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First Look: SUPERMAN #13 by Lobdell and Rocafort

Check out what the new creative team has planned for Superman.

Last month we saw a glimpse of what's to come in the SUPERMAN title now that Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort are on board as the new creative team. The zero issue gave us a look at Krypton before Superman was even born and the planet was destroyed. The issue also ended with an odd cliffhanger we'll have to wait to find out more about.

Today, DC Comics has released a first look at SUPERMAN #13, which has the Man of Steel testing just how strong he is. It appears Superman also has a new person to confide in.

SUPERMAN #13

It’s a deathrap for Superman as he matches wits with his greatest enemy for the final time as The Man of Steel loses it!

Written by: Scott Lobdell

Art and Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

Variant Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Oct 24 2012

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Posted by Lvenger

Ah man if I knew you were gonna post these scans I wouldn't have made a similar thread. Ah well these are still awesome scans all the same. Lobdell is earning my trust on Superman, as it should be after his poor Teen Titans, Superboy and RHATO run.

Posted by UltimateSMfan

YES!!!!

Posted by carnivalofsins00

Rocafort's works looks good, but I can't stand Lobdell's writing. So wordy.

Posted by The Stegman

Dupe thread 
 
 
joking joking..don't hurt me...

Posted by Zoch81

the art is fantastic I hope Ken stays on Superman for long time, Im glad Lobdell making Superman powerful and that his power continues growing, hell yeah bench pressing the weight of earth also I like way Lodbell writes Superman dont who that doctor chick was but she was hot could be interesting character.

Edited by G-Man

@Lvenger: S'okay. I don't mind if you don't mind. You can never fully tell unfortunately. I try to do as much as I can. I just wanted to make sure everyone saw this.

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Posted by fodigg

I like how they had to put the S and only the S on his chest because otherwise we'd forget who he was because we're all that stupid.

Posted by xtremekidx

do i need to read any previous issues for this one?

Posted by Barkley

the artwork is amazing i love the fact that Superman is very very powerful...it just makes people who think Batman can beat him sound stupid

Posted by theTimeStreamer

@fodigg: i know right? for a sec i thought he was johnny bravo. thank god for that s.

Posted by Lvenger

@G-Man: Of course that's definitely the most important thing. Thanks btw! :)

Posted by CircularLogic

God, Lobdell. Overly wordy, overtly sexual, etc. Not to mention Superman sounds like a goddamn 13 year old. Screw this, I'll wait for Man of Steel.

Posted by The Stegman
@xtremekidx: No, the only thing you need to know is that Helspont, a very powerful Daemonite alien came to earth, had a fight with Superman, beat Superman pretty soundly and left, hence why Superman wants to test the limits of his abilities.
Posted by Miss_Garrick

Well, it's cool for Supes to have someone to just talk to and things, But why couldn't it be Professor Hamilton? That was one of the things I liked a lot from the 90's cartoon. Hamilton helps Superman out on figuring out his power levels and Superman helps Hamilton with occasional science missions. It was cool.

Posted by Aiden Cross

Artwork is great, plus bench pressing the weight of the earth for 5 days :O

Posted by supermanfan1234

this looks good,but do they really need to put a s on supes skin

Posted by carnivalofsins00

@CircularLogic said:

God, Lobdell. Overly wordy, overtly sexual, etc. Not to mention Superman sounds like a goddamn 13 year old. Screw this, I'll wait for Man of Steel.

Posted by The Stegman
@Miss_Garrick:  
 

Well, it's cool for Supes to have someone to just talk to and things, But why couldn't it be Professor Hamilton? That was one of the things I liked a lot from the 90's cartoon. Hamilton helps Superman out on figuring out his power levels and Superman helps Hamilton with occasional science missions. It was cool.

And then Hamilton betrayed Superman...
Posted by JayMar89

The S is part of the suit he morphs into his armor and the S becomes visible first

Posted by jointron33

Ok, this doesn't necessarily look bad, but the line "dollar on the nightstand"? Really? Do we REALLY need this in a Superman book, at least when sent toward Superman? He isn't Roy or even Dick Grayson, and won't just sleep with anything that opens its legs. This is why I was hesitant of such a writer taking over Superman.

Posted by kid Apollo

'some sort of advance guard for an alien invasion'... yah he wishes he was Omni-Man

Posted by Mr_Winchester

Sooo...I guess we know how strong this version of Superman is.

Posted by DerfelMacklin

Dr. Veritas? Really?

Aside from that, awesome. Love it when Supes does science-y stuff like this.

Posted by TDK_1997

Looks way better than before.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Lvenger: You don't like Outlawz?
Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous: Nope not really. Though with hindsight I admit it's not as bad as Lobdell's run on Teen Titans or Superboy. But it's still below sub par IMO.

