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I recently read 'Emerald Twilight' (Green Lantern vol. 3 #48-50)

When the story starts, Coast City is a hole in the Ground. How did that happen?

I tried to read the previous GL issues (#46-47), but they raise more questions than answers. Everyone from Superman to Green Arrow to the JLA seems to be involved.

I gather Mongul was the one who destroyed it. A net search didn't point me to any reading order or any collected trade which would explain the whole story.

Can anyone point me to the right reading order so that I know the story of the Superman vs. Mongul battle and the destruction of Coast City. I don't care how many issues it takes.

Thanks.

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It was part of the Reign of the Supermen! event, specifically Superman (Volume 2) #80.

Superman #80

The read order is:

  • Action Comics #687
  • Superman: Man of Steel #22
  • Superman (Volume 2) #78
  • Adventures of Superman #501
  • Action Comics #688
  • Superman: Man of Steel #23
  • Superman (Volume 2) #79
  • Adventures of Superman #502
  • Action Comics #689
  • Superman: Man of Steel #24
  • Superman (Volume 2) #80 <- Destruction of Coast City
  • Adventures of Superman #503
  • Action Comics #690
  • Superman: Man of Steel #25
  • Superman (Volume 2) #81
  • Adventures of Superman #504
  • Action Comics #691
  • Superman: Man of Steel #26
  • Green Lantern (Volume 3) #46
  • Superman (Volume 2) #82
  • Adventures of Superman #505

But the roots of this go back further to the Death of Superman story, and more such as where

Hank Henshaw

came from.

The bulk of it can be read in the collections:

  • Death of Superman
  • Funeral for a Friend
  • Return of Superman (contains the Reign of the Supermen! story)

It's been reprinted a lot, there was also an omnibus which had the lot in, but that seems to be pricey and OOP on Amazon.

  • Thanks a ton. Can't wait to get my hands on these. +1. – Tushar Raj Sep 24 '15 at 13:59
  • You can also just read the "Superman: The Return of Superman" trade paperback. – scott.korin Sep 24 '15 at 13:59
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    @NikolaiDante : I remember reading those as they came out. That summer (1993) with the Death of Superman / Funeral for a Friend / Reign of the Supermen! extended arc, combined with the Batman Knightfall saga, was a riveting time for DC fans. :-) – Praxis Sep 24 '15 at 20:45
  • @praxis yes indeed :) I seem to recall "The Return of Barry Allen" over in the flash too at a similar time. Those days I couldn't wait to go comic store after school. These days.... meh. – NikolaiDante Sep 24 '15 at 22:02

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