First Look: “Superman Reborn” Kicks Off In Superman #18

Is it just me or have the Superman line of books been on fire since Rebirth launched last summer? Seriously, every issue put forth instantly goes near the top of my reading pile each week and I just can’t get enough.

Knowing that the “Superman Reborn” crossover – a four-issue arc set to span the pages of both Superman and Action Comics all throughout March – is set to kick off in a matter of weeks, I highly doubt my enthusiasm will subside anytime soon. I mean, it’s much more than the fact that Big Blue is getting a new costume when this is all over – this event will likely be a game changer for the Man of Steel and his supporting cast.

If anything, three things can be taken away from the preview gallery DC has provided: We now know what the “Superman Reborn” trade dressing looks like, for those who were curious; Pat Gleason’s artwork is as stunning as ever; and little time is wasted before playing the Mr. Oz card. This sinister fellow has been lurking behind the scenes for months and I, for one, am ready for some answers.

Superman #18 arrives in comic shops on Wednesday, March 1. In the meantime, be sure to check out the official synopsis below:

“SUPERMAN REBORN” part one! In DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the enigmatic Mr. Oz told this Superman, “You and your family are not what you believe you are. And neither was the fallen Superman.” Now, in the first Rebirth crossover between SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS, the shocking truth behind Oz’s words is revealed. It begins with one of Oz’s prisoners escaping, and ends in a tragic moment for Lois and Superman.