20 years ago, Superman died

20 years ago, Superman died and retailers remember the scramble for the popular issue

BY MATTHEW PRICE Published: November 18, 2012

Twenty years ago this month, Superman died.

It wasn’t the first time, or the last — but for one moment in the early 1990s, the combination of a slow news day and the growing popularity of comics collided for what many people recall as the busiest-ever day for comic-book sales.

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