A few weeks ago (or months…I have no real sense of time anymore) I wrote about the fact that I wasn’t covering the latest Superman solicitations as they are released anymore. That doesn’t mean that I won’t discuss something in those solicits if catches my fancy. Well, the December 2013 solicitations just hit and something definitely got me excited.
Written by PAUL KUPPERBERG, JOHN BYRNE and ROGER STERN
Art by JOHN BYRNE, TY TEMPLETON, GEORGE PEREZ, MIKE MIGNOLA, JERRY ORDWAY and others
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 240 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Superman’s 1980s adventures continue with the introduction of Checkmate, plus appearances by Wonder Woman, Man-Bat and others. Collects ACTION COMICS #598-600, SUPERMAN #16-18 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #439-440.
I am very excited to see the actual solicitation for this book. I wrote about it when someone pointed out to me that it was available for pre-order over on Amazon in a post you can find here and then went on to speculate what future volumes could contain, which you can read about here and here. Part of me was pretty sure that this trade would never actually be solicited but here it is. I normally don’t do this sort of thing but I am going to once again ask if you want to see this book make it to print (because sometimes a collected edition will be solicited and due to low orders not be released) and if you want to see future volumes of this line come out then you need to pre-order the book either through your local comic shop or, if you buy your books online, head on over to the Superman Homepage’s Amazon store and order it through there. I haven’t decided how I want to buy it yet but you can be sure this book will be on my shelf soon after it is released.