The Death and Life of Superman
"Superman-dead!"—The DailyPlanet. On November 18, 1992, news ofSuperman's death shocked the world as the legendaryMan of steel was killed defending Metropolis fromthe monster called Doomsday. Here at last is thedramatic story behind the best-selling comic bookof all time: the fates of Clark Kent, Lois Lane,Ma and Pa Kent, the Justice League, and the reignof the four super-...more
Don't worry, I have you!
It shocked me this quote on the book since it took me back to 1979 when I was like 6 years old and I went to a local cinema theater to watch Superman, the movie with Christopher Reeve. (Yes, I know that the film was premiered on 1978, but on those sweet old times, a synch global premiere was something that you didn't even dream about, in Latin American countries, we used to wait several months, even sometimes a year to watch a movie co ...more
When the comics came out with their respective black and white wrappers I purchased both of them. I have never opened them hoping they would be worth something (they aren't) and I have always been curious about this storyline. I thought this book did a great job putting this comic storyline to novel form. Even if you kno ...more
I read it after the comic event but I felt that the book held so much more emotions and details that might have gotten overlooked in the comic.
You're brought through the journey of Superman encountering Doomsday, and fighting him, winning, and then dying.
The world mourns and you mourn with them. You see the effects of his death on a world that needs Superman. Crime grows bold again and things change for the worse - until five others bearing the S shield appear.
Roger Stern did a great job in adapting the angl ...more
A list of things that this book has:
Important supporting characters. Well-knowns like Lois Lane and Johnathan and Martha Kent; less-knowns like Bibbo Bibbowski and Emil Hamilton; and only-showed-up-heres like Mitch Andersen all get their own storylines and c ...more
This was a fantastic read. The story itself held my interest greatly, but the author’s work on combining all the different parts of the story, from 4 or 5 different lines of comic books, was excellent. The Death and Life of Superman was first written in the early 90s and spanned across several comic book series, including Action Comics, Superman, and Superman: The Man of Steel. Roger Stern took all of these stories and put them together to form a complete tale that read like a novel from start t ...more
The first part is great. It is epic in scope, encompassing a cast of thousands, and if you can get ...more
Buku ini bacaan ringan kok. Buat yang terbiasa baca komik, buku ini ngga bakalan bikin pusing. Gue bukan fans superman, I'm more of a spidey fans. Tapi karena ada nama-nama superhero lai ...more
Yup this is that story its dated now as were the ideas at the time Superboy was a sham fisted and cheesy as you could get
BUT the one character that they stuck with if bungled a little is the anti Christ Eradicator Superman creepy burning his message of truth and justice into the world
Now this book is big but really needs to be 2 there's people missing but what is here is good well written and well put
Sadly this gimm ...more
Stern does equally well with the triumphant return of the true Last Son of Krypton. While he alters a few details from the comics, they're minor details. All in all, it's a faithful version.
Of course, you ...more
Having also read the graphic novel of the same story; I prefer this version. Having to use my imagination to visualize the characters is way more interesting than having the chara ...more
A really enjoyable read, gonna read more of Roger Sterns work - Thank you
The story starts slow, does not have the "punch" of the comic book stories, but picks up pace towards the end. I was a bit disappointed because it seemed to me that the author just looked at the pictures of the comic books, and turned them into words, without adding any new insight.