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NYCC 2012: Superman Panel

2013 is a huge year for Superman. Get the scoop on all of the titles here.

The Man of Steel is going to steal the spotlight next year.  Not only does he have a rather awesome new film coming out but there's also plenty to look forward to in his comics.  Today at New York Comic-Con the panel was packed with big names, including Grant Morrison, Andy Diggle, Tony Daniel and much more. 
  
Before he departs ACTION COMICS, fan favorite write Grant Morrison has an action packed story to tell.  "Super Doomsday" (who we first met in issue #9) is going to take on Kal-El in issue #15 and Morrison remarked the story is filled with "lots of fighting, lot of pain."  Also, ACTION ANNUAL (Sholly Fisch, Cully Hamner)  will have New 52 Superman's first encounter with kryptonite.  It'll also include Superman's familiar faces -- Lex Luthor, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen.  
 
Come issue #18 of ACTION COMICS, writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony Daniel will take over.  Both joked about the title being a refreshing change of pace -- with Diggle remarking he often writes darker characters and Tony joking how most of his illustrations take place at night.  As for the new costume, Diggle said the end of SUPERMAN #0 reveals the attire and it will be explained over time. 
 Tony Daniel's promo for ACTION COMICS
To top it off, there's also the upcoming Superman crossover "H'el on Earth."  The Justice League will make a cameo and we were treated to images of Cyborg and Flash on covers.  However, the real highlight was Superboy and Ravager getting funky with a defeated Superman serving as a third wheel.   
 
To make matters even more interesting, Superboy is now sporting Superman's costume.  The panel remarked that they intentionally tried to delay Superman meeting Superboy for as long as possible to make it an especially special (but not good) moment.  Matt Idelson added Superboy is "going to like Batman more than he likes Superman." 
 O la la.
Oh, and then there was this little announcement about two people I've never heard of -- I think their names were Jim Lee & Scott Snyder --behind a new Superman title.  They walked up to the panel and the room went appropriately crazy.   Check out G-Man's feature for all of the details
 
2013 is going to be one heck of a 75th anniversary for Superman.  Dream team new title aside, what are you looking forward to the most for Kal-El? 
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Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

I like where this is going! I wonder from the last picture which one is Superman and which one is superboy?

Posted by fanged_wolf

the new superman title obviously, and.....uh....the new superman title

Posted by ALFMutant

THIS IS A GOOD DAY, CAN'T STAND THE EMOTIONS

Posted by Mercy_

That is not Rose Wilson >__<

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Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

Okay that top image? That is my new favorite alternate Superman costume. I'm serious. Before it was the Superman Beyond costume, now it's that one. It just looks TOO epic!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Trodorne

I think Ravager would be in interesting relationship that would bring out the darker side of him more often. And who knows he might be the cause of her losing her eye.

Edited by SandMan_

Do you have to fork Batman in everything???
 
Nevertheless...Awesome!

Posted by zackattack529

Call me 90's..but I think superman's new costume is awesome! sure it does feel dated. but maybe the colors will reflect the tone of the story and his actions in the furutre arcs! maybe the new suit does something more..who knows...ill be too busy reading Snyder/lee's 'Superman :Man of Steel' title lol

Posted by cattlebattle
@SandMan_ said:
Do you have to fork Batman in everything??? 
but of course, Superboy will become Batmans sidekick....then, the world implodes
Posted by SandMan_
@cattlebattle said:
@SandMan_ said:
Do you have to fork Batman in everything??? 
but of course, Superboy will become Batmans sidekick....then, the world implodes
Ugh...No joking please.
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

Superman and Ravager......I kinda like

Posted by grenade728

Yay Superman FTW!!

Posted by Inverno

Is Superman making out with Ravage?

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler said:

Superman and Ravager......I kinda like

Maybe Lady Shiva will appear later on as well :P
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_ said:

@Gambler said:

Superman and Ravager......I kinda like

Maybe Lady Shiva will appear later on as well :P

Superman couldnt handle Shiva lol

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Cool art aside I'm on board, But that better Be Connor, Rose is kissing, which it looks like it is <3

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: Says the guy with a gun :P
 How would Shiva even fit in the Superman universe?
btw, Slade is appearing in that comic as well.
Posted by k4tzm4n
@Gambler@CaioTrubat: It's Superboy.  Superman is the third wheel in that picture.
@Mercy_ said:

That is not Rose Wilson >__<

Hah!  Funny thing is, I don't believe they actually stated her name.  I thought it was a more than fair assumption considering their connection and... well, how that blatantly looks like Rose.
Posted by SandMan_
@k4tzm4n: Thanks for this by the way man. :D
Edited by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_ said:

@Gambler: Says the guy with a gun :P How would Shiva even fit in the Superman universe?btw, Slade is appearing in that comic as well.

Who knows. Pre-New 52 her daughter fought Supergirl and defeated Bizzaro Supergirl. Shiva herself had a brief encounter with Supergirl in which she dodged her attack. Then theres also that Dragon cyborg Ninja dude who Superman couldnt beat but Shiva stalemated lol. You wanted a way in, I gave you a way in :P

Posted by kid Apollo

its about time they gave Superboy a decent costume!

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: Scans or it didn't  happened.
Posted by k4tzm4n
@SandMan_ said:
@k4tzm4n: Thanks for this by the way man. :D
You're very welcome :D 
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_: Ha! My info is authenticated. I'll not lower myself to such manipulation :P

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: I remember the Cass vs Supergirl thing...i still try to not remember..everything else....No.
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_: Guess that makes me a lair then, dont it lol

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: lair? Or liar? :P
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_ said:

@Gambler: lair? Or liar? :P

Lair, like the video game

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: >_> The one with the dragons? Please. Go play Skyrim :P
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_: Shiva likes Lair better

Back on topic, if thats not Rose then who is it o_O

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: It got to be Rose...Nobody else fits the profile.
And
Superman 16
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_: Luv the new art direction but Superman with Jeans and a Cape is straight up ********

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: Why it looks cool. I'm happy he still uses it after 6 years.
Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

@SandMan_: Looks cool? It looks ridiculous. I use to run around with jeans and a cape to, I was 4

Posted by danhimself

@SandMan_: apparently he's only using the jeans and t-shirt while Superboy is wearing Superman's armor suit....for some unknown interest

Posted by SandMan_
@Gambler: 4? Lame :P Should have been 6.
 
@danhimself
We'll have to wait and see... Plus
 AC 16
Posted by danhimself

@SandMan_: I wonder if that's supposed to be the new Doomsday

Posted by SandMan_
@danhimself: Probably or that Superdoom thing from Action Comics 9.
Posted by danhimself

@SandMan_: I'd prefer it if it weren't Doomsday

Posted by SandMan_
Posted by Aeroman

@DarkKnightDetective: I think the one on the ground is superman and the one kissing ravager is superboy

Posted by danhimself

@SandMan_: yeah I read the panel and they did say that Superman died....I just hope that Doomsday looks the same...he was a badass looking character

Posted by SandMan_
@danhimself: As long as they keep him consistent....
 
I just want DC to bring back Hank Henshaw and Maxima already.
Edited by Om1kron

that awkward moment where superman is selling so bad they put jim lee who is busier than a race horses balls to draw it. Expect the title to go bi monthly and to have stand in artists once the first 5 issues sell. - DC Comics

Posted by FanofUltraman

I can't tell you how excited I would be if they had an early appearance of Ultraman. Just a taste of who someone with his powers could be. It would very well be a defining moment, and my head would explode.

Posted by saoakden

I am looking forward to this new Superman direction. Its getting me excited for Superman on a whole new level. DC Comics should have put this much much work into Superman in the beginning of the New 52.

Posted by neiliusprime

I like the tone of it all and I am excited where it will head, but I have no idea what is going on. I just hope that it will bring better stories for Superman.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

This is all truly wonderful news! I'[m so much in shock that I think i still need to take a moment to take it all in. Super Doomsday. Kon sporting the costume. The apparent "dark costume" that TD is drawing. And of course Man of Steel come next year. All so wonderful. Maybe its just my optimism but...perhaps we are seeing Superman get his popular groove back in DC with all this? :)

Posted by supermanfan1234

@SandMan_ said:

@Gambler: 4? Lame :P Should have been 6.

@danhimself:
We'll have to wait and see... Plus
AC 16

omg this means were gonna get an earth 23 superman cameo!!!!

Posted by Marv_El

Andy Diggle and Tony Daniel on superman... well let me think about this. was gonna name my first born kal-el if a boy...Tony with the Nazi superman pose and black and red costume makes want to reconsider.

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