New 52 Superman Reading Order

!!! This reading order will no longer be updated, in favor of a combined New 52 reading order !!!

Below you will find a first draft of a chronological reading order for the Superman family of books in the New 52 Universe. Please help improve and add to this list by commenting below or contacting us through our contact form or by asking us on Tumblr. Considering the time-jumping nature of the stories (almost every title begins at a different point in Superman’s career) it will be hard to put together a list that satisfies everyone.  We approach this reading as we do any other; place issues the order that benefits the reading experience, which means some flashback issues are better positioned alongside other issues with a similar publication date, while others fit better chronologically.

The issue listing is further down the page; the table just below is the current list of available collected editions.

Action Comics
Superman
Justice League
Team Ups
Supergirl
Superboy

Superman Family New 52 Reading Order

IssueDetails
Action Comics 2nd series #23.2 BUY Forever Evil
Action Comics #25 BUY Zero Year
Action Comics 2nd series #0 BUY
Batman Superman #1 BUY
Batman Superman #2 BUY
Batman Superman #3 BUY
Batman Superman #4 BUY
Justice League #23.1 BUY Forever Evil
Action Comics 2nd series #1 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #2 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #3 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #4 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #5 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #6 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #7 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #8 BUY
Action Comics Annual 2nd series #1 BUY
Justice League #1 BUY
Justice League #2 BUY
Justice League #3 BUY
Justice League #4 BUY
Justice League #5 BUY
Justice League #6 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #9 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #10 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #11 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #12 BUY
Superman 3rd series #0 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #13 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #14 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #15 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #16 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #17 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #18 BUY
Batman Superman #5 BUY
Batman Superman #6 BUY
Batman Superman #7 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #1 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #2 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #3 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #4 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #5 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #6 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #7 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #0 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #8 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #9 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #10 BUY
Justice League #7 BUY
Superboy 5th series #1 BUY
Superboy 5th series #2 BUY
Superboy 5th series #3 BUY
Superboy 5th series #4 BUY
Superboy 5th series #5 BUY
Superboy 5th series #6 BUY
Superman 3rd series #1 BUY
Superman 3rd series #2 BUY
Superman 3rd series #3 BUY
Superman 3rd series #4 BUY
Superman 3rd series #5 BUY
Superman 3rd series #6 BUY
Superboy 5th series #7 BUY
Superboy 5th series #8 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #11 BUY
Superboy 5th series #9 BUY
Superboy 5th series #10 BUY
Justice League #8 BUY
Justice League #9 BUY
Justice League #10 BUY
Justice League #11 BUY
Justice League #0 BUY
Justice League #12 BUY
Superboy 5th series #11 BUY
Justice League #13 BUY
Justice League #14 BUY
Superman 3rd series #7 BUY
Superman 3rd series #8 BUY
Superman 3rd series #9 BUY
Superman 3rd series #10 BUY
Superman 3rd series #11 BUY
Superman 3rd series #12 BUY
Superboy 5th series #12 BUY
Superboy 5th series #13 BUY
Justice League #15 BUY Throne of Atlantis
Aquaman #15 BUY Throne of Atlantis
Justice League #16 BUY Throne of Atlantis
Aquaman #16 BUY Throne of Atlantis
Justice League #17 BUY Throne of Atlantis
Superman Annual #1 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #12 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #13 BUY
Superman 3rd series #13 BUY H'el on Earth
Superboy 5th series #14 BUY H'el on Earth
Supergirl 5th series #14 BUY H'el on Earth
Superman 3rd series #14 BUY H'el on Earth
Superboy 5th series #15 BUY H'el on Earth
Supergirl 5th series #15 BUY H'el on Earth
Superman 3rd series #15 BUY H'el on Earth
Superboy 5th series #16 BUY H'el on Earth
Supergirl 5th series #16 BUY H'el on Earth
Superboy Annual #1 BUY H'el on Earth
Superman 3rd series #16 BUY H'el on Earth
Superboy 5th series #17 BUY H'el on Earth
Supergirl 5th series #17 BUY H'el on Earth
Superman 3rd series #17 BUY H'el on Earth
