DC animation’s The Death of Superman has been released digitally. We give our review of this adaptation of an epic storyline on today’s show.

Non-Spoiler Thoughts

  • Directed by Jake Castorena, Sam Liu
  • Written by Peter J. Tomasi
  • History with The Death of Superman
  • Action
  • Humor
  • Lex’s voice
  • Heart
  • Story
  • Universe

Spoiler Review:

  • New, extended intro – similar to live-action films
  • Superman characters – Maggie Sawyer, Dan Turpin, Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant, John Henry Irons, Bibbo/Ace o’ Clubs, Dabney Donovan of Cadmus, Intergang, Perry White
  • Justice League/DC Universe characters – Flash, Cyborg, Silas Stone, Dr. Klyburn, Wonder Woman vs. Cheetah, Aquaman and Mera, Batman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman,
  • Continuity to DCAMU – Darkseid/Apokolips, JL, John Henry Irons (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), Supes/WW
  • In jokes – Steve Lombard, Lex Luthor’s hair, Lori Lemaris
  • Plot
  • Awesome entrance – Superman stops Bruno Mannheim (rips his suit his off), calls Flash to clean up (am I too old join the Titans?)
  • Lois and Clark are together, but she doesn’t know that he’s Superman
  • Lex is under house arrest, he’s trying save the world from Superman
  • Undersea looking for Doomsday (he kills a bunch of Atlanteans, shark swims away)
  • Justice League meeting (“Wonder Woman merchandise sold well this year,  Batman has a parent teacher conference, Flash is getting married)
  • Lois & Clark dinner with Ma and Pa Kent
  • Clark tells Lois he’s Superman; “I’m just a guy from a small town trying to do the right thing.”
  • Justice League fighting Doomsday, Wonder Woman’s fight sequence (“Where is that monstrosity”)
  • Superman gets involved; Doomsday isn’t fully revealed until Supes appears
  • Lex shows up in his Warsuit, almost gets killed but Superman save him
  • Lois goes to sacrifice herself, Superman kills Doomsday, but gets killed in the process
  • Funeral for a Friend – Wayne Manor, Lex, Superman statue, Lois and the Kents
  • Bibbo says Hail Mary, “Why would you let Superman die, when a washed up ol’ roughneck like me goes on living. It ain’t right, God. It just ain’t right.”
  • The Kryptonian ship escapes and resurrects abducts Superman’s body
  • Set up for Reign of the Supermen – where did Doomsday come from?, other characters, post-credits scene teases

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