Later this year, specifically in November, the majority of the Superman books will be pulled together for a good ol’ fashioned crossover event called “H’el on Earth.” The crossover will run through the #14 issues of SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL and SUPERMAN.
The first chapter in SUPERBOY #14, written by Tom DeFalco with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean, will guest star Supergirl and the Teen Titans as it picks up from the events of SUPERMAN #13 with Superman’s latest deadly foe, H’el, coming after Kon-El.
SUPERGIRL will then have a run-in with this villainous Kryptonian in SUPERGIRL #14, written by Mike Johnson and drawn by Mahmud Asrar. However, the twist is that Kara might find herself agreeing with H’el’s pro-Krypton/anti-Earth sentiments.
Lastly, the storyline will conclude in SUPERMAN #14, written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by Kenneth Rocafort, where Supes will come face to face with a creature of unknown Kryptonian origin that is both stronger and smarter than he is. Fisticuffs will surely be had.
Not surprisingly, ACTION COMICS will not be a part of this mini crossover event. I think we can all agree Grant Morrison has far too much on his plate to wrap up before he departs the series with issue #16. He has no time to dilly-dally with a crossover.
The release dates for the “H’el on Earth” crossover are as follows: SUPERBOY #14 releases on November 14. SUPERGIRL #14 hits shelves November 21. And, lastly, SUPERMAN #14 launches November 28.
What say you super fans? Is this a crossover event you’re looking forward to? What do you think of this new character H’el? To me, he kind of looks like a cross between Bizarro and 90’s mullet Superman. That’s just my two cents.