DC has announced some big changes are coming for the Superman Family, starting in July.
DC Comics has some big changes in store for Superman and his family, starting July 13th. From a new ongoing monthly title, to a couple of limited series, the world of Superman is about to kick it up a notch for the summer.
Everything that’s happening here is very exciting, but two things stand out in particular. Superman: Son of Kal-El will be a new ongoing monthly series that will see a new Man of Steel taking up the mantle – Jonathan Kent.
Written by Tom Taylor, the series will see Clark’s son wear the cape and continue being the symbol of hope for Earth. Taylor also announced the new title on Twitter and was more than excited about taking on the title:
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a writer completely freaking out.
I am the next writer of SUPERMAN.
And our world has a new Superman – Jon Kent.@thedcnation @DCComics @johntimmsart pic.twitter.com/sgi8vpCjCj
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) April 21, 2021
Another stand-out item from the release is Superman and the Authority. Multi-Eisner Award-winning Grant Morrison will be taking on the writing reins for this title. They are tasked with bringing together a team led by Manchester Black that will help set up elements impactful to both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El.
See the full press release below:
DC ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR THE SUPERMAN FAMILY IN JULY
Superman: Son of Kal-El by Tom Taylor and John Timms Features Jonathan Kent Protecting the Earth as the new Man of Steel
Clark Kent Continues the Fight to Free Warworld in Action Comics #1033 and Creates a New Team of Clandestine Heroes in Superman and The Authority Miniseries
Kara Zor-El Tracks a Murderous Alien Across the Cosmos in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow Limited Series
Superman: Son of Kal-El
The action begins on July 13 as a new ongoing monthly series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, replaces the current Superman monthly title. Written by Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased, Suicide Squad) with art by John Timms (Young Justice, Harley Quinn), this series follows the new adventures of the son of Superman as he’s entrusted with the protection of Earth.
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s fought evil with Robin (Damian Wayne), traveled across galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather, and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and continue the never-ending battle as a symbol of hope for his home planet.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Arriving July 20, issue #2 of this eight-issue limited series by Tom King (Batman, Batman/Catwoman, Mister Miracle) and artist Bilquis Evely (The Dreaming, Wonder Woman) continues Kara Zor-El’s journey of self-discovery and emergence from the shadow of her famous cousin.
Supergirl, Krypto, and their new friend Ruthye find themselves stranded with no way to pursue Krem, the murderous king’s agent. Each moment this fugitive roams free, the more beings come dangerously close to dying by his hand. There is no time to lose, so our heroes must now travel across the universe the old-fashioned way…by cosmic bus! Little do they know their journey will be a dark one, filled with terrors that not even the Maid of Might is prepared to face!
Action Comics #1033
Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Daniel Sampere keep Superman on the front lines in his battle to free the prisoners of Warwold in Action Comics #1033, on sale Tuesday, July 27. This issue takes the action to Atlantis and the Fortress of Solitude, where Warworld refugees have taken possession of dangerous Warworld tech, bringing it to Aquaman’s undersea kingdom and risking an all-out war that even Superman may not be able to prevent. Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane!
And in this 40-page blockbuster’s second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State—none other than Shilo Norman, a.k.a. Mister Miracle
Superman and the Authority
If Superman is to free the prisoners of Warworld, he’s going to need help, the kind of help that doesn’t scream “Justice League.” Fortunately, multi-Eisner Award-winning writer Grant Morrison (Wonder Woman: Earth One, The Green Lantern) and fan-favorite artist Mikel Janín (Batman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War) have the solution in the form of a new four-issue limited series, Superman and The Authority.
Launching July 20, this new team will be led by Manchester Black, and combine original members Midnighter and Apollo with new members Enchantress and Natasha Irons, as well as new versions of Lightray and O.M.A.C. This new team will have to learn to work together, and fast, as the Ultra-Humanite has formed his own team of villains to take out the Man of Steel.
This new limited series will help launch an all-new status quo for Superman, setting up story elements that will impact both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come.
All titles will be available day and date in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms. For the latest information on Superman, Supergirl, and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dccomics.com and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.
If you haven’t been reading any of the Superman titles, now’s the time to start, so you’re ready. There’s a lot of action coming from the boy scout and his family; it should make for an exciting summer for sure.
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Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment