DC celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Death of Superman with all-new stories from the original creative team and a new villain: Doombreaker.
The creative teams behind The Death of Superman reunite for four all-new stories in the 80-page The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary #1 special, available in U.S. comic book stores November 8 and a date to be announced in Mexico . But that’s not all, Superman #75 and The Death of Superman will have special editions. And if that wasn’t enough, DC Comics Mexico is also preparing surprises that will be announced soon.
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The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Edition
30 years ago, the unthinkable happened. The Man of Steel died fighting Doomsday.
To celebrate the special anniversary of this genre-defining moment, DC has reunited the original creative teams of Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding; Roger Stern and Butch Guice; Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove; and Jerry Ordway and Tom Grummett for Superman’s Death 30th Anniversary Special #1. Available in US comic book stores on November 8, The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 will feature four all-new stories exploring the lasting impact Clark’s death had on his family and friends, as well as nine pinups and covers. variants of some of the main names in comics.
Each of the original The Death of Superman creative teams has come together to tell a story showing how some of Superman’s greatest allies reacted during and after his fateful battle with Doomsday:
“The Life of Superman” by Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Brad Anderson and John Workman
A young Jon Kent discovers at school that his father had died years before, as his parents never told him about that fateful day. In the midst of dealing with this emotional news, Jon and Clark must team up to battle a new Doomsday-related villain named Doombreaker.
“Standing Guard” by Roger Stern, Butch Guice, Glenn Whitmore and Rob Leigh
The epic battle between Superman and Doomsday from the Guardians’ perspective.
“Time” by Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove, Glenn Whitmore and Rob Leigh
The story of how Superman died from the perspective of John Henry Irons.
“Above and Beyond” by Jerry Ordway, Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood, Glenn Whitmore and Rob Leigh
A powerful story of Ma and Pa Kent watching their son fight Doomsday live on TV and going through Clark’s photo albums with the feeling that their son always prevails.
It’s been 30 years since The Death of Superman
Writer and artist Dan Jurgens has made the following statement regarding the legacy of The Death of Superman and the upcoming release of The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1:
“Even now, thirty years after The Death of Superman was published, at every convention or store I appear at there is at least one person who approaches me with Superman #75 or the first collected edition of The Death of Superman. from Superman and tells me, ‘This is the book that got me into comics. And I’m still here, reading, all these years later’. Most of the time, it is more than one. Sometimes multiple people come to my table at the same time and share their memories, which is always fun to experience.”
“Their stories are usually quite similar. Normally, media coverage of Superman’s death forced them or one of their parents to stop by a local store to pick up the copy. In some cases, their parents let them miss school on the day of the book’s publication so they could queue for a copy. Some say that their store was sold out and that they spent days searching the entire city to find one.”
“I’m not the only one who has that experience. It’s common to the entire team of writers and artists working on Superman at the time. It was a singularly unique moment in comics, in which a particular story was covered by all national and local media outlets alike.”
Dan Jurgens continues
“It’s hard to tell people what those days were like, but every comic book store in the country had long lines of people out the door waiting to buy THAT BOOK.”
All these years later, it is with great pleasure that we reunite with the original creative teams from the story to celebrate a truly exciting time in comics. For those who remember those days, the 30th anniversary special of The Death of Superman will bring back some memories. For those who were not at that time, we hope they get an idea of what it was like”.
“And, above all, we hope that everyone enjoys reading it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.”
For more details on Dan Jurgens’ The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1, you can read his interview with DCComics.com from San Diego Comic-Con.
More details of the Special 30th Anniversary of the Death of Superman #1
To highlight the milestone, the special 30th anniversary issue of The Death of Superman will feature variant covers from artists including Jim Lee and Scott Williams, Dan Mora, Ivan Reis and Danny Miki, Francesco Mattina, Dan Jurgens and Brett in its original US edition. Breeding. There will be a premium poly bag variant that includes a black armband with The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary logo and main cover inside.
The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 features 9 pinups of some of the biggest names in comics today, including Jamal Campbell, Lee Weeks, Clay Mann, Fabio Moon, Walter Simonson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Gabriel Rodriguez, and more.
The Death Of Superman 30Th Anniversary Special #1
30 years ago, the unthinkable happened. The Man of Steel died. After sacrificing themselves to stop the unstoppable global threat of Doomsday, Metropolis and the rest of the DC Universe mourned the loss of their greatest hero. To commemorate this monumental moment in comics, DC has brought together the entire original creative team behind the event for four all-new stories. Directed by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, the special kicks off with a new Superman story and a new villain… DOOMBREAKER! Followed by a series of short stories revisiting some of Superman’s greatest allies and exclusive pinups by some of comics’ greatest artistic talent including Lee Weeks, Gabriel Rodriguez, Bill Sienkiewicz and Walter Simonson.
DC had previously announced details for The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which will include Superman: Day of Doom #1-4 for the first time ever and will be available in US comic book and comic book stores on December 6, 2022. DC will also release Superman #75 Special Edition with the original story by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, which will be available in US stores on November 1.
Superman #75 Special Edition
Superman and Doomsday face off in Metropolis and the Man of Steel falls. In 1992, the death of Superman shocked the world and changed the DC Universe forever. Now is your chance to own a piece of comic book history in a special edition featuring the iconic story and interviews with the original creative team, just in time for the 30th anniversary.
- Written by Dan Jurgens
- Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding
- Cover by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding
- 32 Pages
The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
It was a day no one dreamed would come: the day an unstoppable force met an immovable object. On Doomsday, Superman met his ultimate rival…and his death! Relive the monumental event in this 30th anniversary deluxe edition of The Death of Superman saga, featuring a new introduction by Dan Jurgens and other extras. This volume collects issues 73-75 of Superman, 496-497 of Adventures of Superman, 69 of Justice League America, 683-684 of Action Comics, 17-19 of Superman: The Man of Steel and Newstime: The Life and Death of Superman #1 – and Superman: Day of Doom #1-4 as a bonus story.
- Written by Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, and Roger Stern
- Art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Dan Jurgens and others
- Cover by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding
- 328 Pages
This incredible event is waiting for you in its regular edition in our online store:
DC Comics Deluxe – The Death of Superman
The story that captured national and international media attention when DC Comics killed its greatest hero is collected here at:
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN!
When a hulking monster emerges from its underground prison and wreaks unprecedented devastation, the Justice League quickly steps in to put a stop to the colossal force of nature. However, it soon becomes clear that only the Man of Steel can stand against this monstrosity that has been called Doomsday. Advancing across the country and destroying everything in their path, the two opponents fight to a standstill in the heart of Metropolis. Will Superman have to pay the ultimate price to defeat this seemingly unstoppable creature?
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