It was the end of the Identity War. The Superhuman Registration Act had split the superhuman community down the middle and old allies found themselves at war! The leaders of both factions, Iron Lantern and Super-Soldier were engaged in a brutal final conflict. Super-Soldier appeared to be gaining the upper hand when all of a sudden, tragedy struck! While the heroes had been distracted by their own internal struggle The Green Skull had robbed the monstrous Doctor Doomsday of his vast intellect and the crazed Doctor began rampaging around Metropolis. The heroes formed a truce in order to end Doomsday’s path of destruction but it was too late. In order to end the rampage once and for all, Super-Soldier sacrificed his own life. The Soldier of Steel died in the arms of his true love, Sharon Carter. The city was safe and the heroes were united once more. But at what cost?!
Superman’s death is by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding and is fromSuperman #75. Iron Lantern is from Iron Lantern #1 by Paul Smith.