Superman: Birthright is a twelve-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics between September 2003 and September 2004. It was written by Mark Waid and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.
Originally, this was meant to be a non-canon version of Superman, showcasing his origin and updating him for the 21st century. Soon after, it was decided to make the series canon, and thus it replaced John Byrne's The Man of Steel series as Superman's canonical origin story. This editorial position lasted until the 2005–2006 Infinite Crisis crossover event, and the release of the new origin story; Superman: Secret Origin in 2009. The 2013 film Man of Steel is inspired by the 12-part issue.