This week’s sexiest comic features Superman and Lois Lane renegotiating their marriage

One of the first things writer Brian Michael Bendis did when he kicked off his run on the Superman titles, Superman and Action Comics, was to whisk Superman’s wife and son off into space with no means of phoning home. Effectively, the Man of Steel was alone.

But in the pages of Action Comics, Bendis has seeded hints that some of the superfamily were really not so far away after all. And this week, Bendis and artist Ryan Sook delivered the kind of scene that you wouldn’t necessarily think would belong in a book with “action” in the title: Two adults sitting down to have an honest talk about the state of their marriage.

And it includes one of the sexiest panels of Superman I’ve ever read.

The conversation begins when Superman finds Lois in the mundane earth city of Chicago, not in deep space, where he expected her to be. And, after reassuring her husband of the most pressing question between them — their son is fine, and still in space — they do what any loving couple would if they hadn’t seen each other in a while.


From Action Comics #1004, DC Comics (2018).

Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook/DC Comics


Clark Kent and Lois Lane in Action Comics #1004, DC Comics (2018).

Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook/DC Comics

Lois went to space to chaperone the adventures of their half-Kryptonian son Jon with his grandfather — Clark’s biological dad, Jor-El, who was recently revealed to have narrowly survived the destruction of Krypton. At the time, they weren’t really sure if Jor-El was trustworthy. But once she got out there, Lois realized her presence as a baseline human was putting Jon and Jor-El in some danger in the inhospitable reaches of space. And for another thing: Jon is doing fine. Flourishing even.

“It was the best thing that ever happened to him,” she tells Clark. “Your creepy father was right. Jon needed to get out there and Jon did not need me.”

Why is Lois back? She feels like her family has hit a turning point, where they can stop pretending they’re a normal family — something the Kents did for most of Jon’s childhood. And for the first time in a long time, Lois Lane, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, can focus completely on her work.

Clark has one response to that.


Clark Kent and Lois Lane in Action Comics #1004, DC Comics (2018).

Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook/DC Comics

Then they have sex again. It’s canon: Superman is turned on by his wife doing Journalism.

Still, Clark, a man raised on a farm by two loving and well-adjusted parents, protests the idea that he and Lois and Jon can’t find a similar normalcy. And then he pauses, says, “Hold on…” and superspeeds away to throw his costume on, stop a superhuman prison breakout, and superspeed back to being naked in their bed.

It doesn’t take much more pushing from Lois to get him to see her point of view. Jon’s safe in space and coming into his own as a teen. Lois is going to research and write her book. Clark is going to “save everything you can get your hands on.” They can wholly devote themselves to the stuff that makes them them, and still be a family.

And just in case anyone might still have some worries:


Clark Kent and Lois Lane in Action Comics #1004, DC Comics (2018).

Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook/DC Comics

Bendis and Sook’s take on two partners — who just happen to be a superhero and his superhero-adjacent wife — renegotiating their family is exactly the kind of close character work that a reader will remember about a superhero story, even years later. Clark eagerly asks Lois when he’ll get to read her new book, and Lois needles him for never learning to ride a bicycle (for obvious reasons). It’s a serious scene that manages to be romantic, funny, heroic and sexy all at the same time — and it’s a good reminder of why Lois Lane and Clark Kent aren’t just the oldest romance in superhero comics.

They’re one of the best.

From: https://www.polygon.com/comics/2018/10/24/18018546/superman-lois-lane-dc-comics-married-action-comics-1002

Tyler Hoechlin’s black Superman suit raises new questions on set of Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds

Tyler Hoechlin’s black Superman suit raises new questions on set of Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds

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Production is under way on The CW’s Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds, with fans getting a big hint at potential story lines with photos from the Vancouver set that showcase Tyler Hoechlin in a black Superman suit.

The black Superman suit first appeared in The Death of Superman comics, which the Man of Steel wore to replenish his powers after being incapacitated by the villainous Doomsday.

The emergence of this black suit could mean that Superman may die either before, or during this three-night crossover event, and be resurrected with the help of this suit, or it could hint at an ‘evil Superman,’ as some have suggested.

Dark Superman: Tyler Hoechlin is spotted wearing a black Superman suit on the set of the Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds in Vancouver

Dark Superman: Tyler Hoechlin is spotted wearing a black Superman suit on the set of the Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds in Vancouver

Hoechlin, 31, was spotted holding a large ancient book, reading off magical spells and appearing to be reveling in the chaos he’s creating.

The crossover’s name, Elseworlds, comes from an imprint of DC Comics that tells stories outside of the primary DC Comics canon.

This has lead some outlets like ComicBook.com to suggest this is actually an ‘evil’ version of Superman, and not a resurrected Man of Steel.

Back in black: Hoechlin, 31, was spotted holding a large ancient book, reading off magical spells and appearing to be reveling in the chaos he's creating

Back in black: Hoechlin, 31, was spotted holding a large ancient book, reading off magical spells and appearing to be reveling in the chaos he’s creating

The CW confirmed in August that Ruby Rose is playing Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, who will make her debut in the crossover before getting her own stand-alone series in 2019.

The crossover will take place in Gotham City, and air over three nights, starting with The Flash on Sunday, December 9, continuing with Arrow Monday, December 10 and concluding with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.   

The CW’s other two DC Comics superhero shows, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning, will not be part of the crossover. 

Batwoman is here: The CW confirmed in August that Ruby Rose is playing Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, who will make her debut in the crossover

Batwoman is here: The CW confirmed in August that Ruby Rose is playing Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, who will make her debut in the crossover

Adjustment time: A crew member makes an adjustment to Tyler Hoechlin's black Superman suit on the Vancouver set of Elseworlds

Adjustment time: A crew member makes an adjustment to Tyler Hoechlin’s black Superman suit on the Vancouver set of Elseworlds

Ironically, Hoechlin was spotted wearing his blue and red Superman suit on Friday, seen alongside some of his co-stars who were wearing much different costumes as well.

The actor was spotted alongside Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Grant Gustin (The Flash), but surprisingly, Amell was wearing The Flash costume and Gustin was suited up as Arrow.

Melissa Benoist was also spotted on set as Supergirl, in her traditional costume.

Real Superman: Ironically, Hoechlin was spotted wearing his blue and red Superman suit on Friday

Real Superman: Ironically, Hoechlin was spotted wearing his blue and red Superman suit on Friday

Costume swap: Hoechlin was spotted alongside Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Grant Gustin (The Flash), but surprisingly, Amell was wearing The Flash costume and Gustin was suited up as Arrow.

Costume swap: Hoechlin was spotted alongside Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Grant Gustin (The Flash), but surprisingly, Amell was wearing The Flash costume and Gustin was suited up as Arrow.

Superman and Supergirl: Melissa Benoist was also spotted on set as Supergirl, in her traditional costume.

Superman and Supergirl: Melissa Benoist was also spotted on set as Supergirl, in her traditional costume.

Also confirmed for the crossover are John Wesley Shipp, who returns as the Earth-3 Flash, Jay Garrick, along with some new characters.

Elizabeth (a.k.a. Bitsie) Tulloch has come aboard as Lois Lane, with Cassandra Amell (Stephen Amell’s wife) cast as Nora Fries.

LaMonica Garrett was also brought on to play Mar Novu, a.k.a. The Monitor, while Jeremy Davies is playing the crossover’s villain, John Deegan. 

Super coffee drinkers: Hoechlin holds two coffees while watching the action on the set of Elseworlds, this year's Arrowverse crossover

Super coffee drinkers: Hoechlin holds two coffees while watching the action on the set of Elseworlds, this year’s Arrowverse crossover

Running practice: Amell practices his running moves while dressed in The Flash costume

Running practice: Amell practices his running moves while dressed in The Flash costume

Swapping roles: Amell and Gustin swap Arrow and Flash roles on the Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds, starting Sunday, December 9 on The CW

Swapping roles: Amell and Gustin swap Arrow and Flash roles on the Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds, starting Sunday, December 9 on The CW


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‘Reign of the Supermen’ Trailer Released

The first trailer for the Reign of the Supermen animated movie is now here – and you can watch it above!

This Reign of the Supermen movie serves as the sequel to the Death of Superman animated feature that was released last year. That film refitted the classic “Death of Superman” storyline from ’90s DC Comics into a story set in serialized continuity of the DC Universe animated films.

Of course, the second half of the “Death of Superman” comic book storyline was “Reign of the Supermen”, and this animated feature similarly will take the classic storyline from the source material and marry it to the DCU continuity. What that means for fans is that we’ll get to see the four would-be Supermen first emerge and try to live up to the mantle – only to have their attempts go sideways.

