This week sees the publication of Action Comics #1051, the Superman comic intended to kick off the new DC Comics era dubbed "Dawn Of DC", and playing out across 2023. We looked at a possible "Knight Terrors" for the Batbooks in the summer, yesterday. But what of Superman?
Clark Kent and his son Jonathan Kent have had their secret identities restored, and no one knows Lois Lane is the wife of Superman anymore. But Dawn Of DC is not just about restoring a status quo. It's taking that base version of characters and moving it forward.
Such as with Otho-Ra and Osul-Ra, twins Phaelosian refugees from Warworld who joined Superman in rebelling against Mongul and journeying to Earth in the aftermath. And holding considerable powers themselves. And now becoming even more of the Superman family than they were before.
This week, Lois Land and Clark Kent adopt Otho and Osul as part of their family, alongside their son, Jonathan Kent. This follows a recent move in Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four where Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters of the Fantastic Four have adopted Skrull and Kre born child warriors, Jo-Venn and N'Kalla to their family. Is this the new superhero family twist to the dead parents trope being established here? Although there may be further complications…
It's a tough life being Jonathan Kent. Especially when part of that life is so public…
Welcome to the DC Universe, Super Twins. I hope you survive the experience.
ACTION COMICS #1051 CVR A DAN MORA
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Leah Williams (A) Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Dan Mora
ACTION COMICS REBORN! 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!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 01/24/2023