Celebrate Superman’s 80th Anniversary with “DC Universe Online”

Sony Entertainment has announced that an upcoming major content release for the “DC Universe Online” massive multiplayer online game will retell the legendary story of Superman’s death in a months-long celebration of his 80th anniversary.


80 years ago, in May of 1938, Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1. The world of comics would never be the same, and all of today’s massive cast of heroes and villains owe their inspiration at least in part to the Man of Steel.

Over the years, there have been tremendous Superman storylines, but perhaps none stand out so clearly in our minds as his battle and death at the hands of Doomsday. For our part, DCUO will celebrate Superman’s 80th anniversary with content: our retelling of the death of Superman.
Beginning in April, a series of content and player gifts will tell that story – in our world – and with our heroes and villains playing their parts. This isn’t an episode or an event or a seasonal. This is a celebration, and we invite everyone to come along for the ride.

“DOOMSDAY is coming. A Doomsday like you have never seen. Like the Justice League has never seen. This monster is an unstoppable force. It may be that not even Superman can stop him this time. Can you?” writes SJ Mueller, DC Universe Online Creative Director.


  • This celebration will be a series of new, free content additions, available to all players.
  • The content will retell our version of the classic DEATH OF SUPERMAN storyline, in the world of DCUO.
  • New and returning Superman-family characters will appear, including Superman, Lois Lane, Doomsday, and more.
  • The celebration will launch new player rewards, including new gear, styles, base items, and feats.

SUPERMAN’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will launch free for all players beginning this April on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Superman’s 80th anniversary celebration will begin this April.

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February 5, 2018 1:56 pm

Seeing that the photo is from the death of Superman story, I’ve been thinking about how there will be another animated take on this story that’s more true to the comics. At first I wasn’t to thrilled about the news, but then I thought well if they’re doing the death of superman again, at least it will be a true adaptation to the comic book. That version I think would be interesting to see. I just hope that after this version of this story, there won’t be any more versions of the death of superman. Speaking of the death of… Read more »

February 6, 2018 12:31 am

If they say “free content for all players” and it ends being an April’s fools joke, I don’t know what I’ll do. But I’m sure this game will be out of my computer forever.
I turned mad when there was nothing for Superman’s 75th birthday but all the other characters got their anniversaries events.