Superman Is Dead. And Not Even Superman Can Bring Him Back In Superman Rebirth #1

Posted by June 1, 2016 Comment

Batman Rebirth #1 has a scene in which Calendar Man gives birth to himself. Superman Rebirth #1 is all about asking the question of whether the dead, departed Superman of the New 52 Earth can be brought back from the dead, asked by the Superman of the Pre-52 world. After all, he came back from the dead after being killed by Doomsday, after all.

I am noticing a theme.

We were previously told that the New 52 Superman died at the hands of Doomsday. In Action Comics, Lois and Jimmy met at the memorial to his death.

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And yes, nicely appropriate last line there. And we also knew how he died…

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Although that call got rather complicated (and never adequately resolved) by the subsequent Doomed storyline.

And in this issue, as the Pre-52 Superman explains his death and resurrection, Lana Lang reacts as if this never happened to the New 52 Superman. That he never died before.

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But today? The Pre-52 Superman expects the whole thing to happen again. For the New 52 Superman to be reborn.

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It’s not the worst assumption to make. Except we now find a new difference between the New 52 and the Pre-52 world.

IMG_3105 The Regeneration Matrix!IMG_3106 They don’t have one! So Superman (the other one) has to stay dead!

Did Dr Manhattan nick it when no one was looking?

Superman Rebirth #1 by Pete Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Doug Mahnke, is published today from DC Comics

 

(Last Updated June 1, 2016 6:04 am )

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