I recently decided to start a journey of reading as much Superman as possible. Although I've read Superman off and on for most of the time I've read comics, and I feel like I know the character fairly well, there's still a large chunk of the material that I either have never read, or only read a long time ago and have forgotten.
I'm using this reading order
as a rough guide. I'm going to use this thread to share my progress and discuss different eras of Superman for those interested.
I will not be reading every issue of Superman / Action. That would be insane (but fun to contemplate doing).
I started off reading Action Comics #1 (available on DC Universe). That service has through issue 50 or so. So I plan on reading all of those. Being the golden age there isn't a ton of world building going on yet. So I decided to read something else in the meantime (I can casually read the golden age stuff at my leisure).
That reading order suggests jumping to Man of Steel, but that seems like you're skipping a whole lot. Do people here agree with that, is the silver age material really something to just jump over? I figure I should at least read Kirby's run on Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Currently I'm re-reading Crisis on Infinite Earths. From there I will likely read *almost all* of the material through the 80s, 90s, and 00s. This will likely include a lot of Justice League stuff as well, at least the Superman centric parts.