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Exclusive Preview: SUPERMAN #11

Superman takes trip to Russia to get to the bottom of the mysterious sub from a couple issues ago.

If you're looking for some answers in the pages of SUPERMAN, next week's issue will have some. The cover mentions the "secret" of the suit will be revealed and we'll also find out about that Russian submarine from issue #9. If that wasn't enough, we'll also be seeing the return of a certain fellow from the first issue.

DC Comics has given us an exclusive preview for SUPERMAN #11. Check it out below.

SUPERMAN #11

A powerful and violent being from a different dimension has been mistakenly brought to Earth – and only SUPERMAN can stop it! • What is the true nature of SUPERMAN’S costume?

Written by Dan Jurgens

Art by Dan Jurgens and Jesus Merino

Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund

On sale July 25, 2012.

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Posted by GR2Blackout

Hmm... interesting. I saw an issue kind of like this.... not really but this issue reminds me of said issue.

Posted by cc1738

Can't wait for the new creative team takes over in September. I gave Jurgens a chance, but I've hated his run just as much as I hated Perez's.

Posted by Kallarkz

This book is near dropped. What is happening makes sense...but they haven't really made people actually care about continuing to see what is going on. Title is purely being bought to read a Superman book.

I dare say.....I enjoyed Grounded more than this.

Posted by cloudzackvincent

only reason i m still reading is because it says "Superman" on the cover

Posted by Ulfghuld

Not trying to be grumpy, but I really do not like the art...

Posted by SandMan_
@Kallarkz said:

This book is near dropped. What is happening makes sense...but they haven't really made people actually care about continuing to see what is going on. Title is purely being bought to read a Superman book.

I dare say.....I enjoyed Grounded more than this.

Don't you say that....
Posted by sethysquare

Not sure what to say about this. Would probably still pick it up but I'm not expecting much.

Posted by darknightspideyfanboy

man this book is really disappointing i think after 10 issue i think im not going to continue buying this book anymore

Posted by Kallarkz

@SandMan_ said:

@Kallarkz said:

This book is near dropped. What is happening makes sense...but they haven't really made people actually care about continuing to see what is going on. Title is purely being bought to read a Superman book.

I dare say.....I enjoyed Grounded more than this.

Don't you say that....

i never thought I would think that way but sadly this book has taken me to that point.

This is one of the only books from a 20 book pull list that I have to continuously read back issues to remember what happened.

The whole story is simply forgettable.

Posted by Lvenger

@SandMan_ said:

@Kallarkz said:

This book is near dropped. What is happening makes sense...but they haven't really made people actually care about continuing to see what is going on. Title is purely being bought to read a Superman book.

I dare say.....I enjoyed Grounded more than this.

Don't you say that....

I reviewed every issue of Grounded and I have to say this comes close to sucking as much as that storyline did. @sethysquare said:

Not sure what to say about this. Would probably still pick it up but I'm not expecting much.

I thought you were looking forward to Lobdell renovating the series? Or are you just talking about this preview? In any case I'm glad I dropped this series.

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Posted by SandMan_
@Kallarkz: Issue 7 is the only one I consider...Ok... Everything else sucks...I don't understand...Why doesn't DC give Superman better writers?
 
Would be cool if they gave him Vertigo writers...
Posted by Dernman

All the hate.

Posted by Suprman

Looks interesting at least, may pick it up.

Posted by darknightspideyfanboy

@Dernman: not hate more like disappointed as someone new to comic book this has been really boring

Posted by SandMan_
@Dernman said:
All the hate.
ha...Yours too?
Posted by Deranged Midget

I've really grown to appreciate Merino's art.

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Posted by The Stegman

only reason i m still reading is because it says "Superman" on the cover

This, the entire series has been mediocre to just plain horrible, the only reason I continue buying it is because I both love and respect Superman, hopefully it improves with the new creative team.
Posted by Dernman
@SandMan_ said:
@Dernman said:
All the hate.
ha...Yours too?
Nah there was things I liked and things I didn't. It could have been better but I blame DC for not giving it a chance by not letting the writer know before hand what he could and couldn't do.  Maybe Lobdell will do some good story wise but I don't see much of a change because he will just run into the same kind of problems. Then again they do say Action will be catching up to Superman soon so who knows.     Not fond of Lobdell's art for Superman though.
Posted by sethysquare

@Lvenger said:

@SandMan_ said:

@Kallarkz said:

This book is near dropped. What is happening makes sense...but they haven't really made people actually care about continuing to see what is going on. Title is purely being bought to read a Superman book.

I dare say.....I enjoyed Grounded more than this.

Don't you say that....

I reviewed every issue of Grounded and I have to say this comes close to sucking as much as that storyline did. @sethysquare said:

Not sure what to say about this. Would probably still pick it up but I'm not expecting much.

I thought you were looking forward to Lobdell renovating the series? Or are you just talking about this preview? In any case I'm glad I dropped this series.

