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The Death and Life of Superman

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"Superman-dead!"—The Daily  Planet. On November 18, 1992, news of  Superman's death shocked the world as the legendary  Man of steel was killed defending Metropolis from  the monster called Doomsday. Here at last is the  dramatic story behind the best-selling comic book  of all time: the fates of Clark Kent, Lois Lane,  Ma and Pa Kent, the Justice League, and the reign  of

Paperback, 421 pages
Published March 3rd 2004 by barnes and noble (first published August 1st 1993)
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Anurag Kushwanshi It is a story. Mainly about the death of superman (as you mentioned the biggest event) alongside other stories about him and related characters…moreIt is a story. Mainly about the death of superman (as you mentioned the biggest event) alongside other stories about him and related characters including Lois, Supergirl, Guardian, New Justice League, Lex etc.(less)
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The novelization of an epic journey

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
Sara J. (kefuwa)
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember reading this sometime in high-school and really enjoying it. I never got the actual comics though. I really don't know where my copy is now but I am quite sure it should be in storage somewhere.
Benjamin Thomas
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
Wow, this one really surprised me! I must first confess to not being a huge Superman fan. I don’t dislike him so much as simply tend to prefer superheroes that are more human-like and use brains and gadgets to become super. Ironman, Batman, or, even better, the pulp heroes of yesteryear like Doc Savage are more to my taste. (And the Hulk. Can’t help but love Hulk). But Superman…nearly indestructible…tends to be boring for me.

I also remember back in 1992 when the announcement came that DC Comics
I have ambivalent feelings concerning The Death and Life of Superman. I very much enjoyed many things! Doomsday, the build up to the appearance of the pseudo Supermen, and the return of the Hero that cannot be slain (in either body or spirit) were all absolutely fantastic. It was great to see the world miss Superman so earnestly, though I wished the author would have conveyed the mourning in a brusquer manner. Regardless, the extravagant amount of time spent showing the reader how much the world ...more
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HELLLLOOOOOOO, ITS SUPERMANNNNNNNN!!!!! i loved this book, i loved it so much i re-read it again and again and again. Can you tell i love Superman. anyone who loves the man of steel should read this.
Feb 20, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First let me say that my husband talked me into reading this book; I generally do not enjoy superhero fantasy novels. I've never been a reader of comic books, and other than film adaptations, my prior knowledge of Superman was practically nil. The story begins with a brief background of Superman, including his arrival on Earth, his life, loves, and death at the hands of Doomsday. The majority of the book focuses on the time after his death, where several imposters try to take his place. Who are ...more
Feb 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I had not read comics in many years, but when I heard Superman died I knew I wanted to read that story. I didn't want to buy all the comics though, so I was glad when it came out in paperback form. I was impressed with this story. It was a very good story and involved so many DC characters. I didn't miss the fact that it wasn't in comic form. The writing was very descriptive; when I finally saw a picture of Doomsday it was exactly as I imagined from this book. There were a few heroes that "fille ...more
Asghar Abbas
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Excellent vignette of what happened to the Man of Steel's legend.
And Supergirl was in it. Yah!
Paul Baughman
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly good for a novel based off of a comic book story.
I remember reading this back when it first came out and being very disappointed with it. Granted, I did not understand [or think about] how enormous the novel would be if it truly followed the multiple storylines of every single comic involved in this 'event' in the life of Superman. I had most of the comics in this 'story'; one of the things that bugged me the most was Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] not playing a part in the novel like he did at the end of the story in the comics. Ah, youth! [well, ...more
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