Superman-related July 2021 Solicitations

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

COMIC BOOKS

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1
story by Tom Taylor
art by John Timms
cover by John Timms
ON SALE 7/13/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant cover by InHyuk Lee US $4.99 card stock variant cover by Stephen Byrne US $4.99 1:25 card stock variant cover by Jen Bartel US $4.99
1:50 card stock variant cover by John Timms US $4.99
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the 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, Clark Kent, 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 bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El!
Also, “Tales of Metropolis” continues. Jimmy Olsen gathers his misfit heroes, including Ambush Bug and Gangbuster, to find out who the Projectress really is and why she set her sights on Bibbo!

Superman and the Authority #1
story by Grant Morrison
art by Mikel Janín
cover by Mikel Janín
ON SALE 7/20/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
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card stock variant cover by Bryan Hitch
US $4.99
1:25 card stock variant cover by Jen Bartel
US $4.99
Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. Not only will Black know the right candidates for the team, but if Superman can make him behave himself and act in service of the greater good, then he’ll prove literally anyone can be a hero! They’ll have to move quickly, however, as the Ultra-Humanite forms his own team to take out the Man of Steel.
This new limited series helps launch an all-new Superman status quo, setting up story elements that reverberate across both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come. And not only is Superman putting together a superstar team, but it takes superstars to tell the tale: Grant Morrison (The Green Lantern, All-Star Superman) and Mikel Janín (Batman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War)!

Action Comics #1033
story by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, and Michael W. Conrad
art by Daniel Sampere and Michael Avon Oeming
cover by Daniel Sampere
ON SALE 7/27/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
US $5.99 (card stock)
1:25 variant cover by Jen Bartel
US $5.99 (card stock)
Atlantis is under attack! Taking in the Warworld refugees also means taking possession of the deadly Warworld tech they brought with them, and holding that much power makes the undersea kingdom a threat to the rest of the world. Can Superman move fast enough to prevent all-out war? Doing so may mean taking the power into his own hands…Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane!
In our 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 Mister Miracle!

Justice League Infinity #1
story by J.M. DeMatteis and James Tucker
art by Ethen Beavers
inks by Ethen Beavers
cover by Francis Manapul
ON SALE : 7/6/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant cover by Scott Hepburn
US $4.99 (card stock)
From Justice League Unlimited producer James Tucker and series writer J.M. DeMatteis comes an all-new season starring the World’s Greatest Heroes! There is a being wandering the universe searching for its true purpose, but what it finds out on the farthest edges of the cosmos will change not just our universe, but many! Meanwhile, the war for the throne of Apokolips arrives on Earth, and the true ruler will only be decided one way: Who can destroy the Justice League?

Batman/Superman #20
story by Gene Luen Yang
pencils by Ivan Reis
inks by Danny Miki
cover by Ivan Reis and Danny Miki
ON SALE : 7/27/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : Jenny Frison
US $4.99 (card stock)
The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight need time to recover from their manic melee through the Archive of Worlds, but the heroes won’t rest for long! Despite the efforts of new friends El Diablo and Alanna, Auteur.io, the cybernetic architect of these alternate realities, seems to have the upper hand! And to make matters worse, the Archive of Worlds unleashes its most horrific story ever put to magic-infused celluloid: the dark and twisted tale of that demon from the depths: Etrigan!

Challenge of the Super Sons #4
story by: Peter J. Tomasi
art by: Max Raynor
cover by: Simone Di Meo
ON SALE : 7/13/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant cover by : Nick Bradshaw
US $4.99 (card stock)
A specter from Superman’s and Batman’s sons’ adventure in the past comes searching for them in the present, courtesy of the immortal Vandal Savage! Can the Super Sons defeat the age-old villain before he deals a killing blow to their friend Rora? Plus, Jon and Damian rush to save yet another Justice Leaguer from the death foretold to them upon the dreaded Doom Scroll, but the Super Sons may be too late, as it seems Cyborg has already fallen victim to an attack courtesy of Grid! But remember, if Cyborg finds out the boys saved him, the Doom Scroll’s curse will take the life of an innocent…

Crime Syndicate #5
written by: ANDY SCHMIDT
pencils by: KIERAN McKEOWN and BRYAN HITCH
inks by: DEXTER VINES and BRYAN HITCH
cover by: HOWARD PORTER
ON SALE : 7/6/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : FRANCIS MANAPUL
US $4.99 (card stock)
The Crime Syndicate crosses the line for the last time…and Alexander Luthor demands justice! Earth-3’s Luthor, Savanna, Venus, Power Tower, Red Hood, Lonar, and Thaal Sinestro band together to form the Legion of Justice and defend their world at all costs. Will the looming threat of the Legion stand in the way of Owlman, Superwoman, and Ultraman’s quest for global takeover? It all builds to a cliffhanger that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Question of the month: Who is Luthor’s secret weapon?
Also, in this issue’s backup, witness the origin story of Johnny Quick, illustrated by Bryan Hitch!

