Occasionally I’m reminded of the “Electric Superman” phase of the character
and that it’s been 13 or so years since this particular storyline ran its course
and as more time passes, the more strange it seems
that this was a thing they actually did
in the continuing pursuit of “Death of Superman” levels of sales/media coverage.
As this type of “event” goes, it wasn’t too bad
and it gave us the Silver Age-y Red/Blue Superman thing, and that was fun.
It still seems a bit weird they did this, though. But that’s okay.
I like it when comics are weird.
images from Superman Secret Files and Origins #1 (January 1998) by Dan Jurgens, Todd Nauck & Jose Marzan Jr.; Adventures of Superman #551 (October 1997) by Jurgens, Tom Grummett & Denis Rodier; Superman: The Man of Steel #73 (November 1997) by Louise Simonson, Mark Waid, Scot Eaton & Dennis Janke; Superman #129 (November 1997) by Jurgens, Paul Ryan & Joe Rubinstein; Action Comics #740 by Stuart Immonen & Marzan Jr.; Superman #130 (December 1997) by Jurgens, Ron Frenz & Rubinstein; Superman: The Man of Steel #75 (January 1998) by Simonson, Jon Bogdanove & Janke; Superman #131 (January 1998) by Jurgens, Frenz & Rubinstein; Superman Red/Superman Blue #1 by Jurgens, Simonson, Bogdanove & Janke
(post updated 8/2016)