Action Comics 2nd series #19 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #20 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #21 BUY
Superboy 5th series #18 BUY
Superboy 5th series #19 BUY
Superboy 5th series #20 BUY
Superboy 5th series #21 BUY
Superboy 5th series #22 BUY
Superboy 5th series #23 BUY
Superboy 5th series #24 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #18 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #19 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #20 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #23.4 BUY Forever Evil
Superman 3rd series #18 BUY
Superman 3rd series #19 BUY
Superman 3rd series #20 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #21 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #22 BUY
Supergirl 5th series #23 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #23.1 BUY Forever Evil
Supergirl 5th series #24 BUY
Superman 3rd series #21 BUY
Superman 3rd series #22 BUY
Superman 3rd series #23 BUY Forever Evil
Superman 3rd series #23.2 BUY
Superman Annual #2 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #22 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #23 BUY
Superman Unchained #1 BUY
Superman Unchained #2 BUY
Superman Unchained #3 BUY
Superman Unchained #4 BUY
Superman Unchained #5 BUY
Superman Unchained #6 BUY
Superman Unchained #7 BUY
Superman Unchained #8 BUY
Superman Unchained #9 BUY
Justice League #18 BUY
Superman 3rd series #23 BUY Psi War
Action Comics 2nd series #24 BUY Psi War
Superman 3rd series #24 BUY Psi War
Action Comics 2nd series #23.3 BUY Forever Evil
Superman 3rd series #23.3 BUY Forever Evil
Action Comics Annual 2nd series #2 BUY Krypton Returns
Superboy 5th series #25 BUY Krypton Returns
Supergirl 5th series #25 BUY Krypton Returns
Superman 3rd series #25 BUY Krypton Returns
Trinity of Sin Pandora #1 BUY Trinity War
Justice League #19 BUY Trinity War
Justice League #20 BUY Trinity War
Justice League #21 BUY Trinity War
Justice League #22 BUY Trinity War
Justice League of America #6 BUY Trinity War
Trinity of Sin Pandora #2 BUY Trinity War
Justice League Dark #22 BUY Trinity War
Trinity of Sin Phantom Stranger #11 BUY Trinity War
Constantine #5 BUY Trinity War
Justice League of America #7 BUY Trinity War
Justice League Dark #23 BUY Trinity War
Trinity of Sin Pandora #3 BUY Trinity War
Justice League #23 BUY Trinity War
Forever Evil #1 BUY Forever Evil
Superman 3rd series #23.1 BUY Forever Evil
Forever Evil #2 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #24 BUY Forever Evil
Forever Evil #3 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #25 BUY Forever Evil
Forever Evil #4 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #26 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #27 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #28 BUY Forever Evil
Forever Evil #5 BUY Forever Evil
Forever Evil #6 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #29 BUY Forever Evil
Forever Evil #7 BUY Forever Evil
Justice League #30 BUY Forever Evil
World's Finest Annual #1 BUY First Contact
World's Finest #19 BUY First Contact
Batman Superman #8 BUY First Contact
World's Finest #20 BUY First Contact
Batman Superman #9 BUY First Contact
World's Finest #21 BUY First Contact
Batman Superman #10 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #26 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #27 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #28 BUY
Action Comics 2nd series #29 BUY
Superman 3rd series #26 BUY
Superman 3rd series #27 BUY
Batman Superman #3.1 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #1 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #2 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #3 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #4 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #5 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #6 BUY Doomed Prelude
Action Comics 2nd series #30 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #7 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman 3rd series #28 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman 3rd series #29 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman 3rd series #30 BUY Doomed Prelude
Superman Doomed #1 BUY Doomed
Action Comics 2nd series #31 BUY Doomed
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #8 BUY Doomed
Batman Superman #11 BUY Doomed
Superman 3rd series #31 BUY Doomed
Action Comics 2nd series #32 BUY Doomed
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #9 BUY Doomed
Action Comics 2nd series #33 BUY Doomed
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #10 BUY Doomed
Action Comics Annual 2nd series #3 BUY Doomed
Superman Wonder Woman Annual #1 BUY Doomed
Action Comics 2nd series #34 BUY Doomed
Supergirl 5th series #34 BUY Doomed
Superman Wonder Wonder Woman #11 BUY Doomed
Superman Doomed #2 BUY Doomed

11 thoughts on “New 52 Superman Reading Order

  1. Since the forever evil event is putting out the final issue next week, will you be updating the new 52 superman reading order?

