This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of superman s appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. The death of superman is a comic book storyline culminating in superman vol. Sal is an oldschool comics nerd, while ben and ethan spent their youth outside with friends. This reading order contains all the necessary comic book issues to enjoy the death of superman event. I was glad the day i found all the comics combined in one book. If you are in the market to buy or sell a death of superman trade paperback comic book, make sure you know which version you have. How much are the original death of superman comic books worth. From his blue uniform to his flowing red cape to the s shield on his chest, superman is one of the most immediately recognizable and beloved dc super heroes of all time. Very early translation of the superman comic in spain. Not much is known about the killer except for his love of destruction. In 1995, a port of the game for the sega genesis followed. Its no wonder that this is the best selling comic book of all time. Most of the early issues didnt have superman on the cover, so this comic isnt worth as much as others.
As a result, they have little to no idea how complicated answers to simple questions about comics can be. Action comics is the comic book series that started it all. The print edition collected three digital chapters a. Death of superman promotion of 1992 mile high comics. The most valuable version is the platinum edition, that was given to dealers who sent back a survey to dc comics in 19921993. Some great dan jurgens art and brutal for superman comics fight scenes. The death of superman dc, 1993 series newsstand first printing the death of superman dc, 1993 series fifth printing the death of superman dc, 1993 series newsstand second printing second printing was printed in canada. When i first heard about dcs plans to kill superman, i immediately called dc. I was ten years old when the, then doomsday, now death of superman, arc began, running through dc comics in late 1992. How much are the original death of superman comic books. But if you want a good story, the death of superman really is just a setup to the meatandpotatoes of the storyline. After a month of spotlighting the strange if endearingly strange history of comic books and especially the silver age, i think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the silver age that are simply great stories period, without any enjoyably goofy aspect to them. Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics.
Superman and doomsday just exchange blows one after another. In contrast, this feels more like new 52 superman,and that is not a good thing. Superman is an ongoing american comic book series featuring the dc comics superhero superman as its main protagonist. Some superman series are just one issue oneshots and others are longer series, such as adventures of superman. In 1999, following siegels death, the siegel family successfully won a court case, granting the family fifty percent ownership of the superman character.
Sometimes, a comic book can become more than a comic book. The two seem to go together like two peas in a pod. Make offer superman 1987 2nd series issues 650714 complete set. Here is an archive of all the silver age comics features so far we begin with the first death of superman, from 1961s.
But like any other superman comic, it lacks good graphics and sketches. So far this run of superman has been more about the fatherson relationship between clark and jon, than its been about saving the world. In the early twentyfirst century, superman remains one of the most important comic book characters of all time. Death of superman reading order complete trilogy comic book. Now, it all depends on which death of superman issue you are referring to, so we have values for the most common and valuable issues below. The death of superman is a crossover story event featured in dc comics supermanrelated. Death of superman comic book value price guide comics.
The book was the first issue of the team in their iconic blue uniforms, and is currently a steal at 38k, especially when in theory, sooner or later the team will make their mcu debut. Due to the nature of said podcast we tend to do bad comic books though real talk. The death of superman combines everything i love about wwf pro wrestling with the tight plotting of a michael bay film. I liked the death of superman the most and then the return of superman after. This is a path breaking comic wherein superman is killed by doomsday leaving the entire world stunned and with teary eyes. Values of death of superman, the free comic book values.
Death of superman story arc when the alien monster doomsday surfaces on earth, superman may be the only hero powerful enough to save the planet from doomsdays wrath. The death of superman is a crossover story event featured in dc comics supermanrelated publications. The man of steel, action comics, and justice league of america introduces an unstoppable alien named doomsday who creates a path of destruction on his way to the heart of metropolis and whom. This crossover event lasted about a year between 19921993 with about 40 comic issues. Official synopsis the death and return of superman forever changed comics.
