Superman (2nd Series)

 SES2   (DC, 1987-2011)

™ and © DC Comics, Inc.
Series skips from #226 to #650 (numbering continues from Adventures of Superman #649).

One of the temptations for a character like Superman is to make him seem more and more powerful, with each new feat outdoing the last. Over the years since his first appearance in Action Comics #1, this has certainly been the case, going even so far at one point as to show Superman moving the Earth back into its orbit. However, such a daunting character has a hard time finding an adequate challenge, and in time can get a little boring. DC comics realized this and decided to reinvent the Superman character, altering his origin somewhat and scaling back his powers to a more comprehensible level.

With this second volume, we see a far more interesting Superman than ever before. He has to try a little harder, and alter-ego Clark Kent is a more interesting character. And, in a historic issue (#50), Clark finally proposes to Lois Lane, the woman to whom he’s been avoiding a commitment for fifty years.

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#0

  9/1/1994
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65 copies available from $0.60
[s]1994-38Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#1

  1/1/1987
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44 copies available from $0.50
Origin of Metallo (John Corben)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#2

  2/1/1987
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37 copies available from $0.50
 John ByrneJohn Byrne

#3

  3/1/1987
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  $2.00
16 copies available from $0.99
1st Appearance of Amazing Grace; Continued in Adventures of Superman #426John ByrneJohn Byrne

#4

  4/1/1987
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32 copies available from $0.50
1st Appearance of Maggie Sawyer; 1st Appearance of Bloodsport (Bobby DuBois)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#5

  5/1/1987
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  $0.80
42 copies available from $0.35
 John ByrneJohn Byrne

#6

  6/1/1987
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  $1.75
16 copies available from $0.75
1st appearance of A’x’iar; Beau Smith LOCJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#7

  7/1/1987
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22 copies available from $0.50
1st Appearance of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Origin of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#7 (2nd printing)

 
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1st Appearance of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Origin of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Included with the Superman: The Ultimate DVD collection; ca. 2006John ByrneJohn Byrne

#8

  8/1/1987
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10 copies available from $0.75
Continued in Action Comics #591John ByrneJohn Byrne

#9

  9/1/1987
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9 copies available from $1.50
Versus Joker; Versus LuthorJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#10

  10/1/1987
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14 copies available from $0.75
Superman’s powers go crazyJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#11

  11/1/1987
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18 copies available from $0.75
Origin of Mr. MxyzptlkJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#12

  12/1/1987
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11 copies available from $1.25
Origin of Lori Lemaris; Manhunters capture the Kent parentsJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#13

  1/1/1988
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16 copies available from $0.96
Versus Toyman (Winslow Schott); Lana Lang is revealed to be Manhunter; Millennium Week 2 CrossoverJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#14

  2/1/1988
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14 copies available from $0.99
Millennium Week 6 CrossoverJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#15

  3/1/1988
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11 copies available from $0.99
1st appearance of SkyhookJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#16

  4/1/1988
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10 copies available from $0.60
Versus Prankster (Oswald Loomis); Continued in Adventures of Superman #439John ByrneJohn Byrne

#17

  5/1/1988
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12 copies available from $0.75
Versus Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee; Continued in Adventures of Superman #440John ByrneJohn Byrne

#18

  6/1/1988
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8 copies available from $0.75
Continued in Adventures of Superman #441John ByrneMike Mignola

#19

  7/1/1988
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12 copies available from $0.60
1st Appearance of Dreadnaught; 1st Appearance of Psi-Phon; Continued in Adventures of Superman #442John ByrneJohn Byrne

#19 (2nd printing)

 
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No copies available
2nd printing; UPC box reads “DC Comics Aren’t Just for Kids!”; ca. 1988John ByrneJohn Byrne

#19 (3rd printing)

  7/1/1988
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  $0.75
No copies available
3rd printingJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#20

  8/1/1988
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8 copies available from $0.50
Story continued from Doom Patrol Vol. #2 #11John Byrne, Paul KupperbergJohn Byrne

#20 (3rd printing)

 
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No copies available
3rd printing; UPC box reads “DC Comics Aren’t Just for Kids!”; ca. 1989John Byrne, Paul KupperbergJohn Byrne

#21

  9/1/1988
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8 copies available from $1.99
Supergirl Saga; Continued in Adventures of Superman #444John ByrneJohn Byrne

#21 (3rd printing)

 
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3rd printing; Supergirl Saga; Continued in Adventures of Superman #444; UPC box reads “DC Comics Aren’t Just for Kids!”; ca. 1989John ByrneJohn Byrne

#22

  10/1/1988
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4 copies available from $4.99
Continued in Adventures of Superman #446John ByrneJohn Byrne

#23

  11/1/1988
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10 copies available from $0.58
Origin of Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Continued in Adventures of Superman #447Roger SternMike Mignola

