DC Comics April 2017 Solicitations Spoilers: DC Rebirth Superman Reborn Aftermath ALL Must-Read w/ Legion Of Super-Heroes, Watchmen, Super Sons?!

News, Spoilers, Top Story

While the Batman Family thrived during the post Flashpoint New 52 Era, the Superman Family titles floundered despite decent creative teams. DC Rebirth was intended to right the ship for the whole line, fixing legacy problems plus other things, and also to revitalize the Superman franchise. And it has in a big way.

In March 2017 DC Comics embarks on the Superman Reborn mini-event that intends to explain what happened to the New 52 Superman vis a vis the pre-Flashpoint family man Superman becoming THE Man of Steel for DC Rebirth.

April 2017 bring us Superman Reborn Aftermath. ComicBook.com got the scoop; all of their preview of Superman Family titles as part of DC Comics April 2017 Solicitations are must reads and important to the fabric if DC in 2017. At the same time, Comic Vine has the scoop on Super Sons which is not part of Superman Reborn Aftermath.

DC Comics April 2017 Solicitations Spoilers for Superman Reborn Aftermath and the Superman Family tiles.

The key take away from the below covers and solicits:

  • A new costume for Superman and more of presumably the Watchmen’s Mr. Oz in two books. This is in addition to the April 2017 x-over between Batman and the Flash exploring the Watchmen button from DC Universe Rebirth #1.
  • Jon Kent, Superboy, is ill? Plus Super Sons vs. World’s Finest.
  • New 52 Lois Lane is back and she’ll be at odds with DC Rebirth’s Lana Lang over who should be Superwoman?
  • Justice League of China gets its Flash?
  • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-heroes?

With that, April 2017 super-solicits.

      ACTION COMICS #977

      Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by IAN CHURCHILL • Cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by GARY FRANK

      “Superman Reborn Aftermath” part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history—the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet—to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family!

      On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

      SUPERMAN #20


      “Superman black” part one! A “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn’t want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman—he’s losing his powers!

      On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

      SUPER SONS #3

      Written by PETER J. TOMASI • Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ • Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

      “When I Grow Up” part three! It’s Super-Son vs Bat-Son as the exciting new series continues! Kid Amazo is ready to rip the hearts out of the world’s not-so-finest super duo. Face to face with their newest—and first—villain, Jonathan and Damian strike out the only way they know how…at each other!

      On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


      Written by K. PERKINS • Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT • Cover by BILLY TAN • Variant cover by RENATO GUEDES

      “SUPER WOMEN” part one! In this story tying in to “Superman Reborn Aftermath,” Lois Lane and Lana Lang find themselves reunited at last! Along with the Man of Steel, their reunion is cut short by the return of Cannon and Saber, who arrive to wreak havoc on the newly restored Metropolis. The mantle of Superwoman will be decided in this debut chapter of “Super Women”!

      On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

      NEW SUPER-MAN #10

      Written by GENE LUEN YANG • Art and cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC • Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG

      “COMING TO AMERICA” part two! Superman meets Super-Man! As the battle with China White and Lex Luthor intensifies, the Man of Steel steps in to settle things once and for all. Can the combined might of three supermen turn the tide? Don’t miss the fate of Central City’s own Avery Ho, repercussions from the “Superman Reborn Aftermath” story in ACTION COMICS, and a new member of the Justice League of China!

      On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

      TRINITY #8

      Written by CULLEN BUNN • Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY • Cover by CLAY MANN • Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

      A “Superman: Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! In this essential chapter of the “Superman Reborn Aftermath” epic, Kal-El reveals to Batman and Wonder Woman what had happened to him—and how they all may be in danger!

      On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

      SUPERGIRL #8

      Written by STEVE ORLANDO • Art by MATIAS BERGARA • Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY • Variant cover by BENGAL

      A “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! Superman and Supergirl meet again for the first time to face the evil of the Emerald Empress! Plus, what does it mean for the Girl of Tomorrow when tomorrow promises a Dark Knight? Shocking revelations, all-powerful sorceresses from the future, the Batgirl of Burnside and dinner in the Wild West—they’re all here in this amazing issue!

      On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

With the news that Supergirl #8 will continue the Legion of Superheroes thread started in DC Universe Rebirth #1 and that it includes Batgirl, that means that the Batgirl Annual #1 from March 2017 is a prequel of sorts to this Saturn Girl arc as we know Imra Ardeen is in Arkham Asylum from Batman #9.


      Written by HOPE LARSON—Art by INAKI MIRANDA—Cover by BENGAL

      Batgirl and Supergirl must team up to break into Arkham Asylum! In this all-new Rebirth annual Batgirl must seek Supergirl’s help to solve a mystery that leads them to the heart of the most insane insane asylum there is! But what they discover—and who they discover—in Arkham will lead to a much, much bigger story!

      On sale MARCH 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

April 2017 is shaping up well for fans of all things super.

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