One of the highlights of DC Rebirth over the past year has been the return of a version of the Man of Steel that everyone can get behind in the pages of Action Comics and Superman, one in stark contrast to the Kal-El who launched The New 52 five years ago. That Superman was a broody loner who didn’t seem to play well with others, wasn’t dating or married to Lois Lane, and wore an armored costume. Last year that Superman died, and the Superman from before Flashpoint returned, without the silly armor, married to Lois Lane, and with a young son named Jonathan Kent. (The red underwear is still gone. But hey, you can’t have everything.)
The assumption has been that the Kent family comes from a parallel universe, but a mysterious figure named Mr. Oz has told the Kents that they are not what they believe themselves to be. Oh, and there has been a mysterious third Clark Kent, who doesn’t seem to remember being Superman and doesn’t have powers. Now the truth of the Kent family, the dearly departed New 52 Superman, and the mysterious third Clark are finally going to be revealed in a new storyline called Superman Reborn. The four part crossover between the Super-titles (the first since Rebirth began) begins in Superman #18, and continues into Action Comics #975, Superman #19, and concludes in Action Comics #976.
You can check out our exclusive extended preview of the first ten pages of Superman #18 in our gallery below!
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Artists: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Cover Artists: Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray, Gary Frank (Variant)
Here’s the official synopsis:
“SUPERMAN REBORN” part one! In DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the enigmatic Mr. Oz told this Superman, “You and your family are not what you believe you are. And neither was the fallen Superman.” Now, in the first Rebirth crossover between SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS, the shocking truth behind Oz’s words is revealed. It begins with one of Oz’s prisoners escaping, and ends in a tragic moment for Lois and Superman.”
Superman #18 is due to hit stores on Wednesday, March 1.
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