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Exclusive Preview: SUPERMAN #12

Superman vs. Frankenstein!

SUPERMAN #12

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(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza

"SINISTER PURPOSE" part one! Frankenstein has come to Hamilton County, home of Superman, and Hell has come with him. It's Man of Steel vs. the Monster to save the life of someone in the town with a horrifying secret.

OCT160227 In Shops: Dec 07, 2016 SRP: $2.99

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Posted By jsawyerjj

That cover art is dope as hell!

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Edited By UltimateSMfan

Go Lois!

Hmm wonder if that glove is stolen bat tech, ups Lois's badass points even more if it were.

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Edited By laughingbatman

The art....the writing....the tingly feeling I'm getting just thinking about this story....LOVE IT

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Posted By krspaceT

Superman vs Frankenstein....well I'm sure the fans of the ongoing from the start of the New 52 will be pleased

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Posted By Lvenger

Lois must be quite busy at the moment between writing for two newspapers and raising a son on a farm. It's a wonder she has the time to spare for all this. Wonder if Frakenstein will notice the difference between Pre 52 and New 52 Superman. Personally I'm looking forward to Multiplicity more but this sounds better than expected.

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Posted By the_stegman

Franky!

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Posted By Squalleon

Nice.

But I can't help but look forward to Multiplicity. The premise is just too good!

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Edited By animehunter

Honestly,

Why can Marvel learn from their mistakes with Spider-Man, OMD ugh, like DC has done.

They don't seem to have difficulty making a married Super-Man & Lois Lane work.

and yes I know we now have Renew your Vows, but I will never forget the dumb move Marvel did with ASM and try to get them to reverse the whole thing.

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Posted By shinobi62676

Frankenstein? Doug Mahnke? Awesome!

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Posted By SlimeBeherit

and yes I know we now have Renew your Vows, but I will never forget the dumb move Marvel did with ASM and try to get them to reverse the whole thing.

The fact that theres a separate alternate reality book where Peter and Mary Jane are still married, seemed like that death-knell that they will ever reverse the actions of OMD.

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Edited By animehunter
@slimebeherit said:
@animehunter said:

and yes I know we now have Renew your Vows, but I will never forget the dumb move Marvel did with ASM and try to get them to reverse the whole thing.

The fact that there's a separate alternate reality book where Peter and Mary Jane are still married, seemed like that death-knell that they will ever reverse the actions of OMD.

That maybe, but it could also mean that if RYV does far better "superior" than the main book and Slott's less than mediocre stories, than that will go a long way to prove what a BIG, DUMB move Marvel did in allowing Quesada do what he did. Which could result in forcing them to re-evaluate their stance on what OMD.

My only hope, is that Marvel seeing RYV's success, doesn't do another BIG, DUMB move by being petty and cancelling RYV, just because they want to further Slott's interpretation of Spider-Man.

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Posted By Soldy

I'm telling you, guys, this is the best Superman title in years! YEARS! Oh, and Quintana's colors are fantastic!

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Posted By SlimeBeherit

That maybe, but it could also mean that if RYV does far better "superior" than the main book and Slott's less than mediocre stories, than that will go a long way to prove what a BIG, DUMB move Marvel did in allowing Quesada do what he did. Which could result in forcing them to re-evaluate their stance on what OMD.

My only hope, is that Marvel seeing RYV's success, doesn't do another BIG, DUMB move by being petty and cancelling RYV, just because they want to further Slott's interpretation of Spider-Man.

The problem is that Slott's ASM isn't bad because of OMD, it's just bad cause we are tired of his interpretation of Peter. Slott is the longest writer of Spider-Man ever, and I just don't like his Parker, we need a new team!

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Posted By animehunter
@animehunter said:

That maybe, but it could also mean that if RYV does far better "superior" than the main book and Slott's less than mediocre stories, than that will go a long way to prove what a BIG, DUMB move Marvel did in allowing Quesada do what he did. Which could result in forcing them to re-evaluate their stance on what OMD.

