The Death of Superman (2018) Movie Review (The best Superman Movie in the last 8 years)

In 2007, the DC Animated Universe attempted to adapt one of Superman’s greatest comic book stories in Superman: Doomsday. While good it still felt like it was lacking.

In 2016, director Gawd Snyder decided to take a stab at it with BvS. We all know how that went.

Well I’m here to tell you about the DCaU’s second attempt at the story, and how they got it right.

Death of Superman Trailer

LETS GET THE MAJOR SPOILER OUT OF THE WAY…… Yes Superman does die in the movie. I mean it’s the name of the damn movie. (Sorry not Sorry)

Unlike Superman: Doomsday, this movie is set in the DCaU Continuity that started with Justice League: War, so this Superman is still young, and trying to find his way, all while still being a symbol of hope, (See Gawd Snyder you can still do both).

This Superman/Clark has built relationships, with the league, with the community, and in his private life (Jimmy Olsen/Lois Lane). The citizens of Metropolis (Bibbo/Hank Henshaw/John Henry Irons), and the world all admire and respect him, so that when the time comes he fully EARNED his Heroes DEATH. If you read the comic you’ll see all these elements, and come to also understand that this movie isn’t at all about his death but how he lived, how he inspired people. All this is setup in the first half of the movie.

The second half is where the action really kicks in, a meteor containing an imprisoned Doomsday crashes in the ocean, and from that moment on its a bloodbath, yes this is an animated feature but it pulls no punches. If you read the comic you’ll appreciate this movie for the way it handles the violence.

The Justice Leagues attempt to subdue the monster were ineffective, every hero tries and fails, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern (Hal not Guy. I really wish it was GUY), Hawkman, even warrior Princess Wonder Woman (hers was extremely painful to watch).

When Superman finally enters the ring, the fight does not disappoint, there’s heavy destruction, but there’s also Superman who while fighting is still caring about the lives of everyone else (take that Man of Steel). The end of this movie is somewhat emotional, and as I said earlier, you can tell his death was earned, again when you see how the world reacts. It’s one thing to show the world reacting, it’s another to actually feel them react.

This movie does its best to cram all the characters, and give them a purpose, but I do have an issue with some of the characters and their purpose, particularly with Lex Luthor, I feel his character wasn’t up to par, with the story. On the other side, I absolutely adored the Kent’s, Ma and Pa Kent were a wonderful addition to the story.

This Movie told the complete story of “The death of Superman” unlike Superman: Doomsday, and told an amazing Superman story unlike Man of Steel, and BvS combined (Sorry Gawd Snyder fans).

This movie works even at the end with all 3 of its Mid-Credit scenes, they were amazing.

I give this Movie an ‘A’ and highly recommend it to Superman fans, and also anyone who wants to see BvS done right.

This movie is important because I feel like it lays the ground work for the future of DCaU, I mean the original Superman is back in the comics trunks and all, we might as well get the classic Superman back in the DCaU. Maybe he’ll return as that.

This is one of the better DCaU movies, and again one of the best Superman movies in the last 8 years.

MoeCrosby wrote this!

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This Week In Comics BHM Edition Ft Hannibal Tabu #ProjectWildFire

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is Hannibal Tabu

Hannibal is a Writer, Poet, a designer, and so much more.

Hannibal has written, for Stranger comics, and The Operative Network.. You can find More about him at

http://hannibaltabu.com/ht-bio.html

He is Currently working on

 

IRRATIONAL NUMBERS
http://hannibaltabu.com/ht-wundermancomics-irrational.html

SCOUNDREL
http://hannibaltabu.com/ht-wundermancomics-scoundrel.html

PROJECT WILDFIRE: STREET JUSTICE
http://operative.net/projectwildfire-streetjustice.html

AND HE Just finished: MENTHU: THE ANGER OF ANGELS
http://operative.net/menthu-the-anger-of-angels.html

He Is online at:

Instagram: @HannibalTabu

Twitter: @HannibalTabu

 

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This Week In Comics [BHM Edition] Ft Raymond Sanders #Fierce

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is RAYMOND SANDERS

Raymond Just isn’t a Comic creator, but owns a publishing line that Puts out comics such as: Avengance, Swag Patrol, Shay Diamond, and his very own comic FIERCE.

