I have a copy of death of superman wanting to sell. How much is the original death of superman comic worth. The death of superman by dan jurgens, jerry ordway, louise simonson, roger stern. The crossover, which originated from editor mike carlin and writers dan jurgens, roger stern, louise simonson, jerry ordway, and karl kesel, began in december 1992 and lasted until october 1993. Feb 05, 2016 because it has never been done before. Death of superman new edition by dan jurgens, jerry ordway. Unfollow death of superman comic to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. 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. What is your death of superman, the comic book worth. The classic collection returns in a newly recolored edition. If condition is in question, please request more pictures.
When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the justice league is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. Tdos actually had a lot to do with crashing the comic book collectors market because of awesome stories like yours above. When viewed overall 1992 was a somewhat haphazard year for the superman titles. He and his twin brother operate two blogs dedicated to science fiction and fantasy films, the geek twins and film sketchr.
Another local store sold its entire supply of copies. We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. The reign of the supermen which introduced the postcrisis superboy, steel, the cyborg superman, and a mysterious superman with familiar ties to another. When new books are released, well charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the preorder period. Why is the death of superman such an important comic book. Values of death of superman, the comics price guide. The death of superman is a crossover story event featured in dc comics supermanrelated. Grey jedi code, balance of the force, and star wars origins explained duration.
At the end of last weeks column, i promised you that i would discuss this week the impact that the 1992 death of superman promotion had on the world of comics. But if you want a good story, the death of superman really is just a setup to the meatandpotatoes of the storyline. Publishers like dc would designate certain comic book issues as significant, causing mint condition copies to be. Death of superman trade paperback platinum edition. The death and life of superman on november 18, 1992, the news of supermans death stunned the world. Find the value of the dc comic death of superman volume 1. 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. Comic books dramatically read by the eligible monster team. In the story, superman engages in battle with a seemingly unstoppable killing machine named doomsday in the streets of metropolis.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The death of superman dc comic retropect 19921993 youtube. Some great dan jurgens art and brutal for superman comics fight scenes. The death of superman was a 1992 stunt that turned out to be dcs. The calm before the storm or aliens, vampires and demons oh my. He has landed on earth, laying waste to anythingand anyonewho dares stand in his way. Jun 14, 20 i would have to imagine that this comic presented an incredible challenge for ordway when he wrote it 1992 93.
Death of superman 1992 doomsday vs superman complete. Frankly, i view that particular marketing event as being the greatest catastrophe to strike the world of comics since the kefauver senate hearings of 1955. The death of superman is not only one of the best selling graphic novels of alltime, but also captures one of the most iconic moments in american pop culture. Dec 30, 2017 it depends on the edition, condition, etc. Unfollow death of superman comic 1993 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Please fill out the following form to report an issue missing from the database. The death of superman is a comic story arc during the 1990s in all four mainstream superman comics of the time, which chronicles supermans confrontation with the terrible monster doomsday, his battle with the monster, and finally his death at the hands of the strange beast. The massive 11issue crossover among four different series superman, superman. The death of superman doomsday limited collectors set.
You can find out values of action issues by clicking here. It was moderately valuable at one point, provided that it remained sealed in its black plastic bag and contained the mourning armband. Regular people were hedging that it said comic book would get value, whereas regular collectors knew there would be multiple reprintings and anyone who wanted said comic book in 1st printing was going to get it. Aug 26, 2011 i have 4 death of superman comic books my uncle gave me a long time ago. The death of superman first hit comics back in 1992. Event dcs the death and return of superman 1992 3 the death and return of superman was a major three part event that saw superman felled by doomsday, a world mourn for their loss, and the subsequent revival of the man of steel. The death of superman was a major news story that was covered by the likes of cnn and time magazine. Every comic book has a area on the first page all the way at the bottom that lists information such as, issue number, print date, publisher etc. The justice league makes a valiant, but ultimately desperate, attempt to stop the unknown juggernaut. The death of superman movie gets a comic book tiein. The death of superman doomsday limited collectors set complete 7 part story and reprint of action.
As far as the story, this is where comic books all ended for me, superman was killed. Chris viveiros of boston holds his copy of the comic book in the background. If the assembled might of the jla cant do it, what hope does he have. The death of superman, world without a superman, and the return of superman. Can even superman stop the unstoppable creature called doomsday. I just ordered him this comic book for his birthday and he was shocked and impressed. Maurice mitchell is a sciencefiction and comic book critic, blogger, and journalist. Determining the value of a comic book is not always easy, as the factors that influence it are subjective and liable to change.
