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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Superman fanfics and stories featuring the Man of Steel and his rich supporting cast (Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl, Superboy, Krypto the Superdog, Lana Lang, Power Girl, the Legion of Super-Heroes...), all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.


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  • Recommended by loracarol
  • Gen pairings when any, occasionally canon like Superman/Lois. Mostly focuses on Flash/friendships, though not always.
  • She has four stories for the DCAU, and three that focus mainly on the Flash, and his Rogues gallery; however she had an excellent drabble fic that has amazing stories in it as well.
    • Snapshot Collection, a series of ficlets of varying lengths - answering questions that include "Where does Superman keep his cape?" Answer: see the 21st snapshot for details.


  • Recommended by BANKERBAX, Soulseller
  • Parings Mostly Superman/Batman Clark/Bruce slash.
  • Mithen's stories are well written, well thought out and well worth reading. She has several stories taking place in detailed alternate universes she created herself. Even if Clark/Bruce isn't your thing you could appreciate the writing!
    • Music of the Spheres Batman and Superman meet and are forced to work with each other. Bruce and Clark meet and fall in love. An epic AU consisting of several long stories and a few side stories. Heaps of slash.
    • The House of the Earth An absolutely brilliant AU. Authors description: The House of the Earth" is an AU series in which a few thousand Kryptonians escaped the destruction of Krypton and came to Earth, enslaving its people. Kal-El, heir to the powerful House of El, has just returned from over a decade of off-world schooling to find that his cousin Kara has purchased a new personal slave.
    • The Gardens of Wayne Manor Clark Kent's life goes in an unexpected direction at an early age and ends up entangled with Bruce Wayne's. It follows their lives for over a decade, starting from when they were children up until they become heroes. The set up seems foreign at first glance but is handled in a way that makes you feel it could be canon. As they are young there is more subtle and oblivious romance than actual cushion pushin'.
    • Earth and Sky series Authors description: This series explores the possibility that Superman and Batman had a romantic relationship in the AU world shown by Jeph Loeb in the "Absolute Power" story arc, and the effects that would have on the canon versions of the characters.
    • Four First Kisses Superman is dead. Batman refuses to accept this. Time travel fic. [Winner of the 2006 World's Finest Awards for Long Story and Romance]
    • 36 Views of Mount Fuji This series is meant to be a fairly light-hearted look at the year starting after the Superman/Batman Annual #1, where Clark and Bruce meet on a cruise. It covers four separate trips to Japan and the experiences the two of them have there. It's largely a chance for me to enjoy imagining two very American superheroes travelling around Japan and—eventually—falling in love.

Dark Mark link

  • Recommended by Tron80
  • Dark Mark writes long, epic tales often focused on the Superman family and involving most of the heroes and villains of The DCU. His stories are usually set in the Golden and Silver Ages but they're completely accessible and understandable to newer fans.
  • His Marvel universe stories are also highly recomendable.



    General Fics 
Coffee with Alfred by Dunyazade
  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: No pairings, just Batman/Superman friendship.
  • Synopsis: Batman discovers what Alfred does in the mornings.
  • Comments: This is a very fun story that shows the relationships between Alfred and Bruce and Bruce and Clark. It also makes Batman funny in a realistic way.

World in Your Eyes by jamjar

  • Recommended by Valjean
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Clark Kent and Planet Earth, a moment between them.
  • Comments: A very brief, whimsical little character study of Clark Kent, his fierce, innocent adoration of his adopted planet, and how it causes his eternally cheerful, wide-eyed idealist demeanor. Guaranteed to click on the lightbulb inside the head of anyone who has wondered just why Superman fans like him so much.

Those Who Are Both by Marbleglove

  • Recommended by Looney Toons
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Superman eavesdrops on a confrontation between Batman and Lex Luthor and thinks back along the history of his enmity with Luthor.
  • Comments: An interesting short speculating on the true nature of the relationship between Luthor and Superman. While it could be set in any Superman continuity, it does make reference to events from Smallville.

