Superman

Born as Kal-El on the dying planet Krypton,  his parents Jor-El and Lara sent him in a rocket to the planet Earth where he would be the last surviving member of his race.  His rocket was discovered by the kindly Jonathan and Martha Kent,  who raised him as their son Clark Kent in the town of Smallville,  Kansas.  In his secret identity he works as a reporter at the Daily Planet in the city of Metropolis.

First Appearance:  Action Comics #1 (1938)
Creators:  Jerry Siegel,  Joe Shuster
Powers:  Solar Energy Absorption,  Heat Vision,  Enhanced Senses,  Flight,  Invulnerability,  Superhuman Strength,  Stamina,  and Speed,  Super-Breath,  Genius Level Intellect,  Indomitable Will

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Issues

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Orange are alternate universe stories
Blue is for comments

Reading Order

Alternate Starting Point:  Man of Steel #1

Alternate Starting Point:  Superman: Secret Origin #1

Superman #30

Superman #53

Superman #61

Superman #76

Superman #129

Action Comics #252 – First appearance of Supergirl, Metallo

Action Comics #254

Superman #141

Superman #147

Superman #149

Superman #156

Superman #162

Superman #167

Superman #233
Superman #234
Superman #235
Superman #236
Superman #237
Superman #238

Superman #240
Superman #241
Superman #242

Superman #247

Action Comics #507
Action Comics #508

Phantom Zone #1 (1982)
Phantom Zone #2
Phantom Zone #3
Phantom Zone #4

Action Comics #544

Superman Annual #11

Superman #423

Action Comics #583

Read Crisis on Infinite Earths here.

Man of Steel #1 (1986) – The Post-Crisis origin of Superman.
Man of Steel #2
Man of Steel #3
Man of Steel #4
Man of Steel #5
Man of Steel #6

Superman Vol. 2 #2

Superman/Shazam: First Thunder #1 (2005)
Superman/Shazam: First Thunder #2
Superman/Shazam: First Thunder #3
Superman/Shazam: First Thunder #4

Superman Vol. 2 #21

Adventures of Superman #444

Superman Vol. 2 #22

Read Superman: Exile here.

World’s Finest Vol. 2 #1 (1990)
World’s Finest Vol. 2 #2
World’s Finest Vol. 2 #3

Read Panic in the Sky here.

Superman: Speeding Bullets #1 (1993)

Read Death of Superman here.

Read Funeral for a Friend here.

Read Reign of the Supermen here.

Superman: Kal #1 (1995)

Kingdom Come #1 (1996)
Kingdom Come #2
Kingdom Come #3
Kingdom Come #4

Superman: The Wedding Album #1 (1996)

Superman: Distant Fire #1 (1998)

Read DC One Million here.

Superman: Peace on Earth #1 (1999)

Superman: War of the Worlds #1 (1999)

Superman: Last Son of Earth #1 (2000)
Superman: Last Son of Earth #2

Read Superman: Emperor Joker here.

Action Comics #775

Superman: Metropolis #1 (2003)
Superman: Metropolis #2
Superman: Metropolis #3
Superman: Metropolis #4
Superman: Metropolis #5
Superman: Metropolis #6
Superman: Metropolis #7
Superman: Metropolis #8
Superman: Metropolis #9
Superman: Metropolis #10
Superman: Metropolis #11
Superman: Metropolis #12

Superman/Batman #1 (2003)
Superman/Batman #2
Superman/Batman #3
Superman/Batman #4
Superman/Batman #5
Superman/Batman #6

Superman: Birthright #1 (2004) – The new Post-Crisis origin of Superman.
Superman: Birthright #2
Superman: Birthright #3
Superman: Birthright #4
Superman: Birthright #5
Superman: Birthright #6
Superman: Birthright #7
Superman: Birthright #8
Superman: Birthright #9
Superman: Birthright #10
Superman: Birthright #11
Superman: Birthright #12

Superman/Batman #7
Superman/Batman #8
Superman/Batman #9
Superman/Batman #10
Superman/Batman #11
Superman/Batman #12
Superman/Batman #13
Superman/Batman #14
Superman/Batman #15
Superman/Batman #16
Superman/Batman #17
Superman/Batman #18

Superman: Red Son #1 (2003)
Superman: Red Son #2
Superman: Red Son #3

Superman: Secret Identity #1 (2004)
Superman: Secret Identity #2
Superman: Secret Identity #3
Superman: Secret Identity #4

Superman Vol. 2 #204
Superman Vol. 2 #205
Superman Vol. 2 #206
Superman Vol. 2 #207
Superman Vol. 2 #208
Superman Vol. 2 #209
Superman Vol. 2 #210
Superman Vol. 2 #211
Superman Vol. 2 #212
Superman Vol. 2 #213
Superman Vol. 2 #214
Superman Vol. 2 #215

All-Star Superman #1 (2006)
All-Star Superman #2
All-Star Superman #3
All-Star Superman #4
All-Star Superman #5
All-Star Superman #6
All-Star Superman #7
All-Star Superman #8
All-Star Superman #9
All-Star Superman #10
All-Star Superman #11
All-Star Superman #12

Superman: Infinite City #1 (2006)

Read Infinite Crisis here.

Superman: Secret Origin #1 (2009) – The for-real-this-time Post-Crisis origin of Superman.
Superman: Secret Origin #2
Superman: Secret Origin #3
Superman: Secret Origin #4
Superman: Secret Origin #5
Superman: Secret Origin #6

Read Superman: Up, Up, and Away! here.

