Superman ‘Final Days’ Reading Order

So as we begin to wind down the current state of the DC Universe before we see the DC Rebirth begin, they are putting an end to the current New 52 run of Superman with a storyline called Final Days.  This crossover will be going over four Superman titles as of now, and is going to be a throw back to those who were reading issue to issue during the iconic Death of Superman in the 1990s.  This brings together all of the current in continuity titles, and will likely help set the stage for the relaunch a month afterwards.

But does Superman, in fact, actually die?

We have put together this reading order, somewhat with the help of a blog post from DC Comics themselves.  Here you have two choices, read the two issues for each book before moving on to the other(which is what we would recommend), or go down the line as they were released.  So we are putting both orders here.

 

Reading Order 1:

SUPERMAN #51 AND #52

(Art by Mikel Janin)

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31 AND #32

(Issue #31 art by Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza issue #32 art by Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza & Christian Alamy)

ACTION COMICS #51 AND #52

(Issue #51 art by Paul Pelletier, issue #52 art by Scot Eaton and Dale Eaglesham)

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #28 AND #29

(Art by Jorge Jimenez)

 

Reading Order 2:

SUPERMAN #51

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31

ACTION COMICS #51

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #28

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #32

ACTION COMICS #51

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #29

SUPERMAN #52

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There are 2 comments

  1. Dan

    I can’t understand how either of these orders don’t end with Superman 52 being the last issue since that’s the one he actually dies in.
    Can I get some clarification on why either of the orders are arranged the way they are?

    Thanks

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    1. vertigology

      Yeah, we are kind of questioning that now ourselves. Originally, it looked like the death issue was actually going to be necessary to really get the last issues of Superman/Wonder Woman, but it doesn’t seem so. Anyway, we are changing it, thanks for pointing that out.

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