2011 Comic Book News Archives

June 22, 2011: New Contents Announced for "Superman #712"

Superman #712 Superman #712 DC Comics sent out the following media release regarding a change in story for "Superman #712" from what had been previously solicited.

    Please note the new contents for SUPERMAN #712, now written by Kurt Busiek with art by Rick Leonardi, a cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino and a variant cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

    This fill in issue contains a lost classic, Lost Boy: A Tale of Krypto the Superdog, set shortly after Superboy died in Infinite Crisis and Superman went missing.

    DC Comics determined that the previously solicited story did not work within the "Grounded" storyline. However, Chris Roberson, will be back for the final two issues of Superman's year long walk across America. As we near the conclusion, catch up with Superman next month as he makes stops in Portland and Newberg, OR.

    SUPERMAN #712 is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 22.

The original solicitation information for "Superman #712" previously issued was:

    Meet Los Angeles's newest super hero in the latest Chapter of "Grounded": Sharif! But Sharif discovers that in today's current cultural climate, some people don't want his help - they just want him gone. Can Superman aid Sharif and quell a prejudiced public, or are there some problems too big even for the Man of Steel to solve?

We can only speculate whether the story that was not published contained material that was deemed to be too racially or politically charged.

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