Feb 05 2012

The Death and Return of Superman

Published by at 1:27 am under Comedy,The Publishing Industry

This is pretty brilliant, albeit not safe for work.

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3 Responses to “The Death and Return of Superman”

  1. B. McKenzieon 05 Feb 2012 at 1:33 am

    To be fair, I think that death had been cheapened in comics before Superman died and returned.

  2. Contra Gloveon 05 Feb 2012 at 6:44 am

    How so, B. McKenzie?

  3. B. Macon 05 Feb 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Some examples:

    –DC killed off Batman’s butler Alfred in 1964 and replaced him with Aunt Harriet. He came back to life in 1966 (I think Detective Comics #356), courtesy of a regeneration ray. He also did a brief stint as a supervillain.

    –Dr. Doom has been “killed” so many times I don’t even know where to begin. That goes back to at least the 1970s.

    –I’m pretty sure Joker died in his first appearance (Batman #1) in 1940. He accidentally stabs himself while fighting Batman. He was brought back to life almost immediately.

    A Death in the Family killed off Robin by a vote in 1988. I think it cheapens death to relegate it just to a popularity contest.

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