Victory Bonds by Copperbadge

  • Recommended by Addikt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The year is 1947, and Daily Planet front-pagers Clark Kent and "Louis" Lane are about to get the story of their careers, courtesy of the fledgling Justice League: the enigmatic Superman, the spy-turned-vigilante codenamed Bat, intelligence agent and newly minted Green Lantern Alan Scott, and Ambassador Diana, Princess of Themyscira.
  • Pairings: Clark Kent/Lois Lane, but this fic has a lot going on beyond that and works well as a Gen fic.
  • Comments: Don't let this 1st person fic fool you. Victory Bonds is an excellent well-researched and written post WWII DC AU. It's just too much fun to read and imagine our favorite characters existing in this verse. It's exciting to see how the Justice League forms, with the villans being very much a product of the period. Also, a very interesting take on how Superman disguses himself while in uniform. While I recommend this to any Justice League fans, this fic is highly recommended for Superman or Clark/Lois fans.

Empty Graves by Unpretty

  • Recommended by Pseudopartition
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Time travelers who plan to kill Superman never account for Martha Kent in their plans. She may not be the World's Finest, but she's a mother with a shotgun, and all told that might be scarier.
  • Comments: A great character study of Martha Kent and her influence on Clark that's both hilarious and unexpectedly heartwarming.

Kara Of Rokyn by Dark Mark

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In an alternate universe where she didn't die during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kara has given up her superheroic identity to live as a normal woman among her own kind on Rokyn, the world settled by Kryptonian survivors from Kandor. However, she finds that heroism is a hard habit to break, that danger and adventure can be found even on her new homeworld, and that the Supergirl identity isn't that easy to relinquish…
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

Hellsister Trilogy by Dark Mark

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In an alternate universe where she didn't die during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Supergirl returns to the future to team with the Legion of Super-Heroes in an adventure which pits her against her evil doppleganger in a battle to the death, while Rokyn and Daxam face destruction and the Legion's mightiest foe threatens to command all the evil of the universe.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

A Very Kara Christmas by Dark Mark (alternate link)

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: One-shot
  • Synopsis: The story of Supergirl's first Christmas, and how she came to learn what this holiday meant to Earth people, and to herself. Set during her orphanage days and guest-starring Superman. Earth-One universe.
  • Tags: Drama, Family.

Stranger in a Strange Land Stranger In A Strange Land series by Moirae (TigerDragon) and TiaNadiezja

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Earth isn't what Kara Zor-El expected. Dirty, primitive, messy. She came expecting to raise her infant cousin and found him a grown man. She came expecting to raise him, and finds him trying to parent her. This is the story of a lost girl who only ever wanted to be a scientist, and about the world she's about to change.
  • Pairings: Kara Zor-El/Barbara Gordon, Kara Zor-El/Dick Grayson
  • Tags: Drama, Comfort.

Imagine That, by The Sh33p

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: In which the most obvious fact of Superman is that he's not.
  • Pairings: Clark/Lois (implied).
  • Tags: Drama.

Superman of 2499: The Great Confrontation by DarkMark

  • Recommended by Lillolillo
  • Status: Part I completed. Part II dead.
  • Synopsis: Why did the Legion of Super-Heroes have to go 1,000 years into the past to recruit Superboy for their team? The answer lies in a tragedy that took place 500 years before their time, 500 years after Superman I's, which the world, and possibly the universe, would never forget...
  • Tags: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Apokalypsis: An Unremembered Death by TesubCalle

  • Recommended by Lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Barbara Gordon receives some cryptic messages that lead her to rediscover memories of a long-forgotten friendship.
  • Tags: Angst, Supernatural

Hanging the Drapes by Persephone Kore

  • Recommended by Lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Supergirl counters Mr. Mxyzptlk's latest 'prank': the attempt to make Earth as Krypton... or is he really trying?
  • Tags: Adventure, Drama

The Unfantastic Adventures of Bizarro No 1 by Dark Mark (FF.Net Link)

