Superman: New Krypton trade reading order

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Blink and you might've missed it, but over the weekend DC Comics had War of the Supermen as a Comixology new release again, with a note that the whole eight-plus-issue Superman: New Krypton saga would be $0.99 for a few days, much like they did with Batman #600-700 some months ago. Either I misunderstood or this didn't happen, because War of the Supermen left the digital new release list shortly thereafter. [Edit: Sale later happened March 4-5, 2011.]

At the back of the digital War of the Supermen #0, however, is a boffo checklist of all the Superman: New Krypton stories, organized in single issue reading order. For our trade reading friends out there, we now present that list translated into the definitive reading order for hardcover and trade paperback -- if you still haven't picked up the Superman: New Krypton books, here's how to do it.

Suggested preludes: Superman: The Coming of Atlas, Superman: Brainiac
City of Supermen
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 1
Adventure Comics Special Featuring the Guardian #1Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 1
Superman: New Krypton Special #1Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 1
Superman #681Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 1
Action Comics #871Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 1
Supergirl #35Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 2
Superman #682Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 2
Action Comics #872Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 2
Supergirl #36Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 2
Superman #683Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 2
Action Comics #873Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 2
Mon-El
Superman #684Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Action Comics #874Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Superman #685Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Brave New World
Superman: World of New Krypton #1Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 3
Superman: World of New Krypton #2Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 3
Superman: World of New Krypton #3Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 3
Superman: World of New Krypton #4Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 3
Superman: World of New Krypton #5Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 3
Gods of Krypton, Heroes on Earth
Action Comics #875Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1
Action Comics #876Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1
Action Comics #877Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1
Action Comics #878Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1
Action Comics #879Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1
Action Comics Annual #12Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1
A New Hero Will Rise
Superman #686Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Superman #687Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Superman #688Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Superman #689Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Superman #690Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1
Superman Annual #14Superman: Mon-El Vol. 2: Man of Valor
Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #37Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #38Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #39Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #40Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #41Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #42Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl #43Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?
Supergirl Annual #1Supergirl: Death and the Family
Codename: Patriot
Superman: World of New Krypton #6Superman: Codename Patriot
Action Comics #880Superman: Codename Patriot
Supergirl #44Superman: Codename Patriot
Superman #691Superman: Codename Patriot
Superman: Secret Files 2009 #1Superman: Codename Patriot
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #2Superman: Codename Patriot
Friends and Fugitives
Action Comics #881Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives
Supergirl #45Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives
Action Comics #882Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives
Supergirl #46Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives
Supergirl #47Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives
Man of Valor
Superman #692Superman: Mon-El Vol. 2: Man of Valor
Superman #693Superman: Mon-El Vol. 2: Man of Valor
Superman #694Superman: Mon-El Vol. 2: Man of Valor
Superman #695Superman: Mon-El Vol. 2: Man of Valor
Nightwing and Flamebird
Action Comics #883Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Action Comics #884Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Action Comics #885Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Superman #696Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Superman #697Superman: Mon-El Vol. 2: Man of Valor
Kneel Before Rao
Action Comics #886Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Action Comics #887Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Action Comics #888Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Action Comics #889Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 2
Death and the Family
Supergirl #48Supergirl: Death and the Family
Supergirl #49Supergirl: Death and the Family
Supergirl #50Supergirl: Death and the Family
Worlds in the Balance
Superman: World of New Krypton #7Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 4
Superman: World of New Krypton #8Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 4
Superman: World of New Krypton #9Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 4
Superman: World of New Krypton #10Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 4
Superman: World of New Krypton #11Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 4
Superman: World of New Krypton #12Superman: World of New Krypton Vol. 4
The Battle of Brainiac
Adventure Comics #8Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1
Supergirl #51Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1
Superman #698Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1
Adventure Comics #9Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #2Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1
Adventure Comics #10Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 2
Supergirl #52Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 2
Superman #699Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 2
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 2
Adventure Comics #11Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 2
The 100-Minute War
War of the Supermen #0War of the Superman
War of the Supermen #1War of the Superman
War of the Supermen #2War of the Superman
War of the Supermen #3War of the Superman
War of the Supermen #4War of the Superman
Superman #700War of the Superman

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5 comments:

  1. Thinking about the best way to read these makes my head explode. Thanks for your kindness in posting this. I think in around 3 months time I'll be ready to read them all in one go.

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  2. I notice that some of the later books listed here aren't in the TPB timeline yet? Is there a big post-Blackest Night update coming soon? :-)

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  3. DC via Comixology is having a .99c sale right now on every New Krypton comic. I've just purchased Action Comics 879 - 889 to finally have the uncollected Captain Atom co-features by James Robinson and Cafu. That's definitely my biggest leap into Digital comic reading.

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  4. It sure would be nice if DC would un-bundle the issues and co-features on their digital site. Once the New Krypton sale ends, I bet you'd have to pay almost $22 if you want to read the Captain Atom co-features -- and they're only ten pages each.

    @Mark ... and Brightest Day ...

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  5. Thanks for the timeline. I will save it for my second reading of this long storyline.

    I would also be interested in a timeline for Morrison's Batman. We've already discussed the reading order of RIP and Final Crisis, and there is a comparable situation with 'Batman & Robin Vol. 3: Batman must die!' and 'Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne' (and perhaps even 'Time and the Batman'). All of these were release simultaneously in single issues, in part heavily delayed, so I like to know how everyone here approached these stories.

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