Here's your monthly first look at DC's Superman Family solicitations, this time for February 2010. Look for more previews from around the DCU this weekend, and DC's full solicitations on Monday, Nov. 16th at 5pm.SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #5
On sale February 24 • 5 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal
Superman versus Metallo – for the first time! Witness the origin of one of Superman’s most-feared foes, as an attack by Lex Luthor goes awry and gives birth to the evil of Metallo. Can an inexperienced Man of Steel handle a foe with a heart of Kryptonite? Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Perry White are close to revealing Luthor as the monster that he is – but are they willing to pay for that truth with their lives?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.SUPERMAN #697
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by James Robinson • Art by Bernard Chang • Cover by CAFU
“Man of Valor” Part 4! With the Legion of Super-Hero members in the 21st century now revealed to Mon-El, the Man of Valor learns of a greater destiny he and Superboy share; one that ties directly in to the fate of New Krypton and Kal-El!ACTION COMICS #886
On sale February 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann • co-feature written by James Robinson & James Rucka • Art by Pere Pérez • co-feature art by CAFU • cover by CAFU
Nightwing and Flamebird race the clock to capture Jax-Ur, the most dangerous of Zod’s sleeper agents.
And in the Captain Atom co-feature, our hero explores the horrors of his past with the help of Mon-El and Starfire!SUPERGIRL #50
On sale February 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by Sterling Gates, Helen Slater & Jake Black • Art by Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal & Fernando Dagnino • Cover by Michael Turner • Variant cover by Joshua Middleton
Special celebratory 50th issue! Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle reunite to tell an epic, oversized battle royale between the Girl of Steel and a mysterious, diabolical new foe! Still reeling from last issue’s harrowing events, Supergirl is put to the test when she uncovers a terrible secret about her friend and confidant, Lana Lang.
Plus! A look into a day in the life of the Girl of Steel written by Jake Black and Supergirl herself, actress Helen Slater!
Featuring a cover by the man who redefined Supergirl for the 21st century, Michael Turner, SUPERGIRL #50 is an extra-sized extravaganza you won’t want to miss!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Michael Turner), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joshua Middleton). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #12
On sale February 3 • 12 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson • Art by Pete Woods & Ron Randall • Cover by Gary Frank • Variant cover by Ladrönn
Now that the conspiracy involving New Krypton’s council has been brought to light, can Superman keep his people from tearing each other apart? And what does a skull-shaped ship flying towards New Krypton mean?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.SUPERMAN/BATMAN #69
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Joe Casey • Art and cover by Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes
Uncover the secret aftermath of OUR WORLDS AT WAR in this issue as the identity of the shape shifting, fugitive Durlan is revealed! Continue exploring past DCU events in this second issue of the new direction for the series!