An Exclusive DC Comics Super-September Preview

A DC Comics Super-September Preview

Sure, kids are just now getting out of school, but in the comic book world, we're starting to look at comics that will come out when the kids are heading back to school. Here's our monthly first look preview of the Superman family of titles.

Look for more first looks of the September 2009 DC solicitations this weekend and the full slate on Monday afternoon...

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #1

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Covers by Gary Frank

    Hot on the heels of their acclaimed run on ACTION COMICS, superstars Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reunite to present a 6-issue event that spells out the definitive origin of Superman for the 21st century – and it all starts with a gigantic 48-page issue! Chronicling Clark Kent’s journey from the cornfields of Smallville to the skyscrapers of Metropolis, you'll witness a whole new look at the beginnings of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, the Parasite and more! It's a look at the mythic past of the Man of Steel with an eye toward the future!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 23 • 1 of 6 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #881

Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Rucka

Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU

Cover by Pere Pérez

    “The Hunt for Reactron” starts here! Spilling out of the stunning finale of “Codename: Patriot,” Supergirl and Flamebird find themselves at each other’s throats! What’s happened to these two childhood friends to put them at such odds, and can Nightwing calm them down before the situation escalates? And just what are they going to do about all of the guys who are surrounding them? You know, the guys in the tanks? Continued in SUPERGIRL #45!

    Plus! James Robinson and Greg Rucka’s Captain Atom co-feature continues! What is happening to Captain Atom, and more important, what’s happening to his mind? Team Breach is on hand to lend some answers, but Atom probably isn’t going to like them. Featuring the gorgeous art of CAFU!

On sale September 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #2

Written by Geoff Johns; co-feature written by Geoff Johns and Michael Shoemaker

Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry

Covers by Francis Manapul

    Superboy is back and living out his teenage years in Smallville. But all is not as it seems in Superman’s hometown. And while Conner reunites with his former girlfriend, Wonder Girl, to see if they have a future together, Lex Luthor and Brainiac form a partnership that will cause havoc throughout the DC Universe. But what do their plans have to do with Conner and the other students at Smallville High?

    Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, which takes place all the way in the 31st century, Lightning Lad travels to the prison planet of Takron-Galtos to confront his brother, Lighting Lord. There, Lightning Lord informs Lighting Lad of a shocking family secret that sets the pieces in motion for a war that will decide the future of the universe. Yeah, the universe. No big.

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed ADVENTURE COMICS #505). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #692

Written by James Robinson

Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães

Cover by CAFU

    Tragedy strikes in the aftermath of “Codename: Patriot”

as Metropolis buries one of its own! And with a man down, the Science Police are on their own to stop a cadre of Super-Villains from stealing a formerly common commodity that has suddenly become rarer than gold!

On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #7

Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Gary Frank

Variant cover by Bryan Talbot

    It’s never a dull moment on New Krypton – just when Superman was getting used to his place on his reborn homeworld, he’s thrust into a new position that makes his previous duties look like a cakewalk. And thanks to the fallout from the “Codename: Patriot” storyline, New Krypton’s ruler – and Superman’s aunt – Alura has her hands full keeping the people of Kandor from panicking. So of course it’s the perfect time for an alien threat to arrive and declare war…

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by GaryFrank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bryan Talbot). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 9 • 7 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #64

Written by Joe Casey

Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

    Batman makes a shocking discovery with possible Kryptonian origins that places the duo in certain doom - unless Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice...

On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #45

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal

Cover by Joshua Middleton

    Continuing from ACTION COMICS #881 – “The Hunt for Reactron” part 2! Can Supergirl rely on her seemingly unstable childhood friend to help her track down her father’s assassin? Or will she ultimately get burned by Flamebird?

On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

Cover by Renato Guedes

    In SUPERGIRL #34, Supergirl took the new secret identity of Linda Lang. But how long until someone finds out her secret? Now, for the first time ever, witness Supergirl's initial attempt to live her double life in “Linda Lang: Day One”!

    Plus! The secret origin of Superwoman revealed! What drove Lucy Lane to become the superpowered threat known as Superwoman? How did she transform from Lois Lane's little sister into Project 7734’s secret weapon? Find out here!

On sale September 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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