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I have spotted a picture in the Superman Wikipedia article.

Superman dead in Lois Lane's arms

And it was noted:

Superman dies in Lois Lane's arms: Superman No. 75 (vol. 2, January 1993); Art by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding

However, I haven't found any answer in this article. So my question: which incident caused Superman to die? Is it true in the orthodox story series?

  • Lots of things "kill" superman. Often a superman death scene on the cover of a comic is just a trap to get you to buy it. Doomsday kills him at least a few times. – Gorchestopher H Apr 8 '13 at 12:54
  • @GorchestopherH: really? Source? – Paul D. Waite Apr 8 '13 at 13:06
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    Downvoted - not because it's a bad question, but because there was a clear lack of research effort. – phantom42 Apr 8 '13 at 13:38
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    Check out Max Landis' fantastic "The Death and Return of Superman" video, for a rather humoristic and bitter rant about it. youtube.com/watch?v=0PlwDbSYicM – Avner Shahar-Kashtan Apr 8 '13 at 13:44
  • @AvnerShahar-Kashtan Thanks to your link. – Popopo Apr 8 '13 at 13:53
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You've missed this paragraph in the "Fictional character biography" section:

In 1992 Superman was killed by the villain Doomsday, although the character was soon resurrected the following year.

This occurred in the storyline "The Death of Superman", which did indeed occur in the mainstream continuity of the comic. Doomsday and Superman essentially beat each other to death.

Earlier, there was a short "what-if?"-style story imagining the death of Superman, but that's not canon.

  • Yes, you are right. – Popopo Apr 8 '13 at 13:18
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That picture specifically is from The Death of Superman story arc, where he is killed by Doomsday (who also dies from his wounds inflicted by Superman).

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