ADVENTURE COMICS #8-9

Issue #8 on sale MARCH 3 • Issue #9 on sale MARCH 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99

Written by JAMES ROBINSON & STERLING GATES
Co-Feature written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by JULIÁN LÓPEZ & CLAYTON HENRY
Co-feature art by PIER GALLO
Covers by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:10 variant covers by JOE QUINONES & DUNCAN ROULEAU

ADVENTURE COMICS ships twice this month as this spring’s Superman event “Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes” starts with a prologue in #8 and reaches a boiling point in #9!
Starting way back in “The Lightning Saga,” various clues have been planted about a group of Legionnaires undercover in the 21st century. Who are they and why are they here? And what does their mission have to do with the fate of New Krypton? James Robinson (SUPERMAN) and Julián López (WORLD’S FINEST) may have an answer or two!
Meanwhile, in a tale of the 31st century by Sterling Gates (SUPERGIRL) and Clayton Henry (ADVENTURE COMICS), the Legion of Super-Heroes infiltrates a hidden Legion of Super-Villains base! The horrifying plans Brainiac 5 discovers inside will alter Superman’s life – FOREVER!
Plus, in the co-feature by Eric Trautmann (ACTION COMICS) and newcomer Pier Gallo, learn more about General Lane’s Human Defense Corps – Earth’s best line of defense against the looming Kryptonian threat!

SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #1

On sale MARCH 10 • 1 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by JAMES ROBINSON & STERLING GATES
Art by PETE WOODS
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 variant cover by MARCOS MARZ

The new Superman crossover event “Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes” begins here, in this first issue of a 3-part miniseries! It’s New Krypton’s worst nightmare as Brainiac attacks the planet, determined to recapture the city of Kandor! But General Zod has been waiting for this moment since Brainiac first attacked Old Krypton – he has a plan to save his people, but at the cost of Earth and the future as we know it! So it’s up to Superman, Supergirl, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes to stop the two madmen before they destroy everything!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERGIRL #51

On sale MARCH 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by STERLING GATES
Art by JAMAL IGLE & JON SIBAL
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

“Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes” Part 2! Amidst Brainiac’s assault on New Krypton, General Zod has brandished the Legion of Super-Heroes terrorists and imprisoned them! Superboy will do his best to free them, but he’ll have to go through Supergirl first! That’s right, it’s the Super-battle of the sexes you’ve been waiting for! Poor Ma Kent is going to be so disappointed in them…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERMAN #698

On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art BERNARD CHANG & JAVIER PINA
Cover by JULIÁN LÓPEZ & BIT

“Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes” Part 3! Superman is trapped on Brainiac’s ship while New Krypton burns! Mon-El will need to call upon all the skills he’s learned in the last year if he’s going to have a chance of freeing the Man of Steel! Plus, what secret about Brainiac will the duo learn that may help turn the tide?

SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT #1

On sale MARCH 17 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN, BEN MCCOOL & OTHERS
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, JULIÁN LÓPEZ & OTHERS
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

A thrilling collection of up-and-coming talent tackles Superman and the heroes of Metropolis! Packed with guest stars galore including Bizarro, Lois Lane and many more, these timeless tales of The Man of Steel are destined to thrill!

 

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #70

On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by JOE CASEY
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES

As Batman springs his trap for the shape-shifting Durlan terrorist stranded on Earth, Superman and NRG-X battle out Round Two in the Fortress of Solitude!

 

 

ACTION COMICS #887

On sale MARCH 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by GREG RUCKA & ERIC TRAUTMANN
Co-feature written by JAMES ROBINSON & GREG RUCKA
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Co-feature art by CAFU
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

In this corner – the already beaten, exhausted and bruised Nightwing & Flamebird! And in this corner – the reincarnation of the all-powerful Kryptonian sun god Rao! Place your bets! (Smart money’s on the sun god.)
And in the co-feature, Captain Atom has to answer for his past sins by fighting the entire Justice League of America single-handedly!

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #5

Resolicit • On sale MARCH 31 • 5 of 6 • 40 pg, FC $3.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover and 1:10 variant cover by
Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Superman versus Metallo – for the first time! Witness the origin of one of Superman’s most-feared foes, as an attack by Lex Luthor goes awry and gives birth to the evil of Metallo. Can an inexperienced Man of Steel handle a foe with a heart of Kryptonite? Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Perry White are close to revealing Luthor as the monster that he is – but are they willing to pay for that truth with their lives?