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bizarro sets forth on a crusade to save the square world of Htrae from Blue Kryptonite meanies who aren't even decent enough to make war on the Bizarros, if he can just think up a plan that has so little a chance of success that it's feasible.
  • Tags: Comedy

The Road to Happiness, The Long One by Destiny'sPathlayer

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: AU. Callum Orson, along with his best friend/confidant Mason, go through their lives as best buds, but after Cal saves Kara Danvers, the adopted daughter of one Mr. and Mrs. Kent of Kent Corporations, Cal needs to figure out whether or not to tell Kara his secret, a secret very few even know.
  • Pairing(s): Superman/Lois Lane
  • Tags: Romance, Adventure

Supergirl and the Legion In Future Perfect by TPan202 (AO3 link)

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete. Two sequels written: Legion Lost and Anti-Life
  • Synopsis: When Supergirl life turns into a living hell, she is ready to give up on being a superhero. Suddenly though she is pulled into the 31st century where the Legion has called upon her to fight a new threat; Imperix. Will her dreams mean he will fail?
  • Pairings: Supergirl/Brainiac 5
  • Tags: Adventure, Romance.

Remember Me As A Time Of Day by orphan_account

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Pre-Crisis story. She comes home one night to find him sitting in her living room, lab coat gone and hair mussed beyond belief. That’s when she knows.
  • Pairings: Supergirl/Brainiac 5
  • Tags: Drama, Romance.

Call Me a Sinner, Call Me a Saint by Queenaravis

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: One-shot. Complete.
  • Synopsis: A kind of character analysis of Clark Kent via his various identities & various relationships.
  • Tags: General

It's a Good Life by RenaRoo

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Clark's birthday comes this year with a few surprises awaiting him.
  • Tags: Family, Slice-of-life.

    Alternate Universe Fics 
Inviolate by scriviner
  • Recommended by Banichi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Someone messed with Luthor's mind. Someone was going to pay. A mystery that slowly unveils a terrible secret within the DCU and Lex's response to what he finds.
  • Pairing: Various levels of Lex/Mercy/Eve.
  • Comments: A nice look inside a non-deranged, but still utterly ruthless Lex Luthor's mind.

Invincible by torches

  • Recommended by Valjean
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tim Drake thinks Superman is invulnerable. Doomsday comes, and everything changes.
  • Comments: a wonderfully heartwrenching piece about the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday, in a world where Tim Drake and Jimmy Olsen are close friends, and both found out Clark Kent's secret early on. Warning for a suicide attempt and other disturbing content.

Superman: The Age of Superheroes - 1938 to Tomorrow by Supercharles

  • Recommended by Drgyen
  • Status: Dead
  • Comments: An epic, fantastical retelling of the DC Universe from its Golden Age beginnings, starting from Jerry Siegel's original origin story of Superman to the formation of the Justice Society of America fighting in World War II.

A Force of Four by Dark Mark

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After her cousin's death, Kara Zor-L, Power Girl, must protect Earth-2 in Superman's stead. Her job will get considerably harder when an old enemy of Wonder Woman breaks out three Kryptonian criminals imprisoned by her cousin several decades ago.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

Course Corrections by several authors (Round-Robin)

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Eobard Thawne runs back in time to the Age of the Heroes, accidentally creating a ripple in the fabric of history and creating a new timeline where among other changes Kara Zor-El's ship isn't delayed and she raises Kal-El on Earth after being taken in by the Kents.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

Superman and Man by Dark Mark

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: One-shot.
  • Synopsis: Pre-Crisis AU. A very special person exchanges bodies unwillingly with Superman, and the Man of Steel, in a paralytic's body, learns of a different kind of heroism. Dedicated to the memory of Christopher Reeve
  • Pairings: Clark/Lois.
  • Tags: Drama, Action.

