Adventures of Superman

 ADO9   (DC, 1987-2006)

™ and © DC Comics, Inc.

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s…

Superman, of course, DC’s greatest super-hero, and one of the world’s best-known characters. With his super-strength, ability to fly, invulnerability, and X-Ray vision and other super-powers, he’s easily one of the mightiest characters ever created. The challenge is to make such a legendary character come across as fresh and believable to what is now its third or fourth generation of readers. As this title shows, DC is more than up to the job.

In 1987, Superman’s character was modified, altering his origin and powers, as well as the backgrounds of his supporting cast. As part of that Superman rebirth, DC switched around their various Superman titles, renaming their old Superman series “The Adventures of Superman,” and creating a new, second series of Superman.

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  10/1/1994
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[s]1994-39; Takes place between #516 and #517Karl KeselBarry Kitson

#424

  1/1/1987
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Continued in Action Comics #584Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#425

  2/1/1987
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 Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#426

  3/1/1987
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1st Appearance of Bibbo; Storyline continued from Superman (2nd Series) #3 & into Action Comics #586. 1st Amazing Grace; Legends Chapter 18Marv Wolfman, Jerry Ordway, John ByrneJerry Ordway

#427

  4/1/1987
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Continued in Action Comics #587Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#428

  5/1/1987
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1st Appearance of BibboMarv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#429

  6/1/1987
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1st Appearance of Adam GrantMarv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#430

  7/1/1987
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Versus Fearsome Five; Continued in Action Comics #590Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#431

  8/1/1987
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 Marv WolfmanErik Larsen, Jerry Ordway

#432

  9/1/1987
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1st Appearance of Jose Delgado (Gangbuster); Continued in Action Comics #592Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#433

  10/1/1987
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Adventures of Superman LP: #429Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#434

  11/1/1987
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1st Appearance of Gangbuster; Continued in Action Comics #594Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#435

  12/1/1987
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Adventures of Superman LP: #431Marv Wolfman, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#436

  1/1/1988
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Millennium Week 3; Continued from Superman (2nd Series) #13 & into Action Comics #596John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#437

  2/1/1988
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Versus Gangbuster; Millennium Week 7; Continued in Action Comics #597John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#438

  3/1/1988
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1st Appearance of Brainiac II (Milton Moses Fine); Origin of Brainiac II (Milton Moses Fine); Adventures of Superman LP: #434; Continued in Action Comics #598John ByrneJerry Ordway

#439

  4/1/1988
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 John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#440

  5/1/1988
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Continued in Action Comics # 600John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#441

  6/1/1988
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Adventures of Superman LP: #437; Continued in Superman #19John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#442

  7/1/1988
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Death of Dreadnaught, Continued in Superman #20John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#443

  8/1/1988
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 Jerry OrdwayJohn Statema

#443 Variation A

 
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Rhode Island Mall GiveawayJerry OrdwayJohn Statema

#444

  9/1/1988
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Continued in Superman #22John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#445

  10/1/1988
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Death of Pete ShoemakerJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#446

  11/1/1988
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Continued in Superman #24Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#447

  12/1/1988
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Continued in Superman #25Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#448

  12/1/1988
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Continued in Superman #26Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#449

  1/1/1989
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Continued in Superman #27Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#450

  1/1/1989
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Continued in Superman #28Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#451

  2/1/1989
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 Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#452

  3/1/1989
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Superman: the Letter Column II: #446Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#453

  4/1/1989
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Continued in Superman #31Jerry Ordway, Roger SternJerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens

#454

  5/1/1989
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1st Appearance of Draaga; Continued in Action Comics Annual #2Jerry Ordway, Roger SternJerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens

#455

  6/1/1989
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Continued in Superman #33Jerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#456

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 Jerry Ordway, Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#457

  8/1/1989
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Continued in Action Comics #644George Pérez, Roger SternDan Jurgens

#458

  9/1/1989
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Jimmy as Elastic Lad; KryptoGrams: #454George Pérez, Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#459

  10/1/1989
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Continued in Action Comics #646George Pérez, Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#460

  11/1/1989
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1st Appearance of Fortress of Solitude; Continued in Action Comics #647Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#461

  12/1/1989
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#462

  1/1/1990
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Continued in Action Comics #649Roger SternDan Jurgens

#463

  2/1/1990
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Continued in Action Comics #650Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#464

  3/1/1990
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Versus Lobo; Continued in Action Comics #643Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#465

  4/1/1990
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Krypton Man; KryptoGrams: #461Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#466

  5/1/1990
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1st appearance of Hank Henshaw; KryptoGrams: #462Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#467

  6/1/1990
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Continued in Action Comics #654Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#468

  7/1/1990
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2nd appearance Hank Henshaw; Continued in Action Comics #655Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#469

  8/1/1990
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1st Appearance of Blaze; Continued in Action Comics #656Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#470

  9/1/1990
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Continued in Action Comics #657Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#471

  10/1/1990
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Story continues from Superman #48 and continues in Action #658.William Messner-LoebsCurt Swan

#472

  11/1/1990
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Versus Mammoth; Continued in Action Comics #659Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#473

  12/1/1990
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Guy GardnerDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#474

  1/1/1991
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#475

  2/1/1991
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[s]1991-5; Versus Toyman; Continued in Action Comics #662Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#476

  3/1/1991
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[s]1991-8; 1st appearance of The Linear Men; Versus Linear Man; Continued in Action Comics #663Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#477

