The event was widely covered by national and international news media. Superman had been put in real jeopardy for the first time.
I remember my brain was reeling at seeing him pounded again and again, as I watched through a window of the Inquisitor; mass destruction all over Metropolis and Coast City. I exited the front entrance. Running then stopping; not sure what a simple human like myself could have done to help the Man of Steel. On that day, in one moment, when I looked into his eyes, he looked fearful, not for himself; it was something else. As I followed his gaze I saw a child wandering aimlessly in the destroyed street. Without thinking I ran toward the little girl who was crying her eyes out, but a shockwave threw me back against a wall. I guess it was my attempt at atoning for all the flashy work I did for the Inquisitor.

    Superman died as he lived: defending Metropolis, Coast City; defending the world.
In the days before the anniversary of Superman's death, Ty Duffy, The Daily Planet's staff reporter, retraced Superman's cross-country battle with Doomsday; Duffy resented the assignment.  Duffy reproached Superman, telling him that "thousands have died due to his battle with Doomsday, but people rarely ever acknowledge their deaths as they 'prefer' to focus on Superman's revival", feeling that Superman's resurrection cheapened awareness of the others who died in Doomsday's rampage and the 'ragnarock' that rained all over Coast City. I reached Superman for comment back then - he disagreed with Duffy's assessment; [Superman] carries considerable guilt over the deaths. I carry considerable guilt for having written so much slander against the intergallactic do-gooder.

    Despite stopping Remnant's bomb at ground zero, flyers announced that Superman was not a messiah, but rather the devil incarnate; Remnant disappeared.
The man of Steel told Duffy to not back away from the tough questions. He also asked him what he thought would have been Coast City's, or the worlds', future with all those threats if he hadn't been around.
Needless to say, Duffy wrote his article with dignity and clever rhetoric that made citizens think twice about branding Superman as evil.
Superheroes all over the world took Batman's recommendations to heart in light of the Doomsday threat. Despite Doomsday and other powerful individuals such as Superboy-Prime's recurring appearances, Batman's dimensional projection bomb-measure has yet to be used.

The day Superman died, literally everything stopped in the world. We mourned earth's Kryptonian protector. He sacrificed himself for humans, of which many shunned him, and resented him. In the end even the most cold-hearted of individuals, in their own way, mourned his death.

Johnny Marvéll, Daily Planet