In what comic does Superman fight death?

I have tried googling this, and asking on other websites, and no one has been able to give me a correct answer.

I've added photos from the comic it belongs to below, so hopefully that helps. They show Superman on a space ship that’s on the verge of falling into a black hole. He leaves the ship as they both fall into the black hole, and Death appears.

stills from the comic

stills from the comic

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    It may help if you tell us where you got those images from.
    – Möoz
    Dec 23, 2016 at 6:50
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    This is a Post-Crisis comic where Superman finds himself at the end of the universe (so to speak) as a massive black hole caused by the Angel of Death devours what remains of the universe. It's famous for Superman punching Death in the jaw. Unfortunately, I can't tell you which exact issue this is.
    – Praxis
    Dec 23, 2016 at 7:56
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    Here is a panel from the same issue (page 60) with the famous punch. You can reverse image search the panels you provided or the one I just linked to, but unfortunately none of the web sites where these panels appear make note of the actual issue.
    – Praxis
    Dec 23, 2016 at 7:58

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The only reference I can find to Supes actually physically battling death is in Superman - Where Is Thy Sting? released by DC Comics on January 1, 2001.

ComicVine Description

Death comes for the one person who has the potential to live forever: Superman! Even Doomsday couldn't kill the Man of Steel, and this version of death is hungry to finally claim him!

Review (partial synopsis)

Superman is thrown into the future, as Death tries to convince him to die. Death is having trouble killing Superman.

Superman sees an Earth where the sun has gone nova and everyone is dead. He goes further, where Superman is the sole survivor as the universe ends, and finally, with the end of existence, Superman ends as well, taking Death with him.

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