Superman-related August 2021 Solicitations

DC Comics has released their August 2021 solicitations, and we’ve highlighted for you all the Superman-related comics and products listed.

COMIC BOOKS

SUPERMAN ’78 #1
story by ROBERT VENDITTI
art by WILFREDO TORRES
Cover by WILFREDO TORRES
ON SALE 8/24/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC 1 od 6
CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by EVAN “DOC” SHANER Price: US $4.99
CARD STOCK 1:25 Design Variant by WILFREDO TORRES Price: US $4.99
Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?

Superman vs. Lobo #1
story by TIM SEELEY & SARAH BEATTIE
art and cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
ON SALE 8/24/21
$6.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC BLACK LABEL
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Prestige Plus format
Ages 17+
variant cover by SIMON BISLEY
variant cover by TONY HARRIS
1:25 variant cover by PHILIP TAN
8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″”
What happens when an indomitable force meets an irritating object? That’s what readers find out when Superman runs into Lobo. Think of it like a boy scout joining a biker gang. What will be worse, the damage Lobo causes on his own, or the chaos of trying to stop him? I smell a team-up, fanboys!
Numen is the most popular being in the universe, a god clogging all social channels. And he does not like competition. This means Superman and Lobo must go. Further complicating things is Dr. Flik, a scientist determined to study the last sons of Krypton and Czarnia respectively. What can she glean from the hero who lost everything as a baby and the bad, bad boy who made it all go away just for the heck of it? From writers Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie the team behind the indie hit Money Shot and Punchline artist Mirka Andolfo comes a hilarious new superhero epic!

Batman/Superman 2021 Annual #1
story by: GENE LUEN YANG
art by: PAUL PELLETIER (Superman Side), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Batman Side)
Connected Flip Covers by BRYAN HITCH
$5.99 US |48 PAGES |FC |DC
FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/31/21
Connected Flip Variant Covers by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Price: US $6.99 (Card Stock)
The epic epilogue to the Archive of Worlds saga! In his pursuit of perfection, the godlike Auteur.io sought to create and destroy worlds with the wave of a hand and a flair for the dramatic. But against all odds…the World of the Knight and the World of Tomorrow live on! The Batman of the noir-tinged streets of Gotham City finds himself stranded in the sunny, retro-futurist World of Tomorrow—and Superman discovers himself in the opposite predicament. With their home worlds in decay and only one chance to save them, the key to preserving their very existence is but the flip of a coin. Or the flip of this book!
This special flip book is two times the story, with one full comic on one side and one full comic on the other, meeting in the middle! Follow Superman’s journey on one side of this epic flip book annual, and turn the adventure over to crusade with the Batman and his trusty sidekick, Robin!

Suicide Squad 2021 Annual
story by ROBBIE THOMPSON
art by DEXTER SOY
cover by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA, MARCELO MAIOLO
ON SALE 8/31/21
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC
Card stock variant by GERALD PAREL
$6.99 US
Everyone questioned how the teen calling himself Conner Kent came to be recruited into the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller. But as Superboy sneaks into the bowels of a top-secret Task Force X black site, what he finds changes all he thinks he knows about himself and his history. This oversize annual alters everything for the only hero on the Squad and makes him question what to do next, now that he knows the truth behind his origin.

Action Comics #1034
story by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, BECKY CLOONAN & MICHAEL W. CONRAD
art by DANIEL SAMPERE, MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover by: DANIEL SAMPERE
ON SALE : 8/24/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant by : JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
US $5.99
The Warzoons make their way to the doorstep of the Fortress of Solitude and only Lois Lane and the alien girl Thao-La are there to defend it. That’s because Superman is halfway around the world trying to stop the U.S. from declaring war on Atlantis. The Man of Steel must make a tough choice, and odds are, no one walks away happy.
Elsewhere in Metropolis, Midnighter moves closer to the center of Trojan’s empire in the penultimate chapter of his back-up adventure. The story finishes later this month with the Midnighter 2021 Annual.