The Return by The Laughing Vulcan

  • Recommended by Lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Supergirl is brought back after her death in the Crisis.
  • Tags: Adventure, Family

World of the Lost by Philip S

  • Recommended by Lillolillo
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A world that has never known about the existence of super beings becomes a new home to some forgotten heroes. Only some people are not happy about these newcomers and plan to do something about it.
  • Tags: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Red, White, & Blonde Part I: RED by KryptoKin (FF.Net link)

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Supergirl is dead. The world is in mourning. The lives of all who loved her have been changed forever. This series follows various DC characters who were close to Supergirl. Follow them as they mourn the loss of someone they loved and how they face the challenges ahead of them. Sequel to The Other Side of the Story. Red, White, & Blonde Part II: WHITE sequel ongoing.
  • Pairing(s): Several
  • Tags: Angst, Tragedy

Girl of Steel by Megamatt09 (FF.Net link)

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kara has to step up to take the mantle of her cousin after the consequences of the final battle with Lex Luthor. Good thing she has friends and a good support network, because she's going to need it.
  • Pairing(s): Supergirl/Batgirl/Wonder Girl
  • Tags: Sci-Fi, Adventure

The Metropolitan Man by Alexander Wales

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The year is 1934, and Superman has arrived in Metropolis. Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god.
  • Comments: Audiobook available here

Uncharted by Lucillia

  • Recommended by fighwitt
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Clark/Lois
  • Synopsis: "Someone once told me that back during the Golden Age they handwaved Clark Kent's lack of Military service during WWII by having him being declared 4-F after he accidentally read the eye chart in the wrong room. What if the consequences of the misreading hadn't ended with the examination? What if Clark Kent had accidentally convinced someone who spread the word that he was "blind"?"
  • Tags: Humor, Drama.

Return of Superboy Prime by John Riehle

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He's back! And he's taking back the life that was stolen from him... no matter what the cost.

    Shipping Fics 
Bylines and Bracelets by dreiser
  • Recommended by Tito Mosquito
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lois Lane never believed in love at first sight but that was before Metropolis gained a Wonder Woman.
  • Pairing: Wonder Woman/Lois Lane.

Porridge by Mostly Harmless III

  • Recommended by Cinna the Poet
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: "Violence, spoilers, language. And it's dark."
  • Synopsis: After Batman dies, Superman is determined to recreate him, no matter what it takes.
  • Pairing: Batman/Superman, bits of Superman/Jason Todd
  • Comments: Holy... Even if slash isn't your thing, Porridge is definitely worth reading. At 20,000 words, it's one of the longest one-shots I've ever read, and in that time it manages to weave an epic of frustration and ingenuity. Computer!Bruce is fantastically written. Probably the best fanfic I've ever read.

Misc Mistakes, Misunderstandings, & Misconceptions by Aurora0628

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Batman/Wonder Woman, Superman/Lois Lane, Batman/Catwoman, and maybe Superman/Wonder Woman if you squint
  • Synopsis: Wonder Woman wants Batman. Batman wants no one. The rest of the world wants Wonder Woman to end up with Superman. Basically, it's a humorous telling of how Diana tries to develop a relationship with Bruce despite the fact that everyone in the world seems to think she is more than Just Friends with Superman.
  • Comments: Very funny, amazingly well-written, and quite touching. Possibly the most in-character this troper has ever seen Diana be written in fanfiction.

20 One Shots by Bekkoni

  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 20 drabbles/one-shots based on 20 one-word prompts. Prompt 20: Future. Mostly Founding Member-based, with lots of Trinity and Batman-centric stories. These can be read in any order. Occasional fluff warning, plus rare swearing.
  • Pairing: Diana/Bruce, Clark/Bruce friendship
  • Comments: This is a fun series of ficlets that stands on their own but do connect with each other. They really showed the friendship between the trinity.

