CHRISTMAS ON KRYPTON: DC's December 2009 SUPERMAN Solicits

It's beginning to look a lot like Krypton, evverywhere you go...

Okay, so maybe they don't celebrate the Holidays on New Krypton, but these books go on sale in December 2009. That's something, right?

Look for a smattering of new DC solicitation previews from around the DCU over this weekend, and DC's full December solicitations on Monday, September 21st at 5pm EST.

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #4

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Covers by Gary Frank

    While everyone wants something from Metropolis’ first Super Hero, Superman must fight his first Super-Villain – someone who wants everything – the Parasite! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor turns his attention toward The Man of Steel...

    Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continue their bold reinterpretation of the origin of The Man of Steel for the 21st Century!

    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 December 23 • 4 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #884

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

Art by Pere Pérez; co-feature art by CAFU

Cover by CAFU

    When Lois tries to run the story that will clear Flamebird and Nightwing once and for all, she finds herself blocked at every turn. With the world’s anti-Kryptonian sentiment escalating to a near-frenzy, not even being General Lane’s daughter will keep her safe!

    Plus, to the shock and horror of Flamebird, the problems with Nightwing’s uncontrolled aging reach a critical juncture!

And in part 6 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom squares off against his old adversary Major Force just as some troubling memories start to resurface – one word: Monarch!

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

SUPERMAN #695

Written by James Robinson

Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

Cover by CAFU

    Part 2 of Man of Valor! Metropolis gets a chance to see the new Mon-El in action. But now the stakes are raised even higher and the action escalates as Mon finally goes mano-a-mano against the Parasite! This is a battle that’s been brewing since Mon’s emergence on Earth and now it explodes into the streets and skies of the city.

    Plus, with Mon-El’s secret identity publicly known, how will the Science Police react to him now that they know he’s been living among them all this time? All this plus the return of Natasha Irons and the fate of Steel!

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

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10

Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Gary Frank

Variant cover by Dustin Nguyen

    New Krypton is a planet so fresh, it’s experiencing countless things for the first time. Its first spring. Its first blooms. Its first birth of a child. And now its first homicide. When an important figure in Kandor is murdered, the suspect seems obvious to everyone but Superman. But can he make Zod or the Council believe this is more than an open-and-shut case? And can he uncover the real killer in time to save the life of the accused? It’s a dark mystery, but R.E.B.E.L.S. star Adam Strange arrives in time to help find answers…even though the truth may blow apart the civilized trappings of Kandorian society in the process.

    This action-packed arc leads all the way to the series’ final issue, which itself sets the stage for huge happenings in the DC Universe next summer!

    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 Dustin Nguyen). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 • 10 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #48

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Matt Camp

Cover by Joshua Middleton

    Uh-oh! The Silver Banshee is back in Metropolis! This time she’s after an artifact that could finally break her family’s eternal curse. When Inspector Mike Henderson gets involved, Supergirl is pulled into the conflict! Meanwhile, Lana Lang’s mysterious condition takes a turn for the worse. Will the Girl of Steel be able to save her only two human friends? Join fan-favorite writer Sterling Gates and guest artist Matt Camp (SUPERMAN: SECRET FILES 2009, Zero Killer) to find out!

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD’S FINEST #3

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Jamal Igle

Covers by Phil Noto

    The Toyman has crafted the ultimate killing machine to protect himself from the Kryptonian menace, and Oracle has sent Supergirl and Batgirl to stop it. But when Supergirl faces off against the Kryptonite Man while the new Batgirl takes on Catwoman, they both find themselves in over their heads.This looks like a job for…

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

On sale December 23 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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