Written by various Art by various In the ultimate battle, Superman sacrificed his own life in order to defeat the rampaging alien, Doomsday But now that the planet is saved, the world must deal with the loss of their greatest hero Superman s closest allies, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Green Lantern gather as they try to come to terms with the death of their friend And as Clark Kent s fiancee, Lois Lane, tries to cope with the loss of the man she loved, she discovers that Project Cadmus has stolen Superman s body and it is now up to her and Lex Luthor s girlfriend, Supergirl to stop them from cloning the Man of Steel Superman pg Color SoftcoverUS ISBN


10 thoughts on “World Without a Superman

  1. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    How hard is living in a world when you have lost someone THE EMPTINESS OF LOSING SOMEONE Everybody has lost someone at some point in their lives And when that someone was really close to their hearts, the void left behind in this realm is a heavy burden to carry on And even worse if it happened when you thought that it would be just another day.Superman is dead The Earth s Greatest Hero fell while defending Metropolis and its people from the raging stampede provoked by the monster known How hard is living in a world when you have lost someone THE EMPTINESS OF LOSING SOMEONE Everybody has lost someone at some point in their lives And when that someone was really close to their hearts, the void left behind in this realm is a heavy burden to carry on And even worse if it happened when you thought that it would be just another day.Superman is dead The Earth s Greatest Hero fell while defending Metropolis and its people from the raging stampede provoked by the monster known as Doomsday He was a hero to most of the people of the planet, but for a secret circle, even unaware ones from others, Superman was a friend, a best friend, a former boyfriend, an ally, a fianc e, and even a son.This group, in the most of cases, to protect the real identity of Superman and his close ones still alive, they must mourn in secret, they must hide their tears and sadness, since they can t reveal that they lost someone too close to their hearts than the rest of humankind.And even some embittered human soul must to hide a lot of emotions, since he lost an enemy, an opponent, a challenge, the only worthy to call him an equal Even for him, the world is now emptier than yesterday WHAT PEOPLE TAKE FOR GRANTED It s easy not giving much thought about Superman when you think that he will be out there always However, now the people is starting to realize how is living in a world without Superman A world where when something really bad, really awful, really tragic, would happen and there won t a Superman to stop it, to save the day, to guarantee a sense of safety People is starting to understand how lucky they were when a small spacecraft landed on that planet and a baby was raised with moral values to understand that he should use his powers to protect those who can t defend themselves Who will stop the next time that something like Doomsday would appear Who will not hesitant to stand in the harm s way and sacrifice everything, even his own very life to defend others, facing a menace that no other would be able to fight WAS IT ALREADY HIS TIME In a part of this story arc, there is an odd experience that you can interpret as you prefer Was it true Was it the allucination of an old man during a difficult operation But in any case, certainly it shows that some crutial moment that some people may believe and other don t, but it offers the decision of trascending to another realm, to rest, or getting back if you really think that it s still not your time and there are still a lot of things remain to do


  2. Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote) Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote) says:

    Following the events in The Death of Superman, Dan Jurgens brings us an excellent volume filled with stories that reflects on a world without a Superman.This is an essential volume that collects a bunch of issues that show readers how much impact the loss of Superman can have on humanity From individuals who have lost their source of hope to grave robbers who have evil intentions I honestly enjoyed how every issue explored different angles on this event, and even focused on Lois Lane s immense Following the events in The Death of Superman, Dan Jurgens brings us an excellent volume filled with stories that reflects on a world without a Superman.This is an essential volume that collects a bunch of issues that show readers how much impact the loss of Superman can have on humanity From individuals who have lost their source of hope to grave robbers who have evil intentions I honestly enjoyed how every issue explored different angles on this event, and even focused on Lois Lane s immense loss and her attempt to cope with it There s a lot that happens, and sometimes they seem like completely random events with completely random characters, but at the heart of everything, it is what Superman represents to all of them that makes it so interesting.This is definitely a nice volume to check out after The Death of Superman and before The Return of Superman Yours truly,Lashaan Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog


  3. John Yelverton John Yelverton says:

    As much as I disliked the subject matter, this is one of the greatest Superman books ever written.