Action Comics #841
Action Comics #842
Action Comics #843

Superman #654
Superman #655
Superman #656
Superman #657
Superman #658
Superman #659

Action Comics #848
Action Comics #849

Superman #660
Superman #661
Superman #662
Superman #663
Superman #664

Superman #666
Superman #667

Superman Annual #13

Action Comics #850

Action Comics Annual #10

Superman #665

Action Comics #852
Action Comics #853
Action Comics #854

Superman #668
Superman #669
Superman #670
Superman #671
Superman #672
Superman #673
Superman #674
Superman #675
Superman #676

Action Comics #844
Action Comics #845
Action Comics #846

Action Comics #851

Action Comics Annual #11

Action Comics #858
Action Comics #859
Action Comics #860
Action Comics #861
Action Comics #862
Action Comics #863

Superman #677
Superman #678
Superman #679
Superman #680

Action Comics #865
Action Comics #866
Action Comics #867
Action Comics #868
Action Comics #869
Action Comics #870

Read Final Crisis here.

Read Superman: New Krypton here.

War of the Supermen #0 (2010)
War of the Supermen #1
War of the Supermen #2
War of the Supermen #3
War of the Supermen #4

Superman: Earth One #1 (2010)

Read Flashpoint here.

Action Comics Vol. 2 #0

Action Comics Vol. 2 #1 (2011)
Action Comics Vol. 2 #2
Action Comics Vol. 2 #3
Action Comics Vol. 2 #4
Action Comics Vol. 2 #5
Action Comics Vol. 2 #6
Action Comics Vol. 2 #7
Action Comics Vol. 2 #8

Action Comics Vol. 2 Annual #1 (2012)

Action Comics Vol. 2 #9
Action Comics Vol. 2 #10
Action Comics Vol. 2 #11
Action Comics Vol. 2 #12

Superman Vol. 3 #0

Action Comics Vol. 2 #13
Action Comics Vol. 2 #14
Action Comics Vol. 2 #15
Action Comics Vol. 2 #16
Action Comics Vol. 2 #17
Action Comics Vol. 2 #18

Superman Vol. 3 #1 (2011)
Superman Vol. 3 #2
Superman Vol. 3 #3
Superman Vol. 3 #4
Superman Vol. 3 #5
Superman Vol. 3 #6
Superman Vol. 3 #7
Superman Vol. 3 #8
Superman Vol. 3 #9
Superman Vol. 3 #10
Superman Vol. 3 #11
Superman Vol. 3 #12

Superman Vol. 3 Annual #1 (2012)

Read Superman: H’el on Earth here.

Action Comics Vol. 2 #23.2

Action Comics Vol. 2 #19
Action Comics Vol. 2 #20
Action Comics Vol. 2 #21

Action Comics Vol. 2 #23.4

Superman Vol. 3 #18
Superman Vol. 3 #19
Superman Vol. 3 #20

Action Comics Vol. 2 #23.1

Superman Vol. 3 #21
Superman Vol. 3 #22

Superman Vol. 3 #23.2

Action Comics Vol. 2 #22

Superman Vol. 3 Annual #2

Action Comics Vol. 2 #23

Superman Vol. 3 #23

Action Comics Vol. 2 #24

Superman Vol. 3 #24

Action Comics Vol. 2 #25

Superman Unchained #1 (2013)
Superman Unchained #2
Superman Unchained #3
Superman Unchained #4
Superman Unchained #5
Superman Unchained #6
Superman Unchained #7
Superman Unchained #8
Superman Unchained #9

Action Comics Vol. 2 #23.3

Superman Vol. 3 #23.3

Read Krypton Returns here.

Superman Vol. 3 #23.1

Superman Vol. 3 #26
Superman Vol. 3 #27

Action Comics Vol. 2 #26
Action Comics Vol. 2 #27
Action Comics Vol. 2 #28
Action Comics Vol. 2 #29

Superman/Wonder Woman #1 (2013)
Superman/Wonder Woman #2
Superman/Wonder Woman #3
Superman/Wonder Woman #4
Superman/Wonder Woman #5
Superman/Wonder Woman #6

Read Superman: Doomed here.

Superman Vol. 3 #32
Superman Vol. 3 #33
Superman Vol. 3 #34
Superman Vol. 3 #35
Superman Vol. 3 #36
Superman Vol. 3 #37
Superman Vol. 3 #38
Superman Vol. 3 #39
Superman Vol. 3 #40

Action Comics Vol. 2 #36
Action Comics Vol. 2 #37
Action Comics Vol. 2 #38
Action Comics Vol. 2 #39
Action Comics Vol. 2 #40

Divergence #1 (2015)

Superman Vol. 3 #41
Superman Vol. 3 #42
Superman Vol. 3 #43
Superman Vol. 3 #44

Action Comics Vol. 2 #41
Action Comics Vol. 2 #42
Action Comics Vol. 2 #43
Action Comics Vol. 2 #44

Superman/Wonder Woman #18
Superman/Wonder Woman #19
Superman/Wonder Woman #20
Superman/Wonder Woman #21

Batman/Superman #21
Batman/Superman #22
Batman/Superman #23
Batman/Superman #24

Superman Vol. 3 #45
Superman Vol. 3 #46
Superman Vol. 3 #47

Action Comics Vol. 2 #45
Action Comics Vol. 2 #46
Action Comics Vol. 2 #47

Superman/Wonder Woman #22
Superman/Wonder Woman #23
Superman/Wonder Woman #24

Batman/Superman #25
Batman/Superman #26
Batman/Superman #27

Read Superman: Savage Dawn here.

Read Final Days of Superman here.