With DC set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Death of Superman” with an 80-page one-shot anthology titled “The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1” in November, we now get a first look at a new supervillain somehow connected to Doomsday called Doombreaker.
DC unveiled a varient cover by artist Rafael Sarmento, which shows just how huge Doombreaker is. The creature, who has similar features to Doomsday, will be the focus of a story titled “The Life of Superman” by Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Brad Anderson and John Workman. The synopsis for the story reads, “A young Jon Kent finds out in school that his dad had died years earlier, as his parents never told him about that fateful day. In the midst of dealing with this emotional news, Jon and Clark need to team up to fight a new villain connected to Doomsday called Doombreaker.”
On his Instagram account Rafael Sarmento explained, “I was a kid when I started reading superhero comics, and I’ll never forget the impact in my young heart when I first got my hands into that black cover with the bleeding “S”. I was there when the Death of Superman shook the world, and those comics inspired me to become an artist, so it’s hard to describe how happy, humbled and proud I am for being a part of the 30th Anniversary event!”
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
30 years ago, the unthinkable happened. The Man of Steel died. After sacrificing himself to stop the unstoppable global threat, Doomsday, Metropolis and the rest of the DC Universe mourned the loss of their greatest hero. To mark this monumental moment in comics, DC has reunited the complete creative team behind the original event for four brand-new stories. Led by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, the special kicks off with a new Superman story and villain… DOOMBREAKER! Followed by a series of short stories revisiting some of Superman’s greatest allies and exclusive pinups done by some of comics’ greatest artistic talent including LEE WEEKS, GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, and WALTER SIMONSON.
Written by DAN JURGENS, ROGER STERN, LOUISE SIMONSON, and JERRY ORDWAY
Art by DAN JURGENS, BRETT BREEDING, BUTCH GUICE, JON BOGDANOVE, TOM GRUMMETT, and more!
Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
Open Order Variant Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Jon Kent Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Funeral for a Friend Variant Cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
Doomsday Die-Cut Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 Doomsday Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:50 Variant Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:00 Foil Variant Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
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