  4. Jason Jason says:

    2.5 stars rounded up to three.This is just a stepping stone from The Death of Superman to The Return of Superman for me, and I read it for the sake of completeness because the other two installments are kick ass It s not bad by any means, but it s slow There s the aftermath of the death, the funeral, the aftermath of that, and lots and lots of crying That takes care of the first half of this nine issue installment The second half involves Superman s body being stolen and the efforts to get i 2.5 stars rounded up to three.This is just a stepping stone from The Death of Superman to The Return of Superman for me, and I read it for the sake of completeness because the other two installments are kick ass It s not bad by any means, but it s slow There s the aftermath of the death, the funeral, the aftermath of that, and lots and lots of crying That takes care of the first half of this nine issue installment The second half involves Superman s body being stolen and the efforts to get it back, plus Jonathan Kent s trip to the afterlife to get Clark s soul back And a lotcrying.Yes, everyone is very sad, and they should be, and we should be shown these things because they re part of the story, but I read comic books for action, and there s a dearth of it here Every time I get to this installment I stride through it with a sense of purpose I don t have to do that with the other two sections since I thoroughly enjoy the ride This one islike yeah, yeah, c mon, get on with it Plus, there s no Superman in it since he s dead It s fun reading up on the other characters, but it s just not the same There s no major villain in this besides Lex Luthor, and he doesn t even get to do much since Supes is dead and everyone thinks he s a good guy at this point anyway since he s in a cloned body that s supposed to be his son But I better stop there If I start trying to explain all the side plots being fleshed out in this, I ll fill up the rest of this review space because everything would necessitate an explanation of how things got to this point Ongoing soap opera shit, you know If you really want to know, go get the 1986 six installment Superman The Man of Steel miniseries and then read that and all the Superman titles up to this point, a mere seven years worth of material DC rebooted all of its major characters that year and gave them crossover stories from time to time.And while I don t like this story as much as the other two, I did enjoy my trip this time But that sbecause I got a day to myself for the first time in a while, and I spent most of the afternoon reading this It reminded me of the first few times I read this back when I was a teenager, back when days to myself werefrequent and I didn t have any adult responsibilities to contend with I cherish the days when I can slip back into that for a while they re opportunities that shouldn t be missed


  5. Kurt Kurt says:

    This comic collection is far better than I expected Essentially, it s nine issues that were written to try to let Superman s body cool down a little before DC started the story of bringing him back I picked up this book with a fair amount of frustration that DC would decide to kill off their most iconic character and then not even have the decency to let him stay dead, so I planned to loathe this set of throwaway stories, but they actually turned out to be. well, not quite all the way to goo This comic collection is far better than I expected Essentially, it s nine issues that were written to try to let Superman s body cool down a little before DC started the story of bringing him back I picked up this book with a fair amount of frustration that DC would decide to kill off their most iconic character and then not even have the decency to let him stay dead, so I planned to loathe this set of throwaway stories, but they actually turned out to be. well, not quite all the way to good, but not the awful that I expected The various creative teams look at Superman s impact on many people s lives, from his former teammates who try to keep up a Christmas tradition in his name and tie up a loose end of what happened to the family who lost a house to Doomsday s rampage to a vigilante named Gangbuster seriously who is inspired to come out of retirement There are some shadowy machinations with Cadmus and Lex Luthor, and I think you have to be aexperienced DC Comics reader to care what s going on, but the broad goals are simple to grasp There are also some surprisingly good pictures of grief, from Jimmy Olsen losing interest in playing a goofy character on TV to Lois and the Kents caring for each other And while the narrative goal of the last issue is grating it s the one that clarifies that Superman is definitely returning , it s well crafted by the standards of its time, and the art is shockingly good, with a faded color palette to present a purgatory like afterworld Certainly, this book is only worth reading as the bridge between Superman s death and return, but I am surprised to conclude that it s an enjoyable read, all things considered


  6. Anastasia Bunda Anastasia Bunda says:

    SPOILER Superman is dead in this one.


