DC Unveils More About ‘The Reign Of Doomsday’ & the Superman connection

A few days ago we reported the teaser DC released concerning Doomsday, well, today we get some more info. Like that it’s going to be a five part event crossing over five books in 2011, starting with January’s Steel #1. The second part will take place in February’s Outsiders #37, the third part in March’s Justice League of America #55, the fourth in April’s Superboy #6, and the fifth and final issue is yet to be revealed. I presume it will be in May, but I mean, educated guess.

So what’s the theme? Well, we start with Steel who debuted during the Reign of the Supermen after Doomsday killed Superman. Things move to Outsiders, which features another Reign of the Supermen alumni in the Eradicator. One can only presume that JLA’s purpose revolves around Supergirl’s presence on the team, as she was also active in Metropolis during that time period. Superboy is up fourth, and he, like Steel, debuted during the Reign.

So what about the fifth part? Well, Cyborg Superman is temporarily dead, but that happens to him a lot, so it’s either him or Doomsday vs Superman.

Now, just for the sake of it, here’s the solicits for the books we do know, starting with Steel #1….

STEEL #1
Written by STEVE LYONS
Art by SEAN CHEN
Cover by ALEX GARNER
John Henry Irons is a normal human being who managed to overcome all odds and become a hero who Superman considers a peer and colleague. What kind of determination drives a man to reach such heights? Find out here as a battered and bruised Steel defiantly stands as the only thing between Metallo and the destruction of Metropolis! Doctor Who novelist Steve Lyons and artist Sean Chen (ACTION COMICS, SALVATION RUN) deliver a story that shows why Steel is a true DC Universe icon!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JANUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

And here’s Outsiders #37

OUTSIDERS #37
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by KEITH GIFFEN & MICK GRAY
Cover by PHILIP TAN
“Reign of Doomsday” roars on from the pages of January’s STEEL #1!
In Markovia, the Eradicator struggles in battle against the murder-machine known as Doomsday! It’s a fight to the death with the lives of Geo-Force, Katana, the Looker, Halo and the Olympian all hanging in the balance! Don’t miss this brutal chapter as the “Reign of Doomsday” storyline stomps toward an explosive summer event!
Meanwhile, under arrest by the U.S. government, Black Lightning and his Outsiders team find their backs against the wall as they’re forced to choose between a lifetime of imprisonment or leading an invasion of their former home base in Markovia!
On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Big Doomsday summer event? Man, I’d almost believe that a Superman could die.

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Source: DC's Source Blog