Tuesday, April 13, 2004

The Death of Superman | Comics

Located in an unknown underground chamber, a giant entity wearing a green containment suit keeps hitting the steel doors to get out of its imprisonment. Through continuous punching, his gloves tore up and reveal sharp bony edges on tip of its knuckles. Meanwhile, Superman and reporter Lois Lane of Daily Planet were involved in a case facing the dwellers of Underworld.

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The Death of Superman | Comics

The trapped being eventually breaks out of the chamber and reaches above ground, where he instantly starts a murderous rampage with a bird and a deer. As he keeps progressing, members of the Justice League International including the Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Maxima, Fire, Ice and Bloodwynd tries to engage and stop him with full force but to no avail at all.

The beast was able to easily demolish the entire Justice League roster with one hand tied to its back and yet would stop at nothing. After putting down Guy Gardner, it took Blue Beetle out of the commission and only Maxima seems to held the last line of defense against it.

Finally, the Man of Steel appears just in time to save Booster Gold from a fatal injury and engages the monstrosity whom Booster has dubbed as “Doomsday”! Even the best efforts of Superman seem to be not enough to thwart the monster’s rampage. Upon decimating all the heroes present, Doomsday approaches to the city of Metropolis, where a historical battle will take place that will be remembered forever for its viciousness.

For more information on The Death of Superman crossover event, you can check out these links below.

The Death of Superman (Comics) Wikipedia

The Death of Superman (Comics) DC Wikia

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Death of A Legend

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Approaching Doom

Superman – Man of Steel 17

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Adventures of Superman 496

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Superman – Man of Steel 18

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Superman V2 74

Adventures of Superman 497

Action Comics 684

Superman – Man of Steel 19

Superman V2 75

Funeral for a Friend

Justice League America 70

Adventures of Superman 498

Action Comics 685

Superman – Man of Steel 20

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Adventures of Superman 499

Action Comics 686

Superman – Man of Steel 21

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Supergirl & Team Luthor 01

Here is your links for the "The Death of Superman" crossover event from DC Comics.

The Death of Superman

World Without a Superman

The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus

Following a drop of popularity of the Superman comics during the 90’s, DC Comics took a creative decision of creating “The Death of Superman” crossover event in 1992 which was divided into the story arcs titled "Approaching Doom", "Doomsday!" and "Funeral for a Friend".

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Funeral For A Friend

This major event was created by a team of writers Dan Jurgens (Aquaman, Batman Beyond), Jerry Ordway, Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn, Hawk and Dove), Louise Simonson, Roger Stern and artists Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Jackson Guice, Jon Bogdanove, Rick Burchett, Tom Grummett (Robin, Superboy), Walt Simonson (Orion, Star Wars) respectfully.

The story itself became a bestseller and is continued in the next arc titled, The Return of Superman. The book is also adapted to Direct-To-DVD project of Warner Bros titled “Superman – Doomsday” in 2008 as well as in 2016 in the live-action movie "Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice".
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Every Saturday Morning, I would wake up n my brother and I turn on the TV. N justice League of America was on.. favorite show when I was a kid ..n at age 43. Justice League of America is still my favorite

That's the spirit! We are glad to found someone like you to share the same enthusiasm. Cheers!