Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Death of Superman...In One Sentence!

The Death of Superman is one of DC Comics most shocking, infamous comic book stories of all time. I really enjoy it as a whole, but I will admit that it is quite a hefty read. The entire story from when Superman dies to when Superman returns spans over 40 comic books (also collected in 3 trade paperbacks: The Death of Superman, World Without a Superman, and The Return of Superman). That's a lot of reading! Who the heck does Superman think he is taking up that many comics for one of his life stories?

Although the writers took many, many comic books to tell this tale, I believe that it can be summed up in a lot less than that. As a matter of fact, I believe that The Death of Superman can be summed up in one sentence. Don't believe me? Watch this!

The Death of Superman:
  • Superman kind of dies.
  • Guardian uses Superman's death to become relevant, and fails.
  • Superman goes away for a very short amount of time.
  • Superman and Doomsday fight to the death (of Doomsday).
  • Lois Lane grieves for Superman and no one gives a shit.
  • When Superman dies, 4 new Supermen emerge and they're all assholes.
  • Superman takes a sabbatical.
  • SUPERMANIA! 
Can you sum up The Death of Superman in one sentence? Give it a shot and comment!

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