The writers and editors of the superman line had been leading up to a wedding between. Superman, with the help of keith robert parks and charlie, stops the underworlders and the warworlders. It doesnt matter if its a superman comic book, comic spiderman, x men comic or old title that nobody has heard of it can hold value, first you need to find out what type it is and age. But it soon becomes apparent that only superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been. The issue of superman that chronicled the man of steels final battle with the monster called doomsday made headlines all over the world and sold four million copies in a matter of days, making it the fastestselling comic book of all time. Death of superman comic book value price guide comics. Superman the death of superman tpb 1993 dc 1st edition comic. The most valuable version is the platinum edition, that was given to dealers who sent back a survey to dc comics in 19921993.
The story will be split into two films, the death of superman in late 2018, and reign of the supermen in early 2019. It was my brothers favorite present for his birthday. The price of the death of superman comic book will vary depending on the condition. A creature with a singleminded purpose of death and destruction. They are all in fair, good, or near mint condition.
As the highest selling comic of all time it caused a spectacular boom in sales during the 90s. Most folks dont care if the comic been wrapped in saran wrap, a comic bag, or in a burrito. Unfollow superman 1993 the death of superman to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Get the best deals on death of superman when you shop the largest online selection at. The story that drew national media attention when dc comics killed their greatest hero is collected here. The regular issue cost 75 cents, this being the early90s. Here at last is the dramatic story behind the bestselling comic book of all time.
Apr 10, 20 the death and return of superman snes 1994 also in the mix were several trading card sets, one focused on the death of superman and another on his return. This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of superman s appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. Some collectors hope to predict the future value of new comics. Superman was has been, and hopefully will continue to be, one of the cornerstones of the comic book industry. Purchasing items with the hope of reselling them for a profit is known as prospecting, and is one of the most challenging aspects of buying comic books. Death of superman promotion of 1992 mile high comics. The new death of superman movie turns clark kent into jesus. On november 18, 1992, news of supermans death shocked the world as the legendary man of steel was killed defending metropolis from the monster called doomsday.
Which is the most expensive superman comic of all time. The death of superman for right or wrong is a landmark moment in comic book history. The death and return of superman omnibus includes the bestselling trade paperbacks the death of superman and the return of superman, as well as portions of world without a superman, plus 40 pages of bonus extras including promotional material and product spotlights. Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics. Dc comics, marvel comics and indie alike, nothing is free from our dramatic readings. Death of superman reading order comic book reading orders. The death of superman is a crossover story event featured in dc comics supermanrelated publications. I worked at a comic shop at the time that book came out. Superman the death of superman tpb 1993 dc 1st edition comic books. The death of superman is a 1992 comic book storyline that occurred mostly in dc comics superman titles. Doomsday breaks out of his cage and starts heading for metropolis, killing and destroying everything in his path. Buy the death of superman by dc comics, kahan, bob isbn. Death of superman memorial set, still sealed comic 1992.
The dc comics braintrust decided to kill superman in late 1992, in a sevenpart saga that ran through all four monthly superman comic books plus a brief detour into. How much are the original death of superman comic books. The completed multiissue story arc was given the title the death and return of superman. The death of superman set cgc comic book collectors chat. In this version of the death of supermanwhich had a world premiere comiccon screening on friday night we get a more inexperienced superman than the one from the classic 1992 storyline. The most valuable version is the platinum edition, that was given to dealers who sent back a survey to dc comics in 1992 1993. The death of superman was released in time for the 1992 christmas shopping season and, according to comics historian matthew k. It wasnt the first time, or the last but for one moment in the early 1990s, the combination of a slow news day and the growing popularity of comics collided for what many people recall as the busiestever day for comic book sales. It was moderately valuable at one point, provided that it remained sealed in its black plastic bag. 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.
An opened version would depend on the condition of the actual comic book. Event dcs the death and return of superman 19923 the death and return of superman was a major three part event that saw superman felled by doomsday, a world mourn for their loss, and the subsequent revival of the man of steel. I am not an expert so i will not attempt to graderate each comic. Shipped on time, excellent quality, would order again. When the beast nears metropolis, superman answers the call to stop him.
It was the death of an icon probably the most famous character in all of comicdom. Dc published the story in three collected volumes from 1992 to 1993. Accidentally destroyed this comic when i was a kid it belong to my brother. Obviously, the trailer has made mass strides in this book gaining momentum. Death of superman comic book value price guide comics watcher. It is signed by jerry ordway and is 1522 of 10,000. Please only report missing issues after attempting a thorough search, and do not submit false information. Death of superman comic book, signed copy with certificate of authenticity. The death of superman, are among the bigname talent coming together for the death. Buying art is subjective, hence the final decision to purchase based on perceived value is at the sole discretion on the buyer. It was published in superman, action comics, the adventures of superman.1555 1153 406 191 415 1166 461 302 1131 1561 173 712 432 1088 1576 959 769 25 976 1355 1196 1232 1118 1257 1453 1244 1131 202 1247 355