Superman - Action Comics
DC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest-running monthly comic, Action Comics, to #1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics-The New 52 event. With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan-favorite artist Rag Morales. While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won three Eisner Award's for his work on All-Star Superman, Action Comics will be something new for both old and new readers and present humanity's first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it's a bold new take on a classic hero.
Clark Kent is dead! When grave circumstances cause Superman to leave behind his alter ego, an unimpeded Man of Steel must face his deadliest foe to date: Nimrod the Hunter! Metropolis' newest threat has killed everything he's ever tracked, but he's never killed an alien. Will the red and blue Kryptonian be his first? Legendary writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN) continues his best-selling, critically acclaimed run on SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS, with art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), Gene Ha (TOP 10) and a host of comics' finest illustrators. This trade paperback graphic novel collects SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS 9-12, 0 and ANNUAL 1.
As Metropolis recovers from the devastating attack by Doomsday, a mysterious figure claiming to be Clark Kent steps into the spotlight to clear his name and prove once and for all that he is not the Man of Steel. But who is this mild-mannered reporter, really? And what impact will his sudden appearance have on the fragile new lives that Superman, Lois Lane and their son, Jon, have carefully built for themselves since escaping from their own doomed universe? The answers won't be easy to find-or easy to hear. But with the mysteries surrounding the loss of Superman's predecessor growing ever deeper, uncovering the truth has become a top priority for everyone, including self-appointed Superman Lex Luthor, the mysterious new Superwoman and the Daily Planet's best investigative reporter, Lois Lane-currently missing and presumed dead. Legendary writer Dan Jurgens is joined by top comics talents Patch Zircher, Stephen Segovia and Tom Grummett for this next great chapter in the saga of the Man of Steel! Collecting ACTION COMICS #963-966 and an introductory tale from JUSTICE LEAGUE #52, SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOL. 2 - WELCOME TO THE PLANET also includes a special sketchbook section from Jurgens and Segovia.
The New York Times best-selling creative team Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' landmark run on SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS ends here in SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOLUME 3: AT THE END OF DAYS! Five years ago, Clark Kent moved to Metropolis. Alone but hopeful, he donned a simple t-shirt laden with a giant S, beginning the career of one of the greatest heroes this--or any other--world has seen. Superman has grown with the city around him, and though he is feared by the public, there's no doubt they need him to protect them from this universe's gravest threats. But when the multiverse sends it's deadliest villains against the Man of Steel, can even he turn them back? Collects SUPERMAN #13-17.
The smash-hit Rebirth of Superman continues, from classic Superman writer Dan Jurgens and artists Tyler Kirkham, Patrick Zircher and Stephen Segovia. Lex Luthor says heÕs a hero. HeÕs even taken to wearing the Superman ÒSÓ on his armor. And so far, though heÕs unable to trust him, Superman canÕt find any evidence that Lex is anything but what he claims to be. But for the mysterious alien warrior who calls himself the God Killer, evidence isnÕt necessary. HeÕs been granted a vision of the future where Lex ascends to DarkseidÕs throne on Apokolips and crushes Earth beneath his heel. For the terrible crimes he is destined to commit, the only sentence can be death! Now Superman finds himself in the unlikely position of having to defend his greatest enemy from certain death...even if it means enduring the wrath of the God Killer himself! Can Superman possibly save Lex from overwhelming odds? Or would the universe be better off if he let the God Killer complete his mission? Collecting ACTION COMICS #967-972.
Determained to turn the people of Metropolis against the Man of Steel and finally vanquish him from the Earth, Lex Luthor unleashes a virus on Metropolis capable of rewriting the DNA of those infected, including Superman. While Superman's immune system eventually fights off the infection, but not before a hybrid Superman is created through the virus' ability to rewrite DNA. This new hybrid Superman is the only being capable of defeating the true Superman and Lex will stop at nothing to see it accomplish it's mission. Collects Action Comics #19-24, and stories from Young Romance: The New 52 #1 and Superman Annual #2
Following the shocking revelations of SUPERMAN REBORN, sinister forces are gathering in dark corners of the globe. Someone is uniting SupermanÕs deadliest enemies into a Revenge Squad. Metallo, Mongul, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman...on their own they are deadly, and together they may be able to finally destroy the Man of Steel once and for all. But the Revenge Squad has one more member in their sights, and heÕs being held deep within Belle Reve Prison, home of the Suicide Squad. With General Zod on their side, revenge is finally in their grasp...and SupermanÕs rebirth might prove to be very short-lived... Renowned Superman creator Dan Jurgens (THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and artists Patch Zircher (SUICIDE SQUAD) and Ian Churchill (TEEN TITANS) put the Man of Steel through a thrilling crucibleÑone heÕs not guaranteed to survive! Collecting ACTION COMICS #977-984.
This BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in features the reintroduction of a major character as a cocky young Superman battles the forces of nature to save Gotham City. Superman must also figure out who or what is the Ghost Soldier, and what mysterious ties does he have to The Man of Steel? Will he side with Superman as he is caught in the middle of the military's battle with subterranean monsters? Collects Action Comics #25-29 and Secret Origins #1.
ÒAction Comics continues the push to #1,000 with a Superman tale that calls back to the characterÕs roots while charting new ground and exploring new angles to his history.Ó ÑComicosity ÒWhenever Jurgens depicts the Man of Steel or Booster Gold, the issue has a great, old-school vibe to it.Ó ÑIGN Is Jor-El really alive? Superman and Booster Gold travel back in time to verify the claims that Kal-ElÕs father somehow survived the destruction of Krypton. What they find, though, is a vastly different world than history has shown. When the time intruders are discovered, Jor-El and General Zod collaborate to capture or destroy them. The Eradicator will chase the pair through time to 25th century Gotham City and back to Krypton in pursuit of justice. Unable to alter the past, Superman and Booster must make certain they survive. Zod, his son Lor-Zod and Ursa want to make certain they do not. Not that things are perfect back on Earth. The Pentagon reports that Lois LaneÕs father, General Sam Lane, has gone missing. When they wonÕt mount a rescue operation, she goes after him on her own. Or so she thinks. Her super-powered son Jon tags along, adding a new level of risk to the mission. Dan JurgensÕ final major story arc, collecting Action Comics #993-999 and a story from Action Comics Special #1, raises the stakes for all concerned. These high-powered tales are illustrated by Jurgens, Brett Booth, Will Conrad, and Norm Rapmund.
Doomsday is here. The most brutal force Superman has ever faced is back, killing all life everywhere he goes. But defeating the beast is just the beginning. The evil of Doomsday has taken root inside Superman himself, turning him into an even deadlier, more destructive monsterÉand leaving the Earth defenseless for an invasion from beyond. However, Superman does not fight his battle alone. Lois Lane. Lana Lang. Steel. Batman. Some are superheroes, others just everyday people of extraordinary bravery. It will take all they have to pull Superman back from the brink. It will take all Superman has to save the planet from its enemies-and himselfÉ Writer Greg Pak (BATMAN/SUPERMAN) and artists Aaron Kuder (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS) and Scott Kolins (JUSTICE LEAGUE) lead the charge against Doomsday -the Last Son of Krypton's greatest challenge yet! Collects ACTION COMICS #30-35 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #3.
The Man of Steel faces off against the unimaginable in this chilling story from acclaimed creative team Greg Pak (BATMAN/SUPERMAN) and Aaron Kuder (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS). Superman may be from Krypton, but Smallville, Kansas will always be Clark KentÕs hometown. So when a mysterious fog rolls in, cutting the town off from the outside world, the Man of Steel is the first to leap into action. But thereÕs a monster lurking in the mistÑone that feeds off of the terror and darkness that hides inside even SupermanÕs mind. Clark will risk anything to save the people he loves; but even if he succeeds, will he be able to break free of his own nightmares? SUPERMAN Ð ACTION COMICS VOL. 7: UNDER THE SKIN collects issues #36-40 and ACTION COMICS: FUTURES END #1.
