Superman-related May 2021 Solicitations

Superman-related May 2021 Solicitations

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

COMIC BOOKS

DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: THE ASIAN SUPERHERO CELEBRATION #1
written by GENE LUEN YANG, RAM V, GREG PAK, ALYSSA WONG, AMY CHU, MINH LE, DUSTIN NGUYEN, and others
art by MARCUS TO, BERNARD CHANG, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MARCIO TAKARA, TRUNG LE NGUYEN, FRANCIS MANAPUL, and others
cover by JIM LEE
variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
ONE-SHOT | PRESTIGE FORMAT
ON SALE 5/5/21
$9.99 US | 96 PAGES | FC | DC
Grab your favorite boba and pull a chair up to the dim sum table as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new! Join Cassandra Cain, Katana, Green Lantern Tai Pham, the Atom, Dana Tan (a.k.a. Batman Beyond), Red Arrow, Lady Shiva, Damian Wayne and the al Ghul clan, New Super-Man, and more as we present new tales of these characters from their thrilling history! Plus, Cheshire Cat’s relationship to Cheshire is revealed as Shoes asks Selina Kyle to take her under her wing as Cat Girl. And that’s just the start!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: LAST RIDE #1
written by CHIP ZDARSKY
art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
card stock variant cover by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
ON SALE 5/11/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
DIGITAL FIRST
Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe’s greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time…but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos’s greatest villains bury them?
Learn the shocking truth in this new digital-first adventure by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça!

ACTION COMICS #1031
written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
art by DANIEL SAMPERE
backup story written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
backup story art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover by MIKEL JANÍN
card stock variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
ON SALE 5/25/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $5.99 US
“Warworld Rising” part two! After a war-torn battleship escapes Warworld and makes the perilous journey to Earth, Superman searches for answers about the identities of its mysterious refugees and their apparent link to the planet Krypton. Could there be other Kryptonians in the universe? Meanwhile, Atlantean scientists study the wreckage of the Warworld vessel…and make a shocking discovery that could change the balance of power on Earth.
And in the backup story, stuck in the wrong timeline, Midnighter continues to gather intel on the Chrysalis in hopes of finding an answer. But will it cost him his relationship with Apollo? And who is being held captive at Trojan Solutions?

SUPERMAN #31
written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
backup story written by SEAN LEWIS
backup story art by SAMI BASRI
cover by JOHN TIMMS
card stock variant cover by INHYUK LEE
ON SALE 5/11/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $5.99 US
“The One Who Fell” part two! Thought to have been defeated long ago by Superman and his allies, the ancient Shadowbreed have returned in a horrifying new form, and Superman’s oldest ally has been assimilated into their ranks. As Jon and the besieged new Thakkramite leader search for the key that will help them defeat the creatures, Superman returns to the site of his first historic victory over the Shadowbreed in an attempt to warn the Thakkramites of the incoming threat. But Superman’s old allies kept terrible secrets from him, and both he and Jon are more vulnerable against the Shadowbreed than they know.
And in the backup story, Jimmy Olsen’s plan to build a backup squad to help out his pal Superman looks like it’s already falling apart when two of its members, Loose Cannon and Gangbuster, would rather fight than be friends.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #18
written by GENE LUEN YANG
art and cover by IVAN REIS
card stock variant cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
ON SALE 5/25/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are on a mission to stop the godlike Auteur.io from destroying the pocket worlds he’s created…but where on Earth did Auteur.io even come from? The answer starts not on Earth at all, but with an ancient cult of World Forger worshippers on a planet far away—and if our heroes are to have a prayer of stopping this mythic behemoth, they’ll need to get to the bottom of his power source, and quick! It’s a race against time as the parallel lives of entire worlds hang in the balance!

