Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Episode #51: A Superman Fan Christmas Wish List!

First let me share what my personal wish list was for this past Christmas:
Wal-E 3-Disc edition DVD
Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert by Bill Schelly
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore - Indispensible Edition edited by George Khoury and published by TwoMorrows Publishing (
Showcase Presents: Superman Family and Legion of Super-Heroes both vol. II
Various action figures from Acme Comics in Longwood, Florida ( including various members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Tick, Planetary and silver age Superman figures.

For Superman fans, or friends and family members of Superman fans, what follows is a list of Superman collected editions for gift ideas. This is not a complete list. To get a more complete list, go to the DC Comics web site ( or Chris Marshall's web site and podcast Collected Comics Library ( He provides an excellent resource of collected editions published by all comic book companies.

Various Superman editions of Showcase Presents, black and white reprint editions:
Superman - 4 volumes, Superman Family - 2 volumes, Supergirl - 2 volumes, World's Finest - 2 volumes, Legion of Super-Heroes - 2 volumes

Superman Chronicles - Superman stories collected in chronological order of publication, printed in color - 5 volumes

Archive editions, hardback editions of the various Superman titles:
Superman in Action Comics - 5 volumes, Superman - 7 volumes, Superman in World's Finest Comics - 1 volume, World's Finest Comics - 3 volumes and Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (collecting silver age stories) - 2 volumes.
Legion of Super-Heroes - 12 volumes

Trade paperback collections of recent Superman storylines:
Superman: Escape From Bizarro World
Superman: The Third Kryptonian
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Superman: Camelot Falls vol. I & II
Superman: 3-2-1 Action

Recent Legion of Super-Heroes collected editions:
Enemy Rising and Quest For Cosmic Boy
Legion of Super-Heroes:1050 Years of the Future (a best of the Legion trade paperback)

Trade paperback collections of recent Superman / Batman storylines:
Vengence, The Enemies Among Us, Torment and the Search For Kryptonite

Other trade paperbacks of interest:
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, 2 volumes
Superman In The Forties and editions for each of the following decades through the Eighties.
Superman Vs. editions involving Lex Luthor, Brainiac and Flash
Superman For All Seasons
All-Star Superman vol. I (vol. II will be available on February 11, 2009 as of this posting)

I hope this serves as a help for gift ideas, not just for Christmas, but for special ocasions in 2009.

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