My only hope, is that Marvel seeing RYV's success, doesn't do another BIG, DUMB move by being petty and cancelling RYV, just because they want to further Slott's interpretation of Spider-Man.

The problem is that Slott's ASM isn't bad because of OMD, it's just bad cause we are tired of his interpretation of Peter. Slott is the longest writer of Spider-Man ever, and I just don't like his Parker, we need a new team!

I'm not saying it is because of OMD, it's just that, that is where it started, and like you I detest this interpretation of Peter/Spider-man, even more so now that he's funding the Avengers, which incidentally is when the reviewer of IGN, a supporter of Slott, began to say, 10 years too late in my opinion, This Is Not and does not feel like Spider-Man, so like you said this is definitely all down to Slott and we do need a whole new team of not only creators, but editors too.

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Posted By tensor

Nice.

But I can't help but look forward to Multiplicity. The premise is just too good!

Tell me about it. I wish I could pre order everything instead of waiting for each issue.

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Posted By Vitalius

I wonder if Lady Frankenstein will also appear in this issue, since she appears in variant cover.

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Posted By ZariusII

@animehunter said:

and yes I know we now have Renew your Vows, but I will never forget the dumb move Marvel did with ASM and try to get them to reverse the whole thing.

The fact that theres a separate alternate reality book where Peter and Mary Jane are still married, seemed like that death-knell that they will ever reverse the actions of OMD.

There's actually two seperate alternate realities with a married Peter and MJ, the other being the ASM newspaper strip which, outside of one story in 2009 parodying the current direction, has really kept the couple alive all decade, thus negating all the real impact the post-OMD era could have really mustered.

Slott also left hints in the most recent Power Play storyline that the RYV universe has a link to the main timeline, which they might elaborate on next year

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Posted By Squalleon

@vitalius said:

I wonder if Lady Frankenstein will also appear in this issue, since she appears in variant cover.

She will appear. In the solicits she is mentioned.

@tensor said:
@squalleon said:

Nice.

But I can't help but look forward to Multiplicity. The premise is just too good!

Tell me about it. I wish I could pre order everything instead of waiting for each issue.

DC has a deluxe hardcover that covers the first two trades but its coming out in august....I sooo want that.

Did Tomasi grow up a Frankenstein fan? The first time I was aware of him was in his Batman and Robin run, and I liked the character, so I'm not complaining!

Anyways, this looks good! I still can't believe how much I like Superman! This book is just a treat!

Tomasi is a fan of Morrison's ideas. He picks on Morrison's threads often and he does a good job at it.

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@animehunter: I never understood the want/need for heroes to be unhappy all the time by trying desperately to not marry them off even if it suits the character(s). It seems counter intuitive since love interests are usually a staple of most stories.

It was a stupid mandate in the N52, and I can't understand why Marvel would want to copy it.

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Posted By infantfinite128

@squalleon: Cool! Thanks! I may get in trouble for this, but I actually prefer Tomasi handling Morrison's ideas because he gives them a more grounded/humanized touch. I liked Morrison's Batman run when I read it, but I have to look stuff up to remember it because I didn't have an emotional connection with his work. Everything with Tomasi, I remember.

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Posted By Eto

@squalleon: Yess Multiplicity and Reborn. I can't believe I'm looking forward to Superman comics, since I was never really a fan of Supes lol.

Well now I am heh. Which one do you like more, Action or Superman? The latter is better imo

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Posted By Squalleon

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@squalleon: Yess Multiplicity and Reborn. I can't believe I'm looking forward to Superman comics, since I was never really a fan of Supes lol.

Well now I am heh. Which one do you like more, Action or Superman? The latter is better imo

Superman is by far the better book imo. From the imagry, to the plot and characters. Its just great.