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #2
written by PETER J. TOMASI
art by MAX RAYNOR and JORGE CORONA
cover by SIMONE DI MEO
card stock variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
ON SALE 5/11/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 of 7 | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
Okay, Robin and Superboy saved the Flash from certain annihilation…surely the day is saved and everyone can go home and watch TV, right? Wrong! Once the Doom Scroll inscribes a name on its mystical list, the bearer of that name will be imminently killed—and the heroes of the Justice League are being targeted one by one! Next up? Wonder Woman! Plus, see just what happened when the boys were snatched from reality, and how they first encountered the Doom Scroll…in medieval England?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #61
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
backup story written by RAM V
backup story art by XERMANICO
card stock variant cover by KAEL NGU
ON SALE 5/18/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $5.99 US
The new Justice League is trapped on a world devastated by a super-powered war, and Brutus hungers for a new home of his own—our Earth! With their powers gone haywire, the League must fight their way out of a post apocalyptic Thunderdome of depravity and desperation. On the run with Batman, Naomi learns more dark secrets of her birth world’s broken legacy, while Hawkgirl and Black Canary battle through the henchmen trenches. But where are Superman and Black Adam, and what kind of trouble is Aquaman in? (Hint: it’s bad.)
And in the Justice League Dark story, Ragman joins the hunt! Zatanna, Constantine, Etrigan, and Detective Chimp hit the books—literally—in a possessed library, as Merlin’s plan takes shape before them…and spells doom for the universe.

RWBY/JUSTICE LEAGUE #2
written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
art by STEPHANIE PEPPER
cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
card stock variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO
ON SALE 5/25/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 OF 7 | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
DIGITAL FIRST
Weiss comes face to face with a brooding boy accused of theft at the Schnee Dust Company dinner, and in an act of defiance, teams up with him to prove his innocence, combining their shrewd detective skills! And then, the girls reunite at Beacon Academy with their mysterious new friends. Greeted by Professor Ozpin, Team RWBY learns the horrible truth: hunters all over Remnant are disappearing without a trace, and the four girls are all that’s left!

SUPERMAN RED & BLUE #3
written by MICHEL FIFFE, STEVEN T. SEAGLE, NICK SPENCER, JESSE J. HOLLAND, and JAMES STOKOE
art by MICHEL FIFFE, DUNCAN ROULEAU, CHRISTIAN WARD, JAMES STOKOE, and LAURA BRAGA
cover by PAUL POPE
variant cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ON SALE 5/18/21
$5.99 US | 40 PAGES | 3 OF 6 | FC | DC
Five more incredible tales of the Man of Steel, told in an art style that pays tribute to his primary colors. In this issue we take visits to both Smallville and the Fortress of Solitude. We look at an object that was important to Superman on his trip to Earth, and we see the lasting impact that has on those around him. Plus, punching! Someone has to take down the electro-mechano-organic intelligence they call Kilg%re, but even he’s nothing compared to the massive monster waiting in the farthest reaches of space.

COLLECTED EDITIONS

DCEASED: HOPE AT WORLD’S END HC
written by TOM TAYLOR
art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, RENATO GUEDES, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, MARCO FAILLA, KARL MOSTERT, and DANIELE DI NICUOLO
cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
ON SALE 6/15/21
$24.99 US | $33.99 CAN | 176 PAGES | FC | DC
HARDCOVER
ISBN: 978-1-77951-128-7
In Earth’s darkest hour, heroes will bring hope in this new addition to the DCeased saga, taking place within the timeline of the original epic!
DCeased became a smash horror hit in 2019 by offering a twisted version of the DC Universe infected by the Anti-Life Equation, transforming heroes and villains alike into mindless monsters.
DCeased: Hope at World’s End, previously only available digitally, expands the world of that original DCeased series by filling in that story’s time jump and focusing on characters including Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Stephanie Brown, Wally West, and Jimmy Olsen.
In DCeased: Hope at World’s End, the Anti-Life Equation has infected over a billion people on Earth. Heroes and villains have fallen. In the immediate aftermath of the destruction of Metropolis, Superman and Wonder Woman spearhead an effort to stem the tide of infection, preserve and protect survivors, and plan for what’s next. In the Earth’s darkest hour, heroes will bring hope! The war for Earth has only just begun!
This volume collects DCeased: Hope at World’s End Digital Chapters 1-15.

