Henry Cavill will be once again donning the red and blue tights in the pseudo-sequel to Warner Bros’ Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But Superman has a long history in the world of the comics, and is considered by many to be the “first superhero”, paving a way for others to hit the comic book scene and create the movie landscape we see today. Clark Kent has changed over the years, morphing with the times yet maintaining timeless attributes about the character we’ve all grown to love. Superman himself is a tricky character to get right, in so much as his altruism and god-like abilities make it difficult to create worthwhile challenges to throw in his path. However, when creators are able to get Superman right, they can knock it out of the park by giving us a character that is an inspiration and a shining beacon that characters within the comic book universe can aspire to.
So prior to the next cinematic Superman outing, we thought we’d share with you a list of Superman comics you should read to give you an insight into the character and what makes him tick.