Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 29
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The Dark Multiverse takes on the highest-selling comic book event of all time-the Death of Superman! In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief, becomes the Eradicator and takes revenge on those who let Superman die, and the corrupt world he could never defeat. Now, with the power of a god, she's going to end the battle by any means necessary...and the Reign of the Supermen will be over before it begins!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 30, 2019

    Tales from the DC Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1 left me pleasantly surprised. While I'm not sure exactly what I expected when I first started reading this issue, I can assure you I got a lot more than what I bargained for. I am extremely intrigued by this version of Lois Lane and sincerely hope we may see more of her. If she were to continue to be written with the skill and quality she is here, she could easily be as potent an enemy to The Man of Steel as The Batman Who Laughs is to the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Nov 1, 2019

    Clark and Lois. Not all love stories end well. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Oct 27, 2019

    The story shows existential doubt within god-like characters, allowing writer Jeff Loveness to establish a relatability that connects with readers and makes it easy for them to empathize with an even more humanized character: Lois. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 4, 2019

    The ending is insane. Kudos to the creative team for just going for it. The artwork is some of the best of Walker's career. This is a great little treat and a real gem. Worth taking a look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Nov 4, 2019

    Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1 (Loveness, Walker, Hennessy, Rapmund, Kalisz, Cowles) is a masterfully told tale of grief and human nature. Surely a stand-out issue of an overall enjoyable event. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 20, 2019

    OverallThis was an enjoyable read and an interesting look at what happens when an idealist like Lois Lane is suddenly given god-like powers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 30, 2019

    This is more along the lines of what I figured DC would do with the Dark Multiverse series and with more of the same this is going to prove a very fun imaginary series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 31, 2019

    "Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman" #1 introduces a surprising twist to an important time in Superman's life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 30, 2019

    Tales from the Dark Multiverse is far from essential reading, but does provide at least an interesting remix on some classic stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Oct 31, 2019

    Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1 is a great examination of Superman's legacy as well how anger can pervert our best intentions. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Oct 30, 2019

    I have to say, I started this review thinking the book was only good " and to some extent, I stand by that. I feel there's a bell curve for quality of fiction, and while most comics don't reach that high end, a lot do fall close. When I had a chance to see the art in a higher quality, it sold me on the fact that the book isn't trying to be anything but more of what you might expect from The Death of Superman " and I appreciate books with clear goals such as that. Check it out if you want a treat on the eyes! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Oct 31, 2019

    This issue is great re-imagining of The Death of Superman with above-average Brad Walker art to boot. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 30, 2019

    Brad Walker's art is impressive and filled with stunning details. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 30, 2019

    While the art is amazing and the concept is really cool, I don't feel like enough was fleshed out to make the deviation from the original story make sense or really make it all that compelling beyond a Lois Lane who just kills the baddies. There's a whole world of heroes out there that would have tried to do something, but here we just get the bare minimum to get us to a heartbreaking end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Oct 30, 2019

    I commend the comic for taking this story and instead of going a dozen obvious other routes, they chose to focus on Lois Lane and give her a believable fall. But minus that aspect, the story doesn’t say a lot more past the “Evil Superman” idea. Exploring her mentality results in little if the ending doesn’t drive home the point, and I felt it didn’t. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 30, 2019

    Are these one-shots building towards a new army of evil for The Batman Who Laughs? I'm not sure, but this one did not do justice to the character or storyline it focuses on. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Nov 1, 2019

    Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Death of Superman #1 puts Lois Lane in the spotlight, but makes her too much of a reactionary character for her superpowered story to truly shine. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 30, 2019

    ales from the Dark Multiverse is clearly developing new characters for a future story, but it's best to wait for that future story with origins like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Oct 30, 2019

    The first issue of the series, taking on Knightfall, felt futile and pointless, but at least was pretty competently written, explaining everything and letting the plot progress organically. The Death of Superman, however, seems to be pretty lackluster, doing both too much (it's years worth of material condensed into one book) and not enough (due to amount of content, nothing is explored with any depth).

    While there is few themes I enjoyed in this elseworld tale, mostly subtle references to real life problems, such as corporations and banks orchestrating politics to benefit themselves, or gun sales being related to artifficial conflicts and feeling of fear among people. There's not much commentary on them, mostly acknowlegements o more

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Nov 4, 2019

    This was better than the last one, but I’m so tired of how all dark stories are just “no... I can fight crime BETTER, with MURDER... oh no all this MURDER is CHANGING ME into a MURDERER........ oh well time to do more murder!”

