SUPERMAN to Reveal His Secret Identity to the World this Fall

DC Comics December 2019 solicitations
Credit: DC

Writers Brian Michael Bendis and Greg Rucka are about to do what Lex Luthor never could and unmask Superman this December.

As revealed in the just-released solicitation for Lois Lane #7, in Superman #18 (both debuting in December), Superman will "reveal his identity" to the world.

While Superman #18's solicitation in itself doesn't spell that out, it does portend "the biggest change in the Man of Steel’s life ever!"

If you've been reading Superman comics for a time, you might be saying to yourself "But wait, didn't this already happen?" Yes, it has.

The reveal of Superman's double life as Clark Kent has become a common trope in superhero comics, with everyone from Lois Lane to Candid Camera revealing it to the world. The most recent example is 2015's Action Comics #41 by Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, in which Lois puts two and two together and reports Superman's secret identity to the world.

The way it's framed in the December 2019 solicits, Superman has a bit more agency in the (figurative) unmasking this time, apparently deciding to reveal his secret identity of his own volition.

Here are the solicitations for both issues:

LOIS LANE #7
written by GREG RUCKA
art and cover by MIKE PERKINS
variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Someone wanting to kill Lois Lane is nothing new for the famed reporter, but is it because of something she knows or something she’s about to uncover? Plus, this issue ties to the events of December’s Superman #18 and the gigantic status quo shift for both Lois and her husband, Superman, when the Man of Steel decides to reveal his identity to the world.
ON SALE 01.01.20
$3.99 US |7 OF 12|32 PAGES
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This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

 

SUPERMAN #18
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
variant cover by SKAN
With Superman’s family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel’s life ever!
ON SALE 12.11.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC|DC
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

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