Superman's departure from Metropolis to walk across the country has led to a slow news cycle for the city's biggest paper. If a lack of Superman front-page headlines weren't bad enough for the paper, a muckraking news blog has accused the Planet of bribing Superman for their stories -- putting even their journalistic integrity on the line! With all of the paper's best reporters on other duties, Perry White must recruit the help of a junior photographer to go undercover and save the Planet's reputation.
Hey, Source readers -- got some news to close the week with. Writer G. Willow Wilson will return to SUPERMAN with a new “Grounded” tale in issue #706, illustrated by artist Amilcar Pinna. Superman’s walk across the country ends up having unexpected – and dangerous – repercussions for Perry White and the staff of The Daily Planet. Can Superman help The Planet overcome its latest hurdle? SUPERMAN #706 hits stores in December. The previously-announced team will pick up again with #707 in January.
The "Grounded" storyline continues right here as Superman visits Mt. Prospect - a suburb just southeast of Chicago. In this issue, Superman discovers that there is a darkness even more immense than outer space... One buried deep inside the human heart. The first of the "Grounded" letter write-in destinations, this town was suggested by Annette Kowalczyk of Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Annette has lived in Mt. Prospect for 43 years, raising her three children (and now seven grandchildren) in the area. Thanks for being a Superman fan all these years!
Writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows continue to chronicle Superman’s story as he walks across America – bringing the Man of Steel closer to the people of his adopted planet than ever before. In this issue, Superman visits Cincinnati and its surrounding areas, while also featuring a special cameo from a certain Dark Knight, which we’ve spotlighted for you here. SUPERMAN #703 is out today. [gallery link="file"]
Writer G. Willow Wilson (AIR) and newcomer Leandro Oliveira provide a “Grounded” interlude in October’s SUPERMAN #704, detailing a visit Lois Lane makes to the town where she went to college in anticipation of Superman’s arrival. When she runs into an old boyfriend and sees the nice, normal family he has, Lois is can't help but examine the choices she made and wonder if they were the correct ones. Not only does the issue feature another instant classic John Cassaday cover, but will also sport a variant by artist Gene Ha. You can see the Cassaday image below.
Superman’s historic walk across America continues in the pages of SUPERMAN #702, as the Man of Steel reaches Detroit, home of the auto industry and Motown. The issue, which touches upon not only the personal stories facing the city’s citizens but an unexpected threat from beyond, builds on the momentum J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows have been building since the monumental SUPERMAN #700, as our hero comes face-to-face with the pressures and issues the people of Detroit deal with daily. Here’s a first look at the issue, which hits 8/11. [gallery link="file"]
Superman’s journey begins with one step – and he’s taking it today. Starting with SUPERMAN #701, writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows begin a historic storyline in the pages of SUPERMAN, as the Man of Steel walks across America to not only reconnect with his adopted home, but the people that populate it. His first stop? Philadelphia. The birthplace of our nation. Join us as this epic – yet human and real – story takes off. You won’t want to miss a page. SUPERMAN #701 hits today. [gallery link="file"]
It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Wednesday a historic day, what with our major digital news and the details surrounding writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows’ upcoming Superman “Grounded” arc.