DC Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of The Death of Superman With All-New Stories By The Original Creative Teams

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 The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1. 

Available at comic shops on November 8, The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 features four all-new stories that explore the lasting impact that Clark’s death had on his family and friends as well as nine pinups and variant covers by some of the top names in comics.

Each of the original creative teams from The Death of Superman has reunited to tell a story that shows how some of Superman’s biggest allies reacted during and after his fateful battle with Doomsday:

The Life of Superman” by Dan Jurgens (Writer & Artist), Brett Breeding (Artist), Brad Anderson (Colorist), and John Workman (Letterer) – A young Jon Kent finds out in school that his dad had died years earlier, as his parents never told him about that fateful day. In the midst of dealing with this emotional news, Jon and Clark need to team up to fight a new villain connected to Doomsday called Dommbreaker.

Standing Guard” by Roger Stern (Writer), Butch Guice (Artist), Glenn Whitmore (Colorist), and Rob Leigh (Letterer) – The epic battle between Superman and Doomsday from the Guardians’ perspective.

Time” by Louise Simonson (Writer), Jon Bogdanove (Artist), Glenn Whitmore (Colorist), and Rob Leigh (Letterer) – The story of how the death of Superman looked from John Henry Irons’s perspective.

Above and Beyond” by Jerry Ordway (Writer), Tom Grummett (Penciler), Doug Hazelwood (Inker), Glenn Whitmore (Colorist), and Rob Leigh (Letterer) – A powerful story of Ma and Pa Kent watching their son fight Doomsday live on television and going through Clark’s photo albums with the feeling that their son always prevails. 

Highlighting the milestone, The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 will feature variant covers by artists including Jim Lee and Scott Williams; Dan Mora; Ivan Reis and Danny Miki; Francesco Mattina; Dan Jurgens; and Brett Breeding. Fans can also order a premium polybag variant that features a black armband with The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary logo and the main cover inside.

The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 includes 9 pinups from some of the top 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 will be available at comic shops on November 8.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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