The Hundred-Minute War is upon us -- but what does it mean for Superman and his allies? Well, a superhuman war fought at superspeed can only mean things will get all the more destructive -- and deadly.
You read that correctly. An interstellar conflict waged at superspeed. Could this be in any way related to THE WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, which we announced not too long ago? Same thing, folks, and it's all hitting in May, courtesy of writers Sterling Gates and James Robinson. An epic, defining battle for the Man of Steel unleashed in one month. Because super-beings that fly fast? Well, they fight pretty fast, too.
Superman has left Earth in the hands of Nightwing, Flamebird, Mon-El and the Guardian. The tensions between Earth and New Krypton are slowly rising. The winds of war are stirring. As our very own Dan DiDio has teased numerous times, 2010 is going to be a huge year for Superman. But just what is going on has not been revealed. Until now. Welcome to the WAR OF THE SUPERMEN.
Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek at the second issue of BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN, so why not cap off the week with a look at the second SUPERMAN issue? Sure, why not? Writer James Robinson and artist Eddy Barrows unveil a crisis in Smallville, as the Black Lantern Psycho Pirate attacks. And what happens when Superman's dead bride returns as a Black Lantern? Nothing good, I'd wager. So give these pages a look, enjoy your weekend and be sure to reserve a copy. BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #2 hits 9/23. [gallery link="file"]
Surprisingly, I’m still fairly functional. I think. The marathon that is SDCC is coming to a close, but we still have some stuff to show off, at least in regards to books hitting next week. Len Wein continues his guest stint as writer, teaming with artist Eddy Barrows. The cards are stacked against the remnants of the League, and it’s no surprise I’m jokingly referencing the Royal Flush Gang. Can even the team survive before the unexpected arrival of an old foe? Unclear. But here are some pages to get you up to speed.
Happy Monday, all. I could go into a long description about how much fun this issue of ACTION COMICS is, or how nice Eddy Barrows' art is, but I think the pages speak for themselves. Two words: Enter: Ursa! [gallery link="file"]