A cursory look at the most recent DC solicitations might lead one to miss an important story drop, lurking for the careful reader…
It seems, provided the solicitations are not misleading us, that in Superman #18, and Lois Lane #7, Superman will be revealing his secret identity to the world, in a combination of stories by Brian Michael Bendis and Greg Rucka.
Though the solicitations for Superman #18 do not directly indicate the reveal, the solicitation for Lois Lane #7 does.
According to the solicits:
Someone wanting to kill Lois Lane is nothing new for the famed reporter, but is it because of something she knows or something she’s about to uncover? Plus, this issue ties to the events of December’s Superman #18 and the gigantic status quo shift for both Lois and her husband, Superman, when the Man of Steel decides to reveal his identity to the world.
Though this is not the first time such a story has made it into the Superman universe, it is the first in some time, and the framing is different. The Death of Clark Kent was, ultimately, a pump-fake, and the Lex Knows storyline, running through the Loeb run, was ultimately wiped from continuity.
Will it stick? Will it be permanent? What do you think?