Edited by G_Money_Christmas

Looks pretty awesome... Can't wait. Even though the first issues were pretty awful, Superman and Supergirl are the only 2 books I have every issue of and I can't wait to see how Lobdell does on this run. Hopefully he can keep this up, but I agree on it being overly wordy.

Posted by evilvegeta74

Looking good.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Lvenger: Really? hmmm. When did you stop reading?
Posted by TheCrowbar

I kinda hope him and Veritas get together...

Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous: I never even wanted to pick it up nor did I ever. The way the characters were written in the first few issues put me off it completely and I haven't paid any attention to what's been going on in the series.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I never even wanted to pick it up nor did I ever. The way the characters were written in the first few issues put me off it completely and I haven't paid any attention to what's been going on in the series.

Ah you may have a few misconceptions about the book then 
Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I never even wanted to pick it up nor did I ever. The way the characters were written in the first few issues put me off it completely and I haven't paid any attention to what's been going on in the series.

Ah you may have a few misconceptions about the book then

Such as? Besides I only read 8 comics a month and follow a few more online. Even if this series were a bit better I still wouldn't pick it up.

Posted by Guardiandevil83

@Miss_Garrick said:

Well, it's cool for Supes to have someone to just talk to and things, But why couldn't it be Professor Hamilton? That was one of the things I liked a lot from the 90's cartoon. Hamilton helps Superman out on figuring out his power levels and Superman helps Hamilton with occasional science missions. It was cool.

Hamilton also sold Superman out during Justice League.

Posted by The_Soverighn

I Like The Fact Lobell Is Wordy His Writing Is Very Intelligent And Rockafort's art speaks for it self

Posted by Smurfboy

I digged it a lot. The artwork is beautiful.

Posted by KZR

The art is so good. That's all I'm gonna say.

Posted by Green ankh

art looks nice ! i'll give it a shot, but i still hate that suit

Posted by johnny_spam

Reads very much like All Star Superman.

Posted by Smurfboy

To those people who think it's too wordy, really? I mean it's not really THAT bad and I like it as it is. If you think it's too wordy, then have you guys read X-Men: Mutant Genesis? Now that's TOO wordy for me. Don't get me wrong, the writers are excellent and they're awesome story-tellers, however it was TOO wordy for me, far more worse than Superman #13.

Posted by War07

When I saw the Red Headed Girl I thought it was Maxima but no its some other girl.

Posted by Mbecks14

Oh... well this was...oh...

Edited by darth_jones

@johnny_spam said:

Reads very much like All Star Superman.

...What? Literally just no. No. Are you kidding me? All Star Superman is a masterpiece.

I don't know what "All Star Superman" you read, but it is NOTHING like these scans up here. I don't think the All Star Superman I read had Clark acting like a dumb jock saying "Seriously?! That's awesome!" or "Man, I have to fly" or having awkward sexual interactions with some random lady. The dialogue here is excessive and childish. All Star Superman uses about half the dialogue and still pumps more heart and passion into it's panels.

Edit: I'm not saying that you can't like Lobdell's work. Not my personal cup of tea, but if you like, that's more than fine. But it's nothing like All Star Superman. That's just blasphemy.

Edited by johnny_spam

@darth_jones: I didn't say it was good looks like a pile of you know what. But the scene is just like when Leo Quintum was giving Superman his diagnosis. Displaying Superman's strength, the female character touching his forehead like the sensitive Agatha. Even the the line They will Join you in the Sun. Like All Star Superman none of the skill in fact it makes me not want to read.

Posted by Grimoire

That was an awesome preview. I want to read more.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@The Stegman: Well, yeah, but that was in Justice League. I mean the few Superman episodes before it hit the fan.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@Guardiandevil83: Yeah, but still, it was cool before the betrayal craziness.

Posted by darth_jones

@johnny_spam said:

@darth_jones: I didn't say it was good looks like a pile of you know what. But the scene is just like when Leo Quintum was giving Superman his diagnosis. Displaying Superman's strength, the female character touching his forehead like the sensitive Agatha. Even the the line They will Join you in the Sun. Like All Star Superman none of the skill in fact it makes me not want to read.

Ohh ok! Phew!

Posted by notarandomguy

@johnny_spam said:

Reads very much like All Star Superman.

I think that mostly the point, but Lobdell is always kinda tricky, when you think he's getting good at a book he will surprise you and make it even more awesome (but familiar to other books the character has been like you just mentioned A.S.S.) or will blow it completely like Teen Titans went after issue 11

Posted by Or35ti

I love the more casual lovable Superman the way Lobdell writes him. In Justice League he just feels so somber. And damn that's an intense feat.

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