The storyline, devised by editor Mike Carlin and the team of writers making the Superman books at the time (Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, and Karl Kesel), was a response to DC telling them not to have Superman and Lois Lane get married until the TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman reached it own wedding episode. As a joke, Ordway said, "Let's kill him off", and this story was born.
The story has been regarded as a powerful and moving tale, but it also has been derided as a cheap publicity stunt. It has been novelized twice, adapted into a video game, and in 2007, the story was loosely adapted into a direct-to-DVD animated feature: Superman: Doomsday. But now, there's another animated adaptation in the works, simply called The Death of Superman. And here's the trailer for it.
The last adaptation was a PG-13, too.
An asteroid coming down, eh? This must be how Doomsday comes about here. And Lex's voice feels a bit...off to me. I don't know why.
Is that Wonder Woman from Justice League: War? Yeah, DC has also been doing their own brand-new animated universe with a series of animated films. The Suicide Squad film Hell to Pay is part of it, too. I don't hear people talking about this universe very much. And I haven't seen any of the films, so I can't really give my own thoughts on it.
Man, Doomsday is really wrecking the League, huh? He did the same thing in the original comic story, too. And that League roster at the time (Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice, Maxima, Bloodwynd) did have a couple powerhouses at the time.
"Don't hold back." Yeah, that'll end well.
I have to admit, Doomsday looks good.
You'd think Superman would look a bit more...banged up.
Yeah, I'm not sure why they're redoing this. I have seen Superman: Doomsday, and this does look like it'll try to be closer to the original comics, which is fine. Personally, I'd prefer them seeing the League have some more original adventures here. I hope it's good, though.