Batman confronts the Man of Steel in SUPERMAN #703

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.

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THIS JUST HAPPENED: Arrow in the city, Grodd gone wild and more

First, let me get the obvious out of the way: There’s a ton of exciting stuff happening in the DCU.

Whether it’s Bruce Wayne returning, BRIGHTEST DAY’s ongoing mysteries and reveals or the edgy adventures of the SECRET SIX, nearly every title has its share of surprises and “Wow” pages and moments. And those pages include some great art. So why not put the spotlight on a few of those moments?

That’s the conceit behind “This Just Happened.” Simple, right? So, let’s grab this week’s stack and check out some of the cool moments or shots from the latest week of DCU books.

The Keres strikes in WONDER WOMAN #603

J. Michael Straczynski and artist Don Kramer continue to unravel the truth behind Wonder Woman’s new, startling status quo (with a snazzy J.H. Williams III variant, no less), as Diana discovers that the men out to killer are just the tip of the iceberg. But how can Wonder Woman survive a battle with the mysterious creature known only as the Keres?

Find out Wednesday. Until then, here’s a teaser of what’s to come.

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SUPERMAN #204’s “Grounded” interlude

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.

A few links of note for Thursday

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The long weekend is almost upon us, and minds tend to wander this close to the end of the work day. So, how about I provide you with a handful of links to click through and get through the day a bit faster?

Welcome to SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE

This October, writer J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman, Babylon 5, “Changeling”) and artist Shane Davis (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman) will take readers on a journey both familiar and new – a story of a last son looking for meaning amidst the skyscrapers and teeming crowds of a great metropolis.

This is a Superman for the 21st century.

With SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, Straczynski and Davis inject the folk tale and legend that is Superman’s origin with a modern, vital and forward-looking energy that makes for a refreshing, epic and challenging super-hero adventure.

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