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Exclusive: SUPERMAN Family March 2013 Solicits

'H'El on Earth' has ended so find out what happens next. New creators and new directions are coming.

If you're reading SUPERMAN, SUPERGIRL and SUPERBOY, you know we're in the midst of the H'El on Earth crossover story. In March, that story will come to an end, as well as Grant Morrison's run on ACTION COMICS.

Today, DC Comics has exclusively shared the March 2013 solicits for the SUPERMAN Family of books. Take a look at what's coming up.

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ACTION COMICS #18

Written by ANDY DIGGLE

Art by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

“We Can Be Heroes” blank variant cover available

On sale MARCH 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Welcome the new creative team of writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony S. Daniel!
• Inside the nefarious mind of Lex Luthor, who bares his scars—but how did he get them?
• Luthor’s plan to eradicate Superman may make Kal an alien pariah!
• The Oracle awaits at the edge of the Solar System to pass judgment on Superman—and he is not alone.
• You won’t believe who comes calling on the final page!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

== TEASER ==
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SUPERMAN #18

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale MARCH 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• The new H.I.V.E. makes its stunning first appearance in The New 52 by trying to take over Metropolis!
• More on Clark Kent’s life as a reporter away from The Daily Planet!
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SUPERBOY #18

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale MARCH 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• “H’EL ON EARTH” has ended, and Superboy’s about to land in a new city, with a new secret identity and a surprising new foe on his trail!
• Guest-starring Superman!
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SUPERGIRL #18

Written by MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale MARCH 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• It’s a new dawn for the Girl of Steel after the nightmare of “H’EL ON EARTH”!
• Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!
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Posted By ccraft

I can't wait for Action Comics, im a huge Tony S Daniel fan. Cant wait. Who I think will be the new Oracle Shay Veritas

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Posted By Dernman

Oracle?: Sorry Barbara  
H.I.V.E.?: eh Hope there is no bees and they are made interesting.  
New Place to live:: Hope that gives him more direction.
Secret Identity?: Good Hop that develops him more of a personality. 
Supergirl: Will someone spank that little brat already.

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Posted By Mucklefluga

Don't leave DC superhero comics Morrison!!!

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Posted By JLDoom

Oh yeah, I remember the HIVE in DCUO! They were a joke :P

Hopefully theyre more awesome (and threatening) here

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Posted By blancosombra

The art on Action Comics looks pretty. I have high hopes with Diggle on board too.

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Posted By TimeLordScience

I hate that they de-evolved Barbara to not be Oracle anymore.

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Posted By LeaderVladimir

@Dernman: Don't you just hate it when Supergirl randomly takes a level in jerkass? No, seriously, her comic book makes Superman a total designated villain even if his complaints with Kara are totally justified.

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Posted By jesusdisciple001
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Posted By SmashBrawler

@jesusdisciple001 said:

come on give a supes family book and steel ongoing and pull down two batbook,also why is Superman Family Adventures not there?

Because it's not part of The New 52.

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Posted By kennybaese

That Action Comics cover is gorgeous. I'm dropping Action from my pull after Morrison leaves the book, but I fully intend to keep reading via trade.

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Edited By SmashBrawler

Diggle's AC looks fairly interesting, but I still don't know if I'll continue to buy the series itself after Morrison leaves.

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Posted By Dernman
@LeaderVladimir: Yeah It's annoying. I understand what they are going for but they went to far and it's making her look bad.
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Posted By Kesho_Ronin

i gotta be honest i haven't read any of supergirl comics.but i did all of action comic,superman,superboy and teen titans.i gotta say i loved the superman/action comic series.can't wait to see what will they do with lex,parasite and other superman villains.and i enjoy the new superboy he is kinda cool but i don't really like his costume i liked the old t-shirt with jeans.

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Posted By Stormbox

Action comics looks awesome

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Posted By Superdork

@ccraft said:

I can't wait for Action Comics

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Posted By jesusdisciple001

@SmashBrawler: i know just a joke

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Posted By TheCrowbar

Oh look, Supergirl is thrashing the Earth...again. Seriously? This has to be a trope now!

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Posted By IronAngelX

It sucks that the Superman series has some of the best artists working on their books. I love Tony S. Daniel and Kenneth Rocafort. I would love to see Rocafort takeover Snyder's Batman series if/when Capullo ever leaves.

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Posted By tomlikesfries

Love the creative team for Action Comics. I'm glad Morrison is leaving. Not really enjoying his run to be honest.

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

I will probably have to skip Supergirl for a while until He'l on Earth is over. I will probably check out Action Comics with the new creative team, but it does not improve I am going to drop Action Comics

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Posted By RedQueen
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All looks awesome :D Have to admit I do like Supergirl's homage though, very cool :)

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Posted By Stormbox

@IronAngelX said:

It sucks that the Superman series has some of the best artists working on their books. I love Tony S. Daniel and Kenneth Rocafort. I would love to see Rocafort takeover Snyder's Batman series if/when Capullo ever leaves.

