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The Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe

(Avengers (1998) (Single Issues) #5-6, Annual '98)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  12 reviews
What happens when a world's greatest heroes are left without a world? The late, great Mark Gruenwald's final Squadron Supreme saga sees the super heroes save their universe, only to be ejected from it in response! In the more mainstream Marvel Universe, mind control and manipulation put them both against and alongside the Avengers, but the greatest shock comes when they re ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 8th 2006 by Marvel
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May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story starts strange and ends with an unexpected recovery from an Earth consuming disaster. It opens with of all things a gladiatorial contest between two semi-clad attractive females in front of Lord Scarlet in the year 3979. When it is over and Lord Scarlet pronounces his boredom, he consults with his scientists concerning the complete lack of historical knowledge regarding the last half of the twentieth century on Earth. The scientists have been able to record a major event, where it ap ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
The (Infinite Crisis?) pastiche is just fine. It gets a little repetitive. People keep exploding.

The Busiek Avengers reprints were not great. It's weird how Buisek's Avengers run was so flat when he's normally so good.

Then there was a third story. Someone tore the last few pages out of this version. So maybe there's a tremendous ending I missed.
Paul Riches
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Squadron Supreme Faces Death And Life

It all started as an injoke.

Then became something far bigger and far better and far badasser.

It's called the Squadron Supreme and it is Marvel's version of the DC's Justice League. Or something like that.

Waaaay back in the 1970's or so, Marvel Comics decided to have abit of fun with their Distinguished Competition DC Comics and, over the course of several years in several different comics, introduce an alternate Earth filled with replicates of Superman and Ba
Nathanial Cook
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'd read the first Squadron Supreme collection before, but never this one … until now. After re-reading that first book, I felt I HAD to give this one a go to see how the Squadron's story progressed.

While the first collection told one complete story, this one was a collection of shorter works, with only the first by the Squadron's primary creative force, the late Mark Gruenwald. It's good one, I feel, with the team facing an enormous threat to all of reality. The characters here are less quirk
Shannon Appelcline
Hyperion (Thor 280). A shockingly bad story. I mean, Hyperion comes to Earth to convince the Avengers to film a movie. And then there's a random hero fight, followed by a major coincidence, followed by twin confusion. Agh! The only cool thing here is that Sinister and Supreme Hyperion meet [3/10].

Death of a Universe. After the scope and innovation of the Squadron Supreme series, this is somewhat of a disappointment. It's just a fairly normative (albeit well-written) superhero comic. It's great t
This collection could have been a very nice addition to the earlier Squadron Supreme collection. Unfortunately, this collection is marred by less fulfilling stories and one that is glaringly included in a completely inconsistent and confusing chronological point. Adding to it's faults is the realization that some arguably critical material is missing from the center of the book that would have narratively linked the Death of a Universe OGN with the climatic New World Order OGN. While the issues ...more
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Some of these stories are just fluff from the larger Marvel universe -- Hyperion fights Thor, the Squadron is mind-controlled again and fights against, and then with, the Avengers -- but the bookend stories are of higher quality. The first, Mark Gruenwald's last Squadron story, is a fitting sequel to his SS series, and even comes complete with a few surprise gruesome deaths. The final story in this volume, while not written by Gruenwald, still adheres well to his continuity and to the spirit of ...more
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
A take on big, universe shaking event stories and a nice little wrap up to the Squadrons story.

Shame Mark Gruenwald never got much chance to continue this story, as the SS went from a gimmick team to an interesting take on heroes in the 'real world' to stuck in literary limbo to destroyed by lesser writers.

Mark had a very long and impressive career in comics and the SS stories are his 'Watchmen'.
Just less depressing and with less sex.

Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
La graphic novel che fa da finale alla saga dello Squadrone Supremo come immaginata dal compianto Mark Gruenwald. Una storia molto bella, disperata sino alla fine, una storia che riecheggia molti altri eventi "fumettistici".
Una storia che, nella ristampa post-mortem di Mark, contiene davvero l'autore: le sue ceneri, per suo espresso desiderio, sono state miscelate all'inchiostro nero di stampa.
A nice successor to the 12 issue limited series. While I enjoy the look into what the Squadron is doing after the events of that series, I think this book makes the mistake that the series doesn't; there are deaths in here that seem very superfluous, as though there were simply characters that the creators no longer wanted to deal with. Mostly good though.
Jamie Sigal
Aug 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
I loved the original Squadron Supreme when I read it way back in the day and revisited it often. If you're like me, stay away from this collection as it only tainted my memories of a great series.
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I guess I just don't get why Squadron Supreme exists.
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Gruenwald got his start in comics fandom, publishing his own fanzine, Omniverse, which explored the concept of continuity. Before being hired by Marvel, he wrote text articles for DC Comics official fanzine, The Amazing World of DC Comics. Articles by Gruenwald include "The Martian Chronicles" (a history of the Martian Manhunter) in issue #13 and several articles on the history of the Justice Leag ...more

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