Sovenance by Shobogan

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Supergirl dies when she fights the Anti-Monitor. Barbara gives Kara's eulogy. There's a lot she doesn't say. Even if the universe doesn't remember Kara Zor-El, she will do.
  • Pairings: Supergirl/Batgirl
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

The Girl Who Fell to Earth by NorJC

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if Kara Zor-El was eighteen years old rather than 'sweet sixteen' when she'd arrived on Earth and Kara and Bruce Wayne found that opposites most certainly do attract? An AU telling of "Superman/Batman: The Supergirl From Krypton"
  • Pairing(s): Supergirl/Batman
  • Tags: Romance, Adventure

A Better Life by Rahhsuper

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Kara Zor-El has had some crazy life, being an alien from an advanced civilization, with superpowers that rival some gods, she has finally managed to blend in with humans. But now a new challenge rises that will change her world forever.
  • Pairing(s): Supergirl/Red Hood
  • Tags: Romance, Adventure

Silver Girls by BradyGirl_12

  • Recommended by: Lillolillo
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Drabbles exploring the relationship between Supergirl and Batgirl.
  • Pairings: Supergirl/Batgirl
  • Tags: Romance.

Last Child of Krypton by Chuckman
  • Recommended by: DuderSkanks, Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A crossover with Neon Genesis Evangelion where Shinji Ikari is genetically altered with DNA before he was born. Fourteen years later a different Shinji arrived at Tokyo 3. One calm, well-adjusted, kind, understanding and... wearing glasses?!? And who's that mysterious caped individual flying around fighting Angels? Seele and the Angels might not be the only things to worry about this time... As the story progresses more elements of The DCU are introduced Asuka becomes the next Wonder Woman, another character gets appointed as a Green Lantern... and Darkseid is revealed being the Man Behind the Man.
  • Tags: Action, Drama, Romance

Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton by Mike313

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Neon Genesis Evangelion. Due to a minor miscalculation on Jor-El's part, Kal-El's ship crash-lands in Germany, killing him, and STAR Labs takes it for analysis. Several years later Asuka's mother goes to STAR Labs to get an in vitro fertilization and she unknowingly gets one of her eggs fertilized with Kryptonian DNA. Asuka never knew who her biological father was, but she assumed he was someone extraordinary. She had no idea how right she was until her powers begin surfacing. At the beginning she uses them to show off due to be a lonely, affection-starved child, but she slowly realizes having huge powers entails huge responsibility, and everybody expects her being a beacon of morality and courage. Not wanting to get anybody disappointed she starts out the path to become a true hero as she thinks her biological father would have been.
  • Tags: Action, Drama, Romance.

We'll believe a man can WHAT?!, Thuktun Flishithy

The Vampire of Steel by Dark Mark

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Drawn by a vision of a blood-red moon over the Sears Tower, Buffy Summers comes to Chicago in search of vampires, and meets the city's resident heroine, the Girl of Steel. About a year after Buffy's and Supergirl's first meeting, the two meet again, to deal with the menace of a vampire who may be from Kara's home planet.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

The Last Daughter by Thuktun Flishithy

  • Recommended by Deadman2020, Esseresse, Mach Rider 1985, Unclouded TJ, Tron80
  • Status: Complete, with Mega Crossover sequel CRISIS complete and rewrite The Girl Of Tomorrow in progress.
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Worm. "I always knew there was something strange about me, I guess." An AU in which Taylor Hebert was born Zara Jor-El, The last daughter of Krypton.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

Displaced by TheMountainJew (FF.Net link)

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: Spider-Man/The DCU crossover. Teenager Peter Parker was minding his own business when some random disembodied voice started telling him that he was needed before plucking him from his home city and dropping him off in Gotham without directions or a general idea of what just happened. Now, for the foreseeable future, he's stuck in the crime capital of America with no money, resources or a plan. But what else was new? Peter's appearance during a Joker plot kicks of an unprecedented gang war, which gradually gets other heroes such like Supergirl involved.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

The Rebirth by Dylan Clearbrook Website link

  • Recommended by Lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Marvel universe. A while after the Amalgam event, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic and Professor Xavier have the chance of bring a lost soul back. First instalment of a multi-part saga.
  • Tags: Action, Adventure, Romance

