DC Comics has released their June 2023 solicitations, and we’ve highlighted for you all the Superman-related comics and products listed.
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2
Written by TOM KING, ED BRISSON, CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL, and JOELLE JONES
Art by MITCH GERADS, JEFF SPOKES, JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, and JOELLE JONES
Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
Variant covers by DERRICK CHEW and BRETT BOOTH
1:25 variant cover by OTTO SCHMIDT
$7.99 US | 64 pages | Prestige | (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 6/27/23
Tick, tick, tick goes the clock as Gotham City prepares for another shocking murder at the hands of The Joker! The brutal and terrifying tale of The Joker and Batman’s first meeting continues as Tom King and Mitch Gerads once again deliver a shocking, bloody blockbuster tale!
Stormwatch race to find an ancient sword that has long been buried in the darkest depths of the ocean. A sword of unspeakable horrors, capable of wiping out entire civilizations. But they may already be too late: a group of exiled Xebels have found the blade and are hell-bent on bringing humanity to its knees. For one member of Stormwatch, this may be the end.
All-star creator Joëlle Jones (Catwoman, Wonder Girl) gives readers a Batman Black & White tale exploring Batman’s scars, both literal and psychological, revisiting the Dark Knight’s toughest fights and deepest wounds.
In part two of “Order of the Black Lamp” from writer Christopher Cantwell (Briar, Iron Man) and artist Javier Rodriguez (Defenders, Daredevil), Superman uses a mysterious decoder ring to uncover a location with a shocking tie to his past!
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant covers by JOHN CASSADAY and JORGE FORNES
1:25 variant cover by HAYDEN SHERMAN
1:50 variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
DC Pride variant cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
$4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/20/23
Silver Banshee is back—and more dangerous than ever! Given a massive power upgrade by Lex Luthor’s archenemies, Silver Banshee’s scream rocks Metropolis, and Superman must stop her from destroying his city
while also saving her life. Be ready for the shock ending that stabs this series in its heart!
ACTION COMICS #1056
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, DAN JURGENS, and DORADO QUICK
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL, LEE WEEKS, and YASMIN FLORES MONTANEZ
Cover by STEVE BEACH
Variant covers by RAFA SANDOVAL and DAVID TALASKI
1:25 variant cover by JUANJO LOPEZ
1:50 foil variant cover by STEVE BEACH
Swimsuit variant covers by OTTO SCHMIDT
The Flash movie variant cover by M.L. SANAPO
$4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/27/23
A shocking new character makes their debut as the thrill-packed “Speeding Bullets” concludes! Superman and Metallo must reluctantly join forces to stop the Cyborg Superman. With Tracy Corben’s life (or at least her humanity) hanging in the balance, the Super-Family fights to keep Metropolis standing.
Meanwhile, Lois and the staff of the Daily Planet set out to uncover the mysterious leader—and shocking origin—of Blue Earth!
SUPERBOY: THE MAN OF TOMORROW #3
Written by KENNY PORTER
Art and cover by JAHNOY LINDSAY
Variant cover by RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
1:25 variant cover by TOM REILLY
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/20/23
Superboy’s team-up with the Cosmoteers is yielding rocky results. While they’re taking down many of Dominator X’s labs, their team dynamics leave much to be desired. Can this new quartet pull themselves together when Dominator X unleashes his most monstrous creation yet…the hulking Infinity?!
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: JON KENT #4
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant covers by ZU ORZU and AL BARRIONUEVO
1:25 variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
1:50 foil variant cover by CLAYTON HENRY
DC Pride variant cover by STEPHEN BYRNE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/6/23
The faces are familiar, but the situation is a nightmare. Jon Kent finds himself on an Earth where his friends and loved ones are at war—a place where his personal heroes fight each other for control of the world. What will he do when he discovers that this world’s version of his father, Clark Kent, is on the verge of becoming a dictator?
Written by MICHAEL DORN
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by CLAY MANN
Variant covers by JON BOGDANOVE and SAMI BASRI
1:25 variant cover by ARIEL COLON
1:50 variant cover by HELENE LENOBLE
DC Pride variant cover by JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/6/23
FORGING THE FUTURE!
The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder—John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel—and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build?
While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back? Writer Michael Dorn (the voice of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series) teams up with artist Sami Basri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman) to bring you the next chapter of Steel’s saga in this not-to-be missed six-issue miniseries!
DC PRIDE 2023 #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON, NICOLE MAINES, CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL, NADIA SHAMMAS, and others!
Art by HAYDEN SHERMAN, PAULINA GANUCHEAU, STEPHEN SADOWSKI, SKYLAR PATRDIGE, MILDRED LOUIS, and others!