Fierce is a comic about Aaron teenager with powers who at first didn’t want to be a Superhero, but later on through the persuasion of an older hero decides it’s time to use his powers for good.

His Website is

http://fantasyartcomics.blogspot.com/

He is also online:

Instagram: @fantasyartstudios
twitter: @fantasyartcomic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartcomics

 

 

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This Week In Comics [BHM Edition] Ft Marcus Newsome #LightningStrike

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is MARCUS NEWSOME

Marcus is a young creator, and is the Creator of Lightning Strike Comic.

Lightning Strike chronicles the story of 17-year-old Marcus Newsome from Compton, California, a city known for its crime and home to some of the most notorious gangs in the country. Never one to succumb to the pressures of his environment but simultaneously feeling trapped within them, Marcus knows that his city is in drastic need of change. But what can he, a mere kid, possibly do to stem the tide of evil he sees everyday? Then, lightning strikes…

His art is expressive and the story is Personal. We are very Excited to have him on.

His Website is

Lightningstrikex.com

He is also online:

INSTAGRAM: @lscomic39
Twitter: @lscomic39
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lightningstrikex/

 

 

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This Week In Comics BHM Edition Ft Alan Clark #Babylon

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is ALAN CLARK

Alan is a very Accomplished, as the Creator of the comic line Phantom Electrik where he created Babylon which he calls Sailor Moon on Acid. and The Secret Adventures of Cosmic Death Monkey.

We are Excited to have him on.

His Website is

Phantomelectrik.com

He is also online:

@alan_t_clark on INSTAGRAM..

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This Week In Comics #BlackHistoryMonth Edition Ft Robert Roach #Menthu #TheRoach

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is ROBERT ROACH

Robert is a very Accomplished, as the Creator of a series called Menthu inspired by Egyptian Mythology, and also The ROACH..

We are Excited to have him on.

 

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Robert is online and you can find him here:

Personal website: http://hometownprods.com/art/
deviantArt site: http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/?q=RobertRoach
FaceBook business page: https://www.facebook.com/Hometown-ProductionsBlack-Inc-Imp…/
The Operative Network site: http://operative.net/
The Operative Network newsletter: http://bit.ly/getthebriefing
Twitter: @GokiburiArtist
Instagram: @GokiburiArtist

 

Also, here are some of his Accomplishments;

REVIEWS & AWARDS (comics)
• Mike Hamersky, a highly respected comics blogger/reviewer, called The Roach (“noir on steroids”) the best mini-series of 2009 throughout the entire comic book industry: http://www.facebook.com/michael.d.hamersky/posts/455608107792628
• A link to the Wikipedia designation of his Glyph Award for The Roach: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyph_Comics_Awards…
• An archived review of The Roach (only the first 3 issues had been published) by Tony Isabella (co-creator of Black Lightning): http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/tony/back20060918.shtml
• A Menthu review (the original issues 01 – 04 arc) by Mike Hamersky: http://makeitsomarketing.tripod.com/popularcult…/index.blog…
• James Mishler of Comic Buyer’s Guide’s review of Menthu’s origin arc: http://www.atomicavenue.com/atomic/titledetail.aspx…

This Week In Comics [Black History Month Edition] Ft Rubyn Warren #SwagPatrol

To Celebrate Black History Month here on Earth2, we have decided to highlight and promote some African American Comic Book Creators..

Our 1st Creator is Rubyn Warren II

Rubyn is the talented creator that brings us #SwagPatrol.

It’s a story of 3 African American teenagers, 2 siblings and their cousin, who become superheroes with the help of their science teacher after a lab accident.

Aside from being a talented comic book creator Rubyn is also a stand up comedian who has appeared on FOX and TruTv.

Swag Patrol Issue #0: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByS14IvcbKl3dHhpWGRTZzNSZzg/view

peepgamecomix.com for more Swag Patrol stuff

Swag Patrol on Facebook: Facebook.com/swagpatrolcomic

Rubyn Warren on instagram: @rubyncomedy

 

 

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