The lineup of would-boy Supermen includes:

  • The Cyborg Superman
  • The Dark Superman with the Visor and energy powers
  • Superboy
  • The metal suit Superman, “Steel”

Where this animated version seems different is in how the larger world-threatening plot plays out, as well as the inclusion of the full Justice League animated team showing up for a big finale, which will also include Lex Luthor. Of course, this being Warner Bros., we also get the obligatory shots of Batman in this Superman story.

Warning – SPOILERS may follow!

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In the original “Reign of the Supermen” story, it’s revealed that all four Superman successors have secrets they’re hiding. Two of them turn out to be innocent, with John Henry Irons creating the Steel suit to do good, and Superboy being revealed as a Cadmus clone; however, the visored Superman is revealed to be “The Eradicator,” a Kryptonian weapon given form as a Superman copy. The Cyborg Superman is revealed to be the true villain of the story, as he’s a former astronaut named Hank Henshaw, who was mutated into a “technomorph,” able to manipulate or inhabit technology using his mind.

The Cyborg Superman ultimately launches a revenge plot against Superman and the world, wiping out Green Lantern’s home of Coast City, and bringing the intergalactic warlord Mongul to Earth. From what we see above, Reign of the Supermen will adapt that same type of conflict – only in this new continuity, it will be an all-out open season on invading Earth, now that Superman is gone.

Reign of the Supermen will be released on digital, Blu-ray and DVD in 2019.

From: https://comicbook.com/dc/2018/10/22/reign-supermen-trailer-2019/

What the New 52 Superman’s Return Means for the DC Universe

SPOILER WARNING: The following post contains spoilers for Sideways #9, by Max Raynor, Dan Didio, Daniel Brown and Travis Lantham, on sale now.


During the New 52 reboot in 2011, DC shocked the comic book world by introducing a young, brash Superman who wore a t-shirt and jeans instead of his iconic costume. Even though that Man of Steel shouldn’t technically exist anymore after he died and his history was merged with his Pre-52 counterpart, the New 52’s Superman just popped up on the last page of Sideways #9.

In the “New Age of Heroes” title, the young dimension-hopping hero Sideways encounters this Superman (or someone that looks like him) while traveling between the worlds of the Dark Multiverse. After being shunted into a strange realm called the Kingdom of Benevolence, Sideways meets the Unseen, several monstrous-but-friendly versions of Superman and his allies. After taking on the world’s ruler, Perrus the Benevolent, the young hero finds a mysterious underground cocoon and frees Superman from it.

RELATED: DC Debuts Its Dark Multiverse-Perverted Silver Age Characters

New 52 Superman Returns Sideways

If this really is the New 52’s Superman, this is his first appearance in a while. Initially, he was the star of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ critically-acclaimed run on Action Comics, which took place about five years before DC’s other ongoing titles. After he ditched his casual clothes for a more modern costume, this Superman had a high-profile romance with Wonder Woman and had his secret identity revealed by Lois Lane before seemingly dying in 2016.

RELATED: Superman Reveals How He Stops himself from killing Batman Every Day

In the lead-up to DC Rebirth, an older Superman popped up in a remnant of DC’s pre-New 52 timeline. This Superman, who was married to Lois Lane and the father of Jon Kent, found his way to DC’s main reality and took over as DC’s main Superman. In the reality-warping 2017 storyline “Superman Reborn,” the spirit of the younger Superman reappeared one more time and merged with the older Superman to form the one, true Superman. With this merger, the history of the younger New 52 Superman was basically wiped out of existence.

So, who could Sideways’ New 52 Superman be?

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From: https://www.cbr.com/new-52-superman-dc-return-explained/

DC Comics’ New 52 Superman Returns – Comic Book

After being gone from the spotlight for quite a while, everyone in the DC Universe thinking him dead, the Superman from New 52 continuity has found his way back to life. With comics, characters returning from the grave aren’t all that surprising, but the book in which Superman made his return will definitely surprise you.

At the end of Sideways #9 of all places, the jean-wearing Superman steps out of the shadows and returns to DC Comics.

In Sideways, Derek has been kidnapped into another universe, and is being held in a kingdom ruled by the Benevolent. In this place, there are alternate versions of various DC characters like Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Lois Lane. While they have served the Benevolent for years and years, they decide to help Derek escape when he chooses to leave the Benevolent’s rule.

