History ComicBook / TheDeathOfSuperman

20th Jan '16 6:55:43 PM Blazer
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* 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.
15th Jan '16 9:29:37 AM Docnightwalkerp
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Prior to the ''Superman: Doomsday'' movie, the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series episode "Hereafter" did an homage to this story as well, in which Superman is (apparently) disintegrated by one of Toyman's weapons. The Man of Steel is mourned and buried (symbolically, they had no body to inter) by the other heroes, the people of Metropolis, and [[AntagonistInMourning even Lex Luthor]]. Then the episode takes a turn for the bizarre when [[NinetiesAntiHero Lobo]] shows up, demanding to fill Superman's place in the Justice League. Then the action skips forward 3000 years to reveal that Supes wasn't killed, but blasted forward in time. [[BadFuture Future Earth is a red-sunned wreck]], and a depowered Superman must team up with Vandal Savage--now the sole survivor of humanity--to rebuild a time machine to send Supes back.
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Prior to the ''Superman: Doomsday'' movie, the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series episode "Hereafter" did an homage to this story as well, in which Superman is (apparently) disintegrated by one of Toyman's weapons. The Man of Steel is mourned and buried (symbolically, they had no body to inter) by the other heroes, the people of Metropolis, and [[AntagonistInMourning even Lex Luthor]]. Then the episode takes a turn for the bizarre when [[NinetiesAntiHero Lobo]] shows up, demanding to fill Superman's place in the Justice League. Then the action skips forward 3000 30000 years to reveal that Supes wasn't killed, but blasted forward in time. [[BadFuture Future Earth is a red-sunned wreck]], and a depowered Superman must team up with Vandal Savage--now the sole survivor of humanity--to rebuild a time machine to send Supes back.
13th Jan '16 11:27:37 PM Anicomicgeek
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* TheMerch: InUniverse, Bibbo comes across a man selling the "Death of Superman" issue of the ''Daily Planet'' along with a black armband. Outraged at someone profiting off his dead friend, Bibbo yells at him and buys every copy so he's out of business. When the man explains that he lost his job in the Doomsday disaster, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bibbo calms down and offers him a job]]. *** And can't forget GBS, Lex Jr., and Rex Leech treating Superboy like a piece of property to be acquired. Leech also gets a trademark on the "S" shield logo.
13th Jan '16 11:24:42 PM Anicomicgeek
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* TheMerch: Just as ''Legends of Batman'' (barring the {{Elseworlds}} theme of most of the figures) was more or less a toyline based on ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', the 1990s ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' toyline ([[NamesTheSame no relation to the toyline for]] ''Film/SupermanReturns'') was more or less one of this, as it included figures for Superman post-resurrection, ComicBook/{{Steel}}, ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, and Doomsday in a two-pack. It also lapses into the ''Hunter/Prey'' miniseries, ''The Death of Clark Kent'', and ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'' as said Doomsday figure came in a two-pack with Superman wearing his uniform from ''Hunter/Prey'', Conduit (the main villain of ''[=TDoCK=]'') got his own figure, and ComicBook/LexLuthor's figure was based on him following [[DealWithTheDevil his deal with Neron]]. The Last Son of Krypton, Metallo, and a two-pack with another Superboy and King Shark also had figures planned, but the line was cancelled before they could be released. That said, Last Son was later released as a mail-in exclusive through ''Toyfare'', and Metallo (with a redo of a Superman figure) and the Superboy/King Shark were exclusives at comic shops and via Hasbro's website. ** In-universe examples as well. Bibbo comes across a man selling the "Death of Superman" issue of the ''Daily Planet'' along with a black armband. Outraged at someone profiting off his dead friend, Bibbo yells at him and buys every copy so he's out of business. When the man explains that he lost his job in the Doomsday disaster, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bibbo calms down and offers him a job]]. *** And can't forget GBS, Lex Jr., and Rex Leech treating Superboy like a piece of property to be acquired. Leech also gets a trademark on the "S" shield logo. ** ToylessToylineCharacter: Among others, Cyborg-Superman and [[spoiler: Mongul]] didn't get figures.

* RedSkiesCrossover: The arc affected everyone on The DCUniverse's Earth, seeing as how their BigGood had just been killed. It got a nod in the lead-up to the Franchise/{{Batman}} arc ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', where Bats wears a black armband similar to TheMerch.
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* RedSkiesCrossover: The arc affected everyone on The DCUniverse's Franchise/DCUniverse's Earth, seeing as how their BigGood had just been killed. It got a nod in the lead-up to the Franchise/{{Batman}} arc ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', where Bats wears a black armband similar to TheMerch.

* "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, so this is literally a TooSoon moment!
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* "Superman's Song", by the Crash Test Dummies, is essentially a eulogy to the fallen hero. Although hero, although the song was released a full year before the Death of Superman storyline even took place, so this is literally a TooSoon moment!place.
13th Jan '16 11:17:17 PM Anicomicgeek
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** ToylessToylineCharacter: Among others, Cyborg-Superman and [[spoiler: Mongul]] didn't figures.
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** ToylessToylineCharacter: Among others, Cyborg-Superman and [[spoiler: Mongul]] didn't get figures.

