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The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (The Death and Return of Superman #1-3)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  265 ratings  ·  14 reviews
For the first time, the historic story of the death and return of Superman is collected in one massive, 784-page hardcover volume featuring an all-new cover by pivotal creator Dan Jurgens, timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the event! THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS includes the best-selling trade paperbacks THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN and THE RETURN OF SUPE ...more
Hardcover, 784 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by DC Comics (first published 2004)
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What an inconsistent and meandering book, but glad I finally dove in after 20 years of putting it off. The first part is exciting, just seeing Doomsday go through a few issues of destruction leading up to Superman's death. However, no where in the 900ish pages do we learn anything about Doomsday or his motives. But we have whole issues devoted to Pa Kent's dreams, and Lois and Jimmy being sad and then more sad. I did find it interesting to see how the four "new" Supermen came to be and that whol ...more
A Blast from my past, I haven't read these comics since I was in 5th grade, what 1992? wow! I totally remember all the different Supermen being introduced, and the whole "Who's the real Superman" tag lines! Re-reading all this now almost 20 years later was quite the experience for me. Some much of it I can't believe I still remember! Of course it just goes to show that you may only remember the good cause I don't remember a lot of the boring drama stuff.

Here's the thing, I hate drama in comic b
Comics in the 90s get a bum rep. Sure, I may be slightly bias because this was the era of my youth and I grew up reading stories like Reign of the Supermen in between dips in the pool and riding my bike. I acquired this massive omnibus which tells the tale of the death and return of DC's most prolific hero a few years ago when it was released, but didn't decide to buckle down and re-read it until the recent Man of Steel film came out. I'm happy to report that the stories of my childhood are not ...more
Mein erster Superman seit Kindheitstagen. Warum habe ich mir das angetan, wo ich den Kerl schon als 10-Jähriger nicht richtig leiden konnte?
Eigentlich nicht ganz fair, den Wälzer zu bewerten, wo ich nur 10 Prozent gelesen habe. Aber die Handlung ist bislang so desaströs, dass ich mich nicht weiter durch das Buch quälen will.
Muskeln, Muskeln, Muskeln... über 100 Seiten wird immer wieder mächtig draufgehauen und die Kernfrage ist einzig und allein: wer hat den Größeren(Muskelberg natürlich)???
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Salvatore Pulvirenti
Non so se sono io o se è colpa sua. Il giudizio va a stento a prendere tre stelline.
Cominciamo dal fatto che l'edizione è sontuosa, un cartonato di 745 pagine per un fumetto (ok, una raccolta di fumetti) non è cosa che si trova tutti in giorni.
Ci sono anche dei gadget e questo certo impreziosisce il tutto.
Naturale quindi che l'aspettativa sia alta sulla qualità generale dell'opera.

Arrivati alla fine però nascono tante domande. E' tutto chiaro? Ci sono "buchi" nella narrazione? Tutto ha un senso?
Elijah Spector
Got this for my girlfriend for her birthday (I am clearly the best boyfriend ever) but I had to read it too.

Death and Return of Superman exemplifies a lot of what 90's comics were all about... mostly in a good way, although some of the good things here got copied and blown out of proportion by others. Overall, though, it is a pretty good, and very important, read.

For the few who don't know: Superman dies, world grieves, four new "Supermen" show up, mystery and hijinks ensue. It becomes a great,
Sean Kennedy
A mammoth read, but it really drags in places. Funnily enough, when Superman is dead. Okay, not that surprising seeing he is the character you are reading for, and although there are some great setpieces including his funeral with all his superhero colleagues in attendance, and a nice subplot in which Lois Lane has to hide her grief both for Clark and Supes as she is mourning both (and is assisted by Lana Lang and Ma and Pa Kent), the storyline of the 'reign of the false Superman' gets repetitiv ...more
A little boring......even for my brother. He only liked the pictures
This brings me back to my initial comic obsession, but the Death and Return of Superman really meant a lot to me, a time ago.

After 10 years or so, this still holds up, basically. The Death and Return is overwrought with melodrama at times, but still manages to convey the importance of the event.

This is a fitting end and rebirth for Superman.
Philip Marcil
Je suis un grand fan de Superman mais pour une raison que j'ignore je n'avais encore jamais lu The Death of Superman. Toute l'equipe derriere Superman ont fait un travail collossale pour redonner un boost a cette franchise. Si vous etes un fan de Superman et que vous n,avez jamais lu The death and return of Superman.. go allez-y!
Ismail menasterly
i like this book because I like comic books and it tells of how superman battled doomsday and how he won but payed the ultimate price for it.
Nov 20, 2007 David rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Comic, Film People
Yep-- they killed him. But he's Superman, what could possibly kill him? This is how you establish antagonism.
Joel Gomes
One of the best sagas of the Man of Steel and one of my favorites.
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Dan Jurgens is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for creating the superhero Booster Gold, and for his lengthy runs on the Superman titles Adventures of Superman and Superman (vol. 2), particularly during The Death of Superman storyline. Other series he has been associated with include The Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1), Thor (vol. 2), Captain America (vol. 3), Justice Lea ...more
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