#24

  12/1/1988
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  $1.75
14 copies available from $0.58
Versus Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Continued in Adventures of Superman #448Roger SternKerry Gammill

#25

  12/15/1988
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6 copies available from $0.52
Versus Milton Fine/Braniac; Continued in Adventures of Superman #448Roger SternKerry Gammill

#26

  1/1/1989
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10 copies available from $0.52
Versus Thangarians; Invasion!: First StrikeRoger SternKerry Gammill

#27

  1/1/1989
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13 copies available from $0.58
Invasion!: Aftermath; Continued in Adventures of Superman #450Roger SternKerry Gammill

#28

  2/1/1989
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11 copies available from $1.00
Continued in Adventures of Superman #451Roger SternKerry Gammill

#29

  3/1/1989
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7 copies available from $0.96
In spaceDan Jurgens, Jerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#30

  4/1/1989
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10 copies available from $0.35
Continued in Adventures of Superman #452Roger SternKerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens

#31

  5/1/1989
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12 copies available from $0.42
Continued in Adventures of Superman #453Roger Stern, Tom Peyer, Dan JurgensParis Cullins, Dan Jurgens

#32

  6/1/1989
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12 copies available from $0.42
Versus Mongul; Continued in Adventures of Superman #455Roger SternKerry Gammill

#33

  7/1/1989
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9 copies available from $0.96
Continued in Adventures of Superman #456Roger SternKerry Gammill

#34

  8/1/1989
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  $1.50
20 copies available from $0.55
Death of Skyhook; Versus Skyhook; Continued in Adventures of Superman #457Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#35

  9/1/1989
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  $1.75
22 copies available from $0.50
Continued in Adventures of Superman #458Jerry OrdwayCurt Swan, Kerry Gammill

#36

  10/1/1989
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20 copies available from $0.30
Versus Prankster; Continued in Adventures of Superman #459Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#37

  11/1/1989
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15 copies available from $0.52
Cover Apes Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen # 133; Continued in Adventures of Superman #460Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#38

  12/1/1989
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  $1.75
15 copies available from $0.96
 Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#39

  1/1/1990
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  $1.75
16 copies available from $0.96
Continued in Adventures of Superman #462Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#40

  2/1/1990
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  $2.00
12 copies available from $0.79
Continued in Adventures of Superman #463Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#41

  3/1/1990
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  $2.25
6 copies available from $1.49
The Day of the Krypton Man part 1; Continued in Adventures of Superman #464Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#42

  4/1/1990
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  $2.75
9 copies available from $1.49
The Day of the Krypton Man part 4; Continued in Adventures of Superman #465Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#43

  5/1/1990
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8 copies available from $0.96
Versus Kryptonite Man; Continued in Adventures of Superman #466Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#44

  6/1/1990
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25 copies available from $0.50
Dark Knight over Metropolis; Continued in Adventures of Superman #467Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#45

  7/1/1990
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16 copies available from $0.99
Jimmy Olsen’s Diary insert, Continued in Adventures of Superman #468Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#46

  8/1/1990
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10 copies available from $0.75
Versus TerramanJerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#47

  9/1/1990
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  $1.00
34 copies available from $0.37
Versus Blaze; Soul Search - Chapter 2; Continued in Adventures of Superman #470Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#48

  10/1/1990
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  $0.80
32 copies available from $0.40
 William Messner-LoebsCurt Swan

#49

  11/1/1990
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  $2.00
6 copies available from $1.10
 Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#50

  12/1/1990
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  $2.25
43 copies available from $0.95
Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane; Superman proposes to Lois LaneJerry OrdwayJohn Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan

#50 (2nd printing)

  12/1/1990
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2 copies available from $1.20
Clark Kent proposes to Lois LaneJerry OrdwayJohn Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan

#51

  1/1/1991
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  $1.50
15 copies available from $0.75
[s]1991-1; 1st appearance of Mister Z; Versus Mr. ZJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#52

  2/1/1991
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  $2.00
7 copies available from $1.50
[s]1991-4; Versus Terra-ManJerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#52 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1991
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  $1.00
No copies available
2nd printingJerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#53

  3/1/1991
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  $1.00
95 copies available from $0.50
Continued in Adventures of Superman #475Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#53 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1991
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  $1.25
No copies available
[s]1991-7; Lois reacts to Superman disclosing identityJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#54

  4/1/1991
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12 copies available from $0.67
[s]1991-10; Time & Time Again, Part 3; Newsboy Legion back-up; In 40sJerry Ordway, Karl KeselJerry Ordway, Karl Kesel

#55

  5/1/1991
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17 copies available from $0.67
[s]1991-13; Time & Time Again; Part 6; Newboy Legion back-up; In Middle AgesJerry Ordway, Karl KeselJerry Ordway, Karl Kesel

#56

  6/1/1991
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  $1.75
21 copies available from $0.61
[s]1991-16; Newsboy Legion backupJames D. Hudnall, Karl KeselEd Hannigan, Karl Kesel

