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DragonKing Dark: How 'The Death of Superman' almost killed comics


We pick back up our ongoing series in the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history and in doing so, we travel back to the early 1990s.

Comic books and trading cards were booming. Speculators were buying both in bulk with hopes of one day owning something valuable. But, the bubble was ready to burst when DC Comics came along with a publicity stunt that almost killed the comic book industry: The Death of Superman. 

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