ACTION COMICS #17, 18 Supersized (Prices Change, too)
by Newsarama Staff
Date: 29 January 2013 Time: 05:47 PM ET
Action Comics #17 and #18 will now both be super-sized issues, and both written by Grant Morrison as he completes his run on the series. Andy Diggle and Tony S. Daniel, originally scheduled to start with issue #18, are now beginning their run on #19. Issue 17 will be delayed from February 6 to February 20, 2013, and goes down in price from $4.99 ($5.99 for digital combo pack) one dollar to $3.99/$4.99. It goes from 48 pages down to 40 pages as well. The issue will have a new cover by Rags Morales (plus a 1:100 black and white variant) and an order-based variant by Terry & Rachel Dodson.
The new final issue of Grant Morrison's run with artists Rags Morales and Brad Walker is Action Comics #18, which will be 48 pages with a price of $4.99 ($5.99 combo). It will ship March 6, 2013, as originally solicited. The originally solicited cover for #17 (pictured here) now belongs to the new finale, while an order-based Paulo Rivera variant and a 1:100 black and white variant by Morales once again. DC is also offering a blank "We Can Be Heroes" variant cover to the finale. DC promises the final issue by the Morrison/Morales team "is destined to be a milestone in The New 52" but isn't providing anything more. The original solicitation text for #17 said the same. Both issues will be made returnable at a later date to retailers due to the changes.