History ComicBook / TheDeathOfSuperman

6th Apr '17 6:31:07 PM ErikModi
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* WithMyHandsTied: Doomsday wrecks massive damage with one hand tied. It gets worse once the other is freed.

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* WithMyHandsTied: Doomsday wrecks massive damage with one hand tied. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse worse]] once the other is freed.
6th Apr '17 6:22:38 PM ErikModi
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-->'''Doomsday''': MUUH-TROP-LISS!
6th Apr '17 6:13:15 PM ErikModi
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** Superman is so badass he actually gets ''two'' "He's Back" moments. First when he physically returns from the dead, but still weak and without his full Superman power set. Then later, during the climactic battle, he gets supercharged and all his normal Superman power returns. Do we really need to say "Cue CurbStompBattle?"
6th Apr '17 5:54:06 PM ErikModi
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* DarkerAndEdgier: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] Arguably the whole point of the event (at least the "Reign of the Supermen" arc) was proving that "darker and edgier Superman" ''is not Superman''. The four replacements are all variations on Darker and Edgier versions of Superman, with Cyborg and Eradicator both being lethal enforcers and 90sAntiHeroes ([[spoiler: at least, until Cyborg is actually revealed to be the villain]]), and for bonus points Cyborg actually looks like Superman meets [[Film/TheTerminator the Terminator.]] Superboy is Superman without any morals to speak of, interested solely in fame, fortune, and getting the attention of hot chicks (at one point, Lex ''literally'' seduces Superboy away from the news station he'd agreed to work with just by tossing Supergirl in front of him). Steel is the most moral and upstanding of the replacement Supermen, but even he's got a DarkAndTroubledPast, and most of his arc is about undoing the damage that past continues to do. Even when Superman finally returns, he's got all the trappings of Darker and Edgier (black costume, no cape, guns, a mullet) but he's still TheCape we all know and love.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] Arguably the whole point of the event (at least the "Reign of the Supermen" arc) was proving that "darker and edgier Superman" ''is not Superman''. The four replacements are all variations on Darker and Edgier versions of Superman, with Cyborg and Eradicator both being lethal enforcers and 90sAntiHeroes 90s Anti-Heroes ([[spoiler: at least, until Cyborg is actually revealed to be the villain]]), and for bonus points Cyborg actually looks like Superman meets [[Film/TheTerminator the Terminator.]] Superboy is Superman without any morals to speak of, interested solely in fame, fortune, and getting the attention of hot chicks (at one point, Lex ''literally'' seduces Superboy away from the news station he'd agreed to work with just by tossing Supergirl in front of him). Steel is the most moral and upstanding of the replacement Supermen, but even he's got a DarkAndTroubledPast, and most of his arc is about undoing the damage that past continues to do. Even when Superman finally returns, he's got all the trappings of Darker and Edgier (black costume, no cape, guns, a mullet) but he's still TheCape we all know and love.
6th Apr '17 5:53:10 PM ErikModi
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* DarkerAndEdgier: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] Arguably the whole point of the event (at least the "Reign of the Supermen" arc) was proving that "darker and edgier Superman" ''is not Superman''. The four replacements are all variations on Darker and Edgier versions of Superman, with Cyborg and Eradicator both being lethal enforcers and 90sAntiHeroes ([[spoiler: at least, until Cyborg is actually revealed to be the villain]]), and for bonus points Cyborg actually looks like Superman meets [[Film/TheTerminator the Terminator.]] Superboy is Superman without any morals to speak of, interested solely in fame, fortune, and getting the attention of hot chicks (at one point, Lex ''literally'' seduces Superboy away from the news station he'd agreed to work with just by tossing Supergirl in front of him). Steel is the most moral and upstanding of the replacement Supermen, but even he's got a DarkAndTroubledPast, and most of his arc is about undoing the damage that past continues to do. Even when Superman finally returns, he's got all the trappings of Darker and Edgier (black costume, no cape, guns, a mullet) but he's still TheCape we all know and love.
19th Mar '17 11:46:33 PM MisterCPC
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** Also in ''Reign'', for most of the first half of the story, one of Luthor's legs is in a cast, referencing how [[ContinuityNod it was broken during the events of the "Supergirl and Team Luthor" special.]] By the time Superman arrives in Metropolis inside the Kryptonian Battle Suit, Luthor's leg is fine now, which could be attributed to it healing - except that the last time we saw him when it was still broken was only a few hours in-universe, right around the time Superman left the Fortress.
** In ''The Man of Steel'' #25 Steel refers to Coast City by its new transformed name of Engine City. Except that he did it before anyone aside from Superboy knew that it had been transformed into [[spoiler:the Cyborg-Superman and Mongul's]] base. Editorial outright admitted they screwed up in the letters page talking about the issue, to the point that they gave out a Baldy (their equivalent to Marvel's No-Prize) to anyone who wrote about the mistake.
9th Mar '17 2:45:32 AM MisterCPC
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** During the last few chapters of ''Reign'' most of Steel's armor is completely destroyed. Much of it is demolished except for around his legs, his gloves, and his helmet after he damages one of [[spoiler:the Cyborg-Superman's]] fusion reactors in ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #26, and his helmet and gloves are destroyed by Superboy in ''Superman'' #82 after [[spoiler:the Cyborg]] takes control of his remaining armor. So naturally, in ''Adventures of Superman'' #505 when we next see him mere moments after the last comic, his armor is now in one piece again and only missing the cape.
5th Mar '17 9:46:48 PM MisterCPC
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* AntagonistInMourning: Zig-zagged. Toyman is shown to genuinely be mourning Superman's death, while Lex is only upset at being robbed of the chance to kill Superman himself. Parasite meanwhile has zero problem hearing the news and even makes a couple snide comments.
5th Mar '17 9:35:12 PM MisterCPC
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** At the end of the final chapter in the Doomsday arc in ''Superman'' #75, Ice and Bloodwynd arrive only to see that the battle is now over, with neither hero appearing the worse for wear. At the beginning of ''Funeral for a Friend'' Part 1 in ''Adventures of Superman'' #498, Ice suddenly is in need of hospitalization and Bloodwynd takes off to get her some proper medical care. Maybe rushing back to Metropolis reopened an injury?
27th Feb '17 9:52:11 AM Movienut376
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** From ''Reign''; The real Superman emerges from a kryptonian energy matrix within the Fortress of Solitude (that the Eradicator had been using to "recharge"), sees the chaos the four pretenders are causing, and makes his way to Metropolis in a giant battle robot, and it's implied that the trip takes only a few hours. When he emerges from the robot, Superman has that mullet. However, from the time he emerges from the energy matrix until when he first gets into the robot, he doesn't.
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