The Death of Superman is the first trade paperback of the original trilogy collecting the "Death and Return of Superman" crossover event.
This trade paperback reprints stories from the following issues:
- Superman: The Man of Steel #18: "Doomsday! Part One"
- Justice League America #69: "Down for the Count"
- Superman (Volume 2) #74: "Countdown To Doomsday!"
- Adventures of Superman #497: "Under Fire"
- Action Comics #684: "... Doomsday is Near!"
- Superman: The Man of Steel #19: "Doomsday Is Here!"
- Superman (Volume 2) #75: "Doomsday!"
- The first four pages of this trade paperback appeared first as teasers on the last page of Superman: The Man of Steel #17, Superman (Volume 2) #73, Adventures of Superman #496 and Action Comics #683 consecutively.
The events from this issue or series are related to The Death and Return of Superman, a retroactively named trilogy in which Superman is killed by the monster Doomsday. Later, four superheroes debut in Metropolis who claim or are assumed to be reincarnations of him—the Last Son of Krypton, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow, and Superboy. Meanwhile, Superman is brought back to life.
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