This January, the Super-Family will be getting a couple of new upgrades with not one, but three brand new stories which are being written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, and Leah Williams. Fans at Superman’s Panel at the recent New York Comic Con were treated to a long conversation about the Last Son of Krypton, and they were beyond excited at what they learned.
After the massive events of Actions Comics #1050, Superman has been shown in a different light and everything has changed. The limits of his supercharge powers have not yet been reached, the House of El’s transformation of Metropolis, being led by Steel, has begun, and Lex Luthor has found the perfect thing that will undo everything Superman is working towards.
Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson had this to say:
My one-word mission statement for Action Comics in 2023 is “Super-Family,” and I draw inspiration from the 100-page Giant Superman Family issues.
We’re giving everyone in the House of El their own role and personal journey while still keeping Superman at the forefront, and tying all the Super-titles together in a way that’s reminiscent of the Triangle Era.
I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this new era of Action Comics, and doing it alongside such a consummate artist as Rafa Sandoval and comics titan Dan Jurgens truly makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In Lois and Clark 2: Doom Rising #2 writers Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks return to tell you the story of young Jon Kent, when he lived on the farm with his parents, learning about his Kryptonian abilities and somehow finding himself fighting Doombreaker.
Power Girl will also be returning in part one of a three-part story by Leah Williams and Marguerite Sauvage, putting a stop to everything escaping from Lazarus Planet.
They also announced that a brand new Superman monthly series will be launching in February 2023, from the amazing talents of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths writer Joshua Williamson and Naomi artist and co-creator Jamal Campbell. Following Superman, as he returns to Metropolis, he finds out that Lex Luthor is finally behind bars, making life for the Super-Family much safer and brighter. Clark Kent Settles back into his life only for new enemies to show up to try to take down the Man of Steel. Williamson said:
After the darkness of the last year in the DCU, there’s no character better suited to lead DC into the light than Superman. It’s an understatement to say I’m honored to be writing DC’s flagship series. I’m very excited to take Clark Kent on a fun, pulp style adventure in Metropolis against his greatest villains.
We’re also going to be introducing new concepts and new challenges for the Man of Steel and to be doing it with wonderful partners like Jamal Campbell and Nick Dragotta is a dream come true. Every page explodes with awesome energy. The Superman line that Tom, Phillip and I are putting together with DC is going to lead the way for an exciting 2023.
Finally, Superman: Son of Kal-El will be ending with issue #18. However, fans of Jon Kent can continue to read his adventures in Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent, written Tom Taylor with art by Clayton Henry. In this new title, Jon will get the chance to take on Ultraman, the person who kidnapped and tortured him in this 6-issue miniseries coming out in March. Taylor said:
I couldn’t be more excited for Jon Kent to headline the iconic Adventures of Superman. It’s a real testament to the fantastic response of fans to Jon as Superman.
This series is going to be one of the most action-packed books I’ve ever written and Jon is going to be tested more than ever before. While we can tell you the Superman of Earth-2, Val-Zod, and Jon’s nemesis, Ultraman, will be key characters in the early part of Adventures of Superman, what we’re going to reveal at the end of issue #2 will have everyone talking and issue #3 launches us in a direction that no one will see coming.
Those attending also got an exclusive look at Superman: Space Age #3 from Mark Russell, and a preview of the Superman: Kal-El Returns Special, written by Alex Segura, as well as receiving a copy of Superman: Warworld Apocalypse. Now that’s a Super goodie bag! The pun was right there, I’m not apologizing for it.
What are your thoughts on the announcements? Which one are you looking forward to reading? Tell us in the comments.
Source: DC Comics
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