Infinite Frontier #2
story by Joshua Williamson
art by Xermanico
cover by Mitch Gerads
ON SALE : 7/13/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant cover by Bryan Hitch
US $5.99 (card stock)
What secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, takes drastic measures to find his missing daughter. Someone has kidnapped Jade, and Alan’s going to find out why and bring her home. Plus, the resurrection of Roy Harper gives the former Teen Titan some unexpected and unpredictable new powers.
story by Joshua Williamson
art by Xermanico
cover by Mitch Gerads
ON SALE : 7/27/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
3 of 6
variant cover by Bryan Hitch
US $5.99 (card stock)
Barry Allen’s history with the Psycho-Pirate isn’t pleasant.
The Flash encountered this mind-bending villain all the way back in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it did not end well for the Scarlet Speedster. For the first time since his death and rebirth, Barry runs afoul of this foe—hopefully it will go better this time around! That is, if the even bigger villain behind the Pirate stays out of the fray, or if President Superman of Justice Incarnate sticks around to help win the day.

Justice League #64
story by Brian Michael Bendis and Ram V
art by Steve Pugh and Sumit Kumar
cover by David Marquez
ON SALE : 7/6/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by Jason Howard
US $5.99 (card stock)
Introducing…the United! This all-new all-star group of alien warriors represents all voices in the newly formed United Planets. A galactic Justice League, if you will. The first Legion of Super-Heroes? Sort of. The United comes to the new Justice League for help because the biggest threat to the universe is on the loose, and all roads lead to…Superman. All this, and Aquaman has some surprising news. This big, bold, universe-spanning story serves as a perfect hopping-on point for fans curious where their favorite DC heroes go next!
Plus: While the Justice League Dark regroups after hitting the books (literally), all eyes turn toward Gotham, where Merlin’s followers gather to protect a mysterious weapon. Now it’ll take not one knight but two to infiltrate the cult and save reality. Batman guest-stars as the Eternal Knight’s new squire in this action-packed tale!

Justice League #65
story by Brian Michael Bendis and Ram V
art by Steve Pugh and Sumit Kumar
cover by David Marquez
ON SALE 7/20/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by David Talaski
US $5.99 (card stock)
The Justice League heads to deep space, on the trail of the most dangerous new criminal in all the galaxy. The biggest threat to the United Planets is on the loose, and no one in the cosmos is safe. Meanwhile, on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. What secret affiliation, you ask? It’s a secret, duh! All this, and Black Adam declares himself leader of the League.
Plus, as the Justice League Dark plans their next move, Batman makes his in Gotham. An ally from Etrigan’s past holds the key to saving the present, but to retrieve it, the League and the Eternal Knights must venture deep into his twisted dreams. Little do they know, Randu Singh’s mind is a maze that they could end up trapped in for good!

Justice League: Last Ride #3
story by Chip Zdarsky
art by Miguel Mendonça
cover by Darick Robertson
ON SALE 7/13/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant cover by Riccardo Federici
US $4.99 (card stock)
Apokolips: once the fiery terror of the Multiverse, now a lifeless husk filled with ghosts and dark secrets. Will the planet formerly ruled by Darkseid help the Justice League…or destroy it?

RWBY/Justice League #4
story by: Marguerite Bennett
art by: Aneke
inks by: Aneke
cover by: Mirka Andolfo
ON SALE 7/27/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
4 of 7
variant cover by: Simone Di Meo
US $4.99 (card stock)
While searching the harbor, Blake, Yang, and Clark Kent come face to face with a trident-wielding boy who can command sea life. But is this princely boy the one taking control of people all over Remnant? And what is his mysterious connection to Clark? Later, the gang comes back together, but each team was unsuccessful in cracking the mystery surrounding the missing huntsmen. As they discuss their findings, Team RWBY is ambushed by their brainwashed friends! They’ll need a savior from above in order to surmount these odds!

