History Comicbook / TheDeathOfSuperman

19th Oct '17 1:44:00 PM MagiMecha
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A rapid series of FollowTheLeader events followed this; Superman hadn't even gotten back to life when ComicBook/{{Batman}} got his back broken in ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}''[[note]]Though DC constantly insisted that ''Knightfall'' was being planned ''long'' before [=TDoS=][[/note]], ComicBook/WonderWoman got replaced by Artemis, an AntiHeroSubstitute [[note]]in a story closely mirroring a Bronze Age story where she loses to a completely different red-headed Amazon[[/note]], and perhaps most infamously, Hal Jordan went insane and killed the Green Lantern Corps in ''Emerald Twilight'' and ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', and was replaced by the YoungerAndHipper Kyle Rayner[[note]]and was put out of his misery in ''ComicBook/FinalNight''[[/note]], and over at Marvel, the Franchise/SpiderMan moniker went back and forth between Peter Parker and Ben Reilly, his clone, during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.

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A rapid series of FollowTheLeader events followed this; Superman hadn't even gotten back to life when ComicBook/{{Batman}} got his back broken in ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}''[[note]]Though DC constantly insisted that ''Knightfall'' was being planned ''long'' before [=TDoS=][[/note]], ComicBook/WonderWoman got replaced by Artemis, an AntiHeroSubstitute [[note]]in a story closely mirroring a Bronze Age story where she loses to a completely different red-headed Amazon[[/note]], and perhaps most infamously, Hal Jordan went insane and killed the Green Lantern Corps in ''Emerald Twilight'' ''ComicBook/EmeraldTwilight'' and ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', and was replaced by the YoungerAndHipper Kyle Rayner[[note]]and was put out of his misery in ''ComicBook/FinalNight''[[/note]], and over at Marvel, the Franchise/SpiderMan moniker went back and forth between Peter Parker and Ben Reilly, his clone, during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:How the Cyborg Superman is defeated: in a last-ditch effort to kill Superman again, the Cyborg grabs a fuel line and attempts to douse Superman in Kryptonite. The Eradicator, living up to his programming to protect Kryptonian life, throws himself in front of the shot and his energies re-power Superman, allowing him to finish off the Cyborg Superman.]]
6th Oct '17 11:14:27 PM KingClark
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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 off the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line) that came out in 2007. Additionally, the lnie will revisit the story with a more faithful adaptation, split into [[MovieMultipack 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 off the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line) that came out in 2007. Additionally, the lnie line will revisit the story with a more faithful adaptation, split into [[MovieMultipack two parts]], in 2018 and 2019.
6th Oct '17 11:11:00 PM KingClark
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A rapid series of FollowTheLeader events followed this; Superman hadn't even gotten back to life when ComicBook/{{Batman}} got his back broken in ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}''[[note]]Though DC constantly insisted that ''Knightfall'' was being planned ''long'' before [=TDoS=][[/note]], ComicBook/WonderWoman got replaced by Artemis, an AntiHeroSubstitute [[note]]in a story closely mirroring a Bronze Age story where she loses to a completely different red-headed Amazon[[/note]], and perhaps most infamously, Hal Jordan went insane and killed the Green Lantern Corps in ''Emerald Twilight'' and ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', and was replaced by the YoungerAndHipper Kyle Rayner[[note]]and was put out of his misery in ''ComicBook/FinalNight''[[/note]], and over at Marvel, the Franchise/SpiderMan cloack went back and forth between Peter Parker and Ben Reilly, his clone, during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.

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A rapid series of FollowTheLeader events followed this; Superman hadn't even gotten back to life when ComicBook/{{Batman}} got his back broken in ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}''[[note]]Though DC constantly insisted that ''Knightfall'' was being planned ''long'' before [=TDoS=][[/note]], ComicBook/WonderWoman got replaced by Artemis, an AntiHeroSubstitute [[note]]in a story closely mirroring a Bronze Age story where she loses to a completely different red-headed Amazon[[/note]], and perhaps most infamously, Hal Jordan went insane and killed the Green Lantern Corps in ''Emerald Twilight'' and ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', and was replaced by the YoungerAndHipper Kyle Rayner[[note]]and was put out of his misery in ''ComicBook/FinalNight''[[/note]], and over at Marvel, the Franchise/SpiderMan cloack moniker went back and forth between Peter Parker and Ben Reilly, his clone, during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.
4th Oct '17 2:36:38 AM TitoMosquito
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* MythologyGag: A woman claiming to be Superman's wife (Mrs. Superman), which Lois Lane was in many Silver Age Imaginary Stories.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
** During his rampage, Doomsday came upon Midvale (Silver Age Supergirl's hometown).
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A woman claiming to be Superman's wife (Mrs. Superman), which Lois Lane was in many Silver Age Imaginary Stories.
4th Oct '17 2:35:12 AM TitoMosquito
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-->'''Lois:''' That charlatan is mo more Mrs. Superman than I am!



* NotHelpingYourCase: Jose Delgado (Gangbuster), while in a relationship with Cat Grant, didn't get along with her son Adam. It didn't help when Jose yelled at him for disrespecting Superman after he died. Adam ran to his room crying and hating Jose more.
-->'''Jose:''' Adam, wait. I didn't mean to snap--\\
'''Adam:''' You're ''not'' my father, just one of mom's boyfriends!\\
'''Jose:''' "One of"?



* PaletteSwap: Some of the enemies in the video game. The Underworlder Tick was recolored as the alien Razorback. The Cadmus troops Defender and Elite were recolored as Mongul's Destroyer and Warworlder.

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* PaletteSwap: Some of the enemies in the video game. The Underworlder Tick was recolored as the alien Razorback. The Cadmus troops Defender and Elite were recolored as Mongul's Destroyer and Warworlder.Warworlder respectively.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Cyborg Superman monolouges this, stating how Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter[[note]]to be fair, the latter was having a bit of an identity crisis at the time.[[/note]] could have stopped Doomsday with ease as he's taking away the creature. Later stories revealed that wouldn't be the case.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Cyborg Superman monolouges this, stating how Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter[[note]]to be fair, the latter was having a bit of an identity crisis at the time.[[/note]] time[[/note]] could have stopped Doomsday with ease as he's taking away the creature. Later stories revealed that wouldn't be the case.
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."
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