1992 SkyBox : Doomsday: The Death of Superman

"Where Were You When Superman Died?"

In the fall of 1992, SkyBox International released Doomsday: The Death of Superman Trading Cards. SkyBox produced 8,000 individually-numbered cases. There are 10 boxes per case.
1993 SkyBox - Doomsday - 90 - Rest in Peace
Each box contains 36 foil packs of 8 cards. A complete set is comprised of 90 base cards, 3 insert sets, and a checklist. The base cards depict the fight against Doomsday with artwork reproduced from the "Death of Superman" and "Funeral for a Friend" comic book storylines. The text for the card series was written by Roger Stern.
1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman Advertisement
"A Memorial Tribute" subset consists of four randomly inserted Spectra Foil cards. The etched cards feature exclusive artworks from the Superman creative team.
1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman S1 - A Memorial Tribute1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman S3 - A Memorial Tribute1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman S4 - A Memorial Tribute
Two randomly inserted foil-stamped puzzle cards combine to form a bleeding Superman emblem.
1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman F2 - Bleeding Emblem Puzzle - Left1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman F1 - Bleeding Emblem Puzzle - Right
The "Funeral for a Friend" inserts reprint cover art from the 9-part story arc that followed Superman's demise. The card backs form an image of the funeral procession by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding. The image is similar to posters that were included with poly-bagged editions of Superman #75.

Batman, Robin, and Crimson Fox have been edited out of the funeral cards and procession. Batman is replaced by Shazam and Robin has been swapped for Changeling. Supergirl (Matrix) was added to card C5. During this time, Topps controlled card licensing for the Tim Burton Batman films. Batman would not appear in a DC Universe trading card set until early 1994.

1993 SkyBox - Doomsday - Funeral for a Friend - C2

Three different prototype promo cards were issued through various channels. Some prototype cards were hand-numbered and signed by individual members of the Superman creative team. Red frame prototype cards are #0. Yellow frame prototypes #00 were inserted into poly-bagged editions of Superman #75. The Superman tombstone digital art was rendered by Eric Kachelhofer.
Doomsday The Death of Superman #0 autographed by Jerry OrdwayDoomsday The Death of Superman #00 autographed by Kurt Schaffenberger and Brett Breeding
Prototype #000 features the bleeding Superman emblem inside of a white frame.
1992 SkyBox - Doomsday The Death of Superman #000

A black polyvinyl album binder was sold separately. The black binder is limited to 10,000 copies. Mylar pages were not included. In 1993, a second album binder that combines The Return of Superman series was released to collect both sets.

Spectra Foil cards were also released as uncut 4-card panels numbered to 1,000. Spectra Foil cards and foil puzzle pieces were also given away in promotional packages from SkyBox. Unnumbered and uncut Spectra Foil and foil puzzle panels have been observed in private collections from the Fleer/SkyBox bankruptcy auction.

In 1994, The Death and Return of Superman was adapted into a video game for the Super NES and Sega Genesis consoles.

No. Title Credits
1 Behold, the Hero! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
2 Who Lurks Below? Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
3 Escape! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
4 Freedom! Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
5 Call Him "Doomsday!" Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
6 Civilization's Scourge Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
7 Highway Holocaust! Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
8 Forty-Ton Showdown! Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
9 Laughter by Firelight! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
10 Guy Gardner Steps In! Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
11 One Hero Down! Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
12 The Ice Maiden Cometh! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
13 Iced! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
14 Justice League America! Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
15 The Man of Steel! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
16 Superman Stands Tall! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
17 Low Blow! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
18 The Gathering of Power! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
19 The League Attacks! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
20 The Face of Evil! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
21 Doomsday Strikes Back! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
22 Heroes' End? Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
23 The Agony of Defeat! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
24 The Lone Hero! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
25 Frontal Attack! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
26 Fists of Thunder... Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
27 ... Fists of Justice! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
28 Innocent Bystanders Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
29 Team Work! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
30 Guided Missiles! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
31 Superman to the Rescue! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
32 Missile Attack! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
33 Scratch One Cruiser! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
34 Footfall! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
35 Walls Asunder! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
36 The Heat of Battle! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
37 Iron Grip! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
38 Enter: Maxima! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
39 Now Strikes Maxima! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
40 Sucker-Punched! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
41 Power Dive! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
42 Blow-Up! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
43 The Guardian Steps In! Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
44 Desperate Situation! Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
45 Contact! Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
46 One on One! Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
47 Metropolis -- 60 Miles! Art Thibert, Denis Rodier
48 Connections Made! Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
49 The Fourth Estate Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
50 The Power of Doomsday! Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
51 City Limits! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
52 The Gauntlet Is Thrown! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
53 Monster at Large! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
54 From the Ashes! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
55 Trouble Down Below! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
56 Sky High! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
57 Underworld Havoc! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
58 A Family's Fear! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
59 Into the Stratosphere! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
60 First Blood! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
61 And Now -- Supergirl! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
62 Uncommon Allies! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
63 Laser on Target! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
64 Never Give Up! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
65 The Living Shield! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
66 Barrage! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
67 Turpin on the Fly! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
68 Helping Hand! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
69 In Battle Rejoined! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
70 Face to Face! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
71 Man vs. Monster! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
72 As a World Watches! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
73 Doomsday Triumphant? Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
74 Midair Collision! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
75 Air Rescue! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
76 Last Kiss! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
77 Out for Blood! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
78 This Is War! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
79 Final Battleground! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
80 Superman Strikes Back! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
81 Heat Vision! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
82 Desperate Moments! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
83 Takedown! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
84 The Final Round! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
85 Do or Die! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
86 Killing Blows! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
87 Last Words! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
88 Tears for the Fallen Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
89 Death of a Hero! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
90 Rest in Peace Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
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No. A Memorial Tribute : Spectra Foil Cards Credits
S1 A Memorial Tribute Tom Grummett, Doug Hazelwood
S2 A Memorial Tribute Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
S3 A Memorial Tribute Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
S4 A Memorial Tribute Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier

No. Bleeding Emblem Puzzle
F1 Right Side
F2 Left Side

No. Funeral for a Friend Credits
C1 Justice League America #70 Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
C2 Adventures of Superman #498 Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
C3 Action Comics #685 Jackson Guice
C4 Superman: The Man of Steel #20 Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
C5 Superman #76 Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
C6 Adventures of Superman #499 Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
C7 Action Comics #686 Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier, Todd Klein
C8 Superman: The Man of Steel #21 Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
C9 Superman #77 Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding


No. Promos Credits
0 Here Lies Earth's Greatest Hero, Red Border Eric Kachelhofer
00 Here Lies Earth's Greatest Hero, Yellow Border Eric Kachelhofer
000 Bleeding Emblem



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