Jumping from the pages of ACTION COMICS #881, writers Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka continue "The Hunt for Reactron" in the pages of SUPERGIRL. Can Supergirl rely on her seemingly unhinged childhood buddy to help her track down her father's killer? Or will she get burned by the person she once trusted most? Who knows? But we can tease a few lovely Jamal Igle pages right here. And don't go anywhere, as later today we'll have some more Superman inside info, right from Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson's desk.
Happy Monday, Source gang. I'm back in the office, a little warmer and rested from a few days in sunny SoFla. Yes, that's how we refer to it. Moving on.
Well, glad you asked. It's a four-part crossover event involving both SUPERGIRL and ACTION COMIC, and, as you probably guessed from the title of the story, it also involves Reactron. But we've got more info for you, right from Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson, plus some snazzy pages. Take it away, Matt:
Happy Monday, Source readers. To ease you into the work week and to avoid a case of the Mondays, we've got some pages from SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1, from writer Sterling Gates and artist Fernando Dagnino. As faithful SUPERGIRL readers know, in SUPERGIRL #34 the Girl of Steel adopted the new secret identity of Linda Lang. But how long until someone finds out her secret? Find out with this issue, as Gates and Dagnino chronicle Supergirl's initial attempt to live a double life in "Linda Lang: Day One." SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1 hits 9/2.
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.
Good morning, Source readers. We’re slowly getting acclimated to this west coast time business and getting down to, well, business here at San Diego Comic Con. First up on the agenda is the SUPERMAN: TWO WORLDS panel, which kicks off in a few minutes. I think I still see a few seats available, so, if you’re milling around, you still have time to head over to Room 6DE to listen to some of the talented creators working their magic on the Superman franchise.
Ooh, look! Sun! I’d forgotten what that looks like. Neat. Today is a bit of a mad scramble (what else is new?). We’re wrapping up the lettering on ACTION COMICS #879, which means a lot of emailing back and forth with letterer Rob Leigh. He’s come up with what I think will be a stronger method for the English subtitles to all the crazy Kryptonian speak going on in the book. And if this doesn’t work, we’ll just start throwing sound chips in the book!
You may have noticed a trend here at The Source. We like to show cool art once it appears in our inbox. SUPERMAN Group Editor Matt Idelson and his assistant Wil Moss, coincidentally, like to forward us cool art. It works out nicely. So, to close out this Monday, we've got three covers from SUPERMAN artist Renato Guedes. The covers, for ACTION COMICS ANNUAL, SUPERMAN ANNUAL and SUPERGIRL form a loose triptych image. What's better than a Guedes image? Well, three.
Hey folks! As usual, we have our regular “From the Editors” post coming your way. Being the diligent worker we all know and love, Matt Idelson managed to give us his entry early, as he made his escape to the distant land of Barcelona. Enjoy...
Ah, dawn in the city. I start going through emails. Renato Guedes has sent us pencils for pages 9-10 of SUPERMAN #688. Wow, these are gorgeous! Renato has been nice enough to draw this critical scene first, as we’ll be flashing back to it in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14 a couple of months later. Some more gorgeous pencils are in from guest-penciller Fernando Dagnino for SUPERGIRL #41—man, he’s SO good. Looking at our schedule, however, I’m thinking it might be more logical to ask Fernando to draw the upcoming SUPERGIRL ANNUAL rather than ACTION #878-879.