First off I must say that I'm not a bid time Superman fan, nor have I ever really read the comics. But I have just started to get into Smallville, and I must say I really like this show. I was just curious about Superman and Lex Luthor's history in the DC comics. Did they have any prior history? And what became of Superman when he died? He did die right? How/by who? And how did the Superman story keep going? Any help would be cool, but please try to refrain from the Smallville spoilers, as I'm only about half way through the first season. Thanks!

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