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    Default Death of Superman question

    A secondhand shop nearby has a complete omnibus collection of the Death Of-World Without-Reign Of-Return Of series for $60.
    Is it worth getting? I know that's pretty decent value, but are the comics themselves worth reading?
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    (sigh) It depends on your point of view really. Personally, I wouldn't bother. The whole Death-Return saga didn't appeal to me. But there are plenty who love it, so to each their own. I suppose when it first came out it was pretty massive so the first prints might be worth picking up for a bargain ... otherwise, I'm not so sure ... I don't think the tale itself has aged very well.

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    I'd say it's worth it. Death wasn't so hot, but it's cool enough to lead into Funeral, Reign, and Return which did build nicely to bigger and better.

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    I would recommend it. I thought the storyline (s) were interesting on a number of different levels.

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    I'd say no for a couple reasons. Firstly, the plot of the 'Death' portion of the story is wafer-thin. And secondly, from what I remember, the "omnibus" is missing portions of the story from the middle, anyway.

    And if you need a third reason, it was printed on horrible paper. You're almost better off going for the original single issues. Believe it or not, most of those back issues go for about $1 and they are plenty easy to find, so it's probably cheaper to do it that way anyhow. And you won't have little pieces of the story edited out of it.

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    The "death" portion is just one big continuing slugfest from the JLA getting thrashed to superman fighting solo. Personally , it's the aftermath that was interesting.
    The funeral for a friend part after death was more down to earth as it examines the impact of superman's death on all his friends and family , just good storytelling , it is the emotional meat of the saga.
    Return of superman was good since it introduced the 4 characters that impacted superman titles for years after the event and of course , the destruction of coast city which pretty much spawned emerald twilght and the birth of parallax hal.
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    It's worth reading for The Return of Superman which is fantastic.

    That said, $60 sounds a little steep for a second hand book.

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    I'll add to the usual chorus of: 'Death' is pretty dumb, but 'Reign' & Funeral For A Friend' were pretty good.

    Sure; go for it.

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    Gonna have to go against the grain here and say Death was at least entertaining, Return was far worse. I wouldn't bother with an omnibus at any rate, it wasn't a good enough storyline overall to warrant it.

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    I enjoyed all three parts of the story, but I think you should just get the individual trades for each one. The omnibus removes portions of the story and that's not good. The "World Without A Superman" trade actually adds in a couple of stories.

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    I read somewhere that DC was releasing a true Omnibus for the Death, Funeral, and Return story line in early 2013. It'll be $100 or so for 1000 pages and much better then the hacked up Omnibus that was released a few yrs ago.

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    Death of Superman Then Funeral then Reign of Supermenand it is a 1992 comic book storyline that occurred in DC Comics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STC View Post
    I read somewhere that DC was releasing a true Omnibus for the Death, Funeral, and Return story line in early 2013. It'll be $100 or so for 1000 pages and much better then the hacked up Omnibus that was released a few yrs ago.
    i hope it includes the Supergirl & Team Luthor #1 story in there. Even the trade I have of "A World Without Superman" is missing that story and it was a part of it.

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    The story is (more Funeral/Reign/Return than the actual death), but I have no idea if that particular collection is.
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    At the time of release it was great and I waiting from wednesday to wednesday to find out what was next and the Reign of The Superman was thrilling after being without Supes for so long.
    Nowadays when u go back and read it again the Death storyline was pretty lame and the Funeral was drawn out but Reign is STILL top notch storytelling......even with the Super Mullet.

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