Death of Superman

 

 

img_3705Death of Superman came out on July 24, 2018. I saw it over the weekend. I gave the movie an A. I enjoyed the movie. The movie started out slow but got better in the end.

There will be no spoiler from me. I think from the title of the DVD, you can figure out what happen at the end of the movie.

This movie was based on the “The Death of Superman” comic book storyline started in December 1992 and lasted till October 1993. There was a cross-over of 4 monthly Superman titles, Superman, Superman:Man of Steel, Adventures of Superman and Action Comics, also had tie-ins with Justice League of America and Green Lantern.

The writers of these stories originally wanted Superman and Lois Lane to get married. When WB find out about this, they told them to halt the stories until Superman and Lois Lane get married in the TV show,  Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The writers needed to come up with another idea to boost sagging sales of all Superman comic books. One writer joked about the idea of killing Superman. That’s how Death of Superman stories were formed. DC approved the idea and they got the blessing from Jerry Siegel, one of the creators of Superman.

DC sold a lot of comic books during the storyline. Superman #75, the Death of Superman, sold more than 5 million copies.  The first appearance of Doomsday is in Superman: Man of Steel #18. Doomsday made a cameo appearance in Superman: Man of Steel #17.

Two copies of  Superman: Man of Steel #18 CGC 9.8 sold between $80 to $89 plus shipping on ebay on August 26 and August 28.  Two copies of  Superman: Man of Steel #17 CGC 9.8 sold, one for $106.33, the second one for $81.15 plus shipping on ebay on August 10 and August 18. 

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