Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
It’s Supergirl versus the Worldkillers! But who are they, and where did they come from? What is their connection to Krypton? More important, can the Girl of Steel stop them before they make good on their names and destroy Earth?
First off, this is a great cover. The angle looking up at Supergirl just adds to the heroic feeling of her. It also helps that she seems to be shielding that child behind her, protecting him. I guess Supergirl has some affection for humanity. But it also works because while we are looking at from the angle of the villains, we still see their faces projected on the jumbotrons. And since they are shown on big screens behind her, it heels as though they are towering over her. Just a superb layout.
But moreover, I had assumed that 'world killers' were some sort of weapon, a doomsday bomb of some sort. But it is clear that Worldkillers are beings. Could they be linked to Doomsday?
This is a very good solicit.
ACTION COMICS #7
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Backup story art by BRAD WALKER
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Metropolis has been captured! To save it, Superman must push the limits of his nascent powers as never before! Aboard the ship that has the city captive, The Man of Steel finds an important tool that may help him defeat Metal-zero and his boss!
And as Superman fights foes in the sky, Steel must do what he can to protect those still in danger on the ground in a backup story by Sholly Fisch and Brad Walker!
Another great cover with Superman looking into the bottled Metropolis. Very nice. It also seems to work because the citizens of Metropolis are seen in the midground, adding to the feeling of smallness. And what about the creepy Brainiac spiders everywhere. I guess they have to keep the populace in line?
How the heck is this young Superman going to save this city? And more Steel! I am loving this book.
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
The start of an insanely epic arc from the new writing team of Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens! New love interests, new roommates, and a new foe: the wicked Helspont! What does this monster want with Superman, and how does it all connect to the Daemonites?
So this is the beginning of the new creative team with Jurgens and Giffen taking over the book. I hope that they bring back some of the magic of Jurgens 90s stuff, a time when Superman was the top hero of the DCU and wasn't dealing with people not trusting him, wasn't wallowing in his own angst. Let's make Superman a hero, beloved by the people, and successful in thwarting evil.
I don't know much about Helspont as a villain, if he is new or not.
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
Superboy’s come back to N.O.W.H.E.R.E. with vengeance on his mind – but Rose Wilson is waiting for him. Right from the start, she was the one meant to bring him down when he went out of control – and this fight is going to be out of control! What can one woman with swords do against the most powerful teenager in the world? You – and Superboy – will be very surprised indeed!
Another good cover if only for the major inclusion of Rose on the cover! She is a great character. But last issue's cover was Superboy fighting Supergirl. This cover is Superboy fighting Rose. Hope this book doesn't derail to 'Who will Superboy fight this month?'
As I have said before, this book is the biggest surprise for me in the DCnU. I have enjoyed it a lot!
TINY TITANS #50
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
In this awesome 50th issue, questions are answered! Mysteries are solved! The Tiny Titans may be one step closer to becoming Super Heroes! This issue may change your life! Plus, it’s highly recommended by Franco’s mom!
This is a complete bummer. I loved Tiny Titans. The Supergirls ... all of them, ranging from 8-12 ... loved Tiny Titans. It is sad to see this book go. I hope that Supergirl and all her Super-pets get one last moment to shine here!
And at least Superman Family Adventures is around the corner.
SUPERMAN: SECRETS OF THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE TP
Written by JERRY SIEGEL, JERRY COLEMAN, ROY THOMAS, JERRY ORDWAY, GEORGE PEREZ, ROGER STERN, MARK SCHULTZ, GEOFF JOHNS and RICHARD DONNER
Art by JOHN SIKELA, WAYNE BORING, ROSS ANDRU, MIKE MIGNOLA, CURT SWAN, DOUG MAHNKE, PHIL JIMENEZ and others
Cover by ROSS ANDRU and DICK GIORDANO
Don’t miss these tales of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude! They’re collected here for the first time from SUPERMAN #17, ACTION COMICS #241 and 261, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2 and #10, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #100, and the hard-to-find DC SPECIAL SERIES #26, previously available in tabloid format!
And for an old timer like me, I am seriously thinking about getting this trade celebrating the Fortress in all its incarnations. I can only assume this means that a new Fortress will happen in the DCnU. Nice old school cover here, if this is what they are going to use.
And that is a veritable who's who of creators all in one place!
This month the first trades for the DCnU titles were solicited. No Supergirl trade was listed.