DC Celebrates the Thirtieth Anniversary of The Death of Superman with All-New Stories by the Original Creative Teams
Introducing a New Villain DOOMBREAKER
The Creative Teams Behind The Death of Superman Reunited for Four All-New Stories within the 80-Page The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 Available at Local Comic Shops on November 8
Superman #75 and The Death of Superman Receive Special and Collected Editions On-Sale Nov. 1 and Dec. 6
The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 Gatefold Main Cover by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding
30 years in the past, the unthinkable occurred. The Man of Steel died combating Doomsday.
To have fun the particular anniversary of this genre-defining second, DC has reunited the unique inventive groups of Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding; Roger Stern and Butch Guice; Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove; and Jerry Ordway and Tom Grummett for The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1. Available at comedian retailers on November 8, The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 options 4 all-new tales that discover the lasting influence that Clark’s loss of life had on his household and associates in addition to 9 pinups and variant covers by some of the highest names in comics.
Each of the unique inventive groups from The Death of Superman has reunited to inform a narrative that reveals how some of Superman’s largest allies reacted throughout and after his fateful battle with Doomsday:
“The Life of Superman” by Dan Jurgens (W & A), Brett Breeding (A), Brad Anderson (C), and John Workman (L) – A younger Jon Kent finds out in class that his dad had died years earlier, as his dad and mom by no means instructed him about that fateful day. In the midst of dealing with this emotional information, Jon and Clark have to group as much as battle a brand new villain related to Doomsday referred to as DOOMBREAKER.
“Standing Guard” by Roger Stern (W), Butch Guice (A), Glenn Whitmore (C), and Rob Leigh (L) – The epic battle between Superman and Doomsday from the Guardians’ perspective.
“Time” by Louise Simonson (W), Jon Bogdanove (A), Glenn Whitmore (C), and Rob Leigh (L) – The story of how the loss of life of Superman regarded from John Henry Irons’s perspective.
“Above and Beyond” by Jerry Ordway (W), Tom Grummett (P), Doug Hazlewood (I), Glenn Whitmore (C), and Rob Leigh (L) – A robust story of Ma and Pa Kent watching their son battle Doomsday reside on tv and going by Clark’s picture albums with the sensation that their son at all times prevails.
W=Writer, A=Artist, P=Penciller, I=Inker, C=Colorist, L=Letter
Writer and artist Dan Jurgens offered the under assertion on the legacy of The Death of Superman and the upcoming launch of The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1:
“Even now, thirty years after “The Death of Superman” first got here out, each single conference or retailer look I do has at the very least one one who comes as much as me with Superman #75 or the primary “Death of Superman” collected version and says, “This is the book that got me into comics. And I’m still here, reading, all these years later.” Most instances, it’s multiple. Sometimes, a number of folks arrive at my desk on the similar time and share their recollections, which is at all times enjoyable to expertise.
Their tales are sometimes fairly related. Typically, media protection of Superman’s loss of life compelled them or a guardian to drop by an area retailer to choose the problem up. In some circumstances, their dad and mom allow them to skip college the day of the guide’s launch so they might stand in line to get a duplicate. Some speak of how their retailer was bought out and so they spent days wanting throughout city to seek out one.
I’m not alone in that have. It’s widespread for your entire group of writers and artists who labored on Superman on the time. It was a singularly distinctive second in comics, when a specific story was lined by each type of nationwide and native media alike.
It’s exhausting to inform folks what these days had been like, however each comedian store within the nation had lengthy strains of folks exterior the door ready to purchase THAT BOOK.
All these years later, it’s an important pleasure to get again collectively with the story’s unique inventive groups to have fun a very thrilling time in comics. For these of you who keep in mind these days, The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special will reignite some recollections. For those that weren’t round to expertise it, nicely…we hope you get a touch of what it was like.
Most of all, we hope all of you get pleasure from studying it as a lot as we loved placing all of it collectively.”
For extra particulars on The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 from Dan Jurgens, you possibly can learn his interview with DCComics.com from San Diego Comic-Con.
Funeral for a Friend Variant Cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI (L), 1:25 Doomsday Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA (C), Premium Polybag Variant Cover w/armband (R)
Highlighting the milestone, The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 will function variant covers by artists together with Jim Lee and Scott Williams; Dan Mora; Ivan Reis and Danny Miki; Francesco Mattina; Dan Jurgens; and Brett Breeding. Fans also can order a premium polybag variant that includes a black armband with The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary brand and the principle cowl inside.
Pinups by Jamal Campbell (L), Walter Simonson (C), and Lee Weeks (R)
The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 consists of 9 pinups from some of the highest names in comics as we speak, together with Jamal Campbell, Lee Weeks, Clay Mann, Fabio Moon, Walter Simonson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Gabriel Rodriguez and extra.
The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 will likely be accessible at comedian retailers on November 8 and followers are inspired to order by FOC on Sunday, August 28, to make sure they can obtain their copy.
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
30 years in the past, the unthinkable occurred. The Man of Steel died. After sacrificing himself to cease the unstoppable international menace, Doomsday, Metropolis and the remaining of the DC Universe mourned the loss of their best hero. To mark this monumental second in comics, DC has reunited the whole inventive group behind the unique occasion for 4 brand-new tales. Led by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, the particular kicks off with a brand new Superman story and villain…DOOMBREAKER! Followed by a collection of quick tales revisiting some of Superman’s best allies and unique pinups performed by some of comics’ best inventive expertise together with LEE WEEKS, GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, and WALTER SIMONSON.
Written by DAN JURGENS, ROGER STERN, LOUISE SIMONSON, and JERRY ORDWAY
Art by DAN JURGENS, BRETT BREEDING, BUTCH GUICE, JON BOGDANOVE, TOM GRUMMETT, and extra!
Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
Open Order Variant Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Jon Kent Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Funeral for a Friend Variant Cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
Doomsday Die-Cut Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 Doomsday Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:50 Variant Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:00 Foil Variant Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
Premium Polybag Variant (w/armband) that includes important cowl by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING inside
$10.99 US | 80 PAGES
ON SALE 11/8/22
DC had beforehand introduced particulars of The Death of Superman Thirtieth Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which can embrace Superman: Day of Doom #1-4 for the primary time ever and will likely be accessible at comedian retailers and native bookstores on December 6, 2022. DC will even be releasing Superman #75 Special Edition that includes the unique story by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, which will likely be accessible at native comedian retailers on November 1.
SUPERMAN #75 SPECIAL EDITION
Superman and Doomsday go toe-to-toe in Metropolis and the Man of Steel falls! In 1992, the Death of Superman shocked the world and adjusted the DC Universe eternally. Now’s your probability to personal a bit of comedian guide historical past in a particular version that includes the long-lasting story and interviews with the unique inventive group simply in time for the Thirtieth anniversary!
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and canopy by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
ON SALE 11/1/22
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN 30TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
It was a day that nobody ever dreamed would arrive: the day an unstoppable power met an immovable object. In Doomsday, Superman met his final match—and his loss of life! Relive the monumental occasion on this Thirtieth-anniversary deluxe version of the Death of Superman saga, that includes a brand new introduction by Dan Jurgens and different extras. This quantity collects Superman #73-75, Adventures of Superman #496-497, Justice League America #69, Action Comics #683-684, Superman: The Man of Steel #17-19, and Newstime: The Life and Death of Superman #1—plus 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
$39.99 US | 328 pages | 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″ | Hardcover
DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE VARIANT
ON SALE 12/6/22
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