From the Editor’s Desk: Wil Moss on Superboy developments and the Superman 80-Page Giant

Hello, DC Nation! Wil Moss here, associate editor on the SUPERMAN line of books. How’ve you been? Have you lost weight? Well, you look great.

So before you head to the comic store this week, I want to draw your attention to two fine offerings from the Man of Steel’s corner of the DCU that hit the shelves Wednesday!

DCU IN 2011: THE LORD OF DARKNESS IN STARK BLACK AND WHITE

"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:

* Shade.

* Doomsday.

* 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.

Will the Dollmaker ruin the holidays for Supergirl?

It's the holiday season, and a dangerous new foe has it in for Cat Grant -- and as much as Supergirl would like to see Cat get what's coming to her, The Girl of Steel has no choice but to put aside her holiday blues and get involved!

Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle have given us an issue of Supergirl that's got it all: Arkham Asylum. Superwoman. A cameo by the Justice League of America - along with a couple of twists and turns you won't see coming.

SUPERGIRL #59 is in stores this Wednesday.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS starts now

You’ve heard from the editors, you’ve seen teaser images and we’ve talked up a storm about this book – and now it’s here. This coming Wednesday, writer Nick Spencer and artist CAFU present a modern, topical and just plain exciting look at the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS in an issue that asks the simple, oft-quoted question: Would you rather burn out, or fade away?

When a handful of people, desperately clawing at their last shred of hope are presented with the opportunity to be heroes, the offer sounds ideal. But there’s one catch. Their powers will eventually kill them.

NYCC 2010: Meet your new SUPERGIRL creative team

Hey, it’s New York Comicon. Did you expect a quiet few days?

First off, I’d like to give a huge tip of the hat to writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle. As many fans have said across the web, they’ve done a masterful job with SUPERGIRL and you can be sure their names will be popping up on the credits of many books to come. But more on that later.

Who’s taking over the reins of SUPERGIRL?

Bernard Chang steps in for a SUPERGIRL cameo

We swung by SUPERGIRL Assistant Editor Wil Moss’ office last week and got a chance to get a sneak peek at his usually impressive wall of covers, but also at a bit of news. Looks like the hyper-talented Bernard Chang will be returning to the Superman books with a guest spot on SUPERGIRL #57, pairing him with regular writer Sterling Gates. We’ve got a first look at some of the finished pages (which are lovely, but click below to find out for yourselves), but before we show ‘em off, let’s touch base with Wil to get a sense of why his issue merits some special attention.

Sterling Gates on SUPERMAN #700

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I just remember how much it hurt.

Superman was dead.

I remember my dad explaining to me that these things happen, and nothing we say or do can stop them. I remember telling a kid in my Scout troop the news and watching tears well in his eyes. I remember wearing a black armband with a red s-shield on it to school. I remember being sad.

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