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First Look: SUPERMAN #17

Issue #16 is on sale today but take an early look at the next issue.

H'el on Earth continues today in SUPERMAN #16. Superman has brought in the Justice League to try to reclaim his Fortress of Solitude but that will be the least of his concerns when he finds himself up against another threat.

Check out this early first look at SUPERMAN #17 with penciled pages by Kenneth Rocafort posted over at DC's blog.

Hitting stores today, SUPERMAN #16 serves as the next chapter in “H’El on Earth” - a crossover event taking place in SUPERMAN, SUPERBOY and SUPERGIRL that unites all of the Super Family for the first time in DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and puts them into battle with the maniacal alien, H’el, who will stop at nothing to bring back Krypton from extinction … even at the expense of Earth!

If you’ve already read the issue, then chances are your jaw is still mopping up the floor underneath you. And you likely have tons of burning questions – like does the appearance of the all-new [name redacted] really mean what it says it means? And if so, what will the Man of Steel have to do in order to save [info redacted]?

While there’s still a month until your questions get answered in SUPERMAN #17, the startling conclusion of “H’El on Earth,” we’ve got a special surprise for you today to help make the wait until February 27 a little easier. Below, take an exclusive first look at Kenneth Rocafort’s interior art for SUPERMAN #17, and sound off in the comments section below about what you think will happen in the explosive finale to this tremendous crossover!


• The startling conclusion of “H’EL ON EARTH”!
• It’s the final fight with H’El — and to win, one of the team will have to make a fatal sacrifice! • The shocks continue as the all-new Oracle appears!

Written by: Scott Lobdell

Art by: Kenneth Rocafort

Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

Variant Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Feb 27 2013

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Posted by FatihBATMAN

Look like he needs help from JL

Posted by Shika1Dude

@FatihBATMAN: mos deff

Posted by FatihBATMAN

Big business here huh! damn...gogogo JL! hehe

Posted by zachkastner

Rocafort's pencils are so crisp. Holy cow, I love looking at them--even uncolored.

Posted by Big_Nasty

Being a comic book artist is serious work. This looks great.

Posted by Outside_85

Going to take a rough stab at either Dr. Veritas or H'El makes the 'fatal choice', since no one's solo books appear to be ending and I doubt the dedicated dog-owner; Lobdell would kill Krypto. :)

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

God. I love Rocafort's work and I wish this one and 16 were both coming out today. Still super excited about this one, though.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

C'mon u time machine work

Posted by dondave

Nice art

Posted by Fantasgasmic

I'm still, to use the internet vernacular, "butthurt" over the name Oracle being given to this apparent Galactus knock-off

Posted by cagedleo730

@Fantasgasmic said:

I'm still, to use the internet vernacular, "butthurt" over the name Oracle being given to this apparent Galactus knock-off

Oracle looks more like a Final Fantasy villain.He may have heralds like Galactus but I doubt that he's a planet eater.

Posted by Vaeternus

Cool, Oracle is nothing like Galactus....seems 10x more powerful if anything, doesn't need gimmicks like eating planets to survive. I likey!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

So the justice league show up... does this take place before or after the whole Atlantis invading thing?

Posted by bunkerbuster05

GOD I love Rocafort's art. It's a shame I'm kind of hating Superman right now...

Posted by RedOwl_1

@bunkerbuster05 said:

GOD I love Rocafort's art. It's a shame I'm kind of hating Superman right now...

Sh*t I just read this because his art is so F*CKING GORGEOUS.

Posted by MyComicStoreDotNET

You really want to put out a teaser for your books, DC? Drop a line saying Lobdell has been removed from TT and Superman. It certainly renewed my enthusiasm for Red Hood!

Rocafort's artwork can definitely stay, though.

Posted by DanteTheRedKnight

I loved the 16th issue! His art was amazing! O_O

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

::squints eyes shut at the teasers but throws a thumbs up:: wonderful!

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

i wanna know... do you guys think lobdell is writing superman right?? i hear mixed things... for me, i like, what about you guys?

Posted by NICKXH

Any ideas when this arc will be released on trade?