Superman Comic Books

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[Last updated August 28, 2020]

This page gives you details on the up-coming Superman comics on sale at your local comic shop and various other outlets.

Listed are the current month's comics as well as next month's comics. The dates given are the release dates for a given week, you may find that your local comic shop's delivery dates vary by a few days from those given on this page.

Only the comics that Superman regularly appears in are listed, aswell as any specials or annuals directly relating to Superman. Completists looking for complete DC Universe releases should look to the "Upcoming Comics Information" list of web sites in the "Links" section for other sources.


SEPTEMBER 2020

Notes: A couple of Annuals to look out for this month.

September 1:

DCEASED: DEAD PLANET #3
written by TOM TAYLOR
art by TREVOR HAIRSINE and GIGI BALDASSINI
cover by DAVID FINCH
card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
card stock movie homage variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
ON SALE 09/01/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 3 OF 7 | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS $4.99 US
A mysterious second "garden" has been located on the other side of the planet, and John Constantine and Swamp Thing lead a mission to investigate...but what they discover will fundamentally change everything! The road to "Earth War" begins!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #52
written by JEFF LOVENESS
art by ROBSON ROCHA
cover by CULLY HAMNER
variant cover by NICK DERINGTON
ON SALE 09/01/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
"The Garden of Mercy" part two of two! For the first time, the Justice League explores the planet of the Black Mercy's origin. One flower is enough to incapacitate even the strongest hero, but with an entire planet full of them, the Justice League must steel their minds or else succumb to the withering effects of the great tree at the core. With Batman unable to cope, can Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Green Lantern survive the horrors of their souls?

YOUNG JUSTICE #18
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID F. WALKER
art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI and MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover by JOHN TIMMS
card stock variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
ON SALE 09/01/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
At last, the coolest couple in the DCU gets the spotlight! Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown have sacrificed so much. For each other. For their families. For Young Justice. Now, Tim and Stephanie must take control of their destinies as Young Justice gathers together to help overcome their criminal pasts!

SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE TP NEW EDITION
written by LANDRY Q. WALKER
art and cover by ERIC JONES
Supergirl's cosmic adventure is back in print in this new all-ages book! Supergirl meets Belinda Zee, a new junior high adversary, in this all-ages title collecting the six-issue miniseries. And that's just the start of the fun that includes super-powered pets and cosmic adventure!
ON SALE 09.01.20
$9.99 US | 160 PAGES | 5.5" x 8"
FC | ISBN: 978-1-77950-670-2

September 8:

SUPERMAN #25
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by IVAN REIS, JULIO FERREIRA, and DANNY MIKI
cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:25 card stock Synmar variant cover by IVAN REIS
ON SALE 09/08/20
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $6.99 US
New Villain Alert: Introducing Synmar!
A colossal new threat to Superman, the planet Earth, and the DC Universe arrives on the scene in this special issue! The unique warrior called Synmar was created to represent an entire alien race. He's trained his entire life—but for what purpose? As the antithesis of everything Superman stands for, Synmar launches his aggression toward Earth—to destroy the Man of Steel and every being on the planet! This is what Superman was born to protect us from!

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL TRINITY CRISIS #1
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by KYLE HOTZ
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 09/08/20
CARD STOCK COVERS
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is reunited and ready to rock! Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that's just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress—but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime, and Darkseid hold the key to humanity's survival. The Justice League have to face down their old nemeses, but will round two be the end for our heroes?

September 15:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #53
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by XERMANICO
cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by BEN OLIVER
ON SALE 09/15/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
"Doom Metal" part one of five—the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in that will directly impact the finale of that event! Nightwing's on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua's clutches. But to do so, he'll need the help of none other than...Lex Luthor?! The surprises are only just beginning, as Nightwing, Lex, and a new Justice League must fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse. Titans will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be spilled!

September 22:

ACTION COMICS #1025
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and KLAUS JANSON
variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
ON SALE 09/22/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Welcome to the House of Kent! Superman's truth is out there—and now it's time to rewrite the rules! The invisible mafia has taken advantage of the chaos that's descended on Metropolis, so the House of Kent is going to talk to them in a language they'll understand. It's a new adventure featuring Superman like you've never seen him—or them—before, in a story guest-starring Supergirl and two—yes, two!—Superboys!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #12
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by MAX RAYNOR
cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
variant cover by LEE WEEKS
ON SALE 09/22/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Batman and Superman are missing! Is there more to their disappearance than meets the eye? As the heroes of Gotham City and Metropolis try to put the pieces together, they uncover a weirdly chaotic plot devised by Brainiac! What deranged mind could have corrupted the most dangerous computer in the known galaxy? We sure hope it wasn't The Joker...

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL SPEED METAL #1
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by PEACH MOMOKO
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 09/22/20
CARD STOCK COVERS
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
It's the drag race from hell in this one-shot tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal! Taking place after the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal #3, the Darkest Knight is after Wally West and his Dr. Manhattan powers. Thankfully, Wally has backup in the form of Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, and Wallace West! It's a knockdown, drag-out race through the Wastelands as the Flash Family tries to stay steps ahead of the Darkest Knight and his Lightning Knights!

