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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#0

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

#424

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

#425

Date: 2/1/1987
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 Marv WolfmanJerry Ordway

#426

Date: 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

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

#428

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

#429

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

#430

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

#431

Date: 8/1/1987
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 Marv WolfmanErik Larsen, Jerry Ordway

#432

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

#433

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

#434

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

#435

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

#436

Date: 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

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

#438

Date: 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

Date: 4/1/1988
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 John Byrne, Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#440

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

#441

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

#442

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

#443

Date: 8/1/1988
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 Jerry OrdwayJohn Statema

#443 Variation A

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Rhode Island Mall GiveawayJerry OrdwayJohn Statema

#444

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

#445

Date: 10/1/1988
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Death of Pete ShoemakerJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#446

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

#447

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

#448

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

#449

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

#450

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

#451

Date: 2/1/1989
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 Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#452

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

#453

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

#454

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

#455

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

#456

Date: 7/1/1989
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 Jerry Ordway, Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#457

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

#458

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

#459

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

#460

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

#461

Date: 12/1/1989
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#462

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

#463

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

#464

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

#465

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

#466

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

#467

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

#468

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

#469

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

#470

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

#471

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

#472

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

#473

Date: 12/1/1990
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Guy GardnerDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#474

Date: 1/1/1991
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#475

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

#476

Date: 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

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

#478

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

#479

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

#480

Date: 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

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

#482

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

#483

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

#484

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

#485

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

#486

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

#487

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

#488

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

#489

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

#490

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

#491

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

#492

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

#493

Date: 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

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

#495

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

#496

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

#496 (2nd printing)

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

#497

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

#497 (2nd printing)

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

#497 (3rd printing)

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

#498

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

#498 (2nd printing)

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

#498 (3rd printing)

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

#499

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

#500

Date: 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

Date: 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

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

#501

Date: 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

Date: 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

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

#503

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

#504

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

#505

Date: 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

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

#506

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

#507

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

#508

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

#509

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

#510

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

#511

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

#512

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