Experience the origins of Mon-El’s homeworld in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14

Since Superman freed him from the Phantom Zone, Mon-El has spent his time learning about Earth and its many, diverse cultures. But how much does he know about his own homeworld, Daxam? The Legionnaire known as Tellus allows Mon-El to explore the ancient history of his home planet -- from it's beginnings as a Kryptonian colony to it's connection to Earth's Mayans. Join writer James Robinson and artist Javier Pina as they take Mon-El on a tour of the planet he always believed to be anything but exciting.

Get a first look inside BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #1

The BLACKEST NIGHT is upon us, and the dead are rising across the DCU. No one is unaffected, and some teams -- like the TITANS -- have seen more than their share of fatalities over the years. Later this month, writer J.T. Krul and artist Ed Benes will bring you the first issue of BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS, which spotlights how the heroes deal with the sudden return of some of their most tragic members. But, to tide you over until then, we've got a look at some interiors from Benes.

It's battle royal time in SUPERGIRL #44

The regular SUPERGIRL Team of writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle roar into the third part of the "Codename: Patriot" crossover, as Supergirl and Mon-El throw down against Nightwing and Flamebird. What happens when the Girl of Steel has to face off against one of her oldest and dearest friends, just as General Lane puts the next phase of his master plan into action -- with some help from a guy named Atlas. Check out some pages from #44 below, which hits 8/19.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #63 -- Grodd wins?!

Well, the cover says it all, no? Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson re-team with artist Rafael Albuquerque to kick off an all-new arc, bringing an old, simian foe back from the dead, as he endangers the loved ones of both Superman and Batman. With Lois and Alfred kidnapped, who can survive in a world where "Grodd wins"? Find out with a few pages from the issue below.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #63 hits 8/19.

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Kick off the week with some SHIELD #1 pages

On 9/2, writer Eric Trautmann and artist Marco Rudy team up for THE SHIELD, a new ongoing series spinning out of The Red Circle one-shot and featuring an INFERNO co-feature.

We're still closely guarding a first look at a full-on preview, but The Source is all about teasing stuff, no? So here's a first look at a lovely spread from the main story, by Mr. Rudy. Pretty neat, huh?

Finish the week with a look at POWER GIRL #4

The talented POWER GIRL team of Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and artist extraordinaire Amanda Conner kick off a new story arc, "Space Girls Gone Wild!" with this issue, as a trio of sexy alien maraurders hit Earth for the ultimate party. Unfortunately, this galactic bender includes destroying the planet. Sounds like a certain Power Girl has to crash the festivities, no?

Check out a few pages below. POWER GIRL #4 hits 8/19.

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And now, a first look at SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #1

The moment we've all been waiting for is close at hand. The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank reunite to present the modern origin of the Man of Steel, and it all starts with a gigantic 48-[age first issue. Chronicling Clark Kent's journey from Smallville to Metropolis, you'll experience the beginnings of some of comics' most beloved characters, including Lex Luthor, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and more.

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