I've written numerous times about DC's Elseworlds and Multiversity and other DC alternate universe stories. In fact, I've done it so much that I often feel like I've missed out on the predecessor to them both. The great granddaddy of alternate earth stories. Not a hoax! Not a dream! But instead, an imaginary story!
10. The Death Of Superman
I have to say first and foremost that I LOVE this comic book. Like, it's a fantastic comic. Every part of it is insane and perfect. You can't believe it's happening as you read it.
I literally read this comic book while loudly narrating it to my girlfriend across the room because I could not believe what was going on.
So the first thing that happens is Lex Luthor cures cancer. Yes, that is the starting point. After that, Luthor decides to be a good guy and help the world, so Superman helps him get parole and immediately decides to be friends with him. I kind of love this version of Superman. He's just such a sweetheart; he wants to be Luthor's friend, no matter what happened in the past. He even saves Luthor's life when gangsters want to kill him. He gives Lex a signal watch!!!!!!!!!
But then, it turns out that Luthor only did all of this as part of a plot to kill Superman. And he does. That's right, Lex Luthor CURED CANCER IN 24 HOURS JUST SO HE COULD KILL SUPERMAN. That's amazing. That's the best thing ever.