Nightwing and Flamebird step into the spotlight in ACTION COMICS #883

Since "Codename: Patriot," Earth's hatred for Kryptonians has only escalated – which is what makes it so odd that Nightwing and Flamebird pick now to go public as super heroes. Meanwhile, Lois Lane finally meets with the man she thought long dead – her father, General Lane. But he has a message to deliver to his journalist daughter: "You're either with us or against us."

Jemm pays a visit to New Krypton, and he ain't happy

Think humans and Kryptonians are the only two races in our solar system? Wrong. Jemm, Son of Saturn, ruler of the super-powered Saturnian race, arrives in Kandor demanding answers to New Krypton's recent actions – answers he intends to get even if he has to fight his way through Commander Kal-El and the entire Kryptonian army. Not the recipe for a friendly sitdown, eh? All this and a Mark Buckingham variant cover, courtesy of writers James Robinson and Greg Rucka, along with artists Pete Woods and Ron Randall.

What’s going on the Superman books next week? Find out from editor Matt Idelson now

Hola, folks! I wish I could be like my ultra-trendy pal Michael Siglain, and give you a nice Halloween theme here, but let’s face it: on New Krypton, everyone wears a costume 24/7, and they don’t have candy there. (Notice none of the Kryptonians are overweight—well, except for Kal’s lawyer, but that’s genetic.) You’d think having been trapped in a bottle for decades they’d all be out of shape—or at least have invented Malomars. Whatever.

The origin of BATWOMAN is revealed in DETECTIVE COMICS #858

The shocking and tragic origin of Batwoman starts here, in a haunting, evocative issue penned by writer Greg Rucka with art from the masterful J.H. Williams III. With "Go," Rucka and Williams reveal the true story behind the kidnapping of Kate Kane and her family by terrorists and how these events tragically alter Kate -- and her family's life -- forever. All this and the mystery behind the villainous Alice revealed.

Writer to Watch: Sterling Gates

Sterling Gates is far from a newcomer to the DCU -- but he's certainly one that's on the rise. With his work -- alongside artist Jamal Igle -- redefining and stabilizing SUPERGIRL, Gates has made a name for himself for his tight plotting and knack for strong and precise characterization. All of which can be seen month-in and month-out in the pages of the Girl of Steel's ongoing series.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS…

...But a thousand words ain't too shabby, either! Don’t get me wrong… words AND pictures are where it’s at fer me... but reading ANYTHING these days puts us all in a very, very elite club. But if you find yourself liking the work of the writers-- nay, AUTHORS-- who pen DC Comics these days, there is a veritable library of OTHER material available to you these days written by the very same people.

'The Hunt for Reactron' concludes in SUPERGIRL #46

Continuing from ACTION COMICS #882, "The Hunt for Reactron" concludes with the final showdown between Flamebird, Supergirl and the man who killed their father. And for the Daughters of Zor-El, that means it's payback time. Will Reactron make it out alive? Or is Nightwing the only one who can save them all? Writers Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka team with Jamal Igle to bring the story to a close. Check out a few pages below before you swing by your shop and pick up the full issue, which hits today. [gallery link="file"]

Take a peek at the covers to ACTION COMICS #885 and SUPERMAN #696

In January, ACTION COMICS #885 and SUPERMAN #696 will cross over as Nightwing and Flamebird’s hunt for Zod’s sleeper agents leads them right to Science Police Headquarters in Metropolis, home of the Guardian and Mon-El. James Robinson, Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann packed these two issues with so many twists and turns, we needed the covers to be as equally dynamic – and since the amazing CAFU regularly draws both covers, why not have the covers cross over as well? We cornered Superman Editor Matt Idelson's able assistant Wil Moss for more info. Take it away, Wil:

Some BLACKEST NIGHT news on a Monday night

bn-one-shots As some of you know, the Baltimore Retailer Summit is in full swing. We've got some news breaking during our presentation, so what better place to unveil it than here, on The Source?

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