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Written by various; Art by various In the ultimate battle, Superman sacrificed his own life in order to defeat the rampaging alien, Doomsday. But now that the planet is saved, the world must deal with the loss of their greatest hero. Superman's closest allies, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Green Lantern gather as they try to come to terms with the death ofWritten by various; Art by various In the ultimate battle, Superman sacrificed his own life in order to defeat the rampaging alien, Doomsday. But now that the planet is saved, the world must deal with the loss of their greatest hero. Superman's closest allies, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Green Lantern gather as they try to come to terms with the death of their friend. And as Clark Kent's fiancee, Lois Lane, tries to cope with the loss of the man she loved, she discovers that Project Cadmus has stolen Superman's body and it is now up to her and Lex Luthor's girlfriend, Supergirl to stop them from cloning the Man of Steel. Superman 240pg. Color Softcover $19.99 US ISBN 1563891182...

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World Without a Superman Reviews

  • Alejandro
    2019-06-01 06:52

    How hard is living in a world when you have lost someoneTHE EMPTINESS OF LOSING SOMEONEEverybody has lost someone at some point in their lives. And when that someone was really close to their hearts, the void left behind in this realm is a heavy burden to carry on. And even worse if it happened when you thought that it would be just another day.Superman is dead. The Earth's Greatest Hero fell while defending Metropolis and its people from the raging stampede provoked by the monster known as Doomsday. He was a hero to most of the people of the planet, but for a secret circle, even unaware ones from others, Superman was a friend, a best friend, a former boyfriend, an ally, a fiancée, and even a son.This group, in the most of cases, to protect the real identity of Superman and his close ones still alive, they must mourn in secret, they must hide their tears and sadness, since they can't reveal that they lost someone too close to their hearts than the rest of humankind.And even some embittered human soul must to hide a lot of emotions, since he lost an enemy, an opponent, a challenge, the only worthy to call him an equal. Even for him, the world is now emptier than yesterday.WHAT PEOPLE TAKE FOR GRANTEDIt's easy not giving much thought about Superman when you think that he will be out there always. However, now the people is starting to realize how is living in a world without Superman. A world where when something really bad, really awful, really tragic, would happen and there won't a Superman to stop it, to save the day, to guarantee a sense of safety. People is starting to understand how lucky they were when a small spacecraft landed on that planet and a baby was raised with moral values to understand that he should use his powers to protect those who can't defend themselves. Who will stop the next time that something like Doomsday would appear? Who will not hesitant to stand in the harm's way and sacrifice everything, even his own very life to defend others, facing a menace that no other would be able to fight?WAS IT ALREADY HIS TIME?In a part of this story arc, there is an odd experience that you can interpret as you prefer. Was it true? Was it the allucination of an old man during a difficult operation? But in any case, certainly it shows that some crutial moment that some people may believe and other don't, but it offers the decision of trascending to another realm, to rest, or getting back if you really think that it's still not your time and there are still a lot of things remain to do.

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    2019-06-02 00:42

    Following the events in The Death of Superman, Dan Jurgens brings us an excellent volume filled with stories that reflects on a world without a Superman.This is an essential volume that collects a bunch of issues that show readers how much impact the loss of Superman can have on humanity. From individuals who have lost their source of hope to grave robbers who have evil intentions. I honestly enjoyed how every issue explored different angles on this event, and even focused on Lois Lane's immense loss and her attempt to cope with it. There's a lot that happens, and sometimes they seem like completely random events with completely random characters, but at the heart of everything, it is what Superman represents to all of them that makes it so interesting.This is definitely a nice volume to check out after The Death of Superman and before The Return of Superman. Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog:

  • John Yelverton
    2019-06-23 02:25

    As much as I disliked the subject matter, this is one of the greatest Superman books ever written.

  • Kurt
    2019-06-06 01:34

    This comic collection is far better than I expected. Essentially, it's nine issues that were written to try to let Superman's body cool down a little before DC started the story of bringing him back. I picked up this book with a fair amount of frustration that DC would decide to kill off their most iconic character and then not even have the decency to let him stay dead, so I planned to loathe this set of throwaway stories, but they actually turned out to be.. well, not quite all the way to "good," but not the "awful" that I expected. The various creative teams look at Superman's impact on many people's lives, from his former teammates who try to keep up a Christmas tradition in his name (and tie up a loose end of what happened to the family who lost a house to Doomsday's rampage) to a vigilante named Gangbuster (seriously?) who is inspired to come out of retirement. There are some shadowy machinations with Cadmus and Lex Luthor, and I think you have to be a more experienced DC Comics reader to care what's going on, but the broad goals are simple to grasp. There are also some surprisingly good pictures of grief, from Jimmy Olsen losing interest in playing a goofy character on TV to Lois and the Kents caring for each other. And while the narrative goal of the last issue is grating (it's the one that clarifies that Superman is definitely returning), it's well crafted by the standards of its time, and the art is shockingly good, with a faded color palette to present a purgatory-like afterworld. Certainly, this book is only worth reading as the bridge between Superman's death and return, but I am surprised to conclude that it's an enjoyable read, all things considered.

