The “Rebirth” runs of Dan Jurgens’ Action Comics and Peter J. Tomasi Patrick Gleason’s Superman will each end in their own oversized 48-page one-shots in May. The two teams have worked with various artists on the titles since the launch of “Rebirth” in May 2016, and will pass the baton to writer Brian Michael Bendis as he takes over both titles following April’s issues.
May 2’s Action Comics Special #1 will feature a lead story by Jurgens and artist Will Conrad titled “The Last Will and Testament of Lex Luthor.”
“Beginning with the events of ‘Rebirth,’ Superman’s greatest enemy became his most unexpected ally. Is Lex finally on the heroic path, or is he still hiding his true colors?,” reads a DC announcement. “When he finds himself in an adventure where Superman could be destroyed, what will he do? Save the Man of Steel, or witness his demise at the hands of an unimaginable enemy?
In addition, Action Comics Special #1 will feature a new story by Mark Russell and Jill Thompson, along with the Max Landis/Francis Manapul story pulled from DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 #1.
On May 16, Superman Special #1 will revisit Dinosaur Island from Superman #8.
“Before Superman’s world goes through some drastic changes, he has unfinished business to attend to on Dinosaur Island,” reads the DC announcement. “Superman and the Losers’ Captain Storm take one final trip together into the abyss of tomorrow, which brings the military man out of time into the world of today.”
Superman Special #1 will also two additional stories by the writer/artist teams of Michael Russell Bryan Hitch and Ian Flynn Kaare Andrews.