#1 Posted by SHTR (110 posts) - - Show Bio

ACTION COMICS #25

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

1:25 B&W Variant cover by AARON KUDER

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

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

This BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in features the reintroduction of a major character! A cocky young Superman battles the forces of nature to save Gotham City, while a woman from his past tries to do the same thing on a smaller scale. But both are headed for a collision course...

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #5

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 Variant cover by JON BOGDANOVE

1:100 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 32 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.

When the new Toymaster uses a secret, potentially deadly element in his new video game, the characters created by players manifest in real life! The ultimate fighting game results—and a world-wide network of players must team up to create the most powerful, skilled Super Heroes imaginable with one goal: To kill Batman. Can Superman come to the rescue before the game claims its victim? Find out in this amazing issue that’s printed in a special horizontal storytelling format.

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

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #2

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT

1:25 Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS

1:100 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT

On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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Whom the gods destroy, first they piss off! Seeking help against Doomsday, Diana turns to her brother Hephaestus for weapons—but a more immediate threat is Apollo and the other gods. They do not approve of Superman as a consort to Diana, and he will have to prove himself in combat!

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

SUPERBOY #25

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by ROBSON ROCHA

Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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

“KRYPTON RETURNS,” and our heroes have been sent on missions through Krypton’s history to stop H’El from dooming the universe! Superboy’s mission? Stop H’El from tampering with the history of Krypton days before its explosion. But he must also see to it that Kara Zor-El is kept safe and that the forces of the Eradicator don’t get him first.

SUPERGIRL #25

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and MICHAEL ALAN NELSON

Art by PAULO SIQUERIA

Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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

“KRYPTON RETURNS” continues as Supergirl faces the clone wars of Krypton. Just as she was starting to accept Superboy’s clone origins, she faces the horrible past of her home planet. And she must once again face H’El.

SUPERMAN #25

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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

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“KRYPTON RETURNS” concludes! Months before its explosion, Superman finds himself locked in combat against H’El! Can he find a way to save the planet? A most unexpected foe stands in his path: Jor-El! A hero will fall during this epic adventure!

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #5

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Backup story art by DUSTIN NGUYEN

1:300 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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Superman and Wraith form an alliance to rescue a hostage and strike at the heart of Ascension, but the mission goes awry when it becomes clear the Man of Tomorrow and the soldier from beyond the stars have very different methodologies—and objectives! Plus, secrets are revealed about Wraith’s people!

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

Thoughts?

#2 Posted by Squalleon (3012 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee is starting to remember how to draw Superman! Supes looks so much better in SU 5 than previous new 52 Jim Lee works.

#3 Posted by SHTR (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee is starting to remember how to draw Superman! Supes looks so much better in SU 5 than previous new 52 Jim Lee works.

I agree, I don't quite know what it is but I really like this particular cover as well.

#4 Posted by drgnx (3517 posts) - - Show Bio

@squalleon: @shtr:

He just needed practice, that and time away from counting the cash in his money bin!

#5 Edited by The_Tree (6431 posts) - - Show Bio

I look forward to Superman Unchained and Action Comics. I would've been excited for Batman/Superman had Booth not drawn it.

#6 Edited by batmannflash (6114 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't come across a great Superman story since the New 52 started, but hopefully Superman Unchained and Batman/Superman's first arcs turn out to be great!! Action Comics hasn't been good since "Men of Steel" but with Greg Pak taking over, things are looking up! I really like the WW series, so I hope that WW/Superman ends up being good

#7 Posted by CaseyJones (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Jim Lee's hatching and cross-hatching. It's so noticeable it's distracting. Too wide, looks rushed.

#8 Posted by SmashBrawler (4768 posts) - - Show Bio
@the_tree said:

I look forward to Superman Unchained and Action Comics. I would've been excited for Batman/Superman had Booth not drawn it.

Yup. Not a fan of that gimmicky "special horizontal storytelling format" either.

#9 Posted by Akindoodle (871 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even like SM/WW but I want to see if Apollo can kick Clark's ass. Maybe he can turn himself into a Red Sun since he's the god of the Sun. Why are they even interested in whom Diana dates? ("Consort"?! eyerollplz) They hate each other! Is it some dysfunctional sense of filial loyalty or what?

#10 Posted by Jake Fury (17928 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh, another Supes family crossover.....

#11 Posted by The_Tree (6431 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_tree said:

I look forward to Superman Unchained and Action Comics. I would've been excited for Batman/Superman had Booth not drawn it.

Yup. Not a fan of that gimmicky "special horizontal storytelling format" either.

I don't get it. Does that mean it's supposed to be like a fighting game?

#12 Edited by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish scott lobdell would just stop writing superman

I mean at first he was only this really mediocre writer but he's been plaguing the superman books with more and more crossovers

If the books really arent selling that well (and i dont think theyre doing that badly) then maybe you should try i dont know write actually good stories? Im pretty sure thatd attract some readers

#13 Posted by SandMan_ (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good. Looking forward Superman vs Apollo.

