As of last week, Superman celebrated his 80th year as the world’s most recognizable superhero. Tons of conversations have been happening about favorite stories and moments in the Kal-El canon, and it’s worth thinking about the ones that came out since dawn of the new millennium. Superman’s been in near-constant publication in comics and other media since 1938. The vast majority of those stories have been churned out to feed a corporate machine’s deadlines, but some of them have stood out for their insight into DC’s flagship character. There are influential stories that lots of people can name-check like 1973’s “Superman 2001,” or Alan Moore’s “For the Man Who Has Everything” and “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” from the late 1980s. The last 18 years have seen major additions to the canon of must-read Superman stories, too, and some of them are worthy to be counted amongst the best of all time. What follows are some of my picks for favorite Super-stories published after the year 2000. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive ranked list, so feel free to add your own favorites in the comments below. All-Star Superman Grant Morrison’s iconic work is an astonishing feat… Read full this story
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