Thirty years ago, the comic book industry needed a readership surge. So began The Death of Superman storyline. The last son of Krypton gave his life to stop the seemingly unstoppable Doomsday. The gimmick worked. Readership went up, and comic book shops were selling multiple versions of the same comic book thanks to the Reign of the Supermen storyline. However, you can’t have DC with the one and only Superman. Eventually, Kal-El had to be brought back in September 1993.
Previews World has announced an action figure commemorating Superman’s return. Donning the black suit and Super-Mullet, Kal-El is ready to tear through the new threats that appeared during his long recovery. However, at this point in the story, Supes isn’t 100% yet and needs some help from Steel to fly and defend himself. Medicom Toy kept this detail in mind and provided interchangeable legs for Kal-El, rocket effects included!
The figure is 6.25″ tall and comes with interchangeable hands and an alternate “angry” portrait. The figure should be in stores now, but if your local shop doesn’t have it, Superman can be ordered directly from Previews for $124.99.
From Medicom Toy. Superman returns from death in the Death and Return of Superman story from DC Comics! This new MAFEX Superman features his black and silver Kryptonian suit, two portraits (complete with super-mullet), swap out flight boots with effects, multiple interchangeable hands, and an articulated figure stand. Superman stands at 6 1/4″ tall.
The Reign of the Supermen officially ended with The Adventures of Superman issue #505 in October 1993. It was one heck of a ride that lasted almost a year. Personally, I preferred the Knightfall story, but that’s because I’m a Batman fan. However, the cultural impact Superman’s “death” had on pop culture at the time cannot be denied. It even got its own SNL skit:
What did you think of the Death of Superman fiasco? Let us know below.[Source: Previews World]
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