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Posted By laabitres

this looks epic, cant wait

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Posted By fastflash12

I like how Rebirth is slowly introducing characters back into the fold like Swamp Thing in Hellblazer and Superman Annual and now Frankenstein. (Honestly though, I think Swamp Thing could do with a proper Rebirth and its own title, I loved Charles Soule/Scott Snyder's run in New 52) However unlike New 52, they aren't giving a bunch of random characters solo titles destined to fail. That being said, I'm surprised some characters aren't given a proper Rebirth treatment yet. Batwoman is on it's way but I think characters like Martian Manhunter, Shazam/Captain Marvel, classic JSA (Jade needs to return, Wally West wasn't the only one seemingly wiped out of existence during N52), Doctor Fate too maybe? The recent run from DCYou ended with a thud... Also, with a solid creative team some JLD characters could have some solid books, Zatanna anyone??

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Edited By superior_prime_maybe

his gun looks like a tiny train. I love it!

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Posted By _Reynard_

I really like the positive reception this book gets. it's nice to see a Superman book get loved by fans again. It shows that the character isn't outdated at all as most people think.

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Edited By Farkam

coolio

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Posted By casper4690

Amazing. The #1 DC book out right now ,atleast for me.

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Posted By Rurgandy

I really like the positive reception this book gets. it's nice to see a Superman book get loved by fans again. It shows that the character isn't outdated at all as most people think.

The funny thing is that Superman is more of a supporting character to his son in this book. In fact, the weakest book in the Super line (Action Comics) also happens to be the one that features him the most.

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Posted By kidchipotle

Gorgeous.

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@_reynard_ said:

I really like the positive reception this book gets. it's nice to see a Superman book get loved by fans again. It shows that the character isn't outdated at all as most people think.

This ^^

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Posted By SpitfirePanda

I might pick this up if I get the chance. I'm not very familiar with DC's version of Frankenstein, but he seems pretty cool.

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Posted By coffeeprince29

must have

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Posted By donmeca2020

@animehunter said:

That maybe, but it could also mean that if RYV does far better "superior" than the main book and Slott's less than mediocre stories, than that will go a long way to prove what a BIG, DUMB move Marvel did in allowing Quesada do what he did. Which could result in forcing them to re-evaluate their stance on what OMD.

My only hope, is that Marvel seeing RYV's success, doesn't do another BIG, DUMB move by being petty and cancelling RYV, just because they want to further Slott's interpretation of Spider-Man.

The problem is that Slott's ASM isn't bad because of OMD, it's just bad cause we are tired of his interpretation of Peter. Slott is the longest writer of Spider-Man ever, and I just don't like his Parker, we need a new team!

While your correct he has been writing him it APPEARS to be the longest, you can't honestly complain about what his visions and so fourth are with Peter Parker. im sure he is going by what people above and what marvel tells him to do.... im a die hard spider-man fan ( The real one ) and while im not 100% head over heels for the current Peter. millionaire/playboy AKA Bruce Wayne. i still don't think it's that bad.

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Edited By NukeA6

Alright, now Superman is the best comic series of the year. I will read Super Sons as well.

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Posted By SlimeBeherit

While your correct he has been writing him it APPEARS to be the longest, you can't honestly complain about what his visions and so fourth are with Peter Parker. im sure he is going by what people above and what marvel tells him to do.... im a die hard spider-man fan ( The real one ) and while im not 100% head over heels for the current Peter. millionaire/playboy AKA Bruce Wayne. i still don't think it's that bad.

I don't have a problem with the direction they are taking Peter, or even the fact that Marvel wanted him to be single, It's just that ever since Superior Spider-Man ended, I realized I have not enjoying the reading the series. This has more to do with the way Slott writes Peter Parker, and the story as whole. I just got tired of his Peter, so I had to drop the series, and I don't regret doing so.

Also there is no real Spider-Man, There's an Amazing Spider-Man and an Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as a plethora of Spider-People introduced before and after Spider-Verse. They are all "real" but Peter Parker just happens to be the first and more beloved one.

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Posted By Wowlock

Why am I thinking that lady will turn out to be a monster hiding and Lois will regret helping her ? :D

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Posted By NukeA6

@wowlock said:

Why am I thinking that lady will turn out to be a monster hiding and Lois will regret helping her ? :D

Well you do know what Frankenstein's day job is.