* "Superman's Song", by the Crash Test Dummies, is essentially a eulogy to the fallen hero.
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* "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, so this is literally a TooSoon moment!

** Although the song was released a full year before the Death of Superman storyline even took place. ** So this is literally a TooSoon moment!
29th Dec '15 2:20:36 PM Anddrix
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* TheMerch: Just as ''Legends of Batman'' (barring the {{Elseworlds}} theme of most of the figures) was more or less a toyline based on ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', the 1990s ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' toyline ([[NamesTheSame no relation to the toyline for]] ''Film/SupermanReturns'') was more or less one of this, as it included figures for Superman post-resurrection, ComicBook/{{Steel}}, ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, and Doomsday in a two-pack. It also lapses into the ''Hunter/Prey'' miniseries, ''The Death of Clark Kent'', and ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'' as said Doomsday figure came in a two-pack with Superman wearing his uniform from ''Hunter/Prey'', Conduit (the main villain of ''[=TDoCK=]'') got his own figure, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's figure was based on him following [[DealWithTheDevil his deal with Neron]]. The Last Son of Krypton, Metallo, and a two-pack with another Superboy and King Shark also had figures planned, but the line was cancelled before they could be released. That said, Last Son was later released as a mail-in exclusive through ''Toyfare'', and Metallo (with a redo of a Superman figure) and the Superboy/King Shark were exclusives at comic shops and via Hasbro's website.
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* TheMerch: Just as ''Legends of Batman'' (barring the {{Elseworlds}} theme of most of the figures) was more or less a toyline based on ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', the 1990s ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' toyline ([[NamesTheSame no relation to the toyline for]] ''Film/SupermanReturns'') was more or less one of this, as it included figures for Superman post-resurrection, ComicBook/{{Steel}}, ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, and Doomsday in a two-pack. It also lapses into the ''Hunter/Prey'' miniseries, ''The Death of Clark Kent'', and ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'' as said Doomsday figure came in a two-pack with Superman wearing his uniform from ''Hunter/Prey'', Conduit (the main villain of ''[=TDoCK=]'') got his own figure, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's ComicBook/LexLuthor's figure was based on him following [[DealWithTheDevil his deal with Neron]]. The Last Son of Krypton, Metallo, and a two-pack with another Superboy and King Shark also had figures planned, but the line was cancelled before they could be released. That said, Last Son was later released as a mail-in exclusive through ''Toyfare'', and Metallo (with a redo of a Superman figure) and the Superboy/King Shark were exclusives at comic shops and via Hasbro's website.
26th Dec '15 11:46:26 AM nombretomado
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The first occasions were as "imaginary stories" (that is, set outside of the official {{continuity}}) published during the SilverAge of comics. One notable one was ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'', which was about a theoretical end to the pre-Crisis Superman[[spoiler:, though he wasn't actually 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 the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comics.comic|books}}s. One notable one was ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'', which was about a theoretical end to the pre-Crisis Superman[[spoiler:, though he wasn't actually dead, just BroughtDownToNormal by choice]].
21st Dec '15 2:02:08 PM CheeseDogX
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* ExactWords: While searching the ruins of Coast City, the Man of Tomorrow comes upon a group of survivors. During a conversation, he points and says that the one who destroyed the city is right behind them. They turn to see, and ask where the villain is. [[spoiler: The Man of Tomorrow says "I told you, he's right behind you." and proceeds to vaporize them all from behind.]]
19th Dec '15 4:09:26 PM LeithSol
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Last Soon?
* InterruptedCooldownHug: When Steel and the Last Son of Krypton are [[WhatTheHellHero chewed out by Lois for fighting in the streets]], the Last Soon is shaken by this and stands down. However, a process server shows up, demanding that they stop using the S-Shield (as Superboy had given the rights away). The Last Son takes this as a threat and forces Steel to pull him away.
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* InterruptedCooldownHug: When Steel and the Last Son of Krypton are [[WhatTheHellHero chewed out by Lois for fighting in the streets]], the Last Soon Son is shaken by this and stands down. However, a process server shows up, demanding that they stop using the S-Shield (as Superboy had given the rights away). The Last Son takes this as a threat and forces Steel to pull him away.
12th Nov '15 5:52:54 PM nombretomado
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* LastDisrespects: A brawl breaks out at the funeral after a botched attempt at purchasing the rights to the last Superman photo leads to Rex Leech and his entourage on their backs thanks to Jimmy Olsen and {{Robin}}.
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* LastDisrespects: A brawl breaks out at the funeral after a botched attempt at purchasing the rights to the last Superman photo leads to Rex Leech and his entourage on their backs thanks to Jimmy Olsen and {{Robin}}.ComicBook/{{Robin}}.
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