Neither a Bird, nor a Plane, It's Deku! by FoxOnPie

  • Recommended by: Reppuzan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: DC Comics
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya is Quirkless, but that doesn't mean he isn't without powers. In fact, he has many powers in a world where Quirks, magic, metahumans, and aliens collide. The catch? He doesn't want to be a hero.
  • Comments: A story in which Izuku is the Kryptonian Wonder Child of a childless Inko and Hisashi Midoriya. In a world where well-loved DC Comics characters like Martian Manhunter and the Green Lanterns are already in full force, the author takes a mindful look into what Izuku would be like as a budding Superman in the making.
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Avengers of Steel by Reyel

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: Every legend has an origin. Every story has a beginning. Every Superman was once just a man. Before becoming the Man of Steel, Clark Kent was just a young man trying to find his place in a world that was not his. Mo S/Avengers crossover. Superman in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Superman X Steven Universe: The Shield of Hope by Leolamin1997

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • Synopsis: The Crystal Gems and the Man of Steel Collide for a battle that will change the very world as they know it. But can Steven bring them together in order to learn about the conjoined history of the Kryptonians and the Gems, and to face and evil that threatens the entire planet. Prepare for a crossover that was destined to happen yet no one did.

Embracing The Darkness Series by Deadly Chakram

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis:
    • Embracing The Darkness: Sometimes, life forces us to take a lot of detours before we finally find the path we are meant to take. (Complete)
    • Stepping Into The Light: After leaving Gotham (and Nightwing) behind, Clark Kent finds himself in Metropolis, and facing his true destiny. (Complete)
    • A New Dawn: After establishing himself as Superman, Clark Kent continues his mission to help people. But he isn't prepared for what it might cost him. (Complete)

The Last Son By The Writer With No Name

  • Recommended by Pygmalion, The Rich Sheik and bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: X-Men: Evolution
  • Synopsis:
    • The Last Son, Book One: Gatherings: AU Season 1. In the early days of the Institute, Charles Xavier finds a young man with a great legacy: Kal-El, the Last Son of Krypton. He will change the X-Men's world forever. Crossover with Superman. Rated T to be safe. (Complete)
    • The Last Son, Book Two: Reckonings: AU Season 2. Crossover with Superman. In his second year at the Institute, the young Man of Steel must deal with new friends, new foes, and growing public curiosity. Rated T for now. (Complete)
    • The Last Son, Book Three: Changes: AU S3. Xover with Superman and Justice League. Mutants are public knowledge. Superman is no longer myth. With this change the Man of Steel and his new team strive to make a difference in the world..but they and the X-Men have their work cut out for them. (Complete)
    • A Day at the Mall with Superman: In the wake of his toughest year yet, Clark runs into some old friends on a routine mission. Realizing the Man of Steel needs cheering up, our favourite six take him on a trip down memory lane. Post-series 6Teen, post Book 3 in Last Son. (Complete)
    • The Tragedy of Nir-El and Ly'Neia: A Tale of the Last Son Universe: Before Krypton's Last Son ever came to Earth, Krypton was nearly drawn into the aeons-long Kree-Skrull War, which led to the development of the dealiest weapon in known space...but there is far more. This is the story of a distant ancestor of the Man of Steel, and an outcast Skrull princess. This is the story of Nir-El and Ly'Neia, and how their love shaped the Last Son Universe. (Ongoing)
    • The Last Son, Book Four: Destinies: AU S4. Xover with Superman and Justice League. In the wake of General Zod's treachery, Superman, the Justice League, and the X-Men find the world threatened by evils far worse than any they have ever encountered before. As prophecy begins to unfold, can the young Man of Steel and his fellow heroes defend the Earth against the horrors that loom to threaten it? (Ongoing)
  • Comments: This is one of the best crossover fics between Marvel and DC that I have ever read. What initially starts as a simple Superman/X-Men crossover eventually turns into a MASSIVE crossover between what appears to be the entire Marvel and DC universes. A three-part story (with a fourth currently incomplete), this is an enormous feat of writing, and one that The Writer With No Name accomplished amazingly well. Of note is how Superman, while the main character, does not dominate the narrative - other members of the X-Men (and later, the JLA) have their moments in the spotlight. Aspects of this fic are taken from the X-Men: Evolution TV show, Ultimate Marvel, DC comics, and a variety of other comics and TV shows that feature these characters. While long (1,446,213 words and counting for all three parts), it is an amazing read! Now if only somebody would make a TV show out of this...
    • While I do have to admit that this fic has a lot of flaws, such as overpowered DC characters, underpowered Marvel characters, and a stupid love interest who is NOT Lois Lane, this was the first fanfic I ever read and also helped get interested into Marvel. A must read for people first getting into fanfics.

