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.

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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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.

Matt Idelson talks CODENAME: PATRIOT

A rare non-rainy day and I find myself trapped indoors with Wil Moss, putting the finishing touches on SUPERMAN #691, the fourth and final chapter of our latest Superman crossover, “Codename: Patriot”. While Wil goes over some dialogue tweaks involving the not-so-nice General Lane with James Robinson, I’m going over David Curiel’s colors. We’re asking a lot of David on this one, and so far, he’s been more than up to the challenge.

Kick off CODENAME: PATRIOT with a first look at WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6

It's chaos on Kandor, as the "Codename: Patriot' storyline kicks off, courtesy of writers Greg Rucka and James Robinson, with artist Pete Woods. Someone's been shot, and Superman is tasked with finding the culprit. But when the shooter flees to Earth, can Superman play hero without pitting the planets against one another? The story continues in ACTION COMICS #880.

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6 hits on 8/5.

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Before diving back into SDCC, check out some pages from SUPERMAN #690

What better way to kick off your weekend then by looking at some lovely Renato Guedes pages?

As media mogul Morgan Edge fans the flames of Earth’s distrust of all things Kryptonian, Mon-El wrestles with his looming demise and what to do with his remaining time on the planet. At the same time, forces from the future plot to prevent Mon-El from meeting Sodam Yat, the GL from Daxam known as Ion.

Check out some pages below while I walk over to the convention center.

SUPERMAN #690 hits on 7/29.

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