Once he’s banished, Derek wakes up in a strange, cellar-like place, and has suddenly regained all of his powers. He searches for a way out of this prison when he comes across a giant green cocoon, with something hidden inside.

Using his powers, Sideways makes a rip in the cocoon to try to discover who or what exists within it, and he was met with a significant surprise.

(Photo: DC Comics)

After teasing the appearance of Superman, Clark walks out of the cocoon and speaks to Derek, revealing that he is very much alive. And of course, he’s still donning those blue jeans.

“That’s right, I’m back,” Superman declares. “And no one’s ever putting me away again!”

(Photo: DC Comics)

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By the way that sounds, this version of Superman might be back for good, which could cause some major issues if he comes face to face with his replacement. However, we can be certain that the two won’t cross paths in the pages of Sideways, so we’ll have to tune in to other books to see that story unfold.

Did you expect to see New 52 Superman return? Will he play a major part of the DC continuity going forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

From: https://comicbook.com/dc/2018/10/17/dc-new-52-superman-returns/

Event will explore comic books’ secret Jewish history

Jewish writers and artists created many of America’s most famous comic book superheroes, including Superman, Captain America, Batman and more. A Sunday event at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus will explore that history.

While it might not seem like it to some younger audiences, superheroes such as Superman, Captain America, Batman and Iron Man were drawn on paper in comic books before hitting the silver screen.

And they were all created by Jewish cartoonists, many of them more than 60 years ago — when anti-semitism was rampant and jobs were hard to come by for talented Jews.

“(Jewish creators) had to get involved because they had no other option,” said Arie Kaplan, a New York-based comic-book writer, author, lecturer and humorist who has written a book on the topic.

Kaplan explored the history of American Jewish comic-book creators, most of whom worked in the 1940s, in his book “From Krakow to Krypton: Jews And Comic Books,” published in 2008.

On Sunday, he’ll talk about that history at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. The event is hosted by the Columbus Jewish Historical Society.

Howard Schottenstein, president of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, invited Kaplan to speak.

“Whether you’re Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish or Muslim, to learn how people of your faith affected more than just your faith, but individuals throughout the country or the world, it makes you proud,” Schottenstein said. “That’s the reason to do this: to know people of your belief were involved in creating such a cultural phenomenon.”

Jewish authors are the “founders” of the comic-book industry, said Caitlin McGurk, associate curator at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Museum at Ohio State University. She said the library has more than 30,000 comic books, including some original art by by legendary comic-book artist Jack Kirby, a major innovator and one of the most prolific and influential in the field. 

Jewish-created comic books like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and Captain America remain popular because they were plot-driven, unlike previous comics that were character-driven, Kaplan said. They have real personalities, crushes, love triangles and more, he said.

And some of the characters they created, he said, were metaphors for the Jewish experience.

Superman is from another planet, not country, making him the “ultimate immigrant,” Kaplan said, adding it’s not clear whether or not that was intentional.

Similarly, Captain America just wanted to go fight Nazis, something Kaplan said was a “power fantasy” for Jewish kids at that time.

It’s important to know who created comic books and now, movie characters, because knowing the stories of the creators informs people, he said.

“These are characters that have survived the test of time. They’re still around, we’re still talking about them, they’re still relevant,” he said.

Arie Kaplan will present “A Super Program for Superheroes: The Influence of Jews in the Comics” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. 1125 College Ave. Tickets are $18 in advance; those interested can call 614-238-6977. A special free event for children with Kaplan will be held at 3 p.m.

 

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From: https://www.dispatch.com/news/20181019/event-will-explore-comic-books-secret-jewish-history

Hal Jordan Takes On Cyborg Superman In DC Comics’ Green Lanterns #57, Out Today

Hal Jordan–one of the Green Lanterns of Sector 2814, which includes Earth in its jurisdiction–has made plenty of enemies during his time as a space cop like Sinestro, Relic, and Nekron to name a few. However, one particular thorn in Jordan’s side isn’t even a Green Lantern villain, he’s one of Superman’s: Cyborg Superman.

That’s right, the half-robotic Superman impostor from the Return of Superman story in the ’90s is back, closing out the Evil’s Might storyline, but this time, Jordan isn’t holding back, and Cyborg Superman doesn’t have the help of the Ravagers. And who better to bring back this character than the person that created him, Dan Jurgens?