SmallvilleX: Evolution by ben10987654321

  • Recommended by The Rich Sheik and bbb35
  • Crossover with: Crossover with X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, Superman: The Animated Series, and Spider-Man.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis:
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution: Clark ends up attending a certain school for the 'gifted'. Smallville/X-Men: Evolution x-over. (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution Year 2:1: Crusade: 3 months after he vanished Clark returns and the X-Men soon find themselves facing off against old and new foes alike in the search for the 3 Kryptonian Stones of Power. (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution Year 2:2: Best Served Cold: With the distraction of the meteor shower and the arrival of the Disciples of Zod, Lionel Luthor escapes from SHIELD and embarks upon his plans for revenge upon Superman and the X-Men. Can they survive what Lionel is about to bring down upon their heads? (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution Year 2:3: Dark Horizons: For months the X-Men have heard tell a prophesy of a great dark power on the horizon, about to rise and now his time has come. Can the X-Men stop his rise or will the world truly tremble once more in the presence of Apocalypse? (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution: Ascension: The X-Men's task was simple. Prevent Apocalypse's escape. They failed. Now they face having to stop a foe of near limitless power before he can enact his plans for both the world and a certain Last Son of Krypton. (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution: Reality Unravelled: Clark faces a threat that potentially could unravel all of existence as he knows it and in the process he learns some shocking revelations about the true nature of the universe he resides in. (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX: Evolution Year 3:1: Hellfire Burns Eternal: The fallout from the battle with Apocalypse continues as the X-Men start a new school year with a new Principal, Milton Fine, who seems to have an unhealthy obsession with Clark...and he is not the only one as mystical and demonic forces gather to destroy the prophesied Star Child. (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX Evolution Year 3:(1:5): The Search for Magik: After Illyana's true nature was revealed she vanished and now the search for her is on. Can the X-Men find her before they learn how she can be the worst enemy imaginable? Also Clark has some 'splainin to do! (Complete)
    • SmallvilleX Evolution Year 3:2: Clones, Copies and Collectors: Spider-Man deals with the Clone Saga courtesy of the Green Goblin while Jean comes into conflict with a woman who exactly shares her face...and oh yeah the Collector of Worlds has come to add one of Earth's great cities to his collection. Can Superman stop it? I sure hope so. (In Progress)
  • Pairings: Clark/Rogue, Lex/Lana
    • YMMV: The first echos many elements of Spider-X. Later books drop much of the lightness and romance of the first story and get rather dark and complex (including Alpha Couple Clark and Rogue break up and Rogue becomes evil and betrays all the X-Men to the Brotherhood. There is little warning for this, as the author seems to constantly foreshadow Clark and Rogue working things out so readers should be warned that the third book reads like a totally different series.

