DC Releases Covers And Info For May’s Big SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY Showdown


doomsdayIf you’re a regular reader, you know there has been a lot of discussion the last week or so about whether or not DC‘s next big Superman even is a New 52 remix of The Death Of Superman. Writer Charles Soule made people think it might be but then Scott Lobdell said that it wasn’t. Regardless of what you want to call it, Superman will be having a knock-down-drag-out fight with Doomsday for the first time in New 52 continuity. One of the last times the two super powered titans came to blows before the reboot, Doomsday killed the Man of Steel. Well…he didn’t kill him as much as put him in a coma nobody knew anything about. CBR has the rundown of the fight taking place in May with new covers and some info about what’s going down. Check them out and then sound off with your fight predictions!


The fight starts in Superman: Doomed #1, a one-shot from Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak, and Charles Soule. Ken Lashley handles art and the book’s cover. The issue description states:

“Superman: Doomed” #1, on sale May 7: “Beginning the super-event you have been waiting for in The New 52: Superman vs. Doomsday in a way you’ve never seen before! And with Doomsday’s deadly new abilities, in this battle there can be no winners. The Man of Steel must unleash insane levels of power in order to do the job, only to terrify the world he’s saving. Beating Doomsday is only the beginning of this never-ending battle!”



Action Comics #31 will hit on May 7th as well. Pak writes the story with art by Aaron Kuder.

“Superman barely survived his battle with Doomsday and now realizes that his wounds are not healing. Not only that, but he’s suffering disturbing physical and emotional side effects. He is changing . . . and the newly enlisted Men of S.T.E.E.L.–Metallo, Ghost Soldier, Atomic Skull and Steel–are about to find out into what!”



A week later Superman/Wonder Woman #8 hits from Soule and artists Tony Daniel and Batt.

“SUPERMAN: DOOMED continues! Wonder Woman must deal with what Superman is becoming. Will she have to slay her lover to save him?”



It doesn’t appear to be the end, but the fourth part hits on May 28th in Superman #31 from Lobdell and artist Ed Benes.

“SUPERMAN: DOOMED continues as Superman continues to change. Plus, Lois’s psi powers spike again as we see the looming shadow of Brainiac!”


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