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Posted By StormShadow_X

My boy frakenstien is back? Bout time. Haven't seen him since agent of shade

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Posted By donmeca2020

@donmeca2020 said:

While your correct he has been writing him it APPEARS to be the longest, you can't honestly complain about what his visions and so fourth are with Peter Parker. im sure he is going by what people above and what marvel tells him to do.... im a die hard spider-man fan ( The real one ) and while im not 100% head over heels for the current Peter. millionaire/playboy AKA Bruce Wayne. i still don't think it's that bad.

I don't have a problem with the direction they are taking Peter, or even the fact that Marvel wanted him to be single, It's just that ever since Superior Spider-Man ended, I realized I have not enjoying the reading the series. This has more to do with the way Slott writes Peter Parker, and the story as whole. I just got tired of his Peter, so I had to drop the series, and I don't regret doing so.

Also there is no real Spider-Man, There's an Amazing Spider-Man and an Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as a plethora of Spider-People introduced before and after Spider-Verse. They are all "real" but Peter Parker just happens to be the first and more beloved one.

while i hear you, you are Incorrect... there is only 1 spider-man. you know the one created in 63 and first appeared in amazing fantasy # 15. I'm definitely not talking about miles,gwen, cartoon peter, miguel etc. im talking about the Amazing spider-man. i preferred him back in the late 80s early 90s being with mary jane. but i guess this is just the step they took with him.

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Edited By SirFizzWhizz

Ultimate Spider Man (Peter) was the best Spider Man. Let the 616 verse die off and reboot that shit with fresh stories like the MCU has. MCU is popular as shit and nothing like 616. Ultimate comics were popular as shit, but then they let crap writers try to kill it off, and what was left was hit and miss with a host of "meh" Writers given something to do.

Now after secrete wars, everything in 616 is Diversity and Race related, just dumb. Should focuse more on the ultimate titles with good writers and let 616 die off then become the former shell it is now.

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Posted By SlimeBeherit

@donmeca2020 said: while i hear you, you are Incorrect... there is only 1 spider-man. you know the one created in 63 and first appeared in amazing fantasy # 15. I'm definitely not talking about miles,gwen, cartoon peter, miguel etc. im talking about the Amazing spider-man. i preferred him back in the late 80s early 90s being with mary jane. but i guess this is just the step they took with him.

The facts disagree with you.

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@donmeca2020 said: while i hear you, you are Incorrect... there is only 1 spider-man. you know the one created in 63 and first appeared in amazing fantasy # 15. I'm definitely not talking about miles,gwen, cartoon peter, miguel etc. im talking about the Amazing spider-man. i preferred him back in the late 80s early 90s being with mary jane. but i guess this is just the step they took with him.

The facts disagree with you.

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Obvisously you didn't read my prior post correctly..... i included miles name in the bunch with the others. all the rest of these characters that have been brought out by marvel are just a lame attempt to try get more readers by making characters that ride the coat tails of the originals. from female thors, to asian hulks, to black spider men, gay characters that weren't gay for the past 30 years all of sudden are. im still awaiting a transgender hero, maybe they can redo X-23 laura and say he was a man prior to being a woman...

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Posted By SlimeBeherit

Obvisously you didn't read my prior post correctly..... i included miles name in the bunch with the others. all the rest of these characters that have been brought out by marvel are just a lame attempt to try get more readers by making characters that ride the coat tails of the originals. from female thors, to asian hulks, to black spider men, gay characters that weren't gay for the past 30 years all of sudden are. im still awaiting a transgender hero, maybe they can redo X-23 laura and say he was a man prior to being a woman...

Miles is a Spider-Man, you can't dispute that. Just because you don't like something it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. I don't like that this monstrosity a thing

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What have they done to to you Howard :( and yet, I can't argue that it's not a reality.

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Posted By Titanbreaker

@_reynard_ said:

I really like the positive reception this book gets. it's nice to see a Superman book get loved by fans again. It shows that the character isn't outdated at all as most people think.

This ^^

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Posted By Outside_85

So Swamp Thing in one issue, Frankenstein in this... I suppose John Constantine is going to show up next or something like Etrigan, the Spectre or Trigon after that.

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