Well, the New York Comic Con ended 2 days ago and after scouring all the usual sites and reading all the transcripts, there were some wrap-up items that I thought I would show and discuss here.
First off, Newsarama posted some of the pictures flashed on the big screen of the Superman panel. Here is that link: http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=47696
Most of these are from the upcoming Supergirl issue (a day away!). But one looks like it is from an upcoming Superman issue in the H'El on Eart storyine.
Beautiful stuff here of Supergirl battling Simon Tycho in her underwater Fortress.
The 'Brain' components of him caused Kara some problems in her first fight. But my guess is he used that drop of Kara blood to augment his abilities. It most likely explains how he got into the Fortress and speaks Kryptonian too.
And I can't help but be excited to see more Kenneth Rocafort on Superman. What a gorgeous Supergirl he draws. Now this has to be after the cousins skirmish again. (I am expecting the early parts of H'El to not show Supergirl in a flattering light.) And judging by this page she has just dropped a Corona Wave/solar flare on him.
Great great page.
Some more H'El on Earth news was leaked at the New 52 DC Panel. You can read the whole transcript here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/nycc-2012-dc-comics-new-52.html
Berganza on H'el on Earth: "Superman's going to be running into some problems, and he's going to be asking for some help from his friends." H'el will kick Superman out of the Fortress of Solitude, meaning Supes will need assistance from Justice League and a character DC isn't naming yet.
Berganza says they'll be doing something in the Superman comics that Harras didn't want them to do.
Levitz will be teaming again with Keith Giffen, and introduce the New 52 version of the Fatal Five. "They're going to screw up the whole universe. What do you do when nothing works?"
Looking at the pages, it looks like one of H'El's initial lines of defense is Supergirl. I anticipate she will see the error in her ways in the second month of this arc. But H'El kicking Superman out of his own Fortress is a fun idea. Superman calling in the JLA for back-up also explains why the Flash would be around to confront Supergirl.
I hope adding Keith Giffen to the Legion book brings some buzz and creative synergy. However the 'nothing works' description sounds a bit too much like the Magic Wars for me.
There is a Wonder Woman one that is a better statue, a sort of Rosie the Riveter 'We Can Do It' power symbol with a fit Wonder Woman breaking chains. This Kara is pure cheesecake. Don't think I'll be getting this one.
Anyone out there make it to the con? Give us some details of what it was like!