    1. It’s lower on my priority list. Maybe once this year, but not in the near future. I’m just not reading those titles at the moment (I wait until my library gets them in, which can take a while).

  2. Okay, so I have worked a little bit on update. These are my updates, but you can check if I’m right about them:

    Action Comics 23.2
    Action Comics 23.1
    Action Comics #25 ZERO YEAR
    ===Here your list starts===
    Action Comics 23.4 between Action Comics #18 and #19. And after Action Comics 23.4 I have placed Batman/Superman 4-7.
    Justice League #0 comes between JL #11 and #12

    Superman Unchained have no actual place in timeline I think, but I choose to place it between Action Comics #23 and Justice League #18. I don’t even know why.

    After your list comes Forever Evil. Reading order of that is available in many places of web. After Forever Evil reading order of Superman Family goes like that:

    Action Comics #26
    Action Comics #27
    Action Comics #28
    Action Comics #29
    Superman #26
    Superman #27
    Batman/Superman #3.1 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #1 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #2 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #3 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #4 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #5 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #6 DOOMED
    Action Comics #30 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #7 DOOMED
    Superman #28 DOOMED
    Superman #29 DOOMED
    Superman #30 DOOMED
    Superman: Doomed #1 DOOMED
    Action Comics #31 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #8 DOOMED
    Batman/Superman #11 DOOMED
    Superman #31 DOOMED
    Action Comics #32 DOOMED
    Superman / Wonder Woman #9 DOOMED
    Action Comics #33 DOOMED
    Superman/Wonder Woman #10 DOOMED
    Superman #32

    Maybe I’m wrong somewhere, so If someone see some mistakes, just tell me. I didn’t place anywhere those comics:
    JL #30, 31, 23.2, 23.3
    Superboy 0, 26 – 32
    Supergirl 0, 26 – 32
    Superman 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, Annual #2
    Batman/Superman 8-10, 12 , Annual #1

    If you know when they took places, you can add them yourself.

    1. Thanks for this. I’ll be updating, and I have a few leads of some of those missing issues, but I’m still looking for a place for Supergirl and Superboy after Krypton Returns.

      Also, I’m considering keeping Action Comics #25 closer to Action Comics #26 – while it’s a flashback, the elements of the story and the back up read better alongside the rest of the Kuder/Pak run.

  3. I recommend either discontinuing the Supergirl list or applying it to the Red Daughter of Krypton storyline. I myself have gone ahead and compile a fairly solid list for the Red Daughter of Krypton Reading Order… Note this order can be placed WITHIN the Green Lantern Reading Order but for this website I’ve removed that section. I’ve only kept in the issues that directly impact the storyline thus far. Here’s my list:

    Red Lanterns #27
    Supergirl #28
    Supergirl #29
    Green Lantern #28
    Red Lanterns #28
    Red Lanterns #29
    Supergirl #30
    Red Lanterns #30
    Supergirl #31
    Red Lanterns #31
    Red Lanterns #32
    Supergirl #32
    Supergirl #33

    This provides the best flow I feel. The superboy one is still a toss up, I’m hoping as things progress we can get a more firm placement of it in the overall order of events, right now I just have the new issues after Krypton Returns as stand-alone.

  4. Wait, why is Action Comics 23.2, 25, and 0, the beginning of the list? Wouldn’t I start with Action Comics #1, Superman #1?? I’m not fully understanding it. Thanks much.

  5. This is pretty cool list! Thanks for making it.
    I started reading new 52 comics and it’s pretty nice list to check up what I mean reading what it is in the timeline.

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