Superman Soars Into Action In NEW KRYPTON

by Jeff

August 19, 2008 – October marks the start of a new, nine-part epic starring Superman! Spinning directly out of his battles with Brainiac and Atlas, the Man of Steel must deal with the sudden presence of 100,000 Kryptonians on Earth!

Featuring stories by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates, these issues are illustrated by Pete Woods, Gary Frank, Renato Guedes, Jamal Igle and others, these stories test Superman like never before, and involve cast members including Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen and others.

Look for these issues solicited in the August Previews:

SUPERGIRL #34

Beginning the new direction for SUPERGIRL, which will tie the book and character firmly into the Superman franchise, this issue features the debut of the new creative team of writer Sterling Gates, artists Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne, and cover artist Joshua Middleton!

This issue is written by Sterling Gates, with art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne, a cover by Joshua Middleton and a variant cover by Fernando Pasarin. It is a 32-page comic scheduled to arrive in stores on October 1 with a cover price of $2.99 U.S.

ACTION COMICS #870

The “Brainiac” finale! It’s Superman versus Brainiac with everything at stake! No longer content to simply eradicate Superman, Brainiac is now determined to destroy Earth like so many other planets he’s left in his wake. But Brainiac’s ship is full of many bottles, inside of which some surprise guest-stars lurk! And while hope may blossom on Brainiac’s ship, there’s one life even the Man of Steel can’t save.

This issue is written by Geoff Johns, with art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal, a cover by Gary Frank and a variant cover by Andy Kubert. It is a 32-page comic scheduled to arrive in stores on October 8 with a cover price of $2.99 U.S.

SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1

Straight from the pages of SUPERMAN, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman’s newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aide of a hero long thought dead. This story leads directly into SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1!

This issue is written by James Robinson, with art by Jesus Merino, a cover by Ryan Sook and a variant cover by Kevin Nowlan. It is a 48-page comic scheduled to arrive in stores on October 15 with a cover price of $3.99 U.S.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1

A “Sightings” issue! “New Krypton” Part 1 of 9! The entire Superman franchise writing team joins forces, with art by Pete Woods and others, to formally launch the Superman event years in the making! While the current threat of Brainiac may have been forestalled in ACTION COMICS #870, the repercussions will be felt for a long, long time. Superman’s greatest victory has lead to his happiest day – and his saddest. Gains are balanced by losses while Superman has to figure out what to do with 100,000 Kryptonians! Hold on to your capes as this story leads directly into SUPERMAN #681.

This issue is written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates, with art by Pete Woods, Gary Frank & Jon Sibal, Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes, a cover by Gary Frank and a variant cover by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes. It is a 48-page comic book scheduled to arrive in stores on October 22 with a cover price of $3.99 U.S.

SUPERMAN #681

“New Krypton” Part 2! Picking up directly from SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, 100,000 Kryptonians have descended on Earth. But their introduction to the world follows a bumpy road, and humans and Kryptonians alike are wary of one another. Meanwhile, Clark must say goodbye to a long-standing member of his supporting cast while the threat behind Atlas makes his next move against the Man of Steel!

Featuring the first third of a cover triptych by Alex Ross that will continue next month in SUPERGIRL and ACTION COMICS!

This issue is written by James Robinson, with art by Renato Guedes & Jose Magalháes, a cover by Alex Ross and a variant cover by Bernard Chang. It is a 32-page comic book scheduled to arrive in stores on October 29 with a cover price of $2.99 U.S.

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