Suicide Squad #5
story by Robbie Thompson
art by Dexter Soy
cover by Eduardo Pansica
ON SALE: 7/6/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by Gerald Parel
US $4.99 (card stock)
After the disastrous mission to Titans Academy and an ill-fated confrontation with Red X, Task Force X looks into the Multiverse for its next recruits under Amanda Waller. Assigned to investigate the status of Earth-3, the team’s field leader, Peacemaker, begins to question what Waller plans to do with her ultimate Suicide Squad, as the deadly Bloodsport takes charge.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #2
story by Tom King
art by Bilquis Evely
cover by Bilquis Evely
ON SALE: 7/20/21
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
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variant cover by Lee Weeks
US $4.99 (card stock)
After the shocking conclusion of last issue, Supergirl and her new friend Ruthye find themselves stranded with no way to pursue Krem, the murderous kingsagent. Each moment this fugitive roams free, the more beings become 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! Can Kara Zor-El lie low long enough to ensure their safe passage?

Superman Red & Blue #5
stories by Judd Winick, G. Willow Wilson, Brandon Thomas,
Mark Buckingham, and Daniel Warren Johnson
art by Ibrahim Moustafa, Valentine De Landro, Berat
Pekmezci, Mark Buckingam, and Daniel Warren Johnson
cover by Amanda Conner
ON SALE: 7/20/21 $5.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
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card stock variant cover by Art Adams US $5.99
card stock variant cover by Miguel Mercado US $5.99
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There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is known for his larger-than-life heroism, in this issue we tell the story of a delicate infant rocketed through the unforgiving universe! Also, meet for the first time the man rescued by Superman more often than anyone else in the Multiverse. And follow Pa Kent as he learns what it really means to be the father of a superhero.
You won’t want to miss the penultimate issue of this star-studded anthology celebrating the Man of Steel!

COLLECTED EDITIONS

Absolute Fourth World By Jack Kirby Vol. 2
story by Jack Kirby
pencils by Jack Kirby
inks by Mike Royer and others
cover and slipcase by Rian Hughes with
spot art by Jack Kirby
ON SALE 12/14/2021
Hardcover
$150.00 US | 824 PAGES | FC | DC
8 1/8″ x 12 ¼”
ISBN: 978-1-77951-333-5
In the 1970s, after decades shaping the Marvel Universe, Jack “the King” Kirby made a much-publicized move to DC Comics, where he was given full creative freedom to build something unprecedented: A sweeping multi-series saga featuring new worlds, instantly iconic new characters, and rich new mythologies that he called “the Fourth World.” Rediscover the worlds of Apokolips and New Genesis in this large-scale reprint of Kirby’s grand opus!
This second of two Absolute volumes collects Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #146-148, The Forever People #7-11, The New Gods #7-11, Mister Miracle #7-18, Jack Kirby’s New Gods (Reprint Series) #6, DC Graphic Novel #4: The Hunger Dogs, and Jack Kirby’s lost tale “On the Road to Armagetto” (published at full size for the first time ever), along with a brand-new foreword by Tom Scioli, a gallery of Kirby pencils, never-before-collected essays from Kirby and Mark Evanier, and more!

DC Poster Portfolio Jim Lee Vol. 2
art by Jim Lee
cover by Jim Lee
ON SALE 12/21/21
$24.99 US | 42 PAGES | FC | DC
12″ x 16″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-332-8
Jim Lee is a world-renowned comic book legend, and DC Poster Portfolio: Jim Lee Vol. 2 showcases more of his incredible and iconic artwork for fans and collectors alike!
DC presents a second volume of superstar illustrator Jim Lee’s stunning pieces. Starring some of the world’s greatest superheroes and super-villains, from Batman to Superman and beyond, the art collected in this poster portfolio is perfect for framing and display!

DC Poster Portfolio: Dark Nights: Metal
art by Various
cover by Greg Capullo
ON SALE 12/14/21
$24.99 US | 42 PAGES | FC | DC
12″ x 16″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-315-1
This spotlight poster portfolio features covers and variants from the smash-hit DC event, featuring artwork from Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, Francesco Mattina, and more!
Printed on heavy cardstock paper at oversize trim, the pages of the poster portfolio are easily pulled out and suitable for framing.

Fourth World by Jack Kirby Omnibus
story by Jack Kirby
art by Jack Kirby
cover by Jack Kirby
ON SALE 9/14/21
$150.00 US | 1,536 PAGES | FC | DC
7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-261-1
In the 1970s, legendary creator Jack “the King” Kirby revolutionized the comic book medium with a sweeping multi-series saga that encompassed impossible new worlds, iconic new characters, and sweeping new mythologies. He called it the Fourth World, and its debut elicited unprecedented levels of excitement and anticipation from comics readers everywhere.
The Fourth World by Jack Kirby Omnibus collects, in a single hardcover volume, Kirby’s complete chronicles from the pages of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, The New Gods, The Forever People, and Mister Miracle, as well as the climactic graphic novel The Hunger Dogs.
This transformative tome also includes illuminating essays from acclaimed author (and former Kirby apprentice) Mark Evanier and celebrated comics creator (and avowed Kirby fan) Walter Simonson, as well as a special section of Kirby pencils, profiles, pinups, and more!

