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Death of Superman

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    Groundbreaking for its time during the DC's run of Superman in the '90s, this story may be original in its own right but its flat characterizations and missing back-story make it less of a graphic novel and more of a collection.

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  • Posted May 31, 2009

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    Compelling!

    Death of Superman is one of my favorite Graphic Novels of all time. Being a Superman fan, I was reluctant to read it, but I'm glad I did because, it was such an interesting story. The way the story is told and narrated, is unexpected. There were parts, when I forgot I was actually reading a comic.

    The story begins with an intergalactic monster called Doomsday, escaping from his prison capsule, which apparently has been on Earth for maybe since the before Christ times, escapes in what I think is Ohio. Then his rampage leads him to Metropolis where he and Superman have a showdown, ending in Superman's death.

    Now, I don't want to tell the entire story in the review so I suggest you go ahead and order Death of Superman, you won't regret it. Now, with all of the positive aspects of DOS, there is one thing that just irked me the whole way through. It's the dialogue. It's attrocius. There are lines in the story which will make you cringe, because nobody would ever talk during a fight for their lives. Also, there is dialogue where no dialogue is really needed. For example, for a few brief moments, Doomsday is temporarily subdued. Superman is beaten pretty bad, and can barely stand. He realizes that Doomsday has the potential to kill him, so he decides to embrace Lois one more time just in case. The two kiss and Superman turns to face Doomsday again, one more time. The writers ruined this by shoving dialogue in every nook and crannie of the images which for me ruined it.

    But the complaint above is just a drop in the bucket. Death of Superman is a definite must have for anyone who loves Graphic Novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    Very well done grafic novel!

    I am not much of a Superman fan. And really I'm still not, but this grafic novel has some of the best writers and artists around! It is definatly worth a read and buy! I myself now have a copy to look back and read when I want.

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