#57

  7/1/1991
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25 copies available from $0.67
[s]1991-20; Krypton Man; Double-size; 48 pages; Continued in Adventures of Superman #480Dan JurgensArt Thibert, Bob McLeod, Dan Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett

#58

  8/1/1991
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20 copies available from $0.67
Continued in Adventures of Superman #481Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#59

  9/1/1991
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15 copies available from $0.56
[s]1991-28Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#60

  10/1/1991
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  $2.00
24 copies available from $0.56
[s]1991-32; 1st appearance of Agent Liberty; Versus Intergang; Versus Intergang Continued in Adventures of Superman #483Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#61

  11/1/1991
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  $1.25
18 copies available from $0.56
[s]1991-36Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#62

  12/1/1991
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  $3.75
12 copies available from $0.44
[s]1991-40; Sonic the Hedgehog insertDan Jurgens, Francis J. MaoDan Jurgens, Francis J. Mao

#63

  1/1/1992
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12 copies available from $0.67
[s]1992-2Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#64

  2/1/1992
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7 copies available from $0.50
[s]1992-6; Continued in Adventures of Superman #487Dan JurgensButch Guice

#65

  3/1/1992
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7 copies available from $0.99
[s]1992-10Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#66

  4/1/1992
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9 copies available from $3.00
[s]1992-14; Most DC Characters appearDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#67

  5/1/1992
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8 copies available from $0.61
[s]1992-18Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#68

  6/1/1992
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  $1.75
17 copies available from $0.99
[s]1992-22; Continued into Deathstroke, the Terminator #12Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#69

  7/1/1992
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28 copies available from $0.44
[s]1992-26Dan JurgensPeter Krause

#70

  8/1/1992
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20 copies available from $1.10
[s]1992-30Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#71

  9/1/1992
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15 copies available from $0.61
[s]1992-34Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#72

  10/1/1992
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  $1.75
9 copies available from $0.67
[s]1992-38; Continued in Adventures of Superman #495Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#73

  11/1/1992
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  $7.50
6 copies available from $2.50
[s]1992-42Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#73 (2nd printing)

  11/1/1992
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  $1.75
1 copy available for $49.95
[s]1992-42Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74

  12/1/1992
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  $4.00
28 copies available from $2.36
[s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 (2nd printing)

  12/1/1992
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  $9.50
1 copy available for $9.99
[s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 (3rd printing)

  12/1/1992
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  $1.25
No copies available
3rd printing; [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 (4th printing)

  12/1/1992
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  $1.25
No copies available
4th printing; [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69; DC Universe logo in UPC boxDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75

  1/1/1993
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  $5.25
73 copies available from $2.99
Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of Superman; Newsstand; UnbaggedDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 (2nd printing)

  1/1/1993
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  $1.75
12 copies available from $0.95
2nd printing; Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 (3rd printing)

  1/1/1993
  $1.25
  $6.00
3 copies available from $4.00
3rd printing; Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 (4th printing)

  1/1/1993
  $1.25
  $4.25
4 copies available from $1.99
4th printing; Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Collector’s Set

  1/1/1993
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  $19.00
28 copies available from $10.00
[s]1993-2; Death of Superman; Memorial Set; Includes poster, stamps, arm band, trading card, obituaryDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Platinum Edition

  1/1/1993
  $1.25
  $255.00
2 copies available from $105.00
Platinum edition; [s]1993-2; Death of Superman; RRP giveaway; Cover is identical to Memorial Edition but with silver platinum lettering; Includes poster, stamps, arm band, trading card, obituaryDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#76

  2/1/1993
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  $0.60
372 copies available from $0.45
[s]1993-6Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#76 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1993
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  $1.25
1 copy available for $1.25
2nd printing; [s]1993-6Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#77

  3/1/1993
  $1.25
  $0.80
121 copies available from $0.30
[s]1993-10Dan JurgensBrett Breeding, Dan Jurgens

#77 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1993
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  $1.25
No copies available
2nd printingDan JurgensBrett Breeding, Dan Jurgens

#78

  6/1/1993
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  $1.50
42 copies available from $0.99
[s]1993-14; 1st appearance of Cyborg Superman; 1st appearance of Man of Tomorrow; Includes poster; Reign of the Supermen!Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#78 Variation A

  6/1/1993
  $19.99
  $7.50
2 copies available from $7.50
1st Appearance of Cyborg Superman; 1st Appearance Man of Tomorrow; Dynamic Forces Edition signed by Brett Breeding; Includes Certificate of Authenticity; Includes poster; Reign of the SupermenDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#78 Variation B

  6/1/1993
  $1.95
  $20.00
1 copy available for $20.00
Die-cut cover; 1st appearance of Cyborg Superman; 1st appearance Man of Tomorrow; Includes poster; Reign of the Supermen; Dynamic Forces Exclusive; Includes certificate of authenticity signed by Dan JurgensDan JurgensDan Jurgens
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