History ComicBook / TheDeathOfSuperman

18th Jan '17 11:56:42 PM Scoutstr295
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* BombWhistle: Both Doomsday and Superman make the "cartoon sound" before they drop in on a rural sheriff's office.
14th Jan '17 2:41:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Superman in the finale. His repowering by the Eradicator's Heroic Sacrifice bounced his powers to new heights, though, for awhile, it almost lead to PowerIncontinence.]]

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* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Superman in the finale. His repowering by the Eradicator's Heroic Sacrifice bounced his powers to new heights, though, for awhile, a while, it almost lead leads to PowerIncontinence.]]
27th Dec '16 5:14:25 AM Blazer
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* LookBehindYou: A sickening version of this trope. The Cyborg Superman discovers a family that survived the Coast City shockwave that ravaged nearby areas. As they're talking, the Cyborg says that the one who did this was right behind them. [[spoiler:As they turn and look, he changes his arm to its arm cannon form and obliterates them.]]
27th Dec '16 5:00:33 AM Blazer
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* FauxDeath: Many of the adaptations to this story transform Superman's death into this. The novel would claim that all Superman needed was time in the sun to fully recharge, but points out that if he had ran out of solar power, he really would have died.
16th Dec '16 7:06:43 AM igordebraga
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* BaitTheDog: Doomsday's EstablishingCharacterMoment has him crush a bird that he goaded to land in his hand.

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* BaitTheDog: Doomsday's EstablishingCharacterMoment has him [[EnemyToAllLivingThings crush a bird that he goaded to land in his hand. ]]



* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks

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* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooksUsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: The quote in that page even highlights this series. Not only it's a dark comic featuring a classic hero dying, but one of his replacements is a NinetiesAntiHero (The Man of Tomorrow).


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* WithMyHandsTied: Doomsday wrecks massive damage with one hand tied. It gets worse once the other is freed.
23rd Nov '16 7:32:24 AM Tron80
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* ShoutOut: The repeated scene of Doomsday pounding against his cell, complete with a "DOOM" sound-effect, is a reference to Walt Simonson's run on ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor''. Simonson's wife, Louise, was one of the writers of ''The Death of Superman''.
** In a few panels, Jimmy Olsen is shown wearing a Spin Doctors shirt. The band had a hit song at the time called "Jimmy Olsen's Blues".
23rd Nov '16 7:31:41 AM rafi
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* NinetiesAntiHero: Both Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator are pastiches of this 90's trend. [[spoiler:Only the Eradicator plays this straight. Cyborg Superman (aka Hank Henshaw) is a villain.]]



* CurbStompBattle: The Cyborg deals these to both the Last Son of Krypton and Superboy.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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The Cyborg deals these to both the Last Son of Krypton and Superboy.



* HeroicRROD: Steel's fight with the Last Son of Krypton pushes him to his limits, wrecking a lot of his armor and leading him to pass out in an airplane heading back to Metropolis.
** He does it ''again'' when stopping Engine City, to the point where his armor's scrap.

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* HeroicRROD: HeroicRROD:
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Steel's fight with the Last Son of Krypton pushes him to his limits, wrecking a lot of his armor and leading him to pass out in an airplane heading back to Metropolis.
** *** He does it ''again'' when stopping Engine City, to the point where his armor's scrap.



* MutualKill: Supes and Doomsday

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* MutualKill: Supes and DoomsdayDoomsday.



* NinetiesAntiHero: Both Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator are pastiches of this 90's trend. [[spoiler:Only the Eradicator plays this straight. Cyborg Superman (aka Hank Henshaw) is a villain.]]
* OhCrap: When the entire Justice League is fighting Doomsday, they pour all of their energy attacks into the beast. When the smoke clears, they learn that all they did was tear his outfit... and freed his other hand as he raises ''both'' of them into the air.