The Institute Saga by The Bearded One

  • Recommended by: fighwitt and bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Superman/X-Men: Evolution crossover. Jor-El and Lara send their only son to Earth, and his arrival isn't unnoticed by Charles Xavier. Many years later, Clark Kent agrees to join the Institute staff together with his mother and help mentor the next generation of heroes. Inspired by the other major Superman crossover except for Superman and Supergirl being the only imports from The DCU.
    • The Institute Saga: Sent from a dying homeworld, the actions of the Last Son will echo through the world of mutants. (Complete)
    • The Institute Saga II: With one threat defeated, the Institute now grows with new allies and members, but more dangers emerge from the shadows... (Complete)
    • General Zod: Patriot, Warrior, Soldier, Leader. Zod is all these things and this is his story. (Prequel to The Institute Saga) (Complete)
    • So You're Dating A Superhero: A short collection of rules about how to enjoy life with your Hero, written by Raven Kent nee Darkholme. (Part of the Institute Saga universe) (Complete)
    • SHIELD Reforged: (Institute Saga) After the revelations that SHIELD is compromised, Director Fury must find a way to turn it back to what it should be. The Shield must be reforged. (Complete)
    • The Institute Saga III: With the threat of the Sentinels in abeyance, a new life beckons for those of the Institute, but an enemy from ancient days arises as a new challenge. (Crossover with First Crisis) (Complete)
    • The Institute Saga IV: A new team, a new mission and new threats awaiting. The future of Earth hangs in the balance and the Last Son of Krypton cannot save it alone, but must rely on his allies, old and new. (Complete)
    • So, You Want To Be A Superhero: A guide to becoming a Superhero and the things that are not always considered, written by Clark Kent (Part of the Institute Saga universe) (Complete)
    • The Institute Saga: Side Stories: One-shots and Vignettes set in the Institute Saga universe. (Ongoing)
  • Tags: Action, Adventure.

The Man of Tomorrow Series by Avatar Conner

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis:
    • Man of Tomorrow Volume 0: Years ago, a ship from beyond the stars crash landed on remnant. In it, held a infant with increadible powers. Now a young adult, he decided to use his powers to make his home a better place. This is the story of Kal-El of Kryption, and his life on the planet Remnant. (Complete)
    • Man of Tomorrow Volume 1: My name is Clark Kent. And I'm a alien. I crashed down on Remenant when I was a infant eighteen years ago. I may look human, but I And I've used my gifts to help people over the years. And lately I've gotten some strange gifts. Now that I've left Smallville and came to Vale, I need to find out who I am. Who I'm going to be. What kind of man I'm going to be. (Ongoing)

    Fan Vid 
One on One by Jake Thomas
  • Recommended by Kchishol
  • A suspicious young runaway woman is interviewed in the park by Clark Kent, who promises to give back her lighter and leave her alone after he asks 10 questions.
  • Comments: With only a shoestring budget, Jake Thomas creates a powerfully simple story in which Clark Kent satisfies his curiousity and concern for a lonely girl. In doing so, he inspires her with a reason to hope not through superhuman feats, but through the simple compassion to listen.

    Fan Webcomics 
Batgirl & Supergirl by Mike Maihack (DeviantArt link)
  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: Batgirl is serious and committed. Supergirl is cheerful and carefree. They are best friends, even if Kara's permanent liveliness always drives overly-serious Barbara crazy.
  • Tags: Comedy.

Hope by Dan Haring

  • Recommended by Jeduthun
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None.
  • Synopsis: A short, elegant fan comic by Disney artist Dan Haring shows Superman stopping by the Kent farm to have a touching conversation with his mother, who encourages him with some wisdom about dealing with the times he can't save people.
  • Comments: It's just a little eight-page comic, but in one short vignette that's nothing more than a chat between Clark and Martha, Haring captures the essential heart of the Superman legend better than many elaborate official stories and movies manage to do. Be prepared for a few heartwarming sniffles and the sudden urge to call your mom afterward.





Under The Influence, by Megamatt09 ( link)

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: Complete. Sequel "Expanding The Influence" is also completed and can be read here and here.
  • Synopsis: AU. Post Season Two. Kara gets released from stasis early and chases down Clark when he's in Metropolis on Red K. Of course, those pesky red rocks effect her as well.
  • Pairings: Clark/Kara and others.
  • Tags: Romance, Action.

Stronger Together, by Megamatt09 ( link)

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: AU. The Disciples of Zod were not the only ones who arrived with the second meteor shower which is a good thing for Clark. Some elements of Marvel, Supergirl (2015), and Arrow featured.
  • Pairings: Clark/Kara and others.
  • Tags: Romance, Action, Harem, Incest


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