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Superman 75!

Superman 75!

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SUPERMAN issue #75, the January 1993 issue, was published on November 17, 1992. Over 3 million copies would eventually be sold. Some comic book stores sold 10,000 copies that day, with customers lined up around the block. This episode doesn’t explore the story or plot itself, but its creation and the publicity frenzy in its aftermath. To listen to past episodes about the DEATH OF SUPERMAN stories, go to episdoes #86 and 89.

For more information about the DEATH OF SUPERMAN story:

On DVD:

THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN documentary narrated by Kevin Spacey

SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY animated movie special feature: REQUIEM & REBIRTH: SUPERMAN LIVES!

On the web:

http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/comics.php?topic=articles/doomsday-10-years-later

http://www.milehighcomics.com/tales/cbg127.html

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Superman (vol. 2) 82 & variant cover!

Superman (vol. 2) 82 & variant cover!

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SUPERMAN #82, October 1993 (1993 Triangle issue #30) was published on August 24, 1993. It featured the return of Superman to his iconic blue, red and yellow uniform after his death and rejuvination.

This story has been reprinted in the following editions:
– WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN, published on April 14, 1993
– THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN, published on September 3, 1993
– THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS, published on September 12, 2007.

The DEATH OF SUPERMAN story began on the last pages of the following issues, cover dated November 1993, as a prologue:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17(1992 #41)
– SUPERMAN #73 (1992 #42)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496 (1992 #43)
– ACTION COMICS #683 (1992 #44).

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN story was originally published in the following issues:
Cover dated December 1992:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #18 (1992 #45)
– JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69 (tie-in issue)
– SUPERMAN #74 (1992 #46)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #497 (1992#47)
– ACTION COMICS #684 (1992 #48).
Cover dated January 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #19 (1993 #1)
– SUPERMAN #75 (1993 #2)

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND:
– JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #70 (tie-in)
FFAF Part I: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #498 (1993 #3)
FFAF Part II: ACTION COMICS #685 (1993 #4)
Cover dated February 1993:
FFAF Part III: SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #20 (1993 #5)
FFAF Part IV: SUPERMAN #76 (1993 #6)
FFAF Part V: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #499 (1993 #7)
FFAF Part VI: ACTION COMICS #686 (1993 #8)
Cover dated March 1993:
FFAF Part VII: SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #21 (1993 #9)
FFAF Part VIII: SUPERMAN #77 (1993 #10).

Cover dated March 1993:
– THE LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1 (of 1)
– SUPERGIRL AND TEAM LUTHOR #1 (of 1)
Cover Dated June 1993:
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #500 (1993 #11)

THE REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN:
– ACTION COMICS #687 (1993 #12)
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #22 (1993 #13)
– SUPERMAN #78 (1993 #14)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #501 (1993 #15)
NOTE: These Superman issues were all published on the same day of April 27, 1993.
– ACTION COMICS #688 (1993 #16)
Cover dated July 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #23 (1993 #17)
– SUPERMAN #79 (1993 #18)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #502 (1993 #19)
– ACTION COMICS #689 (1993 #20).
Cover dated August 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #23 (1993 #21)
– SUPERMAN #80 (1993 #22)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #503 (1993 #23)
– ACTION COMICS #690 (1993 #24).
Cover dated September 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #25 (1993 #25)
– SUPERMAN #81 (1993 #26)
– THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #504 (1993 #27)
– ACTION COMICS #691 (1993 #28).
Cover dated October 1993:
– SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #26 (1993 #29)
– GREEN LANTERN #46 (tie-in)
– SUPERMAN #82 (1993 #30)

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Thanks for listening to this episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Superman #149!

Superman #149!

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THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN originally appeared in SUPERMAN #149, November 1961, published around September 14, 1961, under editor Mort Weisinger. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, who were the art team for the full issue story. The writer was Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. (For more about him, listen to Episode #1: MY TOP 10 FAVORITE SUPERMAN STORIES!, and both parts of Episode #3: JERRY SIEGEL’S 1960’S SUPERMAN STORIES!)

If you would like to read this story for yourself before listening to this episode, it was reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, DC’S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

There were also two other Superman stories titled THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN. Neither of them were labeled as “Imaginary Stories”.

The first was published in ACTION COMICS #225, the first story of the issue. The twelve page story was pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. The writer was unknown.

The second story appeared as the third story of SUPERMAN #118, January 1958, published around November 7, 1957. The writer was unknown and the artist was Al Plastino.

There is no reprint information about either story.

Next Week’s Final Imaginary Story of the summer: THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN RED & SUPERMAN BLUE!

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Thanks for listening to this episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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