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* NinetiesAntiHero: Both Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator are pastiches of this 90's trend. [[spoiler:Only the Eradicator plays this straight. Cyborg Superman (aka Hank Henshaw) is a villain.]]
* OhCrap:
OhCrap:
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When the entire Justice League is fighting Doomsday, they pour all of their energy attacks into the beast. When the smoke clears, they learn that all they did was tear his outfit... and freed his other hand as he raises ''both'' of them into the air.
23rd Nov '16 6:41:58 AM Tron80
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!The Death of Superman has been referenced in:
* An episode of ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' has Joey talking to God. God offers to turn back time for Joey, who says "I thought only Superman could do that." God's response? "He stole it from me. That's why I killed him." Took place soon after Death of Superman made news.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (which borrowed heavily on the Superman mythos): Goku was killed off at the conclusion of the Cell Saga with the intention of ending the series there and implying a ChangingOfTheGuard. (ExecutiveMeddling resulted in a bringing the character back.)
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'': Resident {{Jerkass}} Mike [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=34 makes]] a joke about the then-recent death of Pope John Paul II, referencing the Reign of the Supermen.
* This ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' [[http://nonadventures.com/2007/06/16/the-death-of-wonderella/ comic]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Jason and Paige [[TakeThat draw mean comic strips about each other]], including strips saying the other caused Superman's death.
--->'''Paige in Jason's strip:''' He saw me in a bathing suit.
--->'''Jason in Paige's strip:''' I told him we were related.
* "Superman's Song", by the Crash Test Dummies, is essentially a eulogy to the fallen hero, although the song was released a full year before the Death of Superman storyline even took place.
-->Superman never made any money\\
For savin' the world from Solomon Grundy\\
And sometimes I despair\\
The world will never see another man like him.
* Parodied in a ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' storyline called "Funeral for a Freak", some ten years after the event.
* The Creator/MaxLandis "educational parody film" ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PlwDbSYicM The Death and Return of Superman]]'', which summarizes the events of the series using several famous actors and singers (including Creator/ElijahWood, Creator/RonHoward and Music/MandyMoore), along with an overview of why the storyline failed.
* ''{{ComicBook/Knightfall}}'', a Batman storyline that was an attempt to replicate the success of the Superman franchise.
* The ''very first issue'' of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', which was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness heavily comedic]], had a TopTenList with #1 being listed that Sonic "wouldn't be dying anytime soon (but you should still buy multiple copies anyway)" which was represented with a parody of the scene of Lois Lane crying over Superman's dead body with Princess Sally Acorn replacing Lois and Sonic replacing Superman.
* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E02Hercules Hercules]]'', when Hercules first appears:
-->'''Joel''': Hey, Hercules, gotta match?\\
'''Servo''': Not since Superman died.
23rd Nov '16 6:40:00 AM Tron80
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The first occasions were as "imaginary stories" (that is, set outside of the official {{continuity}}) published during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s. Notably, the first "[[http://www.cbr.com/silver-age-september-the-first-death-of-superman/ The Death of Superman]]" story (''Superman #149'') was written by Jerry Siegel in 1961. One notable one was ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'', which was about a theoretical end to the pre-Crisis Superman,[[spoiler: though he wasn't dead, just BroughtDownToNormal by choice]].

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The first occasions were as "imaginary stories" (that is, set outside of the official {{continuity}}) published during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s. Notably, the first "[[http://www.cbr.com/silver-age-september-the-first-death-of-superman/ The Death of Superman]]" story (''Superman #149'') was written by Jerry Siegel in 1961. One Originally an imaginary story, ''Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths'' revealed that this story is in fact an alternate real universe: Earth-149.

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notable one was ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'', which was about a theoretical end to the pre-Crisis Superman,[[spoiler: though he wasn't dead, just BroughtDownToNormal by choice]].
4th Oct '16 8:53:08 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PlwDbSYicM This]] video gives a humorous overview of The Death and Return of Superman, mostly noteworthy today if you want the Death of Superman explained to you by [[Creator/ElijahWood Frodo]].
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