Classic Action: Dan Jurgens Returns to Superman in Action Comics

Dan Jurgens has a bit of history with Superman.

Yes, the legendary writer and artist has made many important contributions to the world of comic books throughout his career, but it’s his work on the seminal “Death of Superman” storyline that has proven to be the most influential and widely read. As one of the writers and artists behind that legacy-defining storyline and the author and penciller of its final issue, Jurgens’ work on the character can be felt in nearly every Superman story we’ve seen since.

Mike Carlin on returning to an iconic Death of Superman image

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Do the above two images look similar? The first is the iconic spread by Jon Bogdanove and Dennis Janke from the classic Death of Superman storyline, the second is by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway for next week's DCU Legacies #8. A few words from the book's editor, Mike Carlin, who also edited the original Death of Superman story:

Sterling Gates on SUPERMAN #700

superman75 I just remember how much it hurt. Superman was dead. I remember my dad explaining to me that these things happen, and nothing we say or do can stop them. I remember telling a kid in my Scout troop the news and watching tears well in his eyes. I remember wearing a black armband with a red s-shield on it to school. I remember being sad.
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