After his adventures in TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT, Booster Gold finds himself in a Coast City he does not recognize. When he tries to return to his rightful world, his companion, Skeets, is destroyed. Booster is abandoned in this new world and left to face Doomsday alone. And to his surprise, nobody knows who he is. In fact, Central City unleashes a vicious attack against Booster that not only risks his life, but also the city itself.
Any Superman fan who hasn't picked up ACTION COMICS #900 is really doing themselves a disservice. Besides all of the many, many anniversary features that pack the 96-page issue, you're skipping out on a pretty earth-shaking twist in the ongoing Reign of Doomsday storyline. Those of you who've read it will know what I mean. To those of you who haven't, beware: spoilers after the jump....
ACTION COMICS #900 is here this week, and along with all of the special bonus features (Donner, Lindelof, Johns, Frank, Sook, Stelfreeze, Dini -check out the full list here!) celebrating 900 issues of Action,you'll get the 51-page finale to the epic Lex Luthor storyline that's been building since ACTION COMICS #890.
A thoughtful conversation between Superboy and Red Robin comes to an abrupt end when Doomsday tears through Detroit... and the panel borders of this comic itself, as you'll see in the preview below!
This newly Eisner-nominated title welcomes aboard guest artist Marco Rudy, who joins writer Jeff Lemire for this fifth part of the Reign of Doomsday storyline. SUPERBOY #6 is on sale Wednesday.
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If you've read the new Action Comics issue, you'll understand why it's important that Superman makes his climactic return to take on Lex Luthor in the lead story for next month's milestone ACTION #900.
Spoiler after the jump...
After all the excitement for REIGN OF DOOMSDAY we received after sharing Kenneth Rocafort’s awesome cover to ACTION COMICS #901, we know you’re anxious for more. Click below for this month’s Superman solicits:
ACTION COMICS #901
"The Rise of Eclipso" begins in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA issue 54 and, so far, we've kept the lid tight on the details of James Robinson's epic storyline.
But we can confirm, this one's got it all:
* Blue Lantern Saint Walker joins the League to ensure that all will be well.
* Alpha Lantern Boodikka and Supergirl on the trail of the Cyborg Superman.
* The return of one of the DCU's classic villains, Eclipso.
...with a lot more Doomsday than they bargained for.
As announced earlier this week, the Reign of Doomsday story will continue through SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #5, as Supergirl must team up with Batman to try to stop Doomsday and Cyborg Superman from tearing them apart. The issue will hit in early April, written by James Robinson with art by Miguel Sepulveda.
Doomsday's back - and while we agree that that’s not a good sign for the heroes of the DCU, we can still ask: why did Doomsday return?
Well, I asked, and I got a hint back in return. Here's a few words from DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza about Reign of Doomsday: