History ComicBook / TheDeathOfSuperman

22nd Jul '17 7:27:55 AM Anicomicgeek
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However, the most famous instance was the "Death of Superman" StoryArc in the Superman comics during the 1990s, and the animated movie (based on that story) titled ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' (which started of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line) that came out in 2007. Additionally, the lnie will revisit the story with a more faithful adaptation, split into [[MovieMultipace two parts]] in 2018 and 2019.

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However, the most famous instance was the "Death of Superman" StoryArc in the Superman comics during the 1990s, and the animated movie (based on that story) titled ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' (which started of off the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line) that came out in 2007. Additionally, the lnie will revisit the story with a more faithful adaptation, split into [[MovieMultipace [[MovieMultipack two parts]] parts]], in 2018 and 2019.
22nd Jul '17 7:26:54 AM Anicomicgeek
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However, the most famous instance was the "Death of Superman" StoryArc in the Superman comics during the 1990s, and the animated movie (based on that story) titled ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' that came out in 2007.

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However, the most famous instance was the "Death of Superman" StoryArc in the Superman comics during the 1990s, and the animated movie (based on that story) titled ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' (which started of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line) that came out in 2007.
2007. Additionally, the lnie will revisit the story with a more faithful adaptation, split into [[MovieMultipace two parts]] in 2018 and 2019.
19th Jul '17 1:00:55 PM SeptimusHeap
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It was eventually revealed that the real Superman was [[spoiler: none of them, he wasn't even dead but rather in SuspendedAnimation]]. The [[spoiler: Cyborg Superman]] was actually [[spoiler:Hank Henshaw]], an AntiVillain from a previous story, now [[NotSoHarmlessVillain a bona fide threat]] (with [[spoiler: Mongul]] as his [[TheDragon Dragon]]) whom the others had to team up to stop. Superman was soon BackFromTheDead afterwards, and (infamously) came back with a ''mullet'', which lasted [[DorkAge four maddening years]]. The Superman [[LegacyHero legacy carriers]] stuck around for other stories, with two of them (ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and {{Steel}}) even getting their own series. Steel would also appear in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', and Superboy is a main character in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. The ''Reign'' also debuted Kismet, who was the living embodiment of the DC Universe, similar to Eternity from Marvel Comics.

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It was eventually revealed that the real Superman was [[spoiler: none of them, he wasn't even dead but rather in SuspendedAnimation]]. The [[spoiler: Cyborg Superman]] was actually [[spoiler:Hank Henshaw]], an AntiVillain from a previous story, now [[NotSoHarmlessVillain a bona fide threat]] (with [[spoiler: Mongul]] as his [[TheDragon Dragon]]) whom the others had to team up to stop. Superman was soon BackFromTheDead afterwards, and (infamously) came back with a ''mullet'', which lasted [[DorkAge four maddening years]]. The Superman [[LegacyHero legacy carriers]] stuck around for other stories, with two of them (ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and {{Steel}}) ComicBook/{{Steel}}) even getting their own series. Steel would also appear in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', and Superboy is a main character in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. The ''Reign'' also debuted Kismet, who was the living embodiment of the DC Universe, similar to Eternity from Marvel Comics.
17th Jul '17 9:27:12 PM infernape612
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Another 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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Another notable one was ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'', which was about a theoretical end to the pre-Crisis Superman,[[spoiler: though Superman, [[spoiler:though he wasn't dead, just BroughtDownToNormal by choice]].
23rd Jun '17 7:43:43 AM VicGeorge2011
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* EatTheBomb: Superman force-feeds Clawster a bomb and it explodes in his mouth, causing him to collapse and say "Good thing Clawster invulnerable."
8th May '17 10:18:29 AM Blazer
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With the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, ''The Death and Return'' was been taken out of the DC continuity, along with many other stories. Doomsday, however, still exists in the new universe, and makes a full New 52 debut in the ''[[ComicBook/SupermanDoomed Doomed]]'' storyline, which itself is loosely based on ''The Death of Superman''.

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With the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, ''The Death and Return'' was been taken out of the DC continuity, along with many other stories. Doomsday, however, still exists in the new universe, and makes a full New 52 debut in the ''[[ComicBook/SupermanDoomed Doomed]]'' storyline, which itself is loosely based on ''The Death of Superman''. However, thanks to the events of ''ComicBook/SupermanReborn'', the storyline is restored to continuity, though the biggest major change is the removal of Superboy.
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.
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