Graphic Novel Review: Death of Superman

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About:
Death of Superman is a collection of a one of the most famous storylines in recent comics history (1992). The comics were created by a myriad of artists including writers Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Louse Simonson and Roger Stern and artists Jon Bogdanove, Jackson Guice and Tom Grummett.

  • 168 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563890976

Graphic Novel Review Death of Superman

My rating for Death of Superman5

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Thoughts:
Death of Superman is basically an epic fight between Superman and Doomsday leaving the reader wanting for more with an open ending. As for story, well… Superman dies… it’s in the title and that’s basically it. There is no background to who or what Doomsday is but the book stays true to the Superman ideals: he never gives up and he is selfless (see Glen Weldon‘s book Superman: The Unauthorized Biography).
This book is part one of a long and interesting Superman saga. If you buy this book make sure to also get World Without a Superman, The Return of Superman for an exciting read.

Superman Doomsday

The art in the graphic novel ranges from good to very-good, since this is a collection of single issues, drawn and inked by different artists. Sometimes even in a single issue the art varies based on the panel. The last issue, Superman #75, where the final battle happens, mostly consists of panel after panel of a bone crushing street fight.

This is an important graphic novel, not because of the death of Superman, but because of the introduction to future story arcs (the Reign of the Supermen for example). While this is one of the best selling graphic novels its importance are the elements which it starts, not ends.

Synopsis:
Superman… dies!

Death of Superman

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I bought this book.
*Ama­zon links point to an affil­i­ate account

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