SupermanÕs secret identity has been revealed and his powers are failing him, but not even that can stop the Man of Steel from protecting the innocent when a mysterious shadow monster appears in Metropolis. But the biggest threat Clark Kent faces when he returns home comes from the people he once called his friends and neighbors. While some still stand by him, others-including the Metropolis police department-are fearful and angryÉtoo angry. Is this just a reaction to SupermanÕs deception, or is there something more insidious infecting the people of Metropolis? Clark knows he needs to regain their trust, but in his weakened state, can he even survive long enough to try? Storytellers Greg Pak (BATMAN/SUPERMAN) and Aaron Kuder (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS) unleash an unstoppable force on an underpowered Superman, with help from artists Scott Kolins (JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001) and Georges Jeanty (BATMAN) and more! SUPERMAN-ACTION COMICS VOL. 8: TRUTH collects issues #41-47 and DC SNEAK PEEK: ACTION COMICS #1.
NO MORE POWERS. NO MORE SECRET IDENTITY. NO MORE SUPERMAN? Superman’s downfall, impossible as it seems, has come at the hands of Vandal Savage. After eons of seeking a method to draw back to Earth the meteor that granted him immortality, Savage has discovered he can realize that goal by tapping into the Man of Steel’s super-abilities, and in turn the combined might of the Justice League. With the Last Son of Krypton powerless to stop him, the immortal is primed to recall the comet that granted him eternal power. And as it nears Earth, it also awakens Savage’s genetic signature within members of the world’s unsuspecting populace. Literally growing mad with power, Savage’s progeny will stop at nothing to ensure their patriarch succeeds. Superman’s salvation—and Earth’s—may lie in the one substance that’s lethal to the Man of Steel. Should he use it and somehow defeat Savage, one thing will be certain: regardless of the outcome, Superman as the world knows him will be no more. The acclaimed creative duo of Greg Pak (BATMAN/SUPERMAN) and Aaron Kuder (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS) plus fan-favorite scribe Peter J. Tomasi (SUPERMAN) usher in the Man of Steel’s final days in SUPERMAN - ACTION COMICS VOL. 9: LAST RITES, with help from a team of all-star artists including Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL), Paul Pelletier (AQUAMAN), Dale Eaglesham (SECRET SIX) and Scot Eaton (NEW 52: FUTURES END)! Collects issues #48-52.
ÒTHE SON OF SUPERMANÓ Chapter One The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world. THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in BATMAN AND ROBIN returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.
A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes...with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. His first job? Getting the planet back out of the Phantom Zone!
A new era for the Man of Steel begins here„crafted by National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (AMERICAN BORN CHINESE) and legendary artists John Romita Jr. (KICK-ASS, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Klaus Janson (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS). Superman is going through some changes. First, thereÍs his new ñsolar flareî power, which releases tremendous amounts of energy but leaves him functionally human„fragile, vulnerable, prone to hangovers„for 24 hours. But an even bigger change is coming. A new company called Hordr has sprung up, and its business is secrets. If you have one that you want to keep hidden, Hordr can control you„and no one has a bigger secret than Clark Kent. Now, Hordr is threatening to expose ClarkÍs alter ego unless he does everything they command. Will Superman play into the hands of blackmailers to keep his loved ones out of danger? And if the truth that Superman has been hiding is exposed, will it set him free„or ruin his life? Collects issues #40-44 and the 8-page Superman story from DIVERGENCE: FCBD SPECIAL EDITION #1.
SUPERMAN LIVES As an unknown alien warship, unnoticed and unchallenged, approaches the Earth, the world still doesn't know who--if any--of the four replacement Supermen is the real Man of Steel. Though each of them have their own claim to the title, two are beginning to show their true colors when they begin to battle the others for supremacy. Unknown to all, the true Superman--recently restored by a Kryptonian regeneration matrix--begins to plot his homecoming. But will he be too late to save Coast City from the clutches of a traitor and the return of the alien warlord, Mongul? Join DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) and others as Superman reclaims his rightful place as Earth's greatest hero! The fourth of four volumes chronicling the epic saga of the Death and Return of Superman, collecting ACTION COMICS #689-692, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #5, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #503-505, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN ANNUAL #5, GREEN LANTERN #46, SUPERMAN #80-83 and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #24-26!
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic "Superman" as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you've seen before. In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son's latest quirk-he's been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!