  7. The_Mad_Swede The_Mad_Swede says:

    Collecting The Adventures of Superman 498 500, Action Comics 685 686, Superman The Man of Steel 20 21 and Superman 76 77 as well as stories 1 and 4 from Superman The Legacy of Superman 1, this volume picks up where The Death of Superman left off.Now, in my review of that preceding volume, I expressed a certain disappointment about the content in particular the fact that the whole thing is just a long drawn out fight without any proper narrative depth to it World Without a Superman, Collecting The Adventures of Superman 498 500, Action Comics 685 686, Superman The Man of Steel 20 21 and Superman 76 77 as well as stories 1 and 4 from Superman The Legacy of Superman 1, this volume picks up where The Death of Superman left off.Now, in my review of that preceding volume, I expressed a certain disappointment about the content in particular the fact that the whole thing is just a long drawn out fight without any proper narrative depth to it World Without a Superman, while naturally not featuring the demised hero, is nothing like its predecessor in that sense Here we have a story, or perhaps a set of stories, really, dealing with the loss on several layers The spotlight shifts between different characters and even includes the social fabric of the city of Metropolis itself All done very nicely, I have to say.All of this is not to say that there is no action in the volume, because there is Superman s demise naturally leaves a vacuum and there are people who would take advantage of that Not to mention that there is the question of Superman s body and what to do with it.All in all, a muchenjoyable read than The Death of Superman and I have already started reading the concluding volume, The Return of Superman surprised , in this trilogy of a sorts


  8. Jake Jake says:

    It was interesting to see how the people of the world mostly Metropolis would adjust to Superman not being around any But it got really repetitive really fast Most of the book was somebody saying something along the lines of Geez, it sure sucks that Superman s gone now And Clark Kent is missing, too Miss Lane must be devastated That gets a little old And then there are parts that seem unnecessary, like the scene with the Prankster in prison That didn t do anything for the story at It was interesting to see how the people of the world mostly Metropolis would adjust to Superman not being around any But it got really repetitive really fast Most of the book was somebody saying something along the lines of Geez, it sure sucks that Superman s gone now And Clark Kent is missing, too Miss Lane must be devastated That gets a little old And then there are parts that seem unnecessary, like the scene with the Prankster in prison That didn t do anything for the story at all But this book is only the second in a trilogy, so maybe those parts that seemed unnecessary will play outin the next book.But like I said, this book was interesting The parts with Jonathan and Martha were sad and I like that in comics And even the parts with Batman were a touching But there was hardly any action at all I guess that was to be expected So yeah, three stars


  9. Silas Silas says:

    If anything, this wasinteresting than the Death of Superman It is far less action packed, but a lotnuanced There are some pretty well written episodes of grief from people who knew Superman well, and some heartening moments of people learning from his example There is also a mystery story woven in, and I can see how this led up to the Reign of the Supermen storyline, though I can t recall all of the details of that any longer These books showed a variety of reactions to Superman If anything, this wasinteresting than the Death of Superman It is far less action packed, but a lotnuanced There are some pretty well written episodes of grief from people who knew Superman well, and some heartening moments of people learning from his example There is also a mystery story woven in, and I can see how this led up to the Reign of the Supermen storyline, though I can t recall all of the details of that any longer These books showed a variety of reactions to Superman s death, with a lotdepth than I had expected for a comicoff its age


  10. J.C. J.C. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Purchased this when I was a kid I meant to get the others but only ended up getting this one Anyway, this story is well done, i think, and shows the kind of vacuum that occurs once a mighty legend has been taken down my favorite moment is with Lex Luther, who, after finding out Superman is dead, crashes a chair on Doomsday the dude responsible for beating Superman and yelling he was MINE.