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"Reign of the Supermen!" was a multi-part storyline published in alternating Superman titles from June-October of 1993. The story followed events that first took place during the "Death of Superman" storyline, as well as the follow-up story-arc "Funeral for a Friend".

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Reign of the Supermen

Official Name
Reign of the Supermen!
Event Aliases
The Return of Superman

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"Reign of the Supermen!" was a multi-part storyline published in alternating Superman titles from June-October of 1993. The story followed events that first took place during the "Death of Superman" storyline, as well as the follow-up story-arc "Funeral for a Friend".




History

"Reign of the Supermen!" was a multi-part storyline published in alternating Superman titles from June-October of 1993. The story followed events that first took place during the "Death of Superman" storyline, as well as the follow-up story-arc "Funeral for a Friend".

The storyline is significant for not only resurrecting the DCU's most infamous super-hero, but also because it chronicled the destruction of Coast City at the hands of Mongul and the Cyborg Superman. While this event is only tangentially tied to the Superman mythos, its reverberations had lasting effects which culiminated in the three part Green Lantern story-arc "Emerald Twilight".

In addition, "Reign of the Supermen!" introduced two long-standing super-hero characters, John Henry Irons, who would adapt the code-name Steel, and a new Superboy, who was in fact a partial clone of both Superman and Lex Luthor. Both of these characters would go on to star in their own ongoing titles.

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Trivia

  • 52 Week Thirty-Five featured a story titled "Rain of the Supermen". The title was a literal description of the events that transpired in that issue as dozens of neophyte super-heroes from Lex Luthor's Everyman Project fell from the sky to their deaths after their powers disappeared. The events from that issue have nothing to do with the original "Reign of the Supermen!" storyline however.

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The Death and Return of Superman
The events from this issue or series are related to The Death and Return of Superman, a retroactively named trilogy in which Superman is killed by the monster Doomsday, and then later brought back to life. Meanwhile, four superheroes debut in Metropolis to take his place, The Eradicator, Steel, Cyborg Superman, and Superboy.
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This event or storyline is specifically related to Superman, or to members of the Superman Family. This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the Superman Storylines category.

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