ship suddenly comes under attack and Jon is terrified to see the villains Jax Ur, General Zod and Rogol Zaar. They try to kill Jon but Jor uses a strange weapon to teleport Jon to safety. Jon appears in a shopping mall in Wisconsin but it is then that he realizes something is terribly wrong. Flash forward to today and Clark asks Lois to handle Leviathan while he and Jon head out to find Jor's ship. They use Jon's new suit circuitry to activate a return trip but are unprepared for what they find when they get there.

Superman Comic Book Index


Here is a listing of the regular Superman title since the 2016 Rebirth saga that started a new era for the DC Universe of comic books. For accuracy almost every entry is based upon actually looking in the issue, and not memory or another source.

This listing is done in the order for when a comic book issue was published.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.

The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue is listed under the Comic's Title and Date.


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