  4/1/1991
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[s]1991-11Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#478

  5/1/1991
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[s]1991-14; Versus Dev-Em; Continued in Action Comics #664Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#479

  6/1/1991
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[s]1991-17James D. HudnallEd Hannigan

#480

  7/1/1991
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[s]1991-21; Giant-sizeJerry OrdwayTom Grummett, Curt Swan, Jon Bogdanove, Jim Mooney, Art Thibert, Bob McLeod, Dan Jurgens

#481

  8/1/1991
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[s]1991-25Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#482

  9/1/1991
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[s]1991-29; Versus Parasite; Continued in Action Comics #671Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#483

  10/1/1991
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[s]1991-33Jerry OrdwayJim Fern

#484

  11/1/1991
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[s]1991-37; BlackoutJerry Ordway, Dennis JankeTom Grummett

#485

  12/1/1991
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[s]1991-41; BlackoutJerry Ordway, Dennis JankeTom Grummett

#486

  1/1/1992
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[s]1992-3Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#487

  2/1/1992
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[s]1992-7Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#488

  3/1/1992
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[s]1992-11; Versus Brainiac; Panic in the SkyJerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#489

  4/1/1992
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[s]1992-15; Versus Brainiac; Burial of DraggaJerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#490

  5/1/1992
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[s]1992-19Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#491

  6/1/1992
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[s]1992-23; Versus MetalloJerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#492

  7/1/1992
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[s]1992-27; Versus Agent LibertyJerry OrdwayPeter Krause

#493

  8/1/1992
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[s]1992-31; 1st appearance of Lord Satanus (Colin Thornton); Versus Blaze; The Blaze/Satanus WarJerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#494

  9/1/1992
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[s]1992-35; 1st appearance of KismetJerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#495

  10/1/1992
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[s]1992-39Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#496

  11/1/1992
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[s]1992-43; MxyzptlkDennis Janke, Jerry OrdwayDennis Janke

#496 (2nd printing)

  11/1/1992
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2nd printingDennis Janke, Jerry OrdwayDennis Janke

#497

  12/1/1992
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[s]1992-47Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#497 (2nd printing)

  12/1/1992
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2nd printing; [s]1992-47Jerry OrdwayTom Grindberg

#497 (3rd printing)

  12/1/1992
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3rd printing; [s]1992-47Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#498

  1/1/1993
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[s]1993-3Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#498 (2nd printing)

  1/1/1993
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2nd printing; [s]1993-3Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#498 (3rd printing)

  1/1/1993
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3rd printing; [s]1993-3Jerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#499

  2/1/1993
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[s]1993-7; Funeral for a FriendJerry OrdwayTom Grummett

#500

  6/1/1993
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[s]1993-11; 1st appearance Cyborg Superman (cameo); 1st appearance Superboy (clone)—cameo; 1st appearance Eradicator (as Superman)—cameo; 1st appearance Steel (cameo); Begins return from deadJerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Karl Kesel, Dan JurgensTom Grummett, Dan Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Butch Guice

#500 Collector’s Set

  6/1/1993
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Translucent cover; Includes special cover; 1st appearance Cyborg Superman; 1st appearance Superboy (clone); 1st appearance Eradicator (as Superman); 1st appearance Steel; 6/93 [s]1993-11; 8 additional story pages; Trading card; Begins return from deadJerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Karl Kesel, Dan JurgensTom Grummett, Dan Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Butch Guice

#500 Platinum Edition

  6/1/1993
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Platinum EditionJerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Karl Kesel, Dan JurgensTom Grummett

#501

  6/1/1993
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[s]1993-15; 1st appearance of Superboy (Kon-El); 1st appearance of Superboy (Conner Kent); Reign of the Supermen; Includes posterKarl KeselTom Grummett

#501 Special Cover

  6/1/1993
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Die-cut cover; [s]1993-15; 1st Appearance of Superboy (clone); 1st appearance of Superboy (Kon-el); 1st appearance of Superboy (Conner Kent); Reign of the Supermen; Includes posterKarl KeselTom Grummett

#502

  7/1/1993
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[s]1993-19; Reign of the SupermenKarl KeselTom Grummett

#503

  8/1/1993
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[s]1993-23; Superboy vs. Cyborg; Reign of the SupermenKarl KeselTom Grummett

#504

  9/1/1993
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[s]1993-27; Versus Mongul and Cyborg Superman; Reign of the SupermenKarl KeselTom Grummett

#505

  10/1/1993
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[s]1993-31; Cover is flying in daytime sky, no fireworksKarl KeselTom Grummett, Karl Kesel

#505 Special Cover

  10/1/1993
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[s]1993-31, Special (prism) cover edition; Includes postcardKarl KeselTom Grummett, Karl Kesel

#506

  11/1/1993
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[s]1993-35Karl KeselTom Grummett

#507

  12/1/1993
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[s]1993-39; Versus BloodsportKarl KeselBarry Kitson

#508

  1/1/1994
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[s]1994-3; Challengers of the Unknown apearanceKarl KeselBarry Kitson

#509

  2/1/1994
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[s]1994-7Karl KeselBarry Kitson

#510

  3/1/1994
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[s]1994-11Karl KeselBarry Kitson

#511

  4/1/1994
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[s]1994-15Karl KeselBarry Kitson

#512

  5/1/1994
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[s]1994-19; Versus ParasiteKarl KeselBarry Kitson
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