First things first. Congratulations to Otterdink for leaving the best comment! She'll be getting the 25th Anniversary edition of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” on DVD/Blu-ray, as well as a copy of the novel “The Great Gatsby”!
But that's not all. A DVD/Blu-ray copy of "Oz the Great and Powerful" goes to whoever leaves the best answer to the question: What would you do with Superman's powers for 24 hours? Now, on to the post!
A few years ago, I walked into The Dark Knight as a semi casual comic book fan. I walked out a fanatic. Seeing a truly good superhero movie always inspires me to check out the source material a little more thoroughly, and after getting to see Man Of Steel...let's just say I'll be stocking up on my Superman back catalog at the next convention.
Since "Man of Steel" opens today, a number of websites have featured coverage on graphic novels to check out featuring Superman, but they've all been more or less the same few books repeated again and again.
Being in print for over 75 years, there are a few more that I'd recommend that may not be on the popular radar.
Also, go see Man of Steel. It's phenomenal, worth every cent of admission. Perfect casting, relatively fresh storyline, and let's call it like it is: if this movie bombs, in any way, we can kiss a Wonder Woman movie goodbye.
And y'all know how much I'm DYING to make a list like this for Princess Diana.
Everything in the list should be easy to track down at your local library, or discounted to high heaven on Amazon. That's the perk of following a superhero with a heavy publication schedule.
Also, I realize the Lois series is not strictly "Superman", but Lois Lane is awesome. Check out the phenomenally talented Kelly Thompson's article on that series here if you can't track it down.