From the Editor’s Desk: Wil Moss on Lex Luthor’s starring role in SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING

To celebrate the release of SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING (now available in comic shops and bookstores everywhere), we asked associate editor Wil Moss about his experience working with Paul Cornell and Pete Woods as Lex Luthor took center stage in the pages of Action Comics:

Vandal Savage is swinging for Lex Luthor in ACTION COMICS #895

Lex Luthor has had an incredibly difficult time of it lately, what with fighting master assassin Deathstroke, avoiding being eaten by Gorilla Grodd, and meeting Death herself. Finally back at his office in Metropolis, Lex has about five minutes to relax before Vandal Savage shows up to make Lex's quest even more complicated. (To be fair, no one ever said being an evil genius was easy job.) Paul Cornell writes while Pete Woods handles art duties in this centuries-spanning tale.

Death arrives in the pages of ACTION COMICS

This is it. Paul Cornell continues his engaging and surprise-laden run on ACTION COMICS with a knockout punch – Death, one of the Endless from the pages of Vertigo’s SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman, appears to take a peek inside the mind of the DCU’s deadliest mastermind, and sheds some light on what death really means in the DC Universe.

In addition to Cornell’s spot-on script, artist Pete Woods brings all his skills to bear on this one, making for a lovely piece of work. Do yourself a favor – reserve a copy.

ACTION COMICS #894 hits 10/27.

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A Public Service Announcement From DC Nation

I interrupt my usual DC Nation-ness to bring you, the DC Comics reader, a very important announcement: The comics shipping this month are freaking awesome! I know you're thinking "But Ian, the comics are awesome every month!" and you're totally right - they are - but this month features so many special items I wanted to make sure that you were perfectly clear on the degree of amazing we've got going on. Throughout October we are bringing you specials, new projects, new formats, new beginnings, and much more.

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