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La muerte de Superman

(Death and Return of Superman 2016 Edition #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  14,822 ratings  ·  391 reviews
La Muerte de Superman
Publicado originalmente en 1993. Es uno de los títulos más vendidos de todos los tiempos. En Superman núm. 75 vemos al mayor héroe de la historia luchar contra un enemigo imparable en su querida Metropolis. Este villano es una fuerza de la naturaleza llamado Juicio Final, que ha escapado de su cautiverio y utilizará a la Liga de la Justicia para llegar
Published December 2016 by ECC Ediciones (El Catálogo del Comic, DC Comics) (first published December 1992)
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The Earth's Greatest Hero has fallen...


There is a monster even more terrifying and powerful than Doomsday that inflicts fear into the heart of any comic book title...

The Low Sales' Monster!

The four Superman titles selling at that time were suffering low sales, and the editorial team thought that if "nobody" was reading them, then it was better to kill off the character.

This is something hardly new in the business.

The Batman titles, ba
Sep 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Superman and shitty comics
Shelves: nope

What a load of horseshit. This is the most preposterous, shallow, unexplained, pointless story arc ever told. You want to kill Superman? You first need to think about everything that hasn't killed him yet. Every villain like Luthor, Brainiac, Mongul, Batman in his crazy mech suit, Anti-Monitor, all the crazy shit of Crisis, going through planet cores and stars and dimensions. I'm envisioning something incalculably huge and powerful, something I've never seen before. But no. Knowing this book wil
Dec 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
You may have saved citizens in distress, prevented nuclear holocaust or stood your ground while fighting a war against forces of evil. But does that make you a great superhero? No, comrade, it does not! If you want to be a great superhero, you'll have to ask yourself this question:

Seriously, You gotta die and get resurrected at least once if you want to be the greatest superhero (or supervillain) ever. I'm pretty sure it was Jesus who did it first successfully.

Anyways, now It's Superman's turn
Jun 10, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It's no wonder that this is the best selling comic book of all time. "The Death of Superman" combines everything I love about WWF pro wrestling with the tight plotting of a Michael Bay film. Forget all the psychological nuance of Frank Miller's "Dark Knight" comics, Superman is GOOD and that's all you need to know. And who is Doomsday? Where does he come from? Why does he want to kill Superman? Does it really matter? You might as well ask why Hulk Hogan needs to body slam his opponents or why Go ...more
Sam Quixote
Nov 30, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Now that you’ve read the title you can say you’ve read the book because that’s all this comic is: the title. Superman dies. The end.

If you do decide to read this you’ll be introduced to the most one-dimensional and worst villain of all time, Doomsday. Forget that post-Death of Superman we learn more about his “character”; in this book we know nothing about him besides the fact that he’s a monster who’s been imprisoned beneath the Earth for some reason, is now free for some reason and causing ha
Superman may have met his match as some indestructible being (simply named “Doomsday”) filled with hate marches to Metropolis and obviously creates a path of destruction in its wake. Other JLA superheroes try to stop it but even as a group they are no match. Then Superman joins one JLA group and after they are defeated he's the only one left standing.

See Lois Lane with red hair. Watch Superman give his all against an impossible foe. See other JLA member get “pwned” even if they're third tiered s
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
One of the most iconic moments in the DC Universe and the title says it all.

This story arc introduces us to a threat that the world has never seen before and who is rightfully named Doomsday. He is completely unidimensional and is simply a killing machine. His powers? Pure brutal and unmatched strength. Not even the Justice League (although a very, very lame ensemble of heroes in this case) could stop him. Everything relies on Superman.

The writing is nothing special, and it has the tell-rather-
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Cult Classic Graphic Novel READ!

But am I impressed?

Not really because I know Superman is not really dead.

I think I was in 10th grade when Superman died. Then I think it was the very next year that they brought him back.....

I've never been INTO Superman until recently when I started watching Smallville. I've always liked the idea of Superman but never have been too thrilled with him.

The Death of Superman was just that. It was ok but I wasn't thrilled.

I was shocked to see that Lex Luthor had been
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Re-read ....Review -
James DeSantis
One major advancement for comics after the 90's is writers decided to write characters like actual people. Before that we had a lot of "My Golly G we gotta stop the bad guys!" and "Holy Molley geez what we gonna do?" Instead of them actually SPEAKING like NORMAL people. This "Death of Superman" arc is known as one of the biggest things DC ever done. This wasn't the first time they killed off a main character, they just knew killing off SUPERMAN would bring in headlines.

So what's it about? Well
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me cry for days after I read it. Heroes are not supposed to die!
It may be grossly unfair, on a literary level, to grade The Death of Superman as a graphic novel. More than any previous compilation-turned graphic novel, the serial nature of this publication seems explicit. That being said, DC Comics ultimately packaged and sold this multi-part story as a single work, which is how I encountered it this weekend. Special thanks to the group of local public libraries that diligently engage in inter-library loan, making it possible for me to read this work at no c ...more
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most comic book fans know the story. DC was scheduled to do a Superman wedding run, but Louis & Clark was already going in that direction on television, so they figured killing Superman would be the next best way to boost sales.

So they set out to kill Superman (boost sales). But hey, DC had a bunch of titles that were selling like shit cakes dredged from a city gutter, so they decided to have the story arc cut across every shitty title they had in a desperate attempt to boost sales.

And it w
Aug 29, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The story here is simple: This crazy strong evil monster who's REALLY REALLY ANGRY arises from somewhere and beats up the Justice League, beats up America, and then beats up Superman until they both die. The end.

