Superman Writer Departs Series

Brian Michael Bendis is wrapping up his Superman story in December.

Superman #13 Cover

Brian Michael Bendis, the legendary comics writer and one of the sharpest eyes for talent in the entire comics industry, is wrapping up his long run on the Superman comics in December.

Bendis made the jump to DC in 2018, after a 17 year (potentially industry-saving, depending on who you talk to) run at Marvel, and immediately landed on DC’s biggest character. Man of Steel launched his run which, when combined with his follow ups on Action Comics and Superman, will have stretched to almost 75 issues after December’s Action Comics #1028 and Superman #28 hit. And that doesn’t include the books that are all tying together when he wraps.

According to the solicitation text, these two issues will pull in pieces of everything Bendis has had a hand in creating since joining DC. That includes Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins’ Lois Lane; Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s superlative Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen; the monster, Scott Snyder-helmed Justice League that’s been driving the whole DC line for three years; and Bendis’ relaunched Legion of Super Heroes.

Also leaving with Bendis are his artistic teammates on the runs: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado on Superman, and John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson on Action. No details are out yet on who is taking over, but with two big crossovers (Endless Winter and Generations: Shattered) kicking off in December as well, these are certainly not going to be the last changes coming in the next few months. Check out DC’s solicitations below.

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Action Comics #1028 by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson

ACTION COMICS #1028

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and KLAUS JANSON
card stock variant cover by RAFAEL GRAMPÁ
ON SALE 12/22/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
The powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with “House of Kent: Epilogue”! With the final fate of Metropolis’s underworld revealed at last, it’s time for each member of the House of Kent to face their unknown futures head on, including Lois, Conner, Jon, Kara, Jimmy, and, of course, Clark Kent! This standalone Superman story connects threads from Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Superman, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, and other unforgettable series in epic—and unexpected—ways!

Superman #28 by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

SUPERMAN #28

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
card stock variant cover by KAEL NGU
ON SALE 12/15/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US FC
It’s the Man of Steel’s last stand in this final Superman tale by the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado! Superman comes face to face with an alien race that he desperately wants to help before it is too late. As the cosmically powered race known as the Synmar aim their deadly power at the Man of Steel’s adopted planet, Superman finds himself pushed past anything he has ever faced! Get ready to experience a powerhouse moment for Superman that’s been years in the making!