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Oct 30, 2019

    I liked the Knightfall one more. This one Shot has some good scenes, but overall it fails to explain, why Lois turns so psycho. Grieving isnt a very good explanation. She also never really struggles with killing people or killing her friend. Overall it’s too rushed just like Knightfall one Shot.

    + LikeComments (2)
  • 3.0
    Afre Oct 30, 2019

    I didn't like Knightfall much. Too rushed, and so is this. Lois' reactions also feel way over-the-top. I would've like how corrupts her slowly, how she sees her actions slowly not mattering, if she does things like Clark.

    The Dark Knights worked, because they gave us a setting where Bruce's actions made sense. Or they created a new reality where he chose to do things differently (Batisher, Green Bat). Slowly becoming the Joker? I could see that. Losing Clark and fighting against him to the death? Makes sense he loses hope.

    Here? Lois is angry and sad and decides to become everything Clark was against and feels so out of character so quickly.

    So no, I don't recommend another rushed issue if "Tales from the Da more

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Oct 30, 2019

    " OH, Clark... I'm sorry. I forgot sometimes... You were the only one left. You were everything from them. The last hope of a dying star... And we wasted it. We never deserve their hope. "
    - Lois Lane

  • 8.0
    ComicPop May 6, 2021

    Any of my complaints about the previous Dark Multiverse story are completely cast aside with the debut of Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman. Jeff Loveness continues the trend of alternate histories for seminal DC Comics events, this is a fun, bleak look at Lois Lane when absolute power corrupts. Taking tentpole characters from across the Death/Resurrection of Superman and literally blowing their faces off, this issue is a love letter to the whole damn story, including the hand-wavy way in which the resurrected Superman ultimately regains his powers. The design of Lois Lane as a twisted Superwoman/Eradicator is fantastic and perfectly in keeping with the silly tone of a 90’s event scrutinized twenty odd years later. The more

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Oct 30, 2019

    I liked this more than the Knightfall issue. I just wish the ending was less rushed.

  • 7.5

    I thought this was pretty good. It shows what a person with regular fallible morals and strong emotions could becone with Superman's powers and that it takes a lot of self control to be him.

  • 7.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 1, 2019

    Knightfall set up these Tales of the Dark Multiverse well, but will The Death of Superman deliver?

    The Good:
    I do like that Loveness kept the continuity of the time (Looking at you Lex).

    Eradicator Lois is an interesting concept especially since it gives her a view in Clark's life.

    Others may disagree but I found Lois' descent believable within this universe. Also remember, this is a dark universe, this is meant to happen.

    The Bad:
    It's a bit brief and glosses over the world it's created.

    Lois' heel turn seems to be a bit fast.

    How Lois got her powers are a bit convenient and doesn't make much sense.

    Like Knightfall before i more

  • 6.0
    SONOFBATMANN Oct 30, 2019

    I liked the last one better.

    This one was just a recap of Reign of the Supermen, but with Lois instead. No world-building, no interesting character interactions, just pages of Lois being very angry and killing people.

    Brad Walker's art is always a plus for me, but the story left something to be desired.

  • 6.0
    Azrael Nov 4, 2019

    The plot Seems quite rushed and overall just is average. It seems DC wants to make their own What If type series. I love that but they need to do better.

  • 5.0
    allenquanobi Oct 30, 2019

    Like Marvel's What if, but much worse and not as interesting.

  • 5.0
    K2019 Oct 30, 2019

    The art was really good, but that's about it.

  • 1.5
    RedKSuperman Nov 1, 2019

    Not as bad as Knightfall but not much better either. Again, a case of having so much potential to tell a story for an easy rewrite and completely botching the job on almost every level. The book reads almost like a flip book with very little character development other than to illustrate why Lois Lane has become almost completely unlikable not only in the current books but this one as well. By making Lois the central character of the story 99.99% of the interest is sucked out of the book. The story was over on the 11th page. I know why the decision was made to make Lois a central character by the "powers that be" at DC but make no mistake the needless pandering hurt the over all story not to mention created plot holes in the story you could more

  • 10
    Lock Nov 5, 2019

  • 9.5
    _maite14 Nov 8, 2019

  • 8.5
    KillianH Oct 31, 2019

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Nov 1, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Nov 8, 2019

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Nov 2, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 5, 2019

  • 8.0
    Grifter Dec 3, 2019

  • 8.0
    Marvelll Oct 30, 2020

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 30, 2019

  • 7.5
    Quirky Genin Mar 23, 2020

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 May 15, 2020

  • 6.5
    Maker Oct 30, 2019

  • 5.5
    Silver Rocket Nov 1, 2019

  • 1.0
    OracleJack Nov 6, 2019

Reviews for the Week of...