SUPERMAN Ushers in the New Decade: Jan. 2010 Solicitations

SUPERMAN Jan. 2010 Solicitations

Here's your monthly preview look at DC's next round of Superman Family solicitations, this time for January 2010.

As always, look for more first look previews of DC's solicitations over the weekend…

ADVENTURE COMICS #6

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and covers by Francis Manapul

    Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul say goodbye (for now) to Superboy with a spectacular 30-page issue! Ever since Superboy returned from the grave, he has been obsessed with Lex Luthor, believing that there must be some good in the master villain somewhere. So for Luthor, it’s time to put up or shut up. With Superman off planet, it’s time to do some good for the planet earth. Superboy is willing to do what it takes to make Lex’s dreams come true, but what Superboy will discover is that one man’s dreams, are another man’s nightmares.

    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 #509). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale January 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #885

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

Art by Pere Pérez; co-feature art by CAFU

Cover by CAFU

    With a new lease on life, Nightwing and Flamebird return to Metropolis determined to hunt down one of General Zod’s few remaining sleeper agents. Continued in SUPERMAN #696!

     And in the co-feature, Captain Atom is back on Earth, but his struggle to break his ties with Mirabai and Project 7734 aren’t over yet. Guest-starring Metropolis’s own super-powered protector, Mon-El! And check out the connecting cover art on these two issues!

On sale January 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #696

Written by James Robinson

Art by Bernard Chang

Cover by CAFU

    “Man of Valor” Part 3! Picking up plot threads from  ACTION COMICS #885, the Guardian, Nightwing and Flamebird are hot on the trail of General Zod’s Metropolis sleeper agent. But just as they’re about to uncover who the sleeper is, tragedy strikes, which leads to a completely different revelation. Seeds for this issue’s surprising twist were planted all the way back in James Robinson’s first issue – so don’t miss it!

On sale January 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #49

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Matt Camp

Cover by Joshua Middleton

    This is it! The moment you've all been waiting for, as Supergirl takes on-- >kkkzzzt<

    “WE INTERRUPT FOR A DAILY PLANET BREAKING NEWS BRIEF: Lana Lang, Business Editor of The Daily Planet, passed away this morning from undisclosed causes. She is survived by her ex-husband, former President of the United States Pete Ross, their son, Clark, and her niece, Linda. More on this story as it develops.”

    >fzzt< --story you won't want to miss!

On sale January 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #11

Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Gary Frank

Variant cover by Victor Ibanez

    “Mystery in Space” Part 2! As the murder mystery on New Krypton deepens, Superman and Adam Strange’s investigation leads them to uncover a conspiracy involving all five Kryptonian guilds that threatens to devastate the entire planet. This chain of events will touch everyone – Alura, Zod, even General Lane – and will lead directly into next month’s explosive finale!

    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 Victor Ibanez). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale January 6 • 11 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #68

Written by Joe Casey

Art and cover by Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes

    It’s the start of a new arc pitting the World’s Greatest Detective and The Man of Steel against a shape-shifting villain! But why is this new baddie continuing a thousand-year-old war against Krypton? Featuring art by Ardian Syaf (BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN) and written by fan-favorite scribe Joe Casey!

On sale January 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD’S FINEST #4

Written by Sterling Gates

Art and covers by Phil Noto

    The Toyman and Mr. Freeze activate the ultimate weapon — the new and improved Composite Superman/Batman robot — in an attempt to destroy all Kryptonians. This looks like a job for the World’s Finest, as Superman returns from New Krypton to team up with Dick Grayson Batman to stop the rampaging robot once and for all!

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

On sale January 27 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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