Batman/Superman #21
story by GENE LUEN YANG
pencils by IVAN REIS
inks by DANNY MIKI
cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI
ON SALE 8/24/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
$4.99 US (card stock)
The dimension-shattering Archive of Worlds saga ends here—and reverberations from this titanic tale last long after the dust settles! As the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel work to halt the villainous Auteur.io’s plan here on Earth-0, the Batman and Superman of their respective archive worlds must team up with Alanna of Rann and El Diablo himself to save what’s left of their homes. Etrigan and his demon hordes rain Armageddon down on their pocket universes—and the fate of the World of Tomorrow and the World of the Knight hang in the balance!

Challenge of the Super Sons #5
story by PETER J. TOMASI
art by MAX RAYNOR AND EVAN STANLEY
cover by SIMONE DI MEO
ON SALE: 8/10/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant by JAMAL CAMPBELL
price: $4.99 US (Card Stock)
Hey, Aquaman, what’s kraken? As the guardian of the deep finds himself in the clutches of a gigantic underwater baddie courtesy of the deadly Doom Scroll prophecy, the Super Sons stand ready to assist! Then, picking up where the story left off earlier in the series, Superboy and Robin have been rescued from the clutches of some truly wicked spells by their new ally, Rora. As Rora rushes to help the boys return to the present, their pursuers close in and prepare to attack—and Vandal Savage and Felix Faust are one deadly duo who mean business!

Crime Syndicate #6
written by ANDY SCHMIDT
pencils by KIERAN MCKEOWN AND BRYAN HITCH
inks by DEXTER VINES AND BRYAN HITCH
cover by HOWARD PORTER
ON SALE 8/3/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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Card stock variant cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER US $4.99
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Ultragirl? That’s right, folks, Kara Zor-El of Earth-3 arrives, and it’s far from a happy family reunion! Can Ultraman take his cousin down and reclaim his place as the true last survivor of Krypton? Meanwhile, on a hidden island in the Pacific, Emerald Knight must finally decide: Will he stand with the Legion of Justice? Or will he give in to the Crime Syndicate?
Don’t miss out on the shocking finale that shakes Earth-3 to its core!

Infinite Frontier #4
story by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by: XERMANICO, PAUL PELLETIER, & JESUS MERINO
cover by: MITCH GERADS
ON SALE 8/10/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC 4 of 6
card stock variant by BRYAN HITCH
$5.99
Suicide Squad Movie Variant by JOHN K. SNYDER III
$5.99
President Superman finds himself in the wrong world, and it isn’t looking good. Bones and Chase attempt to stop super-powered heroes and villains from crossing Multiversal lines. If they can shut down the President of Steel, they think that it will serve as a signal to all to not mess with Earth-0!
This is only a distraction, however, as Injustice Incarnate begins to show them the worst the Multiverse has to offer, and only Flashpoint Batman is there to lend the heroes backup.

Infinite Frontier #5
story by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by: XERMANICO, PAUL PELLETIER, & JESUS MERINO
cover by: MITCH GERADS
ON SALE 8/24/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC 5 of 6
card stock variant by BRYAN HITCH
$5.99
Suicide Squad Movie Variant by JOHN K. SNYDER III
$5.99
Roy Harper finds himself forced to do things on his own. He’s been through a lot since he was Green Arrow’s sidekick, and usually, the only person he can count on is himself. Hence, he’s hiding the fact that he’s back from the dead from his old friends. He comes across Jade, who has also been stranded by herself—can he help her while letting her help him? Because neither of them can handle Darkseid all by their lonesome.
Meanwhile, Barry Allen sends out a call: it’s time for all the heroes exploring the Infinite Frontier to come to the Omega Planet!

Justice League #66
story by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, RAM V
art by PHIL HESTER, SUMIT KUMAR
cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
ON SALE: 8/3/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant by ALEXANDER LOZANO US $5.99
The Hall of Justice has been invaded by the cosmic threat of the Synmar Utopica, and it will take the full force of the United Planets, led by Superman, to defeat it without destroying Earth in the process. Meanwhile, the secrets of Checkmate are being whispered among the Justice League, and that spells trouble for Green Arrow and Black Canary. All this, and guest star Deathstroke!
Meanwhile in Gotham, Batman stands watch as the Eternal Knight continues her quest through the maze of Randir Singh’s mind. And she’s not the only one lost within it! But where is the Justice League Dark in all of this? Under the sea in the lost city of Atlantis! Merlin is ready to rule, and it’s up to Aquaman and this band of magical misfits to save the entire kingdom!