That's it. I'm totally serious. I mean come on! This was the Man of Steel. The Man of Tomorrow! Krypton's ichiban ass-kicking muchacho!! And the best death story they can give him is "a big monster punched him really hard"?!?

And Lex Luthor's like: "Punching him! Of course! Why didn't I t
Nicolo Yu
At one time, this was the biggest event in comics. DC Comics killed the world’s first and greatest superhero in a crossover event that drove a record number of units out of newsstands and comic shops and probably made the biggest bubble among those who speculated in comics at that time... That bubble busted eventually, driving the entire comic industry to its knees.

Superman returned in another crossover event, but it proved that DC Comics was willing to gamble on such a risky gambit. At that tim
I can't imagine how big this must have been in the comic world back in the early 90's. I can slightly remember it being a huge deal but back then I wasn't reading comics. I am a Doomsday fanboy. I loved him in the Smallville TV show, in the new Rebirth Action Comics, and now in the original story. Anyway, I loved this, and definitely need this for my collection. Some great art and really solid writing at times.
Mike (the Paladin)
The heading on this says it's the best selling graphic novel of all time. I can see that.

I've noted before that when young I was primarily a Marvel fan. Still, till I was 12 or so DC comics were the only ones I'd run across. Superman was the small boy's a kid I tied a towel around my neck and jumped off the porch. I ran through the house hands out "flying". For my 4yh birthday I got a "Superman suit".

And I watched the Superman TV series with George Reeves.

So of the DC heroes Superman i
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Re-Read 2016

This is one of the best superman stories ever! This was one of the first graphic novels I ever collected, heck it was the first! So spoiler Superman dies, although that was kinda obvious... But anyway per the ending of batman v superman, i decided to give this a re-read, and its still as good as when i first read it! One compliant of this story is that there's not much story, mostly correct, but Its not really suppose to, its a story
Jedi JC Daquis
Obviously, Superman dies here. But how? Even without reading this book, you'd certainly know that the Man of Steel would die getting beat up by an outrageously strong villain because Supes dying by flying a bomb away from earth seems to be less climatic. The Death of Superman is a compilation of devastation, earth-shattering punches, and deaths. Some of the issues are a struggle to read but the last one's a visual treat - Doomsday and Superman is giving each other hell! And for us that's colorfu ...more
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's amazing how something so important in the world of comics is kinda... ehhh to read. I mean, the final issue has impact, but before that there's not a lot going on other than senseless punching and destruction. Any sort of actual story would have made a lot of difference. Oh, and Superman is hecka concerned about doing damage to the city and stuff, unlike some OTHER incarnations we've seen. *cough* Snyder *cough*
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I thought it was pretty weak. I might have liked it better if I'd been keeping up with reading comics but it's been a long time, and this sort of reminded me of why I don't read them much. The action parts were OK. But not much in the way of any kind of deeper story or justification for what was happening.
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first of many "deaths" of DC characters to boost sales. Doomsday is just this boring unstoppable force that destroys everything in its path. He pummels the Justice League before taking on Superman. They punch each other at the same time and kill each other. The end.
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One reason that you will like this book is that you are like me, which basically means you need to be superhero nerd. Or you just want to read it,but it is one of my favorite comic books sense it has action. For example I mean when superman like fighting doomsday and it is very interesting to see the all powerful superman get taken down by doomsday. But in my opinion Darksied is cooler than doomsday. I also like that superman is working with others like for example
Tom Brennan
Yes, this story from 1992 actually does connect to DC's Rebirth nearly a quarter century later. To say why would be to spoil the surprise. The book is pretty much action from the first page to the last, with a rather different Justice League making an appearance along the way. While short on subtlety and tact, there are some stunning visuals, especially toward the end of the story arc. A pivotal episode in the DC canon (at least I think so). So much so that DC has released an animated movie of t ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ithil-lee-comics
I think this is probably the first comic I didn't like. I couldn't see the point of any of it. Doomsday had no motives, background or whatsoever and he just punches everyone till they are too beaten up except for Superman who he actually beats up to death. And that's basically it.
It felt super dragged, empty and senseless just to tell the death of Superman that at that point more ridiculous than sad or emotional.
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to enjoy this book but it just seemed like non-stop action without anything else of value. As a villain Doomsday has no backstory and cannot speak. Nothing about his character is revealed other than that he is evil and likes to destroy for the fun of it. The story itself had a lot of potential but it just felt like an empty exercise in action at the expense of other necessary plot devices.
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A landmark but not really a good read.

Doomsday isn’t interesting and it’s far too tied to stories around it. There are some nice touches though - the splash page issue is so daft it works and the ‘magazine’ is fun, if too long.
Some pretty good action here, but no real plot or character development or much of anything except a long, drawn out fight with Doomsday.
Ashly Lynn
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Superman fans. Comic fans. Those looking to get their heart ripped out.
Recommended to Ashly by: Found at the Library.
5/5 Stars

Today I’m talking about a comic that was meant to be the end of Superman, but, as it’s now over 20 years down the road, we know that wasn’t the case. The time was 1993, the sales of Superman comics were down, and DC was convinced that it was time to pull the plug. So, I’m going to go a bit Lemony Snicket on you here and advise you not to read this comic if you’re expecting a happy story. You won’t find it. Doomsday has broken free and he’s out for blood. Will Superman be able to stop hi
Apr 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I read this some time ago I decided to re-read it again before I wrote the review because my view of it was very vague and slightly more negative than it should have been. Having said that there are aspects of this that certainly made me smile. (I have not based any of my opinions on these however as they were symptomatic of the time it was written as opposed to a fault of the writing.)

I should also make it clear that I am not aware of the continuity of the superman story so I don't know what
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