The Best SUPERMAN Comic Never Published by DC

Hire this guy.

UPDATED 8/1/23: Over the weekend, on the late Dave Stevens’ birthday, we re-presented a piece about Adrien van Viersen’s Rocketeer Meets Superman artwork. Click here to check it out. Anyway, a lot of folks discovered this 2017 piece as well, so we figured it’d be a good time to throw it wide again. Every time we’ve posted it, people have loved it, and we love giving the people what they want. So here goes! — Dan

Just the other day, I reiterated how Superman and Action Comics are the best they’ve been in years. The Superman I know and love is back. And last week I wrote about Funko’s new First Appearance Superman action figure (click here for the info).

Great time to be a fan of the Man of Steel.

It gets better, though. As timing would have it, into my Inbox popped a note from an artist named Adrien van Viersen, who’s done storyboards for many a blockbuster property, such as X-Men films, the new Apes series, Game of Thrones, Arrow and a lot more, judging by his IMDb profile.

Turns out that Adrien, as a labor of love, took it upon himself to produce a full-length Superman comic that reimagines his Golden Age beginnings:


It’s a Supertreat and I want to share a sequence with you, as well as Adrien’s intro and afterword. (Since he doesn’t own Superman, obviously, the comic is free and can be downloaded here.)

Dear DC: Please publish this. Even as a digital exclusive, there has to be a way to turn this into an official release. Even better, help Adrien finish his story because he’s onto something here.

I’ll get out of the way now and show you the pages. Enjoy:

Now go download the rest, here. You’ll be glad you did.


— The Curious Case of When SUPERMAN Met the ROCKETEER. Click here.

— SNEAK PEEK: Behold the Majesty of the Remastered FLEISCHER SUPERMAN. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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    • Wow. I would definitely buy this. Looks great.

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  1. looks amazing
    come on this

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  2. If not as a comic, I’d love to see this as a DC Animated movie.

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  3. Remember me to 1940’s Superman Cartoon series, I can recall that feeling when I see the art and the feats from the story, is a wonderful feeling, hope become real, someday..

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  4. It’s the old school clothes pins that do it for me. The pre spring frames the time beautifully.

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