It’s that time of the week again, time where we start previewing what’s coming up this week from our friends over at DC Comics. First up this week and following a seismic shift in the balance of power in Metropolis, this week Action Comics returns with a brand new format for issue #1051.
Going forwards the series will feature a trio of stories each month from different creative teams. This month there are stories from Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens and Leah Williams.
The debut issue of this grand new format features a huge gallery of covers which you can check out below. The main cover art comes from superstar artist Dan Mora. Variant cover artists include Steve Beach, Lee Weeks & Brad Anderson, Rafa Sandoval & Matt Herms, Jorge Fornes, Sergio Davila, Jodi Tarragona & Luis Guerrero, David Nakayama, Jack Herbert & Alex Guimaraes and finally Warren Louw.
Here’s a look at the cover gallery:
The synopsis teases a bright future ahead of the series:
Action Comics #1051 begins a new format for DC’s most action-packed title, offering not one, not two, but three epic adventures of Superman and the entire Super-Family! Following the bombshell events of Action Comics #1050, the world’s relationship with Superman is forever changed, the upper limits of his supercharged powers have yet to be reached, and the House of El’s transformation of Metropolis, led by Steel, has begun. But Lex Luthor has found the perfect instrument with which to undo everything Superman is working to achieve: Metallo, whose hatred of Superman is matched only by his hatred for Luthor himself. Then, in “Lois and Clark 2: Doom Rising,” Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks return to tell the tale of young Jon Kent on the farm with his parents, learning about his abilities, coming of age…and battling the Doombreaker?! And finally, Power Girl returns in part one of a three-part story spinning out of Lazarus Planet! This issue marks the first appearance of new characters, new costumes, and a new era of Action Comics! It all starts here!
We’ve got a handful of preview pages from Philip Kennedy Johnson’s opening story in the newly reformatted book. Check them out right here:
Action Comics #1051 comics to comic book stores and digital platforms on January 24, 2023.