Superman for Fall Seasons - An OCTOBER 2009 PREVIEW

Superman for Fall Seasons

As is our new(ish) tradition, here's an exclusive first look at DC Comics' October 2009 solicitations for their Superman family of titles.

Look for our usual batch of previews from around the DCU over the weekend, and the FULL slate of solicitations on Monday, July 20th.

WORLD’S FINEST #1

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Julian Lopez

Covers by Phil Noto

    After tracking down a threat to The Man of Steel – and all of Metropolis – Red Robin must team up with the new Kryptonian Nightwing to end this mysterious threat and rescue Flamebird. But is all this just a red herring to distract the heroes from an even bigger threat to Gotham City and New Krypton? Be here to find out in this 4-issue miniseries from rising star writer Sterling Gates (SUPERGIRL) and artist Julian Lopez.

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers, both by Phil Noto that can be ordered separately. Cover A will feature Nightwing. Cover B will feature Red Robin. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #2

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Covers by Gary Frank

    Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s exploration of the origin of the greatest Super Hero

of all time continues! In this second issue, readers will witness young Clark Kent’s initial journey into the late 30th century as Superboy and see how meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes shapes the Superman he will one day become! Plus, more on the beginnings of the young Lex Luthor!

    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 October 28 • 2 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #882

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

Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU

Cover by CAFU

    “The Hunt for Reactron” part 3! Supergirl and Flamebird continue their slugfest, with poor Nightwing caught in the middle! Wait, isn’t that man standing over there the same Reactron who murdered Supergirl’s dad and Flamebird’s surrogate father? Get him! Continued in SUPERGIRL #46...

    And in the new Captain Atom co-feature, the mystery of where (and when) Captain Atom is heats up when someone with a connection to Metropolis arrives on the scene. But are they friend or foe?

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #3

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

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

Covers by Francis Manapul

    Superboy is back and hunting for Lex Luthor! He can’t find Luthor on his own, and he needs help from his best friend Tim Drake, a.k.a. Robin. But Tim’s now traveling the globe under the alias of Red Robin! The boys’ reunion isn’t all smiles and hugs, as Conner discovers that Tim has been hiding a great many secrets from the newly returned Boy of Steel. And they’re secrets that could destroy their friendship!

    Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, the intergalactic odd couple known as Sun Boy and Polar Boy team up to figure out what’s up with the menace trying to destroy the universe.

    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 and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #506). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #693

Written by James Robinson

Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

Cover by CAFU

    It’s a special issue set entirely within General Lane’s Project 7734 headquarters! Learn more about the mysterious Mirabai, Codename: Assassin and Atlas, and witness Lane ply information out of his latest…acquisition. All this plus revelations about Lex Luthor and Brainiac!

    Meanwhile back in Metropolis, big trouble comes calling. Hint: Him am not Superman!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #8

Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Gary Frank

Variant cover by Joe Kubert

    On a mission in space, Superman and his fellow Kryptonians encounter the might of the Thanagarian Army. Can Superman keep things peaceful between the two races – or will The Man of Steel discover that Hawkman’s legendary temper is shared by all his people?

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary

Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joe Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 7 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #46

Written by Sterling Gates & Greg Rucka

Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal

Cover by Joshua Middleton

    Continuing from ACTION COMICS #882, “The Hunt for Reactron” concludes! It’s the final showdown between Flamebird, Supergirl and the man who killed their father. And for the Daughters of Zor-El, that means it’s payback time. Will Reactron make it out alive? Or is Nightwing the only one who can save

them all?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #65

Written by Peter Johnson & Matt Cherniss

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

    What scares Batman and Superman? Even worse, what scares their greatest foes, The Joker and Lex Luthor? Horror comes alive in this very special Halloween tale from Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL) and Matt Cherniss (Sub-Mariner)!

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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