Way back in June of 1938, kids of the era saw the debut of Action Comics #1, which featured a character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster that would change the popular cultural landscape forever, enduring as an incredible legacy to this very day. 75 years later, The Man of Tomorrow has lived up to that moniker, and he returns to the pages of the book that bore him in Action Comics #900, due out tomorrow.
The last several issues of Action Comics have been conspicuously bereft of Superman. While Kal-El has been on his walkabout across America, we've been following the machinations of Lex Luthor, his greatest archenemy, as he pursued his quest for power enough to bring about a different kind of tomorrow for humankind. Now, he's merged with a creature made of pure Phantom Zone energy, and he's achieved a power level greater than he has ever known. Far greater than even the Man of Steel possesses.
With the Reign of Doomsday plot reaching a fevered pitch and terrorizing his allies and family, Superman is powerless to help them, and instead must face this godlike Luthor alone.
If that story wasn't big enough, a slew of notable creators have pitched in with short Superman stories of their own, including Geoff Johns, Paul Dini, Damon Lindelof, David S. Goyer and even famed Superman film director Richard Donner on writing duties, and Ryan Sook, RB Silva, Gary Frank, Miguel Sepulveda and Derek Hoffman handling the art.
Check out these preview pages for Action Comics #900, from writer Paul Cornell and artist Pete Woods.