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Superman: Sacrifice (Infinite Crisis)

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  515 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
The pivotal story that forever alters the relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman is collected here for the first time. Max Lord has taken over Superman's mind and has him in his total thrall. With his peers and loved ones threatened, Superman is helpless. But not Wonder Woman, who must battle past the Man of Steel and decisively end the threat. Her actions, and the ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 11th 2006 by DC Comics (first published January 2006)
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Jul 26, 2015 Bookwraiths rated it liked it
A good story about Superman losing control due to the manipulation of Maxwell Lord and the repercussions of the JLA stopping him. The art is a mixed bag; some of the resolutions a bit too easy; but the emotional turmoil of the Big Three and their disillusionment with one another is wonderfully done.
This graphic novel poses the question what would other superheroes do if Superman were out of control and mind controlled by a supervillain, Maxwell Lord.

It all begins with the gradual erosion of Superman's mental capacity from reality as he's put in the impossible situation to save loved ones from evil that will destroy them at any instant. We also get to see Wonder Woman and Superman go at it and tear apart the world around them.

Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and Mark Verheiden put this tale toge
Dec 12, 2011 Sesana rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
So I'm really not a Superman person, I'm just reading this because I'm trying to read up on the DC crossover events. I know that's like 50 trades, and I accept that I'm crazy for trying at this point. At any rate, Superman: Sacrifice was part of the buildup to Infinite Crisis. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten my hands on Project OMAC yet, and it seems like OMAC should probably be read first. There's a lot of intermingled events here. The basic idea is that Maxwell Lord (Luthor Lite) has managed t ...more
John Yelverton
Feb 02, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
The Superman book series just keeps getting better and better as this counts down to an event that is supposed to rock the DC Universe to its core.
Jul 17, 2011 Bevans rated it really liked it
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Will Robinson Jr.
May 20, 2016 Will Robinson Jr. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
If superheroes like the Justice League really existed would we worship them or fear them? I picked up this book on a whim. I have not read a lot of the past pre-Flashpoint DC Comics runs. So this was a pleasant experience. This one book has definitely given me an understanding of why so many longtime DC comics fans miss the character continuity that existed before the New 52. Written by Greg Rucka this collection of the Superman series that ran in 2005 sees our hero being taken over mentally by ...more
Mar 24, 2016 M rated it it was ok
The downfall of the trinity of the DC Universe begins here in this Infinite Crisis prelude. Slowly losing his grip on reality, Superman has taken a darker turn toward dealing with his adversaries. The result is a suspicious Justice League and a fearful public, especially after his heat vision solution for new villain Blackrock. Things come to a head when Superman's battle with Brainaic proves to have occurred only in his mind - when in reality he has pummeled Batman within an inch if his life. P ...more
Feather Mista
Mar 05, 2010 Feather Mista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Superheroistas completistas.
Recommended to Feather by: Rho parcialmente.
Piñas van, piñas vienen, pero los muchachos no se entretienen. Hay tantas incongruencias argumentales en este comic que las ganas de releerlo para escribir una reseña más elaborada son mínimas. Ahora que finalmente encontré la edición de SD a un precio accesible la compré por una cuestión de completismo tardío. Lástima que por culpa de este tomo no metieron el capítulo correspondiente de Wonder Woman en la miniserie OMAC, aunque ahora que la tengo ya no me molesta mucho que digamos.
Jim C
Nov 17, 2014 Jim C rated it liked it
This is a collection of comics that tell the story of what happens when the most powerful being is being controlled. Superman is losing his mind and during altercations he is not holding back. This terrifies humans and his fellow Justice League members are also affected by Superman's recent outrage.

I have read other collections that lead up to the Infinite Crisis storyline and I liked those better. This was a decent collection but it did have flaws. My major concern with this collection was ther
Sep 08, 2012 Jordan rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Superman is mind-controlled and goes nuts. Wonder Woman saves the day and gets shunned for it. Batman... is a huge jerk.
Jul 03, 2013 Dan rated it liked it
A seemingly confusing story about a mind controlled Superman. The ending just left me with more questions.
Shane Harcombe
Dec 18, 2014 Shane Harcombe rated it liked it
2 and a half stars actually... This was interesting without being enthralling. I found the logic gaps too
annoying and wasn't able to suspend my disbelief. The main argument people kept raising throughout the series, that Superman is TOO powerful, is why I have always struggled to relate to Superman and have been attracted to other superheroes like Batman and the X-Men.
I also found the change of artwork from chapter to chapter as different illustrators took over quite strange and disorienting. So
Aug 20, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
I loved this side of Wonder Woman!
Jan 21, 2014 Dovile rated it liked it
Shelves: wishlist, keepers
Collects SUPERMAN #218-220, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642-643, ACTION COMICS #829 and WONDER WOMAN #219-220.