Justice League #67
story by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, RAM V
art by PHIL HESTER, SUMIT KUMAR
cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
ON SALE: 8/17/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant by ALEXANDER LOZANO
US $5.99
It’s the Justice League versus the United Order as the truth that gives power to this new cosmic super team crosses a line that the Justice League cannot allow. Will there even be a United Planets after this thunderous clash of intergalactic superpowers? Also, Green Arrow must come to terms with his responsibilities to both Checkmate and the League. Ollie may have to pick which path to follow, but what does it mean for the future of the League if the guy paying the bills has to bail?
The Silent School used their magic for years to protect Atlantis from all kinds of invaders, but nothing prepared them for the most powerful sorcerer ever…Merlin! Luckily, the Justice League Dark arrives to turn the tide of the battle. However, they’re not fighting at full strength. Zatanna is harboring a dark secret, and if she unleashes her magic, it could drown everyone!

Justice League Infinity #2
story by J.M. DEMATTEIS AND JAMES TUCKER
pencils by ETHEN BEAVERS
inks by ETHEN BEAVERS
cover by JORGE CORONA
Price: US $3.99 pages: 32
FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/3/21
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Across the globe people begin disappearing, replaced with different but similar individuals. So where is Superman and who is this new monstrous Overman?! In order to get to the bottom of what’s happening, the Justice League will need to first take down the new villain! And what horrors are revealed in the twisted mirror room?!

Justice League: Last Ride #4
story by CHIP ZDARSKY
pencils by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
inks by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Price: US $3.99 pages: 32
FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/10/21
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CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by TIAGO DA SILVA Price: US $4.99
The Justice League disbanded when their last mission went terribly wrong, and Martian Manhunter paid the ultimate price. But the team learns that time is a circle, and their last mission on Apokolips holds more than just the key to protecting a war criminal and completing their mission, it tells the story of how we lost J’onn…and why Superman holds Batman responsible!

RWBY/Justice League #5
story by MARGUERITE BENNETT
pencils by STEPHANIE PEPPER
inks by STEPHANIE PEPPER
cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
price: US $3.99 pages: 32
FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/24/21
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CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by SIMONE DI MEO Price: US $4.99
After being saved by the mysterious emerald warrior Jessica Cruz, the group starts to connect the dots with what’s going on around Remnant, and they learn the name of the creature behind everything! Finding refuge in Arthur’s home of Atlantis, the team formulates a plan of attack against the beast from beyond the stars and basks in one last night before the battle ahead of them.

Suicide Squad #6
story by ROBBIE THOMPSON
art by DEXTER SOY AND EDUARDO PANSICA
cover by EDUARDO PANSICA
ON SALE 8/3/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant cover by GERALD PAREL US $4.99
Suicide Squad Movie Variant by JORGE MOLINA$4.99
Bloodsport’s first mission with the Squad goes pear-shaped as the Crime Syndicate captures Amanda Waller’s agent on Earth-3. By sending in a team to bring Bloodsport home, Waller may also be able to extract another Suicide Squad member for her new team, if she plays her cards right and doesn’t care who else she loses in the process. As part of the team heads into the Multiverse, Peacemaker gets a new assignment to track down and eliminate Levi Kamei—the new Swamp Thing!

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #3
story by TOM KING
art & Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
ON SALE 8/17/21
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant cover by DAVID MACK
Supergirl’s journey across the cosmos continues! Her hunt to bring the killer Krem to justice brings her and the young alien in her care to a small planet, where they discover that there are still some very small minds, even on the outer edges of the galaxy. The cold welcome the locals give the Woman of Steel makes her suspicious enough to go looking for secrets they want to keep buried, and what she finds is nothing short of horrifying. Can she and Ruthye get off the planet alive now that these deadly sins have been exposed?

