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The Death of Superman is a comic book storyline (culminating in Superman (vol. 2) #75 in 1992) that served as the catalyst for DC Comics' crossover event of 1993. The completed multi-issue story arc was given the title The Death and Return of Superman. Death and Return of Superman

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The Death and Return of Superman

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The Death of Superman is a comic book storyline (culminating in Superman (vol. 2) #75 in 1992) that served as the catalyst for DC Comics' crossover event of 1993. The completed multi-issue story arc was given the title The Death and Return of Superman.

The storyline's premise is as simple as its title: Superman engages in battle with a seemingly unstoppable killing machine named Doomsday in the streets of Metropolis. At the fight's conclusion, both combatants die from their wounds.

The crossover depicted the world's reaction to Superman's death in "Funeral for a Friend, " the emergence of four individuals claiming to be the "new" Superman, and the eventual return of the original Superman in "Reign of the Supermen!"

The storyline, devised by editor Mike Carlin and the Superman writing team of Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, and Karl Kesel, met with enormous success: the Superman titles gained international exposure, reaching to the top of the comics sales charts and selling out overnight. The event was widely covered by national and international news media.

Origin

The story of The Death of Supermans conception goes back to the 1985 crossover . Following that event, DC Comics rebooted their continuity and relaunched the Superman character with the mini-series The Man of Steel, written by John Byrne. However, due to disputes with DC, Byrne left the Superman books and was replaced by Roger Stern. While the stories continued from Byrne's revamp, sales slowly dropped. In an effort to attract female readers, the Lois Lane/Clark Kent/Superman love triangle, in place since 1938, would be changed. Thanks to John Byrne's revamp, Lois was already falling in love with Clark Kent, rather than with Superman. In a story arc titled "Krisis of Krimson Kryptonite", Clark proposes to Lois; she accepts. Although the road was set for the marriage of Lois and Clark, an unforeseen event would change these plans.

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