The Death of Superman
Geographical Information
Location Gotham City
Personnel Bruce Wayne
Lois Lane
Casualties Kal-El
Result Death of Kal-El; faith restored in Bruce Wayne; Lex Luthor tells the universe of Superman's death
Other information
First Appeared Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"The world changed when Superman flew across the sky. Then it changed again when he didn't."
Amanda Waller on Superman's legacy

The Death of Superman was a major turning point in the history of the planet Earth, with the universe made aware and the threat of Steppenwolf due to invade the planet after his invitation by Alexander Luthor, Jr.. This event occurred on November 13, 2015.

History[edit | edit source]

After Alexander Luthor, Jr. created Doomsday from the deceased body of Dru-Zod, the unstoppable monster was confronted by Superman in a battle and was shortly joined afterwards by Batman and later Diana.

The battle ranged from Metropolis to Gotham City via a short lived battle on Stryker's Island. As Lois Lane tried to retrieve the Kryptonite Spear from down a flooded staircase, Superman saved her and then proceeded to use the Spear himself. He flew directly at Doomsday and impaled the creature in the chest. Doomsday returned the favor with his Bone spike that replaced a hand chopped off by Diana, and the two Kryptonians died from their wounds.

Batman was first to Superman's body and proceeded to wrap it in his cape and lowered it down to Diana, who lay Superman on the floor as Lois Lane approached and held Superman's body in her arms.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Lex Luthor made contact with Steppenwolf in the Scout Ship who he told of Superman's demise. Steppenwolf then told Lex of his plan to find 3 Mother Boxes before Metropolis Police Department S.W.A.T. officers arrived and interrupted the communion and arrested Lex.

The whole world mourned Superman's heroic sacrifice. His body was taken back to Smallville in secret where he would be buried as Clark Kent in a private ceremony. Meanwhile in Metropolis, the whole city virtually shut down and a huge funeral procession was held in Heroes Park where the old Superman Statue was replaced with a Superman Memorial and an empty black casket buried beneath a huge Superman emblem.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Man of Steel Battle of Krypton | Destruction of Krypton | Battle of Smallville | Black Zero Event | Battle of Metropolis
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Assassination of Thomas and Martha Wayne | Massacre in Nairomi | Bruce Wayne's Nightmare | Chase of Anatoli Knyazev | Bombing of the United States Capitol | Duel of Gotham City | Rescue of Martha Kent | Battle Against Doomsday | The Death of Superman
Suicide Squad Capture of Deadshot | Chase of Joker and Harley Quinn | Capture of Captain Boomerang | Capture of El Diablo | Battle of Midway City | Rescue of Harley Quinn
Wonder Woman Creation of Man and the Amazons | War of Olympus | World War I | Assault on Themyscira | Armistice Day | Battle of No Man's Land | Battle of Veld | Massacre of Veld | Assassination of Erich Ludendorff | Battle at the Gas Base
Justice League Attack on the Gotham Bank Rooftop | Rescue at the Old Baily Courthouse | Attack on Themyscira | Invasion of Earth | Attack on the Atlantean Vault | Skirmish under Gotham Harbor | The Resurrection of Superman | Battle of Pozharnov
Aquaman Attack on the Curry Lighthouse | Attack on the Nuclear Submarine | Attack on the Council of Kings | Attack on the Surface World | Capture of Arthur Curry | Duel in the Ring of Fire | Battle of Sicily | Battle of the Brine Kingdom | Battle of the Trench | Incoronation of Arthur Curry
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