Superman and the Authority #2
story by GRANT MORRISON
art & cover by MIKEL JANIN
ON SALE 8/3/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
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Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loose ends before getting on board, the Enchantress is going to be a little harder. Superman is going to have to set her free from a deadly illusion hell-bent on destroying her before she can help him save the universe.

Superman and Authority #3
story by GRANT MORRISON
art & cover by MIKEL JANIN
ON SALE 8/17/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant by SIMON BISLEY
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Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is a hero lurking inside even the worst of us.
This penultimate issue is an important chapter in the new Superman mythos, helping to set up where Clark Kent goes next…and who he goes there with.

Superman Red & Blue #6
story by TOM KING, MATT WAGNER, SOPHIE CAMPBELL, REX OGLE, AND DARCIE LITTLE BADGER
art by PAOLOE RIVERA, MATT WAGNER, SOPHIE CAMPBELL, STEVE PUGH AND MORE!
cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
ON SALE 8/17/21
$5.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
variant by KEVIN EASTMAN
prestige format
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It’s the final issue of this free-form anthology, featuring the Metropolis Marvel in new stories, bedazzled in his signature colors. It’s the only place to see Superman chasing down headlines in a classic style and taking pause to reflect on growing up on a farm in Smallville. Not to mention, the return of Streaky the Supercat by superstar cartoonist Sophie Campbell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)!

Superman: Son of Kal-El #2
story by TOM TAYLOR
pencils by JOHN TIMMS
cover by JOHN TIMMS
ON SALE 8/10/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant by INHYUK LEE
US $4.99
Suicide Squad Movie card stock variant by SAMI BASRI $4.99
Jonathan Kent now dons his father’s cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It’s tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight—where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an activist news machine ready to upset everything.
But first, the son still has some things to learn from his father—and a few cool toys to inherit. Ask yourself, what would you do with your very own Fortress of Solitude? This all-new chapter in the legacy of Man of Steel has only just begun to reveal its surprises!

COLLECTED EDITIONS

Justice League: Death Metal
story by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by XERMANICO, ROBSON ROCHA, AND DANIEL HENRIQUES
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
ON SALE 9/28/21
$16.99 | 120 pages | FC | DC
Softcover
6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-199-7
Spinning out of the pages of Dark Nights: Death Metal, Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches, and he’s formed his own Justice League to do it! Starfire, Cyborg, Hawkgirl, and Detective Chimp team up to fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse, but they’ll need one more to get the job done…none other than Lex Luthor!
Featuring the talents of superstar writer Joshua Williamson (Infinite Frontier, The Flash) and fan-favorite artists Xermanico (Justice League Dark, Wonder Woman) and Robson Rocha (Aquaman, Supergirl), this volume collects Justice League #53-57.

Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 4
story by VARIOUS
art by VARIOUS
cover by JOHN BYRNE
ON SALE 10/19/21
$49.99 US | 520 PAGES | FC | DC
Hardcover
6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-321-27
The marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane was a special event nearly 60 years in the making! Now, a quarter century later, we look back and celebrate that historic moment in Superman & Lois Lane: The 25th Wedding Anniversary Deluxe Edition!
This beautiful hardcover collects the landmark Superman: The Wedding Album, along with other relationship highlights, including the lead-up to the altar (Superman #118) and the honeymoon (Adventures of Superman #541, Action Comics #728, Superman: The Man of Steel #63), with new extras!

DC COMICS: GIRLS UNITE! BOX SET
written by VARIOUS
art by VARIOUS
ON SALE 10/5/21
$39.99 US | FC | DC
ISBN: 978-1-77951-362-5
Collect all your favorite adventures of Catwoman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and more in the DC Comics: Girls Unite! box set.
With four books featuring the superwomen of the DC Universe, the DC Comics: Girls Unite! box set collects Batman Adventures: Cat Got Your Tongue?, Supergirl Adventures: Girl of Steel, Batman Adventures: Batgirl—A League of Her Own, and Justice League Unlimited: Girl Power.

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