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In Green Lanterns #57, Cyborg Superman–once known as Hank Henshaw–returns to Coast City, the home of Hal Jordan. When Henshaw shows up, things tend to go awry for the inhabitants of the city. However, Jordan is around this time to stop Henshaw’s destruction, as you can see in the exclusive preview of the issue above.

This story continues the Evil’s Might story, where Henshaw battled the Green Lantern Corps across the universe. The villain found a way to hack into the Green Lantern Corps rings and he teamed up with the Ravagers for the fight. Now, it’s just Jordan and Henshaw in this final battle for Coast City.

Green Lanterns #57 is written by Dan Jurgens, drawn by Mike Perkins, colored by Hi-Fi, and features lettering by Dave Sharpe. You can get a copy of the issue for yourself digitally or at a local comic shop on Wednesday, October 17.

From: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/hal-jordan-takes-on-cyborg-superman-in-dc-comics-g/1100-6462542/

DC Comics’ New 52 Superman Returns

After being gone from the spotlight for quite a while, everyone in the DC Universe thinking him dead, the Superman from New 52 continuity has found his way back to life. With comics, characters returning from the grave aren’t all that surprising, but the book in which Superman made his return will definitely surprise you.

At the end of Sideways #9 of all places, the jean-wearing Superman steps out of the shadows and returns to DC Comics.

In Sideways, Derek has been kidnapped into another universe, and is being held in a kingdom ruled by the Benevolent. In this place, there are alternate versions of various DC characters like Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Lois Lane. While they have served the Benevolent for years and years, they decide to help Derek escape when he chooses to leave the Benevolent’s rule.

Once he’s banished, Derek wakes up in a strange, cellar-like place, and has suddenly regained all of his powers. He searches for a way out of this prison when he comes across a giant green cocoon, with something hidden inside.

Using his powers, Sideways makes a rip in the cocoon to try to discover who or what exists within it, and he was met with a significant surprise.

(Photo: DC Comics)

After teasing the appearance of Superman, Clark walks out of the cocoon and speaks to Derek, revealing that he is very much alive. And of course, he’s still donning those blue jeans.

“That’s right, I’m back,” Superman declares. “And no one’s ever putting me away again!”

(Photo: DC Comics)

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By the way that sounds, this version of Superman might be back for good, which could cause some major issues if he comes face to face with his replacement. However, we can be certain that the two won’t cross paths in the pages of Sideways, so we’ll have to tune in to other books to see that story unfold.

Did you expect to see New 52 Superman return? Will he play a major part of the DC continuity going forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

From: https://comicbook.com/dc/2018/10/17/dc-new-52-superman-returns/

The DC Comics Superman Contest With a Mistaken Result | CBR

Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the seven hundred and first installment where we examine comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

Click here for Part 1 of this week’s legends. Click here for Part 2 of this week’s legends.

NOTE: If the CSBG Twitter page hits 11,000 followers, I’ll do a bonus edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed that week. Great deal, right? So go follow the CSBG Twitter page!

COMIC LEGEND:

DC had a contest that accidentally had more answers than they intended!

STATUS:

True

In 1964, DC Comics had a fun contest in Superman #169 in the following story by Jerry Siegel and Al Plastino…

The trick in the story is to find the appearance of the letters D and C in the story. They should each appear just once.

I’ll split this legend into two pages so you won’t be spoiled by the answer. Whenever you find the letters or you give up on finding them, just go to the next page!

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From: https://www.cbr.com/dc-comics-superman-contest-mistake/

Comic Legends: The DC Comics Superman Contest With a Mistaken Result

Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the seven hundred and first installment where we examine comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

Click here for Part 1 of this week’s legends. Click here for Part 2 of this week’s legends.

NOTE: If the CSBG Twitter page hits 11,000 followers, I’ll do a bonus edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed that week. Great deal, right? So go follow the CSBG Twitter page!

COMIC LEGEND:

DC had a contest that accidentally had more answers than they intended!

STATUS:

True

In 1964, DC Comics had a fun contest in Superman #169 in the following story by Jerry Siegel and Al Plastino…

The trick in the story is to find the appearance of the letters D and C in the story. They should each appear just once.

I’ll split this legend into two pages so you won’t be spoiled by the answer. Whenever you find the letters or you give up on finding them, just go to the next page!

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From: https://www.cbr.com/dc-comics-superman-contest-mistake/

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