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in 1993, Superman returned from the dead and brought something new with him. The reborn Man of Steel boasted of a bona fide, superheroic Mullet of Steel.
Okay, no swatch, but it was an impressive head of dark wavy hair and a standout look, along with Superman’s new black suit and silver emblem. In a decade of character redesign, as the modern era of comic books asserted itself, Big Blue’s longer locks were symbolic. Along with Spider-Man clones and Rob Lefield convincing us that Marvel’s mutants needed massive weapons, mullet showed Superman how far comics had come from the Golden and Silver Ages.
The comics have shown Clark Kent achieving a close, close shave using a mirror and his heat vision, but he didn’t take superpowers to his hair, even as his relationship with Lois Lane hit another milestone. The mullet lasted an admirable three years until 1996 The Wedding Album. It was an appropriate time to go to the hairdresser. The Death of Superman storyline arose from writer Jerry Ordway’s throwaway suggestion when DC was forced to postpone a super wedding to coincide with the events of ABC’s wildly popular TV adaptation, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
For an invader, The Death of Superman has brought the Superman mythos a lot over nearly a year of crossover scraps, sadness and suspense. Many elements outlasted Supe’s new hair. But can Kal-El’s signature ’90s look return after nearly 30 years?
Return of super split ends?
DC Comics is not a publishing house that misses an anniversary and is ready to celebrate 30 years of the epic Death of Superman event in the fall of 2022. The original storyline was when the superhero first encountered the villain Doomsday in a colossal fight that ended with killing each other on the streets of Metropolis with two of the most powerful punches the world had ever seen.
The event spawned two massive follow-up events that make up a classic 1990s trilogy for the Man of Steel: World without a Superman, and Reign of the Supermen. The latter was named in honor of the first story Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster wrote in 1933. Sixty years later, between June and October 1993, a new storyline brought us several potential Supermen, each with a kind of justice inspired by the much-missed Superman. That reign ended when the real Man of Steel revealed himself triumphantly in his iconic black suit and infamous mullet.
DC Comics celebrates its 30th anniversary with a deluxe anniversary edition of The Death of Superman that was originally conceived by editor Mike Carlin, but the party doesn’t stop there.
The creative teams behind the original epic also return for the 80 pages The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1, in comic book stores on Nov. 8. With four new stories, Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, Roger Stern and Butch Guice, Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove, and Jerry Ordway and Tom Grummett take us back to the ’90s to explore its lasting impact. of Superman’s death. Those stories are:
- The Life of Superman — Jon Kent hears about his father’s death years earlier when a new villain named Doombreaker shows up.
- standing guard – will see the legendary and fatal fight between Superman and Doomsday through the eyes of the Guardians of the Universe.
- Time – Superman’s death looked from the perspective of John Henry Irons as he was inspired to take on the mantle of Steel.
- Above and outside — Martha and Jonathan Kent’s heartbreaking point of view as their son battles Doomsday tears in America’s Midwestern United States.
The special will feature a beautiful wraparound cover from Jurgens and Breeding and nine pin-ups and variant covers from some of the comics’ biggest names. And it all ties into Calrk Kent’s return to DC Comics after he takes his time on a humanitarian mission on Warworld and leaves Earth in the capable hands of his son.
in Nov, Action Strips will reach the crossover conclusion of the Kal-El returns storyline with #1049. It’s only fitting that every returning Superman wears the right hair, ready to help his son Doombreaker in the Anniversary Special.
The Super Moon returns
Artist Roger Cruz’s variant cover of Action Strips #1049 (above) gives a rambunctious look at Superman’s longer-haired days, even if Krypto doesn’t seem all that impressed with the hairdryer.
The mullet will not be alone. DC has several 90s-inspired variant covers coming in November, so brace yourself for a riot of nostalgia, including the iconic Catwoman in purple suit, and Batman taking on Azrael.
Superman’s mullet has never been far away. Tim Burton has left Superman is coming back tested devoted Superman fan Nicolas Cage in the iconic suit with attractive long hair. Zack Snyder Also Considered Bringing Kal-El Back In 2017 Justice League with an era-specific haircut to match his black suit.
In November 2022, we expect Superman’s mullet to rise above all other variant covers and take pride of place in waiting rooms at hairdressers around the world.