Customer Reviews for

Death of Superman

Average Rating 4.5
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted January 26, 2012

    more from this reviewer


    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 31, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:


    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1