The man of steel is the ultimate symbol of truth, justice, and hope. Publishers like dc would designate certain comic book issues as significant, causing mint condition copies to be sold for more money. Originally an imaginary story, absolute crisis on infinite earths revealed that this story is in fact an alternate real universe. Values of death of superman, the free comic book price guide. Its the first comic to have superman, but its an anthology comic. This book certainly lacks the gravitas that gleason and tomasi brought to superman during the early stages of their run. The reign of the supermen which introduced the postcrisis superboy, steel, the cyborg superman, and a mysterious superman with familiar ties to another. New superman issue reveals major turning point for dcs. The death and return of superman hit retailers shelves as an snes game. Death of superman comic book value price guide comics watcher. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive the man of steel fights a neverending battle for truth, justice, and the american way. The man of steel, action comics, and justice league of america introduces an unstoppable alien named doomsday who creates a path of destruction on his way to the heart of metropolis and whom superman must stop at any. The death of superman was a huge commercial success as comic book fans that had never read superman before thronged to pick up a copy. The movie batman vs superman shows the same scene taken from this comic only.
Society comic books 20152016 doomed comic books 20152016. Death and return of superman dc database fandom dc wiki. New superman issue reveals major turning point for dcs comic book universe. Find the value of the dc comic death of superman volume 1.
We believe nfl superpro to be one of the greatest comic books ever written. When the alien monster doomsday surfaces on earth, superman may be the only hero powerful enough to save the planet from doomsdays wrath. Each page is a full page shot of the intense battle. At the time, i was an avid comics reader, and while familiar with the concept of death in comics specifically of jason todd a few years earlier the concept of killing superman seemed nearly impossible to me. Buy superman comic books at newkadia and they all have a. The massive 11 issue crossover among four different series superman, superman. What made the death of superman promotion so much different than all the rest of the specious comics marketing schemes cooked up during the early 1990s was that it was aimed at the general public. Death of superman reading order comic book reading orders. The first occasions were as imaginary stories that is, set outside of the official continuity published during the silver age of comics. Last week, superman was working for the fuhrer in one. The strip proved so popular that national launched superman into his own selftitled comic book, the first for any superhero, premiering with.
In this thrilling novel, roger stern, a veteran writer of action comics, chronicles the most amazing comeback in comic book historytold with more gripping detail and background than ever before. The death of superman by dan jurgens, jerry ordway, louise simonson, roger stern. Clark kent synopsis superman bids farewell to clark kent, whos striking out on his own. Death and life of superman by roger stern, paperback. The story brought in millions of readers not just to superman titles but also to all other dc comics titles as well. The adventures of superman unrelated to the previous the adventures of superman title, this book, which began in 20 and ended in 2014, was a threetimesamonth digital comic anthology of noncanonical superman stories by rotating creative teams. To write a story and not just a one issue fake out, or an imaginary tale where superman actual. The crossover, which originated from editor mike carlin and writers dan jurgens, roger stern, louise simonson, jerry ordway, and karl kesel, began in. This book has at least 16 printings as of september 2008. Ungraded books are worth less esp if youre trying to sell. What is your death of superman, the comic book worth. Why is the death of superman such an important comic book. The completed multiissue story arc was given the title the death and return of superman. How much is the original death of superman comic worth.
In late march diamond comic distributors announced that they would be closing down their warehouses as a result of covid19, which left comic book stores with no new issues of comic books to sell. You can find out values of action issues by clicking here. The company also gave credit for supermans creation to the two men. There is a lot of foundational information in these long anthologies of comics that impact the superman mythos for decades. Every comic book issue in the death of superman and return of superman story arc, collected here in chronological reading order. Superman was has been, and hopefully will continue to be, one of the cornerstones of the comic book industry. The completed multi issue story arc was given the title the death and return of superman. Get the best deals on death of superman when you shop the largest online selection at. To write a story and not just a one issue fake out. The death of superman was a 1992 stunt that turned out to be dcs bestselling superman comic ever. Postflashpoint comic books 20112016 action comics and superman comic books, specials, annuals and graphic novels 20112016 superman unchained comic books 202015 batmansuperman comic books 202016 supermanwonder woman comic books 202016 earth 2. Most recently, it was adapted in the animated movie superman.
An opened version would depend on the condition of the actual comic book. We finally went on to do the death of superman and i forgot just how poor, the jla issue aside, the overall comic is. Back in 1941, captain america punched hitler on the cover of a comic book. The dark multiverse takes on the highestselling comic book event of all timethe death of superman. Superman fights his strongest opponent to the death in the streets of metropolis. Supermans tragic death was not just mourned by comic book readers, it. Death of superman puts superman up against a killing machine called doomsday.591 1529 287 775 304 1262 235 517 358 1318 1012 1418 1398 84 483 1229 902 1063 361 1071 520 919 1291 175 1049 171 38 382 1044 301 333 238 775 5 1448