September 29:

BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by DALE EAGLESHAM, CLAYTON CRAIN, and GLEB MELNIKOV
cover by GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ
ON SALE 09/29/20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
On a dark and stormy night in the fifth dimension, two mortal foes meet to settle an age-old question once and for all: In a fight between Batman and Superman, who would win? The combatants? Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite. And in this battle for the ages, you will find out if a fifth-dimensional imp can bleed. It's all in this, the ultimate slugfest between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel—plus a whole lot of magic!

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL MULTIVERSE'S END #1
written by JAMES TYNION IV
art by JUAN GEDEON
cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
variant cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 09/29/20
CARD STOCK COVERS
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
Perpetua, mother of all existence, has culled all life and creation in the Multiverse, condensing all beings to one planet: Earth-Prime. In her quest for power and dominance, she rules absolutely and in totality, using her children—the Monitors and Anti-Monitors—as her heralds and destructors. But a group of heroes has banded together across multiple worlds in a last-ditch effort to stop her from destroying all of existence: Owlman, President Superman, Iris West, Captain Carrot, Guy Gardner, and others have chosen to make their final stand in a battle they're destined to lose!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #2
written by ROBERT VENDITTI
art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
cover by MIKE PERKINS
ON SALE 09/29/20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
It's a locked-room murder mystery in the Hall of Justice! Superman, an investigative journalist; Batman, the World's Greatest Detective; the Flash; a CSI technician; Wonder Woman; a mystical detective for the Justice League Dark; and Green Lantern, an intergalactic police officer, must put their heroic minds together to solve the case. The Hall houses some of the greatest artifacts in the DC Universe—but also its deadliest. Who is the victim? Who is the culprit? And what is the motive? Can the Justice League put together the clues to solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again—and at them? Their lives depend on it!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #9
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by ARTHUR ADAMS, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JIM CHEUNG, NICK DERINGTON,
MICHEL FIFFE, GARY FRANK, JENNY FRISON, MITCH GERADS, MIKE GRELL, JAMES HARREN, TULA LOTAY, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, DAVID MARQUEZ, KEVIN NOWLAN, JOE QUINONES, IVAN REIS, JOHN ROMITA JR., RILEY ROSSMO, NICOLA SCOTT, RYAN SOOK, GENE LUEN YANG and others
cover by RYAN SOOK
variant cover by ANDRE ARAUJO
ON SALE 09/29/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Continuing a very special two-part comics storytelling event! The United Planets have found the Legion of Super-Heroes guilty of crimes against the galaxy, and it's up to our young heroes to prove their innocence! Featuring an all-star cast of artists, this issue will feature a surprise 1,000 years in the making! Long live the Legion!

SUPER SONS BOOK THREE: ESCAPE TO LANDIS TP
written by RIDLEY PEARSON
art and cover by ILE GONZALEZ
Finishing the thrilling adventure that began in The PolarShield Project, a mysterious new foe plans to release a deadly virus, launching the sons of the world's two greatest superheroes on their biggest mission yet!
With the news of the Four Fingers taking refuge in the land of Landis, Batkid, Superboy, and Tilly begin their journey to stop the deadly virus from being unleashed onto the world. Meanwhile, Candace has found her way to Landis and is taken underground to a group of people who still believe her to be the true queen of Landis. Our team is reunited in an action-packed adventure through the desert of Landis, an unknown territory filled with unknown dangers!
New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez bring the epic conclusion to a story three books in the making. Don't miss the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they spring into action on what might be their final mission!
ON SALE 09.29.20
$9.99 US | FC | 5.5" x 8"
160 PAGES
DC GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR KIDS
ISBN: 978-1-4012-8641-5


OCTOBER 2020

Notes: The conclusion to the "House of Kent" story takes place in Action Comics #1026.

October 6:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #54
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by XERMANICO
cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
ON SALE 10/6/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
"Doom Metal" part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It's the Titans reunion you've been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them - and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?

DCEASED: DEAD PLANET #4
written by TOM TAYLOR
art by TREVOR HAIRSINE and GIGI BALDASSINI
cover by DAVID FINCH
card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
card stock movie homage variant cover by INHYUK LEE
ON SALE 10/6/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 4 OF 7 | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS $4.99 US
Time is running out for the Justice League to unlock the Anti-Life cure as they face a deadly new threat on Earth - in addition to the billions of the undead! Their final desperate attempt at finding the cure will take them off-planet for the greatest heist in the history of New Genesis!

YOUNG JUSTICE #19
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID F. WALKER
art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
cover by JOHN TIMMS
variant cover by DARKO LaFUENTE
ON SALE 10/6/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Wonder Girl calls Young Justice together to help her with a family problem. Seems the pantheon of Greek gods is having a hard time with some of Cassie's choices. She's taking a stand to change rules as old as the heavens! And she is going to need her team by her side to do it.

