I've never read the Death of Superman
story, but my interest in Superman as a character was similarly revitalized in recent years, although for me it was driven by Superman Returns
. I loved
that movie. I don't read comics on a regular basis, but I have been keeping up with the Superman Chronicles
trade paperbacks which reprint Superman's earliest adventures.
I used to be a Spider-Man fan, and while I still like the ol' web slinger, his once edgy angst has become cliche industry-wide, to the point where Superman, who in his purest form is a plain old "good guy," seems more edgy and different than the norm.