DC Comics gets a new Superman and expanded universe in July

DC Comics’ Superman series is concerning an end, however much like it’s name, it will increase once again in July — in the type of Superman: Kid of Kal-El, a brand-new continuous series starring, well, the kid of Superman.

Jon Kent, Superman and Lois Lane’s half Kryptonian kid, will handle the obligation of safeguarding the Earth as its most effective and thoughtful superhero. And the rest of DC’s line of Superman comics will change around him, with a Supergirl miniseries from star author Tom King, a Superman series from the famous Grant Morrison, and the continued experiences of Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman (what, you believed he was gone?) in Action Comics.

Superman stands ready on the cover of Action Comics #1033, DC Comics (2021).

Image: DC Comics

Present Superman and Action Comics author Phillip Kennedy Johnson will continue his work on Action Comics with artist Daniel Sampere, with July’s concern #1033 beginning a story arc in which Superman ends up being captured up in a fight for the future of the gladitorial world Warworld.

“This issue takes the action to Atlantis and the Fortress of Solitude,” states DC’s press release, “where Warworld refugees have taken possession of dangerous Warworld tech, bringing it to Aquaman’s undersea kingdom and risking an all-out war that even Superman may not be able to prevent. Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane!”

The concern will likewise include a backup story about Midnighter and the Shilo Norman variation of Mister Wonder.

Clark’s Warworld experiences will be more expanded in Superman and the Authority, which will mark the return of author Grant Morrison (Superman (2011), All-Star Superman) to the Superman mythos. Morrison will team with artist Mikel Janín (Superman: Worlds of War, Batman) for a four-issue restricted series that groups Superman with a brand-new variation the Authority — the Justice League of the Wildstorm comics universe, integrated into the primary DC Universe with the New 52 reboot. The brand-new group is led by Manchester Black, and consists of fan favorites Apollo and Midnighter, in addition to Natasha Irons, Enchantress, Lightray, and OMAC.

“If Superman is to free the prisoners of Warworld, he’s going to need help, the kind of help that doesn’t scream ‘Justice League,’” states DC’s press release, “This new team will have to learn to work together, and fast, as the Ultra-Humanite has formed his own team of villains to take out the Man of Steel.”

Supergirl waits at a bus stop with aliens on the cover of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #2, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Bilquis Evely/DC Comics

Supergirl: Female of Tomorrow is a function miniseries for Jon and Clark’s preferred cousin, Kara Zor-El, from author Tom King (Batman, Rorschach, Mister Wonder) and fantastic artist Bilquis Evely (The Dreaming, Investigator Comics). The comic will even more “Kara Zor-El’s journey of self-discovery and emergence from the shadow of her famous cousin,” according to DC’s press release, when she, Krypto the superdog, and a brand-new character called Ruthye “travel across the universe the old-fashioned way…by cosmic bus!” in the hunt for a lethal fugitive.

Which brings us back to Superman: Kid of Kal-El, which will hand the future of Superman’s kid over to author Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Suicide Team, Oppression) and artist John Timms (Young Justice). The series will start by taking on Jon’s worries of his daddy’s death, which, according to his pals from centuries in the future, might take place soon. “It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father,” states DC’s press release, “and continue the never-ending battle as a symbol of hope for his home planet.”

Superman: Kid of Kal-El #1 will strike racks on July 13, with Superman and the Authority #1 and Supergirl: Female of Tomorrow #1 following on July 20, and Action Comics #1033 on July 27. Take a look at brand-new covers and alternative covers for all 4 series listed below!

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.