World Without a Superman is the second trade paperback of the original trilogy collecting the "Death and Return of Superman" crossover event.
This trade paperback reprints stories from the following issues:
- Adventures of Superman #498: "Death of a Legend"
- Action Comics #685: "Re:Actions"
- Superman: The Man of Steel #20: "Funeral Day"
- Superman (Volume 2) #76: "Metropolis Mailbag II"
- Adventures of Superman #499: "Grave Obsession"
- Action Comics #686: "Who's Buried In Superman's Tomb?"
- Superman: The Man of Steel #21: "Ghosts"
- Superman (Volume 2) #77: "The End"
- Adventures of Superman #500: "Life After Death!"
- Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1:
- "The Guardians of Metropolis!"
- "Funeral Pyres!"
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.
This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the Death and Return of Superman Crossovers category.