Superman & Lois Secretly Adapting The Death of Superman Without Clark Dying

Credit: The CW

Credit: The CW

The Arrowverse is entering into a storyline with Superman & Lois adapting an iconic comic plot, The Death of Superman, with the introduction of Steel and The Eradicator, one of the biggest and most surprising arcs in the books and in the history of the titular hero, and they are pulling it off without Clark Kent actually dying.

The Death of Superman is based on the comics which altered the history of Superman for all we know, the iconic storyline made a huge impact on how the death of a superhero is dealt with along with other traumatizing life events. It even became one of the major influences for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In the storyline that forever changed the legacy of the hero, DC formulated a story that Superman met his match and faced his demise. This showed how everyone reacted to the death of the hero and how it happened without Kryptonite. Doomsday was born from this and when various other versions of Superman tried to fill in the void, Clark Kent comes back to life – the Reign of the Superman.

As for Superman & Lois, the series has been dropping easter eggs since the inception of the show. It has been one of the most faithful adaptations of Superman to the comics and it seems that it will continue doing so now that it seems to be following The Death of Superman storyline from the comics. All of these, the show managed to pull off without actually killing Clark Kent.

They made this possible through the introduction of John/ Steel also known as Captain Luthor from the first few episodes. Another is the arrival of the Eradicator who Edge transformed to by the end of Episode 13. Also, the son of Clark and Lois seems to be on his way to becoming Superboy. There were also other hints from the other shows like Supergirl which introduced Cyborg Superman.

As Superman & Lois has been renewed for another season, there is still a long way to go but it will surely pay off in the end.

Superman & Lois will return for Episode 14, The Eradicator, on August 10, 2021, 9 PM ET/8 PM CT on The CW.

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