Cover by MATEUS MANHANINI
Wraparound variant cover by GABRIEL PICOLO
Variant cover by OSCAR VEGA
Special foil variant cover by JEN BARTEL ($11.99 US)
$9.99 US | 104 pages | One-shot | Prestige | (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 5/30/23
DC Pride is back again with a brave and bold and all-new collection of stories starring DC’s fan-favorite stable of LGBTQIA+ characters—many of whom will find themselves in thrilling team-ups the likes of which you’ve never seen before!
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy go to extreme measures to get a little alone time…but there’s nowhere on the planet Crush can’t crash! Jon Kent gets a comprehensive course in dark magic when John Constantine sics a golem on him. Tim Drake and Connor Hawke learn that there’s nothing more awkward than reuniting with an old friend after you’ve both come out and one of you was indoctrinated by the League of Shadows for a while. Circuit Breaker struggles to stifle his powers after the Flash of Earth-11 leaps out of the time stream and knocks them both into another dimension. Just how far would Flashlight go to honor his lost love? All these stories and many more in DC Pride 2023!
This year’s anthology also includes:
– An introduction by Phil Jimenez!
– A 5-page preview of Dreamer’s YA debut written by Nicole Maines and drawn by Rye Hickman!
– A parade of pinups by Babs Tarr, Maria Llovet, Brandt & Stein, Noah Dao, Travis G. Moore, and more!
DC PRIDE: THROUGH THE YEARS #1
Written by GREG RUCKA, WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS, STEVE ORLANDO, VITA AYALA, and TIM SHERIDAN
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, GREG LaROCQUE, JAMAL CAMPBELL, and CIAN TORMEY
Cover by DEREK CHARM
$9.99 US | 80 pages | One-shot | Prestige
ON SALE 6/13/23
Take a journey through over 30 years of fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters in the DC Universe with this collection that not only remembers and celebrates three landmark issues of days past but also teases exciting new stories yet to come!
DC Pride: Through the Years collects:
– The Flash #53 (1991), in which villain-turned-hero Pied Piper comes out to his friend the Flash and helps thwart a dastardly villain
– Detective Comics #854 (2009), the thrilling beginning of Batwoman’s first solo series, which would launch her into stardom
– Supergirl #19 (2018), which tells the story of Lee Serano—a nonbinary teenager who befriends the Girl of Steel
– An all-new story starring Alan Scott, which will light the way to his next great adventure as Green Lantern!
BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #16
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant cover by BEN OLIVER
1:50 variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Swimsuit variant cover by BABS TARR
The Flash movie variant cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/20/23
Batman and Superman versus machines! A.I. villains and heroes—Shaggy Man, G.I. Robot, Red Tornado, and Chemo among them—have launched a global cyberattack alongside Newmazo’s soldiers. Batman, Superman, Robin, and Metamorpho, the Element Man, are unprepared for the onslaught. With millions of lives on the line, the World’s Finest team must find a way to pull the plug before it’s too late!
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by SOO LEE
Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK
Variant cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/27/23
Superman’s been possessed by a Grimm, and it’s up to Team RWBY to stop him! Can the huntresses take down the Man of Steel, or is this the end for Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang?!
SUPERMAN: LOST #4
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Variant cover by LEE WEEKS
1:25 variant cover by RAFAEL SARMENTO
$4.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 10 | Variant $5.99 US
ON SALE 6/13/23
Can even Superman withstand being pushed past the point of emotional and psychological endurance? Marooned on a comet in uncharted space, the Man of Steel reflects on his humble Smallville origins as crushing emotional fatigue threatens to end his journey back—trauma which results in Lois’s struggle to reconnect with the virtual stranger in her own home.
MONKEY PRINCE VOL. 2: THE MONKEY KING AND I
Written by GENE LUEN YANG
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
$24.99 US | 184 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-779522-046-3
ON SALE 8/15/23
After retrieving the legendary Ruyi Jingu Bang from the depths of Atlantis, the Monkey Prince now wields a golden staff that can expand as large as a building and shrink as small as a toothpick for safekeeping in his own ear! As awesome as that is, Monkey Prince’s civilian counterpart is still just adopted kid Marcus Sun, whose secret-henchpeople parents are on the run yet again after being caught in their super-villainy, and they’re headed to Metropolis…which is great news for Monkey Prince because of his crush on Supergirl!
Monkey Prince Vol. 2: The Monkey King and I collects Monkey Prince #0, #7-12, and backup stories from Lazarus Planet: Alpha and Lazarus Planet: Omega!