The Creative Team behind the iconic comic book The Death of Superman has reunited for four new stories in the 80-page Anniversary Special. Introducing a new villain Doombreaker, The Death of Superman Anniversary Special is set to be published on November 8, 2022.
DC has announced that the original creative team — Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding; Roger Stern and Butch Guice; Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove; and Jerry Ordway and Tom Grummett, have reunited for The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1. It will feature four all-new stories that will explore the lasting impact of Clark’s death on his family and friends. The Anniversary Special will also feature nine variant covers made by some of the most known names in the comic book industry.
Writer and artist Dan Jurgens provided the statement on the legacy of The Death of Superman and the upcoming The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1:
“Even now, thirty years after “The Death of Superman” first came out, every single convention or store appearance I do has at least one person who comes up to me with Superman #75 or the first “Death of Superman” collected edition and says, “This is the book that got me into comics. And I’m still here, reading, all these years later.” Most times, it’s more than one. Sometimes, multiple people arrive at my table at the same time and share their memories, which is always fun to experience.
Their tales are often quite similar. Typically, media coverage of Superman’s death compelled them or a parent to drop by a local store to pick the issue up. In some cases, their parents let them skip school the day of the book’s release so they could stand in line to get a copy. Some talk of how their store was sold out and they spent days looking all over town to find one.
I’m not alone in that experience. It’s common for the entire team of writers and artists who worked on Superman at the time. It was a singularly unique moment in comics, when a particular story was covered by every form of national and local media alike.
It’s hard to tell people what those days were like, but every comic shop in the country had long lines of people outside the door waiting to buy THAT BOOK.
All these years later, it’s a great pleasure to get back together with the story’s original creative teams to celebrate a truly exciting time in comics. For those of you who remember those days, The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special will reignite some memories. For those who weren’t around to experience it, well…we hope you get a hint of what it was like.
Most of all, we hope all of you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together.”Dan Jurgens, writer and artist
Highlighting the milestone, The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary will feature variant covers by known artists, including Jim Lee and Scott Williams; Dan Mora; Ivan Reis and Danny Miki; Francesco Mattina; Dan Jurgens; and Brett Breeding. Fans can also order a premium polybag variant that features a black armband with The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary logo and the main cover inside.
The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 will hit shelves of the comic book stores on November 8.