#14 Posted by Lvenger (16075 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall, the Superman Family is looking much better now. Unchained is an extremely awesome read, Action Comics will be brilliant once again with Pak on the title, Batman/Superman seems to be entertaining and loath as I am to admit it, Superman/Wonder Woman looks interesting. But NOT because of the romance. Soule and Daniels are a good creative team. If only it weren't for Lobdell's stupid crossover, things would be majorly positive for the Superman Family in the New 52.

#15 Posted by Z3RO180 (5946 posts) - - Show Bio

IM EXITED FOR THE REST OF THE SUPERMAN FAMILY....wait....Krypton Returns is a crossover ? NOOOOOOOO. My wallet has just recovered form H'El on Earth :(

#16 Posted by entropy_aegis (13655 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman/Wonder Woman looks good,which to be fair was to be expected despite what the haters of this ship believe.It has a solid creative team steering it.

Unchained also looks good,Batman/Superman should be good,Action is hopefully good. Superman,Superboy and Supergirl UGH f*cking H'el.He's become to Superman what pre-52 Jason Todd was to Batman,an annoying,trite waste of space and unlike a lot of people here I actually LIKE Lobedell's Superman.

#17 Posted by TheAcidSkull (15984 posts) - - Show Bio

greg Pak's action comics and Bats/Supes.

Thats is All.

Oh and Unchained too.

#18 Posted by Lvenger (16075 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: Are you actually praising Snyder? WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE REAL ENTROPY :P

Seriously, it's strange to see you actually say that Unchained looks good. But Fade has said Unchained looks alright too.

#19 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

November's looking good....looking forward to seeing superman kick some greek god butt if it comes to that, the premise of the story in batman/superman seems really interesting. I'm really curious about Action,wanna see how that turns out....Unchained looks promising,really like that cover. As for Krypton Returns,i'm not dissing it right away,i have my fingers crossed,i enjoyed the zero issues so hopefully this tops that.

#20 Posted by SanoHibiki (964 posts) - - Show Bio

Let’s see...

Action Comics

Superman

Superman Unchained

Batman/Superman

Superman/Wonder Woman

Adventures of Superman

Injustice

Smallville 10 Season

Add to that Supergirl and Superboy, plus MoS somewhere in that time on Blu-Ray.

Rao, should start saving money immediately!

#21 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (896 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait... so it's confirmed, that superman unchained IS an ongoing? Someone reply with a confirmation!!! getting anxiety attacks lololol

#22 Posted by SanoHibiki (964 posts) - - Show Bio

@baberaham_lincoln:

Well, I read somewhere that first arc of the story will be told in 12 issues. Snyder told that Unchained for Superman essentially the same as Court of Owls for Batman. So, take your guess.

#23 Edited by Baberaham_Lincoln (896 posts) - - Show Bio

@sanohibiki: My guess is that it's an ongoing? i don't know... what's your guess? your reply really doesn't help at all lol.

#24 Posted by SanoHibiki (964 posts) - - Show Bio

@baberaham_lincoln:

I mean it’s bigger than miniseries, there no doubt about that. But when Snyder would finish telling us his Superman’s story, he (I pretty sure) would go on some other project. I would guess we can expect 12 -20 good issues of his Unchained story. What later – ether DC would cancel this series or more probably would cash on it for some time (with other author and artist). Let’s hope for the best.

#25 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1897 posts) - - Show Bio

@baberaham_lincoln: They said they are not sure yet if it's a Mini Series/Maxi Series or an Ongoing.

#26 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even like SM/WW but I want to see if Apollo can kick Clark's ass. Maybe he can turn himself into a Red Sun since he's the god of the Sun. Why are they even interested in whom Diana dates? ("Consort"?! eyerollplz) They hate each other! Is it some dysfunctional sense of filial loyalty or what?

I had to laugh here -- that is kind of funny. Seeing some of Azzarello's characters is interesting, Soule must have had to run a few things with Wonder Woman's writer.

I didn't like how things were left with Hephaestus and having him presented as her brother (really half-brother) kind of grates because he pretty much controls her other "brothers" whom the Amazons throw away.

-_-

Clark has to "prove" himself?

-_-

I can't wait for Wonder Woman to prove herself to some random, irrelevant and hating Kryptonian relative. That's only fair. Right?

Anyhoo -- DC noob that I am, I am still going to check this out.

#27 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman Unchained

Superman/Wonder Woman

Action, and Batman Superman are a maybe.

#28 Posted by entropy_aegis (13655 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@entropy_aegis: Are you actually praising Snyder? WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE REAL ENTROPY :P

Seriously, it's strange to see you actually say that Unchained looks good. But Fade has said Unchained looks alright too.

LOL,the first 2 issues were really good,I honestly think he wrote Bruce better in that one issue of Unchained than he has in the 18 issues of his run that I've read.He gets Clark,Lois and Lex to the core,the story itself is serviceable,though I do hate that Wraith guy,he looks terrible.