Why does that suck? Superman is dc's prime superhero, of course he deserves the best they can offer, at least artistically

Plus rocaforts style doesnt fit batman at all

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Posted By Squalleon

Tony Daniel's cover is just beautiful

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Posted By JayJayCAW

I wonder if Superboy's new secret identity is going to be "Conner Kent", they might not jump right into it and go to one of his older ones.

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Posted By yo_yo_fun

Awesome! I hope the new writer of Action Comic is good, never read any of his stuff.

I can't wait for Scott Snyder's Superman!!

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Posted By pspin

Supergirl looks great as always. Johnson and Asrar are doing great.

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Posted By Zeeguy91

@RedQueen: Is that really a homage, though? Kara's expression looks completely different. She looks like she's about to destroy the Earth rather than cradle it.

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Posted By IronAngelX

@Stormbox: lol, it sucks because I only have room in my comic book buying for two books and that's Batman and All-New X-Men. It doesn't suck, I love Superman, I just wish I could collect one of the books that had that amazing art.

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Posted By Zeeguy91

I'm really excited for Diggle to come onto Action. Morrison just wasn't doing ti for me.

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Posted By lvenger

Very interesting stuff. I plan to read Action Comics until Snyder's new Superman title comes out and Diggle's plans sound interesting. Lex, the Oracle and a mystery guest is enticing solicit! And now he's just focusing on being an artist, I can appreciate Tony Daniel once again. His work on Justice League has made the story bearable and the cover looks sublime!

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Posted By RedQueen

@Zeeguy91:haha. true, it's more like an anti-homage.

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Posted By Stormbox

@IronAngelX: Oh i get you know

Batman and all new x-men have great art tho

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Posted By Fuchsia_Nightingale

Tre Epic !

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Posted By supermanfan1234

so what happened to the original story to action comics 18

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Posted By johnqestion

Gorgeous art by Rocafort and Tony Daniel. Not sure Diggle can really keep up up with what Morrison has laid down or write the new 52 Superman. Lobdell seems pretty fearless in what he wants to do.Diggle really needs to do a decent interview and try to at least give us an idea that he's not going to rehash past continuity. All his interviews sounded like old canon.

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

Just to clarify this 'Oracle' is nothing like the persona of Barbara Gordon, he's this giant monolith alien that is pretty important in the galaxy, nothing like Barbara

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

Love that Action Comics cover

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Posted By War07

Whos's the girl on the right with the robots flying over her??

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Posted By Squalleon

@War07 said:

Whos's the girl on the right with the robots flying over her??

shay veritas i think

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Posted By movieartman

"Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!"

anyone wanna guess who it is?

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Posted By supermanfan1234

any reason why the solicits arent on the dc website like usual

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Posted By Squalleon

@supermanfan1234 said:

any reason why the solicits arent on the dc website like usual

advertising!

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Posted By Icon

I'm so happy to see Tony Daniels on Action. With all due respect to Rags Morales, Tony is a big improvement. Anyway, needless to say I am really looking forward to the new Action team and the aftermath of H'El on Earth.

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Posted By doordoor123

@ccraft said:

I can't wait for Action Comics, im a huge Tony S Daniel fan. Cant wait. Who I think will be the new Oracle Shay Veritas

@Dernman said:

Oracle?: Sorry Barbara H.I.V.E.?: eh Hope there is no bees and they are made interesting. New Place to live:: Hope that gives him more direction.Secret Identity?: Good Hop that develops him more of a personality. Supergirl: Will someone spank that little brat already.

The Oracle has already been mentioned. It is in the very first issue of Stormwatch. And it is on the cover of an upcoming Superman issue.

It is this big monster-like thing with a giant spiky horn.

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Posted By Dernman
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@ccraft said:

I can't wait for Action Comics, im a huge Tony S Daniel fan. Cant wait. Who I think will be the new Oracle Shay Veritas

@Dernman said:

Oracle?: Sorry Barbara H.I.V.E.?: eh Hope there is no bees and they are made interesting. New Place to live:: Hope that gives him more direction.Secret Identity?: Good Hop that develops him more of a personality. Supergirl: Will someone spank that little brat already.

The Oracle has already been mentioned. It is in the very first issue of Stormwatch. And it is on the cover of an upcoming Superman issue.

It is this big monster-like thing with a giant spiky horn.

I know but I felt like saying it anyway because I'm still not happy with Barbara not being Oracle.
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Posted By doordoor123

@movieartman said:

"Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!"

anyone wanna guess who it is?

Based on the black stuff coming from her hand, my guess is Eclipso. Maybe the Black Hand (but I doubt it)

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Posted By The Stegman
I feel the opposite of everyone else, I've dropped Action Comics, I'll pick it back up after Morrison is gone. Really not liking his run.
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Posted By Billy Batson

Finally going to get on AC thanks to Diggle.
BB

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Posted By mattwing87

When does Scott Snyder's Superman start? Is not in this upcoming wave in February?

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Posted By z3ro180

this sounds and looks awesome but Tony daniels hair on superman is a bit weird for my likeing

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