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Title:
Superman : day of doom
Author:
Jurgens, Dan.
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Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
89 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form in Superman day of doom 1-4"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
Superman (Comic strip)
ISBN:
9781401200862

9781840237689
Format :
Book

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On the anniversary of the Man of Steel's death at the hands of Doomsday, reporter Ty begins interviewing the witnesses of his ultimate sacrifice. Their stories put Superman's death in new light. Then someone begins retracting Doomsday's march of destruction and Superman must discover the reasons behind the rampage. Ages 12+.


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Library Journal Review

Ty Duffy, rookie reporter for the Daily Planet, is assigned to write an anniversary retrospective on Superman's "death" at the hands of the monster Doomsday-the story of which gained national media attention when published in 1992. Ty sees little promise in the assignment, and as he reluctantly interviews members of the Justice League and others involved in the crisis, he also must deal with personal demons from that time. Meanwhile, someone is retracing Doomsday's path of destruction into Metropolis, staging disasters along the way. Readers who feel that Superman's death was only a cheap ploy to sell comics will find this book unnecessary and overwritten, but others may find substance in the tale, as Superman comes to terms with the other tragedy of those days: the millions of others killed who did not come back from the dead as he did. Unfortunately, the book ends without revealing Ty's conclusions on the matter. The book is lifted above the ordinary by the strong contribution of Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin). His inking over the powerful figures in Jurgens's pencil art results in a striking look: rough, grainy, and vigorous. Recommended for mid-sized and larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.