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Posted by gmanfromheck (41921 posts) - - Show Bio

H'el on Earth continues today in SUPERMAN #16. Superman has brought in the Justice League to try to reclaim his Fortress of Solitude but that will be the least of his concerns when he finds himself up against another threat.

Check out this early first look at SUPERMAN #17 with penciled pages by Kenneth Rocafort posted over at DC's blog.

Hitting stores today, SUPERMAN #16 serves as the next chapter in “H’El on Earth” - a crossover event taking place in SUPERMAN, SUPERBOY and SUPERGIRL that unites all of the Super Family for the first time in DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and puts them into battle with the maniacal alien, H’el, who will stop at nothing to bring back Krypton from extinction … even at the expense of Earth!

If you’ve already read the issue, then chances are your jaw is still mopping up the floor underneath you. And you likely have tons of burning questions – like does the appearance of the all-new [name redacted] really mean what it says it means? And if so, what will the Man of Steel have to do in order to save [info redacted]?

While there’s still a month until your questions get answered in SUPERMAN #17, the startling conclusion of “H’El on Earth,” we’ve got a special surprise for you today to help make the wait until February 27 a little easier. Below, take an exclusive first look at Kenneth Rocafort’s interior art for SUPERMAN #17, and sound off in the comments section below about what you think will happen in the explosive finale to this tremendous crossover!


• The startling conclusion of “H’EL ON EARTH”!
• It’s the final fight with H’El — and to win, one of the team will have to make a fatal sacrifice! • The shocks continue as the all-new Oracle appears!

Written by: Scott Lobdell

Art by: Kenneth Rocafort

Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

Variant Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Feb 27 2013

== TEASER ==
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#1 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Look like he needs help from JL

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#2 Posted by Shika1Dude (125 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN: mos deff

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#3 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Big business here huh! damn...gogogo JL! hehe

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#4 Posted by zachkastner (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocafort's pencils are so crisp. Holy cow, I love looking at them--even uncolored.

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#5 Posted by Big_Nasty (413 posts) - - Show Bio

Being a comic book artist is serious work. This looks great.

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#6 Posted by Outside_85 (15503 posts) - - Show Bio

Going to take a rough stab at either Dr. Veritas or H'El makes the 'fatal choice', since no one's solo books appear to be ending and I doubt the dedicated dog-owner; Lobdell would kill Krypto. :)

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#7 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (902 posts) - - Show Bio

God. I love Rocafort's work and I wish this one and 16 were both coming out today. Still super excited about this one, though.

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#8 Posted by jesusdisciple001 (547 posts) - - Show Bio

C'mon u time machine work

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#9 Posted by dondave (40955 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice art

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#10 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still, to use the internet vernacular, "butthurt" over the name Oracle being given to this apparent Galactus knock-off

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#11 Posted by cagedleo730 (255 posts) - - Show Bio

@Fantasgasmic said:

I'm still, to use the internet vernacular, "butthurt" over the name Oracle being given to this apparent Galactus knock-off

Oracle looks more like a Final Fantasy villain.He may have heralds like Galactus but I doubt that he's a planet eater.

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#12 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool, Oracle is nothing like Galactus....seems 10x more powerful if anything, doesn't need gimmicks like eating planets to survive. I likey!

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#13 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

So the justice league show up... does this take place before or after the whole Atlantis invading thing?

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#14 Posted by bunkerbuster05 (320 posts) - - Show Bio

GOD I love Rocafort's art. It's a shame I'm kind of hating Superman right now...

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#15 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

@bunkerbuster05 said:

GOD I love Rocafort's art. It's a shame I'm kind of hating Superman right now...

Sh*t I just read this because his art is so F*CKING GORGEOUS.

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#16 Posted by MyComicStoreDotNET (47 posts) - - Show Bio

You really want to put out a teaser for your books, DC? Drop a line saying Lobdell has been removed from TT and Superman. It certainly renewed my enthusiasm for Red Hood!

Rocafort's artwork can definitely stay, though.

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#17 Posted by DanteTheRedKnight (120 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the 16th issue! His art was amazing! O_O

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#18 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

::squints eyes shut at the teasers but throws a thumbs up:: wonderful!

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#19 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (958 posts) - - Show Bio

i wanna know... do you guys think lobdell is writing superman right?? i hear mixed things... for me, i like, what about you guys?

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#20 Posted by NICKXH (370 posts) - - Show Bio

Any ideas when this arc will be released on trade?