This section of the Fortress is meant to serve as a hub for all of the posts I have done concerning The Death and Return of Superman. To say that I am a fan of this story is a gross understatement and between the Fortress and From Crisis to Crisis (the podcast I host with my friend Jeffrey Taylor) I have spent a lot of time covering Superman’s death and resurrection and I thought it might be a good idea to organize the various articles and images and other bits of business that I have posted over the years into one place to make it easier for those that want to check them out to…well, to check them out. So enjoy the posts and comment if the mood strikes you.
Fortress Original Pieces
- The Strange Story of How The Media Found Out About The Death of Superman
- The Many Faces of Superman #75
- The Many Faces of Adventures of Superman #500
- Platinum Death of Superman Trade Paperback
- Death and Return: The Collected Editions
- The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus 2007 Version
- Atlanta Journal Article from September 1992
- Alternate Version of the Newsday Article Announcing the Death
- Another Newspaper Article Announcing the Death
- Morning Call Article From When Superman #75 Was Released
- Oakland Press Article From When Superman #75 Was Released
- Various Other Articles From When Superman #75 Was Released
- Various Return of Superman Articles
- Another Return of Superman Article
- Advance Comics Interview with Mike Carlin
- Previews Interviews with Louise Simonson and Dan Jurgens
- Previews Interview with Jerry Ordway
Magazine Cover Gallery
- Headline News piece announcing the Death of Superman
- Saturday Night Live Superman Funeral Sketch
- Mid-Ohio Con Report on the Death of Superman
- More News Coverage of the Death of Superman
- Death of Superman…Super Powers Style
- Death of Superman…Justice League Style
- Superman vs. Doomsday: The Justice League Battles
- The Strangest Death of Superman Related Video I Could Find
Solicitations For The Issues
- Superman #75 in Previews Part 1
- Superman #75 in Previews Part 2
- Superman #75 in Previews Part 3
- Adventures of Superman #500
- Promotional Posters For The Death and Return
- Direct Currents #58 – Featuring Superman #75
- Direct Currents #60 – Featuring the Legacy of Superman
- Direct Currents #63 – Featuring Adventures of Superman #500
“Deleted” Scenes From Adventures of Superman #500
Adventures of Superman #500 came out in two editions; a newsstand edition and then a bagged collector’s edition. It was a lot like Superman #75 except with less bells and whistles inside the bag. What it did have was eight additional pages of story that were ostensibly splash pages and designed to fit into the story if they were included but you really wouldn’t notice if they were removed. Oddly enough the people that make such decisions did not renumber the pages in the newsstand edition which was so subtle I didn’t notice it until 2012. They weren’t included in the World Without a Superman trade but a few of those pages were included in the first Death and Return Omnibus. As of this writing I have not bought the second omnibus but if and when I do I will update this paragraph to reflect that. If I remember to at least.
Here are the pages.
From Crisis to Crisis: The Death and Return Episodes
Remember when I said that I co-hosted a Superman podcast with my friend Jeffrey Taylor? Well we spent the better part of a year covering this story from top to bottom. The comics, the novelizations, the trading card sets, the BBC audio adaptation…all of it. We even did a commentary for the 2007 animated film. Here is a handy shortcut to those episodes.
- Episode 117: November 1992 Part 1 (Prologue Pages)
- Episode 118: November 1992 Part 2 (Prologue Pages)
- Episode 119: Doomsday Part 1
- Episode 120: Doomsday Part 2
- Episode 121: Doomsday Part 3
- Episode 122: Doomsday Part 4
- Episode 123: Superman #75 Round Table Discussion
- Episode 124: Funeral For a Friend Part 1
- Episode 125: Funeral For a Friend Part 2
- Episode 126: Funeral For a Friend Part 3
- Episode 127: Funeral For a Friend Part 4
- Episode 129: Legacy of Superman #1
- Episode 130: Supergirl and Team Luthor #1
- Episode 131: Adventures of Superman #500
- Episode 132: Jerry Ordway Interview Part 1
- Episode 133: Jerry Ordway Interview Part 2
- Episode 134: Death and Return Mailbag
- Episode 135: Reign of the Supermen Part 1
- Episode 136: Reign of the Supermen Part 2
- Episode 137: Reign of the Supermen Part 3
- Episode 138: Reign of the Supermen Part 4
- Episode 139: Reign of the Supermen Part 5
- Episode 140: Reign of the Supermen Part 6
- Episode 141: Reign of the Supermen Part 7
- Episode 142: Reign of the Supermen Part 8
- Episode 143: Reign of the Supermen Part 9
- Episode 144: Reign of the Supermen Part 10
- Episode 145: Reign of the Supermen Part 11
- Episode 146: Reign of the Supermen Epilogue
- Episode 147: Death and Return Mailbag
- Episode 148: Superman Doomsday Commentary
Superman: Doomsday and Beyond Artwork
Superman: Doomsday and Beyond was the Young Adult novelization of the whole Death and Return saga. The cover (which you can see below in the Cover Gallery) featured the first professional Superman artwork done by Alex Ross and looked a lot like this.
Inside were 13 pieces of art (and 1 subscription ad) done exclusively for this novelization drawn by Dan Jurgens and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (praise be his name). I had an extra copy of this book lying around so I chopped off the spine and scanned hi-res images of those pieces of artwork. Enjoy.
Death and Return House and Other Ads
- First Level of Death and Return of Superman SNES Video Game
- Death and Life of Superman Novelization
- DC Mayfair Roleplaying Game Entries
Trading Cards and SkyCaps
5 thoughts on “THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN”
Wow. This has got to be the only existing copious compendium of this period in comics on the net. I tip my hat to you sir!
This is one of a kind web-site. Every page and link is filled with details and images that you can never come across on any other site. This site is arguably the best reference for any material related to Superman. And apparently, it is all the result and efforts of one person!!!! Awesome and Cool.
Awww, the FC2C links no longer work. I was wanting to listen to you guys talk about it.
I will look into that. The episodes are still there. Also if you go to the FCTC section of the website (click on the logo on the side of the page) you’ll find all the episodes there. Plus we’re on iTunes.
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