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Exclusive: SUPERMAN Family March 2013 Solicits

'H'El on Earth' has ended so find out what happens next. New creators and new directions are coming.

If you're reading SUPERMAN, SUPERGIRL and SUPERBOY, you know we're in the midst of the H'El on Earth crossover story. In March, that story will come to an end, as well as Grant Morrison's run on ACTION COMICS.

Today, DC Comics has exclusively shared the March 2013 solicits for the SUPERMAN Family of books. Take a look at what's coming up.

ACTION COMICS #18

Written by ANDY DIGGLE

Art by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

“We Can Be Heroes” blank variant cover available

On sale MARCH 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Welcome the new creative team of writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony S. Daniel!
• Inside the nefarious mind of Lex Luthor, who bares his scars—but how did he get them?
• Luthor’s plan to eradicate Superman may make Kal an alien pariah!
• The Oracle awaits at the edge of the Solar System to pass judgment on Superman—and he is not alone.
• You won’t believe who comes calling on the final page!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

== TEASER ==

SUPERMAN #18

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale MARCH 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• The new H.I.V.E. makes its stunning first appearance in The New 52 by trying to take over Metropolis!
• More on Clark Kent’s life as a reporter away from The Daily Planet!

SUPERBOY #18

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale MARCH 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• “H’EL ON EARTH” has ended, and Superboy’s about to land in a new city, with a new secret identity and a surprising new foe on his trail!
• Guest-starring Superman!

SUPERGIRL #18

Written by MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale MARCH 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• It’s a new dawn for the Girl of Steel after the nightmare of “H’EL ON EARTH”!
• Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!
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Posted by arnoldoaad

The Oracle awaits at the edge of the Solar System to pass judgment on Superman—and he is not alone.

This is extremely disappointing, I was actually expecting Diggle to make his own hting in AC not to follow whatever Editorial mandate comes out at the time

Posted by longbowhunter

The first two covers are outstanding!

Posted by Video_Martian

LOVE Superman so I might get either AC or Lobdell's title. Don't care about Superboy or Supergirl...

Posted by zackattack529

@Video_Martian said:

LOVE Superman so I might get either AC or Lobdell's title. Don't care about Superboy or Supergirl...

Supergirl is actually a really great title. if you didn't care about Supergirl before, it might make you change your mind. It made me change my mind haha

Posted by KendraSander

That's interesting.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@doordoor123 said:

@movieartman said:

"Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!"

anyone wanna guess who it is?

Based on the black stuff coming from her hand, my guess is Eclipso. Maybe the Black Hand (but I doubt it)

Blackrock maybe? thats kinda his bag.

Posted by fartvader

Though I enjoyed Morrison's Action Comics #15, I think Andy Diggle will redeem the title. It has been fairly boring. Can't wait! And that AC cover looks amazing!

Posted by JenerEight

no listing for Smallville Season 11?

Posted by davidgrantlloyd

They do look good. Worth checking out.

Posted by MeloDet

@arnoldoaad: He already mentioned that this is just for the first run, after the H'El on Earth and Oracle stuff is over he's going to do his own thing.

Posted by colonyofcells

This god like Oracle is about as boring as Omen (Legion of Super Heroes) and Imperiex.

Posted by Deranged Midget

Really adore Tony S. Daniel's art on Action Comics and especially with Superman.

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Posted by arnoldoaad

@MeloDet said:

@arnoldoaad: He already mentioned that this is just for the first run, after the H'El on Earth and Oracle stuff is over he's going to do his own thing.

I still dont like it, I think that is a bad start for his own run

and is not diggle's fault, this is pure editorial incompetency

Posted by entropy_aegis

Love most of Morrisons work but wasn't feeling Action,think I might give this a shot.I liked Diggle's Lex back in Batman confidential and Daniels art is always great.Not feeling this Oracle thing though.

@jesusdisciple001 said:

come on give a supes family book and steel ongoing and pull down two batbook,also why is Superman Family Adventures not there?

Why do they have to cancel Batbooks to give us Superman books?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

The art and covers look Beautiful.

Posted by SandMan_

....Ok

Posted by cloudzackvincent

@ccraft said:

I can't wait for Action Comics, im a huge Tony S Daniel fan. Cant wait. Who I think will be the new Oracle Shay Veritas

nope..oracle is some all powerful, all knowing entity..

Posted by stephens2177

the superboy cover is straight crazy,can not wait.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Things certainly look up for the Superman Family titles it seems! Thankfully they are one of the few New 52 titles I've been on board with since the beginning.

Posted by Reignmaker

Just don't let Daniel near the writer's desk.

Posted by bladewolf

Wait....so is Superboy involved in Death of the Family? :P

Posted by stephens2177
@bladewolf said:

Wait....so is Superboy involved in Death of the Family? :P

 
thats what i was thinking,umless his new foe can somehow mess with kons mind? either way that cover is nuts.
Posted by modunhanul

I will definitely read Action Comics. Other titles look interesting too.

Posted by cloudzackvincent

glad to see things looking up for the Superman family.. love Rocafort's art

Posted by RedOwl_1

Wow looks like this 'H'el on Earth' is going to hit everybody really hard :P

Posted by Mojo65

excited for Action, I am always up for a good Lex focused story.

Posted by revbucky

Awesome artwork!