#29 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (896 posts) - - Show Bio

@sanohibiki: @theincrediblesuperhulk8642: I'd assume (only an assumption and opinion) that they'd be sure by now, since for two consecutive months, Superman Unchained has been number one on the sales chart on comichron (even outselling Batman!). DC will surely capitalize on this (and the movie announcements) and keep Scott Snyder on the book for the ongoing parts (probably announce after this long arc finishes?)

Other than that, Scott isn't on many books right? i mean he's writing Batman, American Vampire, The Wake (mini/maxi series only) and Unchained... i'm sure he can fit one more book to his not as busy schedule when compared to someone like Geoff Johns.

#30 Posted by entropy_aegis (13655 posts) - - Show Bio

Another important thing is psychology,reviewers for the most part seem to spot on when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses of Unchained,the same ones who go deaf,dumb and blind when they review his Batman.

#31 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1897 posts) - - Show Bio

Another important thing is psychology,reviewers for the most part seem to spot on when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses of Unchained,the same ones who go deaf,dumb and blind when they review his Batman.

Finally someone who agrees with me.

#32 Edited by Lvenger (16075 posts) - - Show Bio

Another important thing is psychology,reviewers for the most part seem to spot on when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses of Unchained,the same ones who go deaf,dumb and blind when they review his Batman.

Too true. I'm willing to defend some of Snyder's Batman run but Death of The Family deserved much more critical inspection from reviewers as does Zero Year (cough IGN cough)

#33 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a Lobdell fan. Pass.

I'll read Unchained - looks good.

#34 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (896 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: Lol, i hated how they said Death of the Family was on the same Caliber as the killing joke... that got me to rethink my fanwankery over Snyder and made me realize how little criticism he actually cops.

#35 Edited by Lvenger (16075 posts) - - Show Bio

@baberaham_lincoln: He is quite the popular rising star in the comic book industry. Over 40,000 followers on Twitter, has two top selling books and is DC's golden boy next to Johns. Though Snyder is far more talented than Johns now.

#36 Edited by UltimateSMfan (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

Another important thing is psychology,reviewers for the most part seem to spot on when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses of Unchained,the same ones who go deaf,dumb and blind when they review his Batman.

Yes...This! damn, i mean if it was that good it would've won something by now.

@lvenger: Can't really blame johns though...he is the CCO of DC,its quite incredible he's even writing the amount of books he is.

#37 Edited by SanoHibiki (964 posts) - - Show Bio

See “Lobdell Bad”-trend continues there. I admit he not the best writer, but at least he tries. His run I can read what can’t be said about Dan Jurgens or Perez when they were on Superman title.

#38 Posted by thespideyguy (2580 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes Rocafort is back!

#39 Posted by SanoHibiki (964 posts) - - Show Bio

@baberaham_lincoln:

God, man, how I wish that your assumptions later became the reality!

#40 Edited by Baberaham_Lincoln (896 posts) - - Show Bio

@sanohibiki: Me too my friend.... if that's the case someday, oh lawwdd jesus! what a momentous occasion that will be!!! It'll be THE superman book i'll most definitely follow on a monthly basis!!! =D

#41 Posted by Akindoodle (871 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: I'm with you completely. As much as I hate it and the idea of it so much.... I'll probably check this out too. I mean, who can resist a super powered meet the parents?! (though to be honest, Orion has an edge over Clark in this as Diana's met Highfather and he's already pretty buddy, buddy with Ares and Lennox; rest his soul etc, etc. He even knows her step-mom for crying out loud). Oh my God, I'm so lonely.... I'M SUCH A NOOB!

#42 Posted by Eternal19 (2074 posts) - - Show Bio

Im excited to see what store for Action Comics, Superman Unchained, and Batman/Superman

#43 Posted by TDK_1997 (13737 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman Unchained looks great and so does Action Comics.But the others just seem really,really,really bad.Lobdell of course.

#44 Edited by SandMan_ (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman/Wonder Woman looks good,which to be fair was to be expected despite what the haters of this ship believe.It has a solid creative team steering it.

Unchained also looks good,Batman/Superman should be good,Action is hopefully good. Superman,Superboy and Supergirl UGH f*cking H'el.He's become to Superman what pre-52 Jason Todd was to Batman,an annoying,trite waste of space and unlike a lot of people here I actually LIKE Lobedell's Superman.

...I'm scared...

#45 Edited by SmashBrawler (4768 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_tree said:

@smashbrawler said:
@the_tree said:

I look forward to Superman Unchained and Action Comics. I would've been excited for Batman/Superman had Booth not drawn it.

Yup. Not a fan of that gimmicky "special horizontal storytelling format" either.

I don't get it. Does that mean it's supposed to be like a fighting game?

That seems to be the case. Wait, did Greg Pak just make Injustice canon?

#46 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@akindoodle:

It's okay! We can be n00bs together and just stumble all over the boards and have people get all annoyed with us, lol.

:P

#47 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Lobdell's Superman but I really want him to stop making crossovers, it's pretty annoying and money-consuming not to mention incredibly pointless.

#48 Edited by Akindoodle (871 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Edited by Hanson724 (453 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like I can finally return Action to my pull list! Seems like forever.

#50 Edited by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Man oh man, give me those Greg Pak titles!

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