Im glad Lobdell is renovating the series, that is the only reason I'm picking it up. The previews didn't wow me, last week's issue was alright, Not great but better than I thought. One thing I hate about comic books is when they play it really safe and this is as safe as it can get.

Posted by SandMan_
@Dernman said:
@SandMan_ said:
@Dernman said:
All the hate.
ha...Yours too?
Nah there was things I liked and things I didn't. It could have been better but I blame DC for not giving it a chance by not letting the writer know before hand what he could and couldn't do.  Maybe Lobdell will do some good story wise but I don't see much of a change because he will just run into the same kind of problems. Then again they do say Action will be catching up to Superman soon so who knows.     Not fond of Lobdell's art for Superman though.
Let's see....Again they should have just let Morrison reach issue 13 in Action Comics and then start the Superman title...Ugh DC.
Posted by bloggerboy

I initially liked the Superman title, even more than Action Comics but it didn't take long for me to switch my opinions.

Action is actually quite interesting now...I don't even remember reading Superman.

Posted by Phaedrusgr

Superman New52 rocks! It's amazing! These stories are incredible... Actually, they're not. Supes became the definition of boredom. What a pity for such a hero...

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I love the art, feels classic. But I haven't been reading it, how is the writing? Any good?

Something about the New 52 feels like an alternate reality comic to me.

Posted by Cavemold

Meh pass

Posted by DrewHLMW

After his sudden disappearance i was hoping we were never gonna see that Jonathan guy again.

Posted by SandMan_
@ArtisticNeedham said:

I love the art, feels classic. But I haven't been reading it, how is the writing? Any good?

Something about the New 52 feels like an alternate reality comic to me.

Not really...Stick with Action Comics my friend.
Posted by Lvenger

@sethysquare said:

@Lvenger said:

@SandMan_ said:

@Kallarkz said:

This book is near dropped. What is happening makes sense...but they haven't really made people actually care about continuing to see what is going on. Title is purely being bought to read a Superman book.

I dare say.....I enjoyed Grounded more than this.

Don't you say that....

I reviewed every issue of Grounded and I have to say this comes close to sucking as much as that storyline did. @sethysquare said:

Not sure what to say about this. Would probably still pick it up but I'm not expecting much.

I thought you were looking forward to Lobdell renovating the series? Or are you just talking about this preview? In any case I'm glad I dropped this series.

Im glad Lobdell is renovating the series, that is the only reason I'm picking it up. The previews didn't wow me, last week's issue was alright, Not great but better than I thought. One thing I hate about comic books is when they play it really safe and this is as safe as it can get.

I know. Safe almost always = Dull.

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Posted by Z3RO180

ill start reading onc lobdell and rocafort pick up the title. Issue 13 will be awesome

Posted by SandMan_
@Lvenger: Exactly that's what allowed Batman to evolve.
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Excellent art and I'm still on board with the story. Jesus Merino's art will always attract me to a volume. But Clark on a double date with Lucy? Ehhh, don't know if I like the idea...

Posted by sohanlon07

I enjoyed the first few issues, then it got a bit dull but I hope it picks up. Action has been great.

Also *SPOILER ALERT*

Whats the craic with him alternating between the T-Shirt and the Armour in Action Comics?

Posted by Savage_Hawkman

I just don't care anymore. Action Comics is the only one worth reading.

Posted by Lvenger

@SandMan_: Things don't have to get worse for Superman or better. They just have to change things up, move the story forward a bit.

@RedheadedAtrocitus: I don't much like the thought of Clark dating Lucy either. It's nice that Lois is moving onto other love interests but Lucy is not a good place for Clark to start IMO.

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Posted by 3Blue_Star

@Cavemold said:

Meh pass
Posted by SandMan_
@Lvenger: We need better writers...
Posted by Lvenger

@SandMan_: Apparently Lobdell is the way forward though I'm not sure of that. I'm not a fan of his New 52 work if I'm honest. It's really not fair that Batman will have 5 good books (but for me, it can only be 5 once John Layman starts writing Detective Comics though. IMO Tony Daniel's solo run as writer and artist was not very good prior to the reboot and hasn't been any better after Flashpoint) But still Batman currently has 4 good books IMO with brilliant writers and excellent artists. And the guy who started DC Comics and all comic books in general, Superman only has one great title to his name.

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Posted by SandMan_
@Lvenger: Which is really sad. Why can't they give some of the writer who have wrote cool stories to Superman?
 
Give him Vertigo writers or something. A lot of people would like Snyder to write Superman.
Posted by sohanlon07

Have to agree with the Batman books are all exceptional. Night of the Owls really stood out. I've got all of Nightwing now based on the qulity of Batman books to try them out.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Who offers an expensive dinner to someone they aren't dating just because they didn't pick up their sister?

Jonathan Carroll can not get run over by a bus soon enough for me.

