The Death of Superman by Dan JurgensThe story that drew national media attention when DC Comics killed their greatest hero is collected here. When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever.
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Blockbuster movie franchises from Marvel and DC have made superheroes more popular than ever, and characters that were once only beloved by die-hard comic fans are now mainstream. Here are some of the rare issues that may have been gathering dust—and value—in your attic for years. The inaugural issue of Action Comics marked the first appearance of Superman and helped kick off the superhero genre. Action Comics No. Before Spider-Man became the star of multiple comic books series, TV shows, and movie franchises, he was a special character introduced in issue No. A year after Superman hit the scene, Batman made his first appearance in the 27th issue of Detective Comics. According to experts, to copies have survived to the present day.
The writers and editors of the Superman line had been leading up to a wedding between Lois Lane and Clark Kent. With issues to fill, the retreat of Superman writers and artists brought forth the idea to kill the Man of Steel. On the day of release, Nov. Planet Comics in Oklahoma City sold 2, copies of the issue, up from the 50 they usually ordered. Sold out really quickly. One of the things I remember most was being on the phone with Capital City, asking for a second or third print and they said it was sold out. Recent sales at ebay.
Since its initial publication, "The Death of Superman" has been reprinted in various formats and editions. While pitching possible replacements, Ordway jokingly suggested that they should kill Superman. As Superman comic sales had declined in recent years, the writing teams felt the character had been taken for granted and decided to temporarily kill him to emphasize his importance. They wanted the crossover to surprise readers and show Superman is not invincible. The first arc chronicles Superman's fight with the monster Doomsday and concludes with his apparent death. The second depicts Superman's fellow superheroes and the rest of the DC Universe mourning his death, ending with his adoptive father Jonathan Kent having a heart attack.