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The Adventures of Superman 498 Funeral For A Friend-Death of a Legend

Artists: Tom Grummett (Penciller) ,  Doug Hazlewood (Inker)

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Title: The Adventures of Superman 498 Funeral For A Friend-Death of a Legend
Artist: Tom Grummett (Penciller)
Artist: Doug Hazlewood (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 5,938
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Favorited on CAF: 9
Comments: 37
Added to Site: 4/22/2012
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Description

This has always been my favorite cover from the DOS storyline and I lucked out and had the honor of meeting and purchasing it from Tom Grummett. I remember this iconic image so vividly as it was published all over the place from this cover to pages in the story, cards, multiple ads,etc. Tom told me this cover originally was to be right side up but everyone thought Superman looked more dead upside down. I love it either way so decided to post it both ways as it's my favorite piece! I included some additional published images which are pretty cool as some of them show the redline while others show shading. Happy Viewing!

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Gal Schwartz 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/22/2012

This cover certainly is THE iconic image of the DOS storyline ! congrats on your fantastic new acquisition ! I can't wait to see your other Grummett pages !

F M 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/22/2012

A truly memorable cover :)

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/22/2012

Another GREAT cover for your already amazing collection ! Congrats Jason ;)

Ron Sonenthal 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/22/2012

Excellent!

Davide G. 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/22/2012

An epic cover indeed! Thanks for sharing!

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/22/2012

DC: Where Legends Live!!! People can say what they want about this story arc, but I thought it was one of the most ambitious and special projects that DC ever attempted. From his death to his return, the women and men who worked on this story put a lot of love, care, and effort into it. And this iconic cover really captures the epic feel of this story. You are very fortunate to own this piece. I really appreciate you for sharing this wonderful cover with us.

Da Mao 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/22/2012

Congratulations for finally securing your dream piece. I do not think you will ever be able to get something that can top this one.

Bryan Kruleski 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/22/2012

Congratulations Jason!!! This is such an amazing cover!!! I am very happy for you!!!

Lou Haberman 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/22/2012

A very nice addition to one of your themed collections! Well done!

eewwnuk 1 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/22/2012

one of the greatest covers ever! congrats!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/22/2012

You are a very lucky guy!!!!

Jovi Neri 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/22/2012

What in incredible grail, by Grummett and Hazlewood! Has it really been 20 years already since this first came out? Wow!

Jeff Murrell 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/22/2012

Wow. What an iconic piece of Superman history! I remember being in grade school when the Death of Superman happened. I'll never forget being on the playground when another student brought in the actual issue. The image of Superman's torn cape in the wind stuck with me and began my love of comics. This wonderful image was a wonderful follow-up. Please contact me if you ever decide to part with it.

Anthony  Rodriquez 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/23/2012

When I first saw the listing, I thought I hope it's not the cover that I always wanted... Only to click and see - yep that's the one. I am so happy someone finally owns it! Congratulations!

Phillip K  V 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/23/2012

Amazing cover!

Joe Sherman 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/23/2012

Seriously??? Wow! Game over man! Only the cover to Superman #75 itself can top this.

- Artemaria 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/23/2012

Great cover from a great series. Grummett's story about Superman looking more "dead" upside down is one of those gems that only the creators can provide. And by looking at the various accompanying photos that you've posted, you can see that it is true. Congratulations on owning a terrific piece from the Death of Superman series, I know that you have been interested in a piece like this for quite some time and I am very happy that you finally acquired your grail.

larry clay 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/23/2012

One of THE most iconic images from the 1990's! Congratulations!

C F 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/23/2012

Whoa. Too awesome!

Mike K 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/23/2012

Stellar score dude! Glad you finally got it! CONGRATS!!!

Mario B. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/24/2012

wooooooooooooooooooooow

Michael  Mikulovsky 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/25/2012

SUPER!! One of my all time favorite Superman covers. Tom Grummett is hugely underated as one of the newer greats in my book. I always wished he had also drawn the Power of Shazam/ Capt.Marvel. After Jerry was off the series, instead of cancelling it. Congrads!

Jim Stevenson 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/25/2012

Terrific page!

Brandon Jones 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/25/2012

That is stunning. My favourite Funeral cover as well. Colour me bat-shit jealous! :)

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/16/2012

Da Mao wrote:

Congratulations for finally securing your dream piece. I do not think you will ever be able to get something that can top this one.

Unfortunately I think your right but I'm so lucky to have it!

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/16/2012

Mike W wrote:

DC: Where Legends Live!!! People can say what they want about this story arc, but I thought it was one of the most ambitious and special projects that DC ever attempted. From his death to his return, the women and men who worked on this story put a lot of love, care, and effort into it. And this iconic cover really captures the epic feel of this story. You are very fortunate to own this piece. I really appreciate you for sharing this wonderful cover with us.

Totally agree! Some say it fueled the downturn in the market of the 90's but I don't see how anyone can blame this 1 event when there were so many other events going on at the same time. Out of everything that was made during the 90's this is my favorite story as a kid and now. It's so nostalgic I could truly care what the haters say! Really appreciate the comment!

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/16/2012

Joe Sherman wrote:

Seriously??? Wow! Game over man! Only the cover to Superman #75 itself can top this.

IMO Always liked this cover over 75. Much rather have this image of Supes dead on the ground than his cape blowing in the wind. You are right though, not sure I can top this.

Fred DeBoom 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/16/2012

The Death of Superman!!! This cover is MIND-BLOWING!!!

D Sugar 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/29/2012

A great piece of history. All the additional pics are great along with the explanation. Thank you for sharing!!

Paul P 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 12/4/2012

Wow! As a huge fan of the "Death Of Superman" story, I must say this is one of the very best pieces you could possibly have. WOW!

Fred Chamberlain 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/9/2012

Of the impressive pieces in your collection and the lists of creators and characters, this piece blows the rest away. Congrats!

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 12/9/2012

Fred Chamberlain wrote:

Of the impressive pieces in your collection and the lists of creators and characters, this piece blows the rest away. Congrats!

I agree this piece is very nostalgic and is my favorite. You have impressive pieces as well and appreciate the nice comment!

Cartoon Fanboy 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 2/18/2013

Definitely an iconic image from the Death of Superman. Grummett's work at this time with Hazlewood was just amazing.

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/29/2013

wrote:

One of the most iconic images of the modern Superman era! Incredible!

Thanks James! Still can't believe it's mine!

Matt McAllister 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/2/2013

Wow just wow. Absoluely amazing. I was also in grade school when this came out. I remember cryingwhen I read superman 75 and this issue because my favorite character was dead.

Brandon Jones 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 3/19/2014

None of the other Death of Superman covers from that era ever affected me as much as this one did. I'd love to take this off your hands (it's a holy grail of mine too ya know) one day. Cheers, Brandon

Mr. Ozisik 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/14/2015

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