FUTURE STATE: JUSTICE LEAGUE TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, RAM V, GEOFFREY THORNE, BRANDON THOMAS, BRANDON VIETTI, and others
art by ROBSON ROCHA, DALE EAGLESHAM, CLAYTON HENRY, BRANDON PETERSON, MARCIO TAKARA, DANIEL SAMPERE, and others
cover by DAN MORA
ON SALE 6/22/21
$29.99 US | $39.99 CAN | 296 PAGES | FC | DC
Trade paperback
ISBN: 978-1-77951-065-5
The first Future State collections are here! In the far-flung future, an all-new Justice League must investigate the mysterious death of their greatest foes—the Legion of Doom! The Justice League Dark emerges from years of hiding to fight the villainous force stalking supernatural heroes and villains alike! John Stewart and his band of abandoned Green Lanterns must hold the line against an invasion of murderous zealots in an uncharted dark sector after their rings have stopped working! Barry Allen battles for the soul of his former Flash partner, Wally West! And Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry, son of Black Manta and daughter of Aquaman, must find each other again after being torn apart if they hope to escape the mysterious universe-spanning One Great Ocean!
Collects Future State: Justice League #1-2, Future State: The Flash #1-2, Future State: Green Lantern #1-2, and Future State: Aquaman #1-2.

FUTURE STATE: SUPERMAN TP
written by SEAN LEWIS, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, MARGUERITE BENNETT, MARK RUSSELL, PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, and others
art by JOHN TIMMS, RILEY ROSSMO, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, STEVE PUGH, MIKEL JANíN, and others
cover by JOHN TIMMS
ON SALE 6/29/21
$39.99 US | $53.99 CAN | 456 PAGES | FC | DC
Trade paperback
ISBN: 978-1-77951-068-6
The first Future State collections are here! We all know the history of Superman and his family, but what lies ahead for them is just as exciting as what has come before. Peer across centuries as your favorite Kryptonians and their allies and enemies grow and change. Watch Jonathan Kent endeavor to establish himself as the true Superman while his father, Clark, battles in the arenas of Warworld. Peer into a far-flung era where Kara Zor-El, once Supergirl and now Superwoman, creates her own fortress of peace on the Moon. Cheer for Lois Lane as she tries to stop Lex Luthor from wrecking the United Planets.
Also featuring stories about the Guardian trying to keep Metropolis from crumbling in the absence of its regular protectors, Midnighter undertaking a secret mission to give Clark a fighting chance, and Shilo Norman, a.k.a. Mister Miracle, bouncing between both worlds, looking for the answer that links them both. Meet a brand-new version of Black Racer, and a transformed Legion of Super-Heroes. And to cap it off, join the millennium where Clark Kent’s descendants protect the universe as the House of El.
Collects Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-2, Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1-3, Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1-2, Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1-2, and Future State: Superman: House of El #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
written by GERRY CONWAY, PAUL LEVITZ, MARTIN PASKO, and STEVE ENGLEHART
art by DICK DILLIN, GEORGE TUSKA, and others
cover by KARL KERSCHL
ON SALE 7/6/21
$125.00 US | $163.00 CAN | 1,192 PAGES | FC | DC
Hardcover
7.0625″ x 10.875″
ISBN: 978-1-77951-016-7
The JLA moves into the second half of the ’70s with tales guest-starring the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and heroes from the long-gone past including Jonah Hex, the Viking Prince, Enemy Ace, and more. Plus, the League’s mascot, Snapper Carr, turns against the team, the Phantom Stranger helps the team battle a returning pantheon of ancient gods, the Martian Manhunter faces Despero for the lives of the League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains swap bodies with the World’s Greatest Superheroes. Plus, Black Lightning is invited to join the JLA—but turns down the invitation for mysterious reasons.
Collects Justice League of America #147-182, Super-Team Family #11-14, DC Special #27, DC Special Series #6, Secret Society of Super-Villains #15, DC Comics Presents #17, and pages from Amazing World of DC comics #14.

TALES FROM THE DC DARK MULTIVERSE II HC
stories and art by VARIOUS
cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
ON SALE 6/8/21
$34.99 US | $45.99 CAN | 368 PAGES | FC | DC
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-007-5
The gateway into the Dark Multiverse has been opened…what stories will emerge? Follow Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League as our heroes battle their way through these crumbling and shattered worlds!
Collects Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1; Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1; Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #1; Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1; and Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights Metal #1, plus the stories that inspired these tales from Batman #619, Flashpoint #1, Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #4, Crisis on Infinite Earths #12, and Dark Nights: Metal #6.

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