October 13:

SUPERMAN #26
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
ON SALE 10/13/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
As Superman deals with the continuing fallout from the world knowing his truth as Clark Kent, he finds himself faced with a physical threat beyond anything he has ever faced before. Synmar traveled across the universe to destroy the Man of Steel. How can Superman contain the havoc this new foe will cause so that everything he has sworn to protect doesn't collapse with him?

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #4
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and card stock foil cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Darkseid card stock variant cover by DAVID FINCH
Superboy-Prime card stock variant cover by ALEX GARNER
Green Lantern John Stewart card stock variant cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU
1:25 card stock variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:100 black-and-white card stock variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
ON SALE 10/13/20
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 4 OF 7 | FC | DC
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Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They'll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they've been locked away?!

DOOMSDAY CLOCK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
written by GEOFF JOHNS
art and cover by GARY FRANK
ON SALE 10/13/20
$39.99 US | 456 PAGES | FC | DC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-605-4
The story you thought you'd never see—now collected in one volume! The world of Watchmen collides with the DC Universe, as presented by master storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank (Shazam!: Origins, Batman: Earth One).
Seven years after the events of Watchmen, Adrian Veidt has been exposed as the murderer of millions. Now a fugitive, he has come up with a new plan to redeem himself in the eyes of the world. The first step? Finding Dr. Manhattan. Alongside a new Rorschach and the deadly new duo Mime and Marionette, he follows Manhattan's trail into the DC Universe—which is on the brink of collapse as international tensions push the "Doomsday Clock" ever closer to midnight. Is this all Dr. Manhattan's doing? Collects Doomsday Clock #1-12.

SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN: WHO KILLED JIMMY OLSEN? TP
written by MATT FRACTION
art and cover by STEVE LIEBER
ON SALE 10/13/20
$29.99 US | 320 PAGES | FC | DC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-462-3
Jimmy Olsen must die! Wait, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives! Superman's best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new series featuring death, destruction, giant turtles, and more, combining Silver Age energy with a distinctly modern sensibility! It's a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends in Gotham City. Award-winning writer Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye) makes his DC debut with Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, an irreverent, hijinks-filled journey across the weirdest and wildest corners of the DCU, illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber. Collects Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1-12.

JLA BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS HC
written by GRANT MORRISON
art by HOWARD PORTER, GARY FRANK, FRANK QUITELY, GREG LAND, and others
cover by HOWARD PORTER and JOHN DELL
In 1996, writer Grant Morrison joined forces with artist Howard Porter to relaunch the Justice League of America in the new series JLA by gathering DC's greatest heroes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, the Flash, and Martian Manhunter and propelling these icons into inventive stories with the highest of stakes! Now based on a Watchtower on the moon, the JLA took on revamped versions of classic threats including the White Martians, the Injustice Gang, and the Key; along with new foes like Prometheus and Mageddon. This omnibus collects Morrison's entire JLA epic, including the JLA: Earth 2 graphic novel, illustrated by Frank Quitely and reintroducing the Crime Syndicate of America! Collects JLA #1-17, #22-26, #28-31, #34, #36-#41, JLA One Million, and JLA: Earth 2.
ON SALE 10.06.20
$150.00 US | 1,504 PAGES | 7.0625" x 10.875"
FC | ISBN: 978-1-77950-499-9

October 20:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #55
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES
cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
ON SALE 10/20/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
The motley crew of "Doom Metal" sets sail for the cliffs of insanity, captained by Nightwing - or so he thinks! The team fractures, and Detective Chimp reveals the horrible secret wish in his heart. And speaking of hearts, Hawkgirl will stop at nothing to find Martian Manhunter, even if she jeopardizes the League's mission and their souls. Part three of this five-issue tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal features the debut of a villain so huge he dwarfs all hope. Enter the Omega Knight.

YOUNG JUSTICE BOOK FIVE TP
written by PETER DAVID
art and cover by TODD NAUCK and LARY STUCKER
ON SALE 10/20/20
$34.99 US | 344 PAGES | FC | DC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-221-6
The original incarnation of Young Justice comes to a close with the next volume from Peter David and Todd Nauck! In this volume, the team takes a terrifying trip to Apokolips as part of "Our Worlds at War," and find themselves in the crossfire of "Joker's Last Laugh"! Plus, the Ray joins the team, Wonder Girl takes the lead, and the secret behind Secret's past is revealed! Collects Young Justice #33-43, Young Justice: Our Worlds at War #1, and pages from Impulse #77, and Superboy #91.

October 27:

ACTION COMICS #1026
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and KLAUS JANSON
variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by FRANK CHO
ON SALE 10/27/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
This issue, it's the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic "House of Kent" saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed - and it's...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #10
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by RYAN SOOK and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
cover by RYAN SOOK
variant cover by DARKO LAFUENTE
ON SALE 10/27/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
A grudge that has endured 1,000 years! The unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Jonathan Kent where he least expected it! It's a menace so terrible the Legion of Super-Heroes may not survive. Was this the challenge Brainiac 5 predicted? Is the Legion up to the task? Plus, who is dating whom in the 31st century? Another searing chapter in the far-flung future of the DC Universe, courtesy of Bendis, Sook, and von Grawbadger!