Look, down in the ground, it’s…Boyzarro?!?
Since the launch of Rebirth in 2016, Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi have reinvigorated the Man of Steel through a series of powerful standalone stories in the pages of SUPERMAN. They’ve featured Lex Luthor, Eradicator, Apokolips and Mister Oz, among many others, but not Bizarro. Not until today’s SUPERMAN #42.
ACTION COMICS SPECIAL #1 and SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1 Celebrate Three Prolific Superman Storytellers, Feature Bonus Content
The creative talent of ACTION COMICS writer Dan Jurgens and the SUPERMAN team of Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi have brought legions of Superman fans story after story filled with action, humor, emotion and candor--traits that have continued to present Superman as an enduring symbol of hope, optimism, truth and justice. This May, the conclusions to their epic runs serve as the centerpieces of two special one-shot issues.
Team-ups are one of the cornerstones of this medium that we all love. Whether that team-up happens between father and son, hero and sidekick or vigilante and villain, exploring these relationships can push open new doors of storytelling and adventures. Let’s explore that theme in all of these DC collected editions that you should pick up this month.
Look alive, DC fans, we have something special for you. If you visit our site regularly, you may have noticed that we have a typical way of doing things. Unless you’re attending one of our Comic-Con panels, we usually don’t preview new comics until the art in them is largely finished.
However, we’re doing things a little different today, and giving you a look at a few comics that are still very much in progress. Why? Because we’re talking about DARK NIGHTS: METAL, that’s why.
The truth hurts. That’s what they say, at least, and after reading this week’s startling SUPERMAN #18, we definitely believe it.
Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason and drawn by Gleason with assists from Mick Gray and John Kalisz, Superman #18 officially kicks off “Superman: Reborn,” the four-part crossover storyline that promises to finally reveal the secrets surrounding Rebirth’s Man of Steel.
There’s one foe that even the greatest of our heroes can’t defeat—death. In “The Final Days of Superman,” the Man of Steel discovers that he’s dying and sets out to make sure that his friends, fellow heroes and the planet as a whole are prepared for a world without Superman. Written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by a stable of top-tier artists including Mikel Janin, Doug Mahnke, Paul Pelletier and Ed Benes, it’s a powerful, emotional storyline that closes the book on one era of Superman before Rebirth launches a thrilling new one.