  • The_Mad_Swede
    2019-06-20 23:42

    Collecting The Adventures of Superman #498–500, Action Comics #685–686, Superman: The Man of Steel #20–21 and Superman #76–77 as well as stories 1 and 4 from Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1, this volume picks up where The Death of Superman left off.Now, in my review of that preceding volume, I expressed a certain disappointment about the content – in particular the fact that the whole thing is just a long drawn-out fight without any proper narrative depth to it. World Without a Superman, while naturally not featuring the demised hero, is nothing like its predecessor in that sense. Here we have a story, or perhaps a set of stories, really, dealing with the loss on several layers. The spotlight shifts between different characters and even includes the social fabric of the city of Metropolis itself. All done very nicely, I have to say.All of this is not to say that there is no action in the volume, because there is. Superman's demise naturally leaves a vacuum and there are people who would take advantage of that. Not to mention that there is the question of Superman's body and what to do with it.All in all, a much more enjoyable read than The Death of Superman and I have already started reading the concluding volume, The Return of Superman (surprised?), in this "trilogy" of a sorts.

  • Jake
    2019-06-01 02:54

    It was interesting to see how the people of the world (mostly Metropolis) would adjust to Superman not being around anymore. But it got really repetitive really fast. Most of the book was somebody saying something along the lines of "Geez, it sure sucks that Superman's gone now. And Clark Kent is missing, too. Miss Lane must be devastated." That gets a little old. And then there are parts that seem unnecessary, like the scene with the Prankster in prison. That didn't do anything for the story at all. But this book is only the second in a trilogy, so maybe those parts that seemed unnecessary will play out more in the next book.But like I said, this book was interesting. The parts with Jonathan and Martha were sad and I like that in comics. And even the parts with Batman were a touching. But there was hardly any action at all (I guess that was to be expected). So yeah, three stars.

  • J.C.
    2019-06-04 04:40

    Purchased this when I was a kid. I meant to get the others but only ended up getting this one. Anyway, this story is well done, i think, and shows the kind of vacuum that occurs once a mighty legend has been taken down. my favorite moment is with Lex Luther, who, after finding out Superman is dead, crashes a chair on Doomsday (the dude responsible for beating Superman) and yelling "he was MINE!".

  • Dony Grayman
    2019-06-24 03:28

    Edición mexicana con la saga posterior a la muerte de Superman.

  • Shegirdi
    2019-06-07 06:51

    რიჟა ლუთორი მაგარიკაცია :DD მთლიან ჯამში გაასწორა რა

  • Srikumar Krishna Iyer
    2019-06-03 06:35

    Nice compilation. Loved the art as well as the plot.

  • Alberto Carlos
    2019-06-25 22:27

    Un tomo de lloros pero con un par de momentos que son hasta emotivos con los respectivos duelos de Lois y Pa y Ma

  • Matt Sautman
    2019-06-11 22:48

    Dan Jurgens's sequel to Death of Superman meditates upon what happens to the DC Universe when one of its most iconic heroes is no longer alive to save the day. Deeply embedded within aspects of the 4th World, it was refreshing to encounter characters like the Guardian and the NewsBoy Legion outside of Jack Kirby's comics, and Jurgens's investigation into how the media would react to such a situation is intriguing, but overall I find that the final impression this volume leaves on me is not as inspired as some of the graphic novels I have read before. There are some intelligent bits, and it is fun, yet there is an absence missing that prevents me from rating it as highly as I might of otherwise. I think part of this absence stems from how this story arc turned into a publicity stunt to sell more comics, with Superman returning later on within the run, but it also stems from the fact that some of the complexities within the graphic novel seem odd. By odd, I don't mean Court of Owls odd or the New 52 Joker odd, but something overtly complex that would never pass the Occam's Razor test. I won't say what these exact complexities are, only that while the comic is entertaining, it hinders some of the believability. At least the comic remains somewhat fun, despite what might otherwise be rather dark subject matter.

  • Peter
    2019-06-25 23:27

    Actively painful and embarrassing to read. This is why comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s sucked. What's scary is that this lame piece of garbage was written in 1993. Was I ever juvenile enough not to cringe at page after page of "plain, everyday Americans" proclaiming (in what I can only imagine is the authors' idea of workingman's patois) that "Sooperman was a real Amurrikin"? Lame, boring, bad. Reminded me of a bad Latin American soap opera. I'd call it "World Without An Excuse". Feel free to translate that into Spanish.It also features a lame representation of (President) Bill and Hillary Clinton. I can't remember a time that that sort of thing has ever worked.Avoid.

  • Abby
    2019-06-12 01:43

    Immediately following The Death of Superman, World Without a Superman illustrates how the D.C. universe reacts to Superman's death. There is some excellent storytelling within these pages, and some excellent emotional resonance. Many of the chapters ended with poignant and memorable moments of grief for the loss of one of the greatest heroes ever written. Many readers have complained that it is corny and contrived, but I can forgive these faults. For me, it was good enough to make me care enough to cry, and I've got to love a book that makes me care.