Posted by Omega-Man

I'm a bit iffy on Clark being with Lucy she doesn't seem right to me for him. Then again it's not really a date Lois roped him into it. and I hate that Lucy and Lois are saying that Clark forgot when he actually didn't know he had to pick her up. Really Superman comics is not the worse writing in comics that still goes to Tony's in Detective Comics but really it doesn't suck either but they seem to not want to progress as much it's mostly because of Action comics being 5 years before. This was DC's idea after all and they are paying for it badly on not being able to be freely able to do anything due to Action comics. Don't blame the writers of Superman comics blame DC's choice of setting Action comics 5 years earlier in Superman's career they can't do too much since they don't have any idea WHAT they are doing in action.

So anyone who says Superman is a horrible comic is really short sighted, because it's not the writers of Superman comics' fault, hell it's not Morrison's fault on Action it's DC's editor coming up with the insane notion you can write back story in one series and future/current stories in another without the writers knowing what the back story actually is.

Posted by Zeeguy91

Okay. The preview looks okay, but I can never tell with this title. But the only reason that I am actually going to pick this up isn't the actual action, but because I want to see what happens at that dinner. Btw, it was said that Clark would be getting a new love interest. Does anyone else here think that it's Lucy?

Posted by UltimateSMfan

@Zeeguy91: i do n im not too thrilled about it.

Posted by RedOwl_1

@FoxxFireArt said:

Who offers an expensive dinner to someone they aren't dating just because they didn't pick up their sister? Jonathan Carroll can not get run over by a bus soon enough for me.

I thought the same...... "Oh my.... what a horrible punishment!!! An expensive dinner with Lois and his sister!!!...... oh yes and that other guy too"

Posted by SandMan_
@Omega-Man : Of course is DC's fault...Always has been. *Sigh* It kinda sucks right?
Posted by ltbrd

The only thing I can really say positively about this series is the suit is being drawn better and starting to grow on me. Still don't like the random billowing they do with the cape (like how it will be full and flapping around when Supes is flying so it should be streamlined against his back) and think it would look cooler if the cape was more connected to his back but other than that I'm starting to get onboard with the new look and the fact it highlights his alien heritage more than the old one did.

But I disagree with a lot of you that Action Comics is a better series. Not saying Superman is better, just that I don't rate Action Comics that high right now either. I've never been a great fan of Morrison and Action Comics does not have a cohesion nor seeming progression that I would expect from the book. One major problem for me is the constant switching of costumes, which makes no sense and just makes the series feel disjointed. The other is no sense of timeline (though that's a general 52 complaint but is highlighted in Action Comics by the interactions Supes has with other heroes in some panels and yet in others making it feel like he hasn't met any of them yet and is still getting his feet wet.....again a problem compounded by the switching of costumes).

Overall I hope DC will get these two titles on a better track soon. One of the things I hope they figure out sooner than Marvel is how to present a single Clark Kent. When Marvel broke Peter and MJ up it took far too long for them to come around to a writer (Dan Slott) that could present a now single Peter in a mature and believable way than the head pounding fans suffered from following One More Day/Brand New Day and what is going on with Clark and Lois right now feels exactly the same way (making it even more painful to read because I had a few years of having to read it in Spider-Man titles).

Posted by Zeeguy91

@RedOwl_1 said:

@FoxxFireArt said:

Who offers an expensive dinner to someone they aren't dating just because they didn't pick up their sister? Jonathan Carroll can not get run over by a bus soon enough for me.

I thought the same...... "Oh my.... what a horrible punishment!!! An expensive dinner with Lois and his sister!!!...... oh yes and that other guy too"

I think the punishment is that Clark has to PAY for the dinner they're having.

Posted by Gotham331

This title has been the most disappointing of the new 52. I'm really close to dropping it if the new team doesn't improve on it. It's a shame too. superman deserves better

Edited by Zeeguy91

I really think that DC needs to launch another series starring Superman. I mean, Batman has like...5 where he's a main star (or one of them). And, you know, it only makes sense. If this book has been suffering from bad writing, then people will still be hesitant to pick it up once, or if, the writing improves (and I mean dramatically). I think that DC should launch something like Superman: Man of Steel. It'd be a smart business move to try and drum up awareness of the movie coming out next year. I think they should get the same team that's currently on Supergirl (I've heard good things about that title and after sampling the first issue, I was pleased at the writing) or at least one of their better writers who's currently working on only one title. Maybe Higgins?

Posted by Trodorne

Lucy wants a piece of steel *wink wink nudge nudge*

Posted by SandMan_
@Zeeguy91 said:

I really think that DC needs to launch another series starring Superman. I mean, Batman has like...5 where he's a main star (or one of them). And, you know, it only makes sense. If this book has been suffering from bad writing, then people will still be hesitant to pick it up once, or if, the writing improves (and I mean dramatically). I think that DC should launch something like Superman: Man of Steel. It'd be a smart business move to try and drum up awareness of the movie coming out next year. I think they should get the same team that's currently on Supergirl (I've heard good things about that title and after sampling the first issue, I was pleased at the writing) or at least one of their better writers who's currently working on only one title. Maybe Higgins?

Thats a good idea.
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