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Tabloid Edition)
story by Paul Levitz
art by Mike Grell
cover by Mike Grell
ON SALE 12/14/21
$39.99 US | 80 PAGES | FC | DC
Hardcover
10″ x 13 ½”
ISBN: 978-1-77951-335-9
This tabloid-size masterpiece reprints a classic Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes story at full size for the first time.
Superboy arrives in the future for the wedding of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad only to find a world totally different from the one he is used to visiting, but the Legionnaires insist it has always been that way. With Superboy unable to convince his teammates that something is wrong, the wedding proceeds as planned, only for the bride and groom to be kidnapped by the Lunarites. Convinced that the altering of history is the real issue, Superboy leads a team of Legionnaires back in time, while the rest of the group attempts to rescue the kidnapped couple.
Can Superboy’s team correct the flow of time and save the future? Includes a two-page pinup of the entire Legion by Mike Grell and an eight-page feature containing information on each of the Legionnaires by Paul Levitz, illustrated by James Sherman and Jack Abel.

Superman & Lois Lane: The 25th Wedding Anniversary Deluxe Edition
story by Various
art by Various
cover by John Byrne
ON SALE 9/14/21
$34.99 US | 208 PAGES | FC | DC
Hardcover
7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-033-4
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!

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #1 SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL EDITION – RISE AGAINST WITH FLEXI SINGLE “BROKEN DREAMS, INC.”
written by Scott Snyder
pencils by Greg Capullo
inks by Jonathan Glapion
cover by Dave Johnson
ON SALE 6/18/21
Please Inquire | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
This special edition of the first issue of Dark Nights: Death Metal features an all-new cover by Dave Johnson that showcases Batman with the members of the band Rise Against and comes with a flexi single of the track, Broken Dreams Inc. : from the upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack produced by Tyler Bates.
Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth takes center stage and reunites for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and must fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the head banging begin!
Limited to 3,000 units for comics shops.

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #2 SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL EDITION – GREY DAZE WITH FLEXI SINGLE FEATURING “ANYTHING, ANYTHING”
written by Scott Snyder
pencils by Greg Capullo
inks by Jonathan Glapion
cover by Ryan Brown
ON SALE 6/18/21
Please Inquire | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
This special edition of the second issue of Dark Nights: Death Metal features an all-new cover by Ryan Brown that showcases Superman with the members of the band Grey Daze and comes with a flexidisc of the track “Anything, Anthing.”
Get ready to scream! Wonder Woman roars across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape in the world’s most nightmarish monster truck, with Swamp Thing riding shotgun! The two arrive at the ghoulish cemetery base of Batman and his army of zombies, but can the former friends stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? (Plus, what’s Lobo doing in space?) Don’t miss the second chapter of the wildest ride in the DC Universe, from the epic team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo!
Limited to 2,000 units for comics shops.

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #3 SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL EDITION – DENZEL CURRY WITH FLEXI SINGLE FEATURING “BAD LUCK”
written by Scott Snyder
pencils by Greg Capullo
inks by Jonathan Glapion
cover by Kai Carpenter
ON SALE 6/18/21
Please Inquire | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
This special edition of the third issue of Dark Nights: Death Metal features an all-new cover by Kai Carpenter that showcases Deathstroke with Denzel Curry and comes with a flexi single of the track: Bad Luck from the upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack produced by Tyler Bates.
All aboard! When the Justice League launches its assault on New Apokolips, the team’s goal is to free Superman from his solar prison. But it’s all going off the rails when they learn that the Man of Steel is gone for good thanks to the Anti-Life Equation. Plus, the deep secret of the Darkest Knight is revealed–but how much darker could the Batman Who Laughs possibly get? And don’t miss the surprise return of everyone’s favorite wannabe Robin!
Limited to 2,000 units for comics shops.

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SupermanFan83
April 24, 2021 7:04 pm

I hope DC looses their frigging shirts over this.

MattComics
April 24, 2021 8:35 pm
Reply to  SupermanFan83

At this point it’s not even worth the actual mental and physical energy it takes to face palm.

Steve Eden
April 25, 2021 5:57 pm
Reply to  SupermanFan83

Okay, uhm… whhhhyyyy…? you didn’t mention what was bothering you…

Steve Eden
April 25, 2021 5:56 pm

Would someone please tell me what RWBY stands for?