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History TearJerker / Superman

14th Apr '16 11:03:52 PM HeroGal2347
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14th Apr '16 11:01:58 PM HeroGal2347
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* TearJerker/TheSupermanAdventures



* From ''ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures'', Ma and Pa Kent's fate in "[[ForWantOfANail Yesterday's Man of Tomorrow]]" -- left alone in their old age, never knowing what had become of their son. InUniverse, [[{{Jerk}} Mxyzptlk]] comments that it's "enough to pull tears from a glass eye."
14th Apr '16 11:01:15 PM HeroGal2347
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* The finale of ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing'' storyline in Action Comics. Lex Luthor, having gained the power of a god decides it's time to finally kill Superman and summons him into space for a final showdown, during which he learns that Superman is Clark Kent... and promptly LOSES IT, raging at the perceived injustice that Superman got to have parents like the Kents, while he had a scumbag like Lionel for a father. In the end, he has the choice to bring peace and happiness to the universe FOREVER... or kill Superman. And he just can't do it. He finally loses his mind as he realizes everything he's lost, not even knowing his own name.
** It's not just that. Luthor, with the power of a god, decides to torment Superman with visons of loss, as he believes that Superman is so alien that he couldn't understand the concept. First he shows Superman how much pain the citizens of Metropolis felt when he was murdered by Doomsday, then showing his birth parents' final moments on a dying Krypton, then his loss of the person he called his son, Chris Kent (Lor-Zod) as he threw himself into the Phantom Zone to stop his bastard of a father General Zod and finally the destruction of New Krypton. Yelling at Luthor to materialize the most painful loss in his life, Luthor then shows the death of Jonathan Kent in Clark and Martha's arms. The realization that dawns upon Luthor is surprisingly painful.
22nd Jan '16 8:34:12 PM Oberoniss
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** . How about Lois Lane's reaction to his death? After he literally dies in her arms she has to soldier on, dealing with the aftermath, never letting on that her fiancé is dead. When does she finally break down? When she realizes Jonathan and Martha have lost their son and calls them, the floodgates open. And the Kents! God bless 'em, they immediately realize that Lois needed their support and drop everything to rush to her side. This was the only part of the whole DOS that really moved me, the rest was just a DC publicity stunt.
22nd Jan '16 7:52:45 PM Whiplasherman1
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**. How about Lois Lane's reaction to his death? After he literally dies in her arms she has to soldier on, dealing with the aftermath, never letting on that her fiancé is dead. When does she finally break down? When she realizes Jonathan and Martha have lost their son and calls them, the floodgates open. And the Kents! God bless 'em, they immediately realize that Lois needed their support and drop everything to rush to her side. This was the only part of the whole DOS that really moved me, the rest was just a DC publicity stunt.
25th Dec '15 7:53:54 PM nombretomado
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* The ''original'' 1961 "Death Of {{Superman}}" [[WhatIf Imaginary Story]] by Superman's co-creator Jerry Siegel is an enormous tear-jerker by early SilverAge standards.
* Nearly '''everything''' involving Golden Age(aka the ''original'') Superman of Earth-2 in ''InfiniteCrisis'', especially [[spoiler:Lois' death and his own death.]]

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* The ''original'' 1961 "Death Of {{Superman}}" [[WhatIf Imaginary Story]] by Superman's co-creator Jerry Siegel is an enormous tear-jerker by early SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] standards.
* Nearly '''everything''' involving Golden Age(aka Age (aka the ''original'') Superman of Earth-2 in ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', especially [[spoiler:Lois' death and his own death.]]
3rd Nov '15 8:33:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDeathOfSuperman'': The entire ending of the fight between Supes and Doomsday, where you suddenly realize that the Man of Steel ''knows'' that he might not survive this, and still keeps on fighting. Then when they both drop dead, you're subjected to 4 straight pages (2 of them double spreads) of every person whose seen the fight starts breaking out into tears. Anyone who read the comic did too. And the flag made from Superman's torn cape was just extra incentive for the water works.

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* ''TheDeathOfSuperman'': ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'': The entire ending of the fight between Supes and Doomsday, where you suddenly realize that the Man of Steel ''knows'' that he might not survive this, and still keeps on fighting. Then when they both drop dead, you're subjected to 4 straight pages (2 of them double spreads) of every person whose seen the fight starts breaking out into tears. Anyone who read the comic did too. And the flag made from Superman's torn cape was just extra incentive for the water works.
21st Oct '15 11:38:34 AM StFan
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* ''SupermanBatman'' #76. Every damn page of it. The issue is from the viewpoint of Superman as he deals with the death of Bruce Wayne. The most touching moment is when Superman is talking to Wonder Woman. Clark is discussing how they'll outlive everyone they know and how they're higher beings. Diana stops him, telling him that no matter how he wants to rationalize it, he's just a man grieving for a lost friend.

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* ''SupermanBatman'' ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'''' #76. Every damn page of it. The issue is from the viewpoint of Superman as he deals with the death of Bruce Wayne. The most touching moment is when Superman is talking to Wonder Woman. Clark is discussing how they'll outlive everyone they know and how they're higher beings. Diana stops him, telling him that no matter how he wants to rationalize it, he's just a man grieving for a lost friend.
31st Jul '15 5:59:42 PM HeroGal2347
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* TearJerker/TheBlackRing
25th Jul '15 8:40:20 PM ultimomant
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