That’s right, another comic review. This time, it’s the comic that sparked a ton of controversy when it was released: The Death of Superman.
The idea of Superman dying was at the time inconceivable. This icon of good triumphing over evil just couldn’t die. DC did just that.
Now, I remember by friend warned me about this comic, saying it’s terrible. Of course, I had to actually read the thing to make my decision, and, after reading the first part called Doomsday, I can say that, yes, it is terrible.
The story is some alien called Doomsday has arrived on Earth and is wreaking havoc. Now it’s up to Superman to stop him. The story started with Superman stopping a bunch of underworlders from killing Lois Lane. After that, Doomsday comes and starts beating up a bunch of Justice League members. Which members? Who cares, they all get their asses kicked. Even Supergirl gets her faced warped by Doomsday (I say face warped because when Doomsday punches her in the face the art is so bad it looks like it gets warped.) After that, it’s nothing but one prolonged fight between Doomsday and Superman that culminates with both combatants dying.
And then a year later Superman comes back and says that he didn’t die, he just went into a Kryptonian regenerative hibernation. So, basically, this series should just be called The Sleep of Superman. This right here is one of the biggest reasons for the comic book crash of the nineties. After knowing that, there really is no reason to read this comic.
Actually, there is only one reason: To see what all the hullabaloo was about and for completion sake. Also, according to my friends who have pretty much read every Superman comic, This wouldn’t be the first time Superman dies and comes back. This is why I tend to avoid DC/Marvel unless it’s one of the movies or it’s one of the super popular comics (The Killing Joke, Batman Year One and the like.)
The art is, well, it’s nineties comic art. There really isn’t much to say because comic art during that time was pretty mediocre at best.
With that, I could’ve lived my whole life without reading this comic. The story has no thought put into it and the art is meh at best. I do plan on continuing the storyline out of curiosity, though.