Big Changes Coming for Superman Family this July!

DC Comics has announced that big changes are coming for the world of Superman this July.

“Superman: Son of Kal-El” by Tom Taylor and John Timms Features Jonathan Kent Protecting the Earth as the new Man of Steel.

Clark Kent Continues the Fight Against Warworld in “Action Comics #1033” and Creates a New Team of Clandestine Heroes in “Superman and The Authority” Miniseries

Kara Zor-El Tracks a Murderous Alien Across the Cosmos in “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” Limited Series

This July, DC has big changes in store for members of the Superman Family, as a new, yet familiar Man of Steel is entrusted to protect Earth, Supergirl pursues a murderous fugitive across the galaxy in a cosmic bus, and Clark Kent continues his fight to liberate Warworld, both on the front lines and with a new team of covert operatives.

Superman: Son of Kal-El

The action begins on July 13 as a new ongoing monthly series, “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” replaces the current Superman monthly title. Written by Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased, Suicide Squad) with art by John Timms (Young Justice, Harley Quinn), this series follows the new adventures of the son of Superman as he’s entrusted with the protection of Earth.

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s fought evil with Robin (Damian Wayne), traveled across galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather, and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and continue the never-ending battle as a symbol of hope for his home planet.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Arriving July 20, issue #2 of this eight-issue limited series by Tom King (Batman, Batman/Catwoman, Mister Miracle) and artist Bilquis Evely (The Dreaming, Wonder Woman) continues Kara Zor-El’s journey of self-discovery and emergence from the shadow of her famous cousin.

Supergirl, Krypto, and their new friend Ruthye find themselves stranded with no way to pursue Krem, the murderous kingsagent. Each moment this fugitive roams free, the more beings come dangerously close to dying by his hand. There is no time to lose, so our heroes must now travel across the universe the old-fashioned way… by cosmic bus! Little do they know their journey will be a dark one, filled with terrors that not even the Maid of Might is prepared to face!

Action Comics #1033

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Daniel Sampere keep Superman on the front lines in his battle to aid a group of Warwold refugees in “Action Comics #1033,” on sale Tuesday, July 27. This issue takes the action to Atlantis and the Fortress of Solitude, where Warworld refugees have taken possession of dangerous Warworld tech, bringing it to Aquaman’s undersea kingdom and risking an all-out war that even Superman may not be able to prevent. Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude… and along with it, Lois Lane!

And in this 40-page blockbuster’s second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State—none other than Shilo Norman, a.k.a. Mister Miracle!

Superman and the Authority

If Superman is to get to the bottom of what’s happening on Warworld, he’s going to need help, the kind of help that doesn’t scream “Justice League.” Fortunately, multi-Eisner Award-winning writer Grant Morrison (Wonder Woman: Earth One, The Green Lantern) and fan-favorite artist Mikel Janín (Batman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War) have the solution in the form of a new four-issue limited series, Superman and The Authority.

Launching July 20, this new team will be led by Manchester Black, and combine original members Midnighter and Apollo with new members Enchantress and Natasha Irons, as well as new versions of Lightray and O.M.A.C. This new team will have to learn to work together, and fast, as the Ultra-Humanite has formed his own team of villains to take out the Man of Steel.

This new limited series will help launch an all-new status quo for Superman, setting up story elements that will impact both “Action Comics” and “Superman: Son of Kal-El” in the months to come.

All titles will be available day and date in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms.

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April 21, 2021 6:11 pm

Well DC Comics finally managed to do it. I stuck with them during Superman grounded, I sloshed through the New 52, I begrudgingly accepted DC You. I fell in love with Rebirth and Superman Reborn especially 11 year old Jon… but then Bendis butchered Superman and 11 year old Jon Kent. Superman lost seven years of his sons life. For no darn reason! And now he’s being pushed to the back, Jon is still 17 years old and it’s like the marriage and family they used to have barely exists or its just not important anymore. It’s like they can’t… Read more »

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April 21, 2021 10:18 pm
Reply to  svillar13

Right there with you.

April 21, 2021 6:51 pm

Jon’s boots are horrible, they need to change them and give him the classic S

April 21, 2021 6:56 pm
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Another thing that bothers me, do any of you really care about Midnighter? Why is he wasting pages in Action Comics? Give us a Lois Lane or Steel back up story, someone who is actually part of the Superman family.

April 21, 2021 10:19 pm
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Personally I would’ve preferred they just give him Cavill’s MOS suit.

April 21, 2021 7:19 pm

You know, I’m not even reading anymore so I don’t much care, but I have to ask; is Jon really that interesting a character outside of his relationship with Superman and Lois that we need a book centered around him?

This is an honest question, because my cold dead heart can’t see this as anything other than a stunt. I can’t even begin to fathom there is audience that’s excited to see Jon in a solo book. I mean actually excited, as in interested in the character, not excited for the change that might spice things up temporarily.

April 21, 2021 9:48 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

I think Jon as Superboy is interesting. I love Super Sons comics. I think it’s fun to have Superboy tagging along with his dad and seeing the legacy his dad is leaving. But a different young Superman starting out doesn’t seem nearly as interesting to me.

April 21, 2021 8:49 pm

DC Comics Proudly Presents Yet Another Jumping Off Point.

April 21, 2021 9:44 pm

843 issues (714+52+45+32) since 1939. DC has been publishing a book titled “Superman” basically as long as Batman has even existed. And now the title is being replaced? That hurts. I like Jon Kent. (I liked him more at age 10, but still.) I like Tom Taylor. I would probably read this series in collected form (that’s how I read everything) on its own. But something about the announcement saying “replaces” just hurts me as a fan. I just don’t know why. I thought Rebirth Superman with young Jon was extremely well received. Were sales not very good? Why shake… Read more »

April 21, 2021 9:57 pm


April 21, 2021 10:23 pm

What upsets me is if they’re going to do this they should’ve just went ahead with the whole 5g idea and replace everyone. That or finally give us the Calvin Ellis or Conner Kent Superman comic. Once again I believe if anyone should be the next Superman it should be Conner but it’s whatever at this point.

April 22, 2021 10:31 am

I haven’t been following the comics for a while because the comic shop I would’ve gone to had moved shop. I’m not sure if I would be interested in reading them because of what is currently going on in the comics. I hear a lot of complaints on what is going on, so I don’t know. I do want to know when the Christopher Reeve Superman 78 comic books will be out. Does anyone know? I’m really excited and interested in reading those comics. Hopefully I will be able to order them online when they’re available to order.

April 22, 2021 4:09 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Yeah, me too looking forward to that comic book, the TPB it’s available for pre-order on Amazon and it will be released on November 9th