Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus

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9781401238643: Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus

The historic story of the death and return of Superman is collected in one massive 1040-page hardcover volume featuring an all-new cover by pivotal creators Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway, timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the event! Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus includes the best-selling trade paperbacks The Death of Superman, World Without a Superman and The Return of Superman, plus many pages of bonus extras.

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"To this day, I still encounter people who believe that the Death and Return of Superman was a market-driven publicity stunt. But, quite to the contrary, these stories -- and the attention they received -- all just sort of snowballed.

"The publicity came later, and then only because we'd come up with a (you'll pardon the expression) killer story. The word got out on a slow news day, and the media storm that followed was greater than anything we could have hoped for. But it was all thanks to the story's power.

"Doomsday smashing his way through a suburban Lex-Mart. Lois Lane cradling the fallen Superman in her arms. An enraged Lex Luthor breaking a chair over Doomsday's body. Bibbo Bibbowski kneeling in prayer on a barroom floor. The honor guard of Earth's super-heroes, following Superman's coffin through the streets of Metropolis. Jonathan Kent collapsing in a field. Lois and Inspector Henderson finding Superman's tomb empty. Coast City being wiped off the face of the Earth.

"Powerful stuff. And I got to see it all, long before you did.

"You see, each week, every Superman writer and artist received copies of each others' work in progress, so we could coordinate the stories for the [then] four monthly Super-titles. It was like a relay race, with the Man of Steel team handing the story off to the Superman team, who would pass the baton to the Adventures of Superman team, who would hand it off to the Action Comics team. Team-Action would then shoot the story to the Man of Steel team, and we'd start all over, always under the watchful eye of 'Coach' Carlin.

"I was so lucky to have worked with these wonderful, talented people. It's great to see our stories collected under one cover. For those of you reading them here for the first time, welcome.

"And for those of your who remember these stories from before, welcome back."

-- Roger Stern

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MORE POWERFUL THAN ... DEATH?

Faster than a speeding bullet, Superman has been able to dispatch every threat to his adoptive home of Earth.  When the combined might of the Justice League falters, it is up to the most powerful man on the planet to stop the destructive rampage of the monster called Doomsday.

Knowing full well that he's never faced a being the powerful, the Man of Steel confronts the creature in an epic battle that rages throughout the streets of Metropolis.

In the end, Doomsday lies defeated, his reign of terror ended.  But at what cost?

The Man of Steel is dead.

The world barely has time to mourn when four mysterious champions appear in Metropolis, each claiming to embody the essence of Superman.

Thjey are embraced by a city longing for a new hero, but Lois Lane, the Man of Steels true love, doubts them all.  Determined to learn the truth, she uses all her skill as a reporter to chase the most important story of her life:

What happens to Superman after death?

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