  • Anthony Lawrie
    2019-05-31 00:32

    So what is the world without Superman like? Well It's rubbish really, as is the comic. It's just a bunch of comic characters crying and says stupid things like 'I can't believe he's gone', 'What will happen to his body' and 'I never got to say goodbye, he was more my friend than he was yours' etc. It's absolute drivel. An awful money making scam which is quite wrongly regarded as one of the greatest comics of all time. He came back 3 months later and all that was different was his haircut. It should have been called the Death of Superman's 80s haircut, as that's all there was to it really!

  • Silas
    2019-06-01 05:30

    If anything, this was more interesting than the Death of Superman. It is far less action-packed, but a lot more nuanced. There are some pretty well-written episodes of grief from people who knew Superman well, and some heartening moments of people learning from his example. There is also a mystery story woven in, and I can see how this led up to the Reign of the Supermen storyline, though I can't recall all of the details of that any longer. These books showed a variety of reactions to Superman's death, with a lot more depth than I had expected for a comicoff its age.

  • Lissa
    2019-06-24 06:32

    Although this arc is definitely dated, it's still an okay read. My main problem with this trade is that there are so many secondary characters here who play a role, and yet I have no idea who in the heck they are. While some are obvious (Supergirl, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, the Kents, etc), I have never heard of most of these people or why they matter. It seems like every second-string character in the DC Universe is making an appearance in this arc.

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-06 23:42

    I loved The Death of Superman and The Return of Superman and thought this was a good in-between book. It's not as good as the other two but I did enjoy reading about the reactions of friends, family and enemies after the death of Superman.

  • Bob
    2019-06-05 00:46

    This is the most disappointing "best-selling" graphic novel series I've ever read! Where do I start? Okay...what happened to Doomsday...and for that matter...who the hell is (was) Doomsday? Who are these Newsboys and why are they even included being such awful, mood-breaking characters? Why didn't crime skyrocket when Superman left? I'm guessing they didn't really need him that badly after all.Ugh...I'm so angry at the wasted opportunity here...

  • Stephanie
    2019-06-22 00:45

    This picked up where Death of Superman left off, and had quite a bit more going on plot-wise. Being the middle of the story, I'm naturally left with lots of questions. Mainly involving the relationship between Scottish ape-man Lex Luther and Supergirl. Will look to Return of Superman to finish the story arc, then maybe I'll read some Batman.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-02 22:42

    less Epic due to the gay ending. And in both of these(death and world without)Supergirl is super ANNOYING. She's such a doormat. And Lex looks funny all red-haired and mountain man-y. I'm not sure what look they were going for or why he would look like that and say "love" at the end of every other sentence.

  • Jake
    2019-06-21 00:25

    There's a lot of cheese in this, with characters narrating their own actions aloud, but it was another era, and it's actually kind of fun. The whole thing is very '90s, but, man, it is honest and genuine. That's a weird critique, but with comic books, there's often a point to prove yourself, and this one's main focus was a loyal dedication to the character of Superman.

  • Christopher Dodds
    2019-06-19 01:40

    It wasn't as good as the Death of Superman, but what was good about it was that how what happened to the Man of Steel in it affected his friends and loved ones. But what I like about this the most was the character Jonathan Kent who kept reminiscing about him as a child and Lois Lane having to deal with her loss.

  • Tyler
    2019-06-09 04:27

    This is a nice follow up to the epic Death of Superman. There's a really trippy sequence with Jonathan, which does a good job of looking at his relationship with Clark. However, there's quite a lot going on in this volume, causing it to be more than a little chaotic and jarring at times. The end is totally worth it though.

  • Gohomelefty
    2019-06-20 05:54

    Long, lame, drawn-out spin-off exploiting the death of our beloved superhero. Blasphemy!

  • Trey Malone
    2019-06-03 01:40

    Good, but not great. It has so much potential, and delivered on only some of it. I found the way they explored the anguish experienced by the Kents, Lois, Jimmy, Lex, etc., to be really engaging, and wish they would have dove deeper into that angle. Instead, portions of the story line devolved into the cliche sci-fi stuff DC was pumping out at the time.

  • Bob Foster
    2019-06-17 00:30

    Mainly centered around Project Cadmus' attempts to dissect Superman's body. There is an additional sideplot where the surviving Justice Leaguers attempt to cover Superman's boyscout errands, like watering the Sahara and reuniting estranged families. Plus we get to see Lex Luthor kill a woman for no particular good reason. Primarily a placeholder until Return of Superman.

  • Heather Fryling
    2019-06-13 00:25

    In which Jonathan Clark brings Superman back from the spirit world through sheer old man stubbornness.The Superman funeral stuff was a bit boring, but the stubborn old farmer in the afterlife sequence is well worth the price of admission.

  • Feather Mista
    2019-06-21 01:36

    Me gustó bastante menos que La Muerte de Superman pero como todavía venía con envión, me entretuvo bastante. Supongo que si en algún momento lo releo le sabré criticar varias cosas que en su momento no vi o no me gustaron. Por ahora me quedo con el recuerdo que es bastante grato.

  • Jono
    2019-06-05 00:38

    Really good, carries on the story from 'The Death Of Superman' well and gives the reader an insight into life without the man of steel. Great artwork and, although it does get a little weird near the end, well worth a read.