Superman to Battle Nuclear Man in Upcoming Comic Book

Writer Brian Michael Bendis has revealed that Superman will do battle with his “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” movie nemesis Nuclear Man in an upcoming comic book story.

Taking over the DC Comics Instragram account, Bendis revealed, “When they first announced I was taking over Superman, Nick Derington did a sketch of nuclear man from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. People started challenging me to put him in my run. Challenge accepted!!! :)”

The image shown is by artist Ivan Reis, and will be seen in full color in “Superman #2” scheduled to be released on August 8.

SUPERMAN #2
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
variant cover by DAVID MACK
The world quakes and shakes as it begins to succumb to the effects of the entire planet being moved into the lifeless realm known as the Phantom Zone. As Superman works with the World’s Greatest Heroes, an old enemy trapped in the same prison returns to stop the Man of Steel and escape.
ON SALE 08.08.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with three covers.

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Superman2878
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Superman2878

Yes!!! I can’t wait for this one!
I wonder if this version of Nuclearman will be a twisted clone of Superman like he was in Superman 4 the quest for peace, and will he need a manicure? Lol.
I noticed that he has Superman’s symbol on the back of his cape instead of the N in the center of a star which is on his chest. In the movie, he had the N symbol on both the cape and chest area.So he could be a clone.

Kal L
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Kal L

Yes I saw the Superman symbol on the cape also… I wonder if he has stolen Superman’s cape somehow?
And I love Ivan Reis art, so glad hes back drawing Superman!

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Manicure or Supermanicure?
Ha ha ha. I know, it’s a corny joke.

Kal L
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Kal L

“Destroy Superman Now”…

I love this character. I dont care how bad Superman IV was, it always will have a special place in my heart!

Kal-Ed
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Kal-Ed

Same here. I always thought Superman IV was cool as a kid.

Randarch
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Randarch

SIV has my favorite ending. I just love it when Supes pushes the moon out of orbit to create an eclipse. It’s just such a “Superman” moment.

Randarch
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Randarch

This is just the best news ever.

Kal-Ed
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Kal-Ed

Long time no see or hear from. Wow….just…WOW! This is really unexpected. Bendis is doing well in my book.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Superman IV will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first Chris Reeve film I got to see in theaters as a kid. I’d love to see what Bendis does with the character.

DW13
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DW13

“Superman IV” will always be the worst Superman film but at the same time it will always have the most depressive history as everyone, Reeve included, wanted to make the movie as satisfying as they wanted to make it. Especially making it as close to the Donner films as possible.
Unfortunately, a low budget & a terrible test screening shot all of that to itty bitty bits n’ pieces and Reeve’s last Superman film ended up becoming bittersweet at the very end. :/