I'd recommend reading Countdown to Infinite Crisis Special and The OMAC Project issues 1-3 before reading this story and issues 4-6 after finishing Sacrifice for a more complete backstory.

The art and the story itself are quite good, and also important for the DC universe if you're following Superman, Wonder Woman and/or Justice League comics. Although I do see why Batman is angry with WW at
Gareth Brown
Nov 30, 2014 Gareth Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I picked this up due to a recommendation of best fights in comics on and it didnt disappoint. The wonder woman vs mentally ruined superman fight is great. She shows why she is willing to do what is necessary to win, over and above what batman and superman would be willing to do. And its the first time I have seen SM bleed!
Jerry Daniels
In Superman: Sacrifice, Superman's greatest nemeses wreak havoc on the lives of those he cares about, or so it seems until members of the Justice League learn that his mind as well as the illusions he sees is being controlled by foe Maxwell Lord. The story gets interesting after Wonder Woman commits the unthinkable and -- in the eyes of Superman and Batman -- unforgivable. (See review of The OMAC Project.) Using Wonder Woman's voice, DC Comics explores the validity of her actions and speculation ...more
Jeffrey Jelmeland
I have mixed feelings about this one. The underlying plot that ties it all together is cohesive and whole, but some of the stories were more than a bit rough around the edges. And don't let me talk about some of the horrid artwork for part of the arc. It was bad enough that I basically just skimmed that section as I couldn't bear to stay there long enough to read the story. That said, there were some very nice parts in there, and I finally got the story where Wonder Woman committed murder that I ...more
Oct 14, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
As the header says, this story collection is one of the many lead-up stories for Infinite Crisis. As far as I know, the main gist of Infinite Crisis was to have the big three (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman) all distrust one another and this certainly sets this up. Superman wrestles with the knowledge that if he ever truly loses control, the world is pretty much doomed.

This volume has a rather iconic page showing how Wonder Woman dealt with Maxwell Lord. Nice to read that finally in context.
Victor Orozco
Mar 26, 2015 Victor Orozco rated it really liked it
Cool! If I ever needed any further proof that Wonder Woman is a tough woman that does whatever she must to get things done was in this story.

I understand that there is a massive fan base against super-heroes killing because of their powers they should be able not to kill. This same silly controversy was present in The Man of Steel movie. I believe what Diana did was right and Clark(who after reading in For Tomorrow is still a wuss) and Bruce(a self-righteous angsty jerk) had no right to judge.
Apr 20, 2015 Radityo rated it it was ok
Just another tie-in comic supporting a main event
Jun 09, 2013 Julio rated it really liked it
I wish I could give it more stars. Except I wasn't liking the artwork very much. The idea of the story is great! It's great to see how, because of what WW did, this begins to strain the relationship between Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman. I thought at the beginning, some of the JLA act a bit unfairly towards Superman. They should know he would never do anything to hurt his friends. What I really liked was how Wonder Woman was handling it and how she tries to explain everything to Batman. Anyw ...more
Oct 31, 2013 Kristen rated it really liked it
I read Superman: Sacrifice for the back story to Wonder Woman: Love and Murder and I would have to say I will have to look more into the Countdown to Infinite Crisis more (I wish I could afford the Omnibus).

I was a little confused in the beginning, with all the jumping around but it all pulled together nicely in the end. As always I love seeing all the different DC characters come together in a story and this one had me eagerly turning the pages.
Dony Grayman
Edición argentina. En su momento costaba 35, un precio relativamente caro.
This...this isn't my Superman. And I get that that's the point, that Max Lord is all up in his head and this is the only way out, but still. I love that Wonder Woman does what needs to be done, but I don't love that the story was set up to need it.
Apr 12, 2011 Claire rated it liked it
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Jul 02, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-gn-manga
Great story. Self contained enough to feel complete and give satisfying development of the storyline and the characters, but an important part of the countdown to infinite crisis.
Apr 14, 2015 Shanna rated it really liked it
Adventure, drama, treacherous villain. Reading so many comics, it's becoming one big blur of super-heroes and evil-doers just constantly in chaos. It's great!
Mohammad Aboomar
Apr 20, 2016 Mohammad Aboomar rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Why is killing such a taboo in comics if everyone who dies eventually comes back to life?

So Wonder Woman killed a guy and saved the day.
Oct 15, 2010 Madeleine rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This was good, but seemed to rely a lot on things I haven't read so FOR ME, the story suffered in that respect.
Nov 26, 2010 Justin rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
It expands on what happens in The OMAC Project, but it's not essential reading.
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Greg Rucka, is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman: Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Queen & Country series.
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