Superman files

The book's cover. The foreign letters are from the Interlac alphabet, which is the written language of the Legion of Superheroes.

The Superman Files is a 2013 book published by DC Comics. It recounts Superman's life throughout the Modern Age Continuity, as told by Brainiac 5.

At the end of the book, it also briefly delves into the New 52 continuity.

Superman's Origin

The Superman Files attempts to chronicle the Modern Age version of Superman, but in the modern age there have been three contradictory accounts given for Superman's origins, given in The Man of Steel, Superman: Birthrightand Superman: Secret Origin.

This book reconciles the events of all three accounts into one coherent story.

New 52

The book was published in 2013, two years after the "New 52" reboot, and despite that the primary content of the book chronicles Superman's history in the previous continuity.

Despite this, the book does feature a brief section at the end on the events of the New 52 continuity.