COMICS: Superman is DOOMED In New Crossover Event

Comic Book Resources has revealed that DC's upcoming crossover Superman: Doomed will see Doomsday make a big splash in the Man of Steel's titles this May. Read on for cover art and more details!

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By staypuffed - 2/13/2014


CBR has the first details on DC's upcoming crossover, Superman: Doomed, promising much more than just a rematch between the Man of Steel and the monstrous alien Doomsday. After appearing in his own Villains Month one-shot, Doomsday has been a lurking threat throughout Superman/Wonder Woman, and now there are big plans for the Superman titles this coming May.


Kicking off the event is Superman: Doomed #1, on sale May 7. Written by Superman scribe Scott Lobdell, Action Comics writer Greg Pak and Superman/Wonder Woman's Charles Soule, with art and cover by Ken Lashley. Here's DC's official description of the one-shot:

"Beginning the super-event you have been waiting for in The New 52: Superman vs. Doomsday in a way you've never seen before! And with Doomsday's deadly new abilities, in this battle there can be no winners. The Man of Steel must unleash insane levels of power in order to do the job, only to terrify the world he's saving. Beating Doomsday is only the beginning of this never-ending battle!


Released that same day is Pak and Aaron Kuder's Action Comics #31: "Superman barely survived his battle with Doomsday and now realizes that his wounds are not healing. Not only that, but he's suffering disturbing physical and emotional side effects. He is changing ... and the newly enlisted Men of S.T.E.E.L.--Metallo, Ghost Soldier, Atomic Skull and Steel--are about to find out into what!"


The storyline continues with Superman/Wonder Woman #8, from Soule and Tony S. Daniel released May 14. "SUPERMAN: DOOMED continues! Wonder Woman must deal with what Superman is becoming. Will she have to slay her lover to save him?"

On May 28, the crossover continues in Superman #31, written by Lobdell with art by Ed Benes. "SUPERMAN: DOOMED continues as Superman continues to change. Plus, Lois's psi powers spike again as we see the looming shadow of Brainiac!"


Soule teased these events back in September in an interview with CBR. "Doomsday's introduction to the modern New 52 universe is something we're thinking a lot about -- how we use him and how we can reflect what he means to someone who's been reading DC Comics a long time versus someone who's just jumped on with the New 52. There's a real opportunity to create a story that resonates with old readers while at the same time doing something that's really fresh to new readers. That's a high bar to set, but I think we're doing some good work on that front."

What are your thoughts on the storyline? Will it become the New 52's version of The Death of Superman, or will it shine bright? Leave your thoughts in the usual place.
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dcnoob122 - 2/13/2014, 6:10 PM
the're not killing him again, are they?
HeisenbergSaysRelax - 2/13/2014, 6:14 PM
Reboot of 'Death and Return'...I betcha.
marvel72 - 2/13/2014, 6:15 PM
dc comics,another event? shit if this was marvel a certain crowd would be hating on it.
ALmazing - 2/13/2014, 6:16 PM
Superman turns into a Doom monster, what a twist.
Volthoom - 2/13/2014, 6:59 PM
@marvel72, maybe bc its a crossover, not a universe wide event?
SuperiorMrGod - 2/13/2014, 7:21 PM
Did you plagiarize?
SuperiorMrGod - 2/13/2014, 7:22 PM
And don't type in all caps that's just childish.
GliderMan - 2/13/2014, 7:51 PM
Have Clark seemingly die, he ain't got time to be Clark.
ManCalledSting - 2/13/2014, 8:11 PM
GoldenOne: "nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, good bye".
Firgosaurus - 2/13/2014, 10:59 PM
Soule is on Waid's writing level. I trust him.
Knightrider - 2/13/2014, 11:01 PM
So seems now Doomsday has a werewolf effect. Interesting, maybe they say him doesn't die as infects the stronger host.
Alphadog - 2/13/2014, 11:33 PM
Doomsday will not be a problem unless one of his new abilities is flying. Superman can just put him in the middle of space far away from anything and there, Bye Bye Doomsday.
dethpillow - 2/14/2014, 2:51 AM
it's good to know DC has events too. i guess. at least it gives me some satisfaction.
HavocPrime - 2/14/2014, 4:21 AM
Was interested until I saw Lobdell. Seriously cannot stand his 52 stuff
Thetowel1022 - 2/14/2014, 5:53 AM
wont be as good as max landis's version
DrunkenNukem - 2/14/2014, 5:53 AM
i hate that they are making superman and WW lovers...i hate that
User1134 - 2/14/2014, 5:58 AM
Doomsday Is Such A Crap Character.
Ancar - 2/14/2014, 6:06 AM
Honestly, this [frick]ing crossover looks like PURE SHITTE.

Lobdell sucks! This guy doesn't know what to write for Superman.

Soule is more of the same in Superman/Wonder Woman.

And Greg Pak is doing the more interesting work on Action Comics, but needs a better artist.

With this shitte, I predict another terrible year for Superman in comics:(
ComradeGrey - 2/14/2014, 6:27 AM
Fanboys "I DON'T LIKE IT. I HATE CHANGE. I HATE NEW SOTRIES"

Meanwhile the New 52 has DC selling better than ever.
BestAtWhatIDo - 2/14/2014, 6:56 AM
I wrote a fan treatment of Superman vs Batman in which Doomsday's blood was the Kryptonite substitute and Batman infected Supes with it to make it easier for Doomsday to take him down (all, of course, due to the machinations of a decidedly un-Jesse Eisenberg Luthor). Guess that idea wasn't as original as I thought . . .
BUT to be fair, the blood only infected and weakened him - it didn't turn him into were-Doomsday which is a little, I dunno, stupid.
Fastestmanalive - 2/14/2014, 7:00 AM
Pretty cool. Doomsday is always cool but they shouldn't use him too often.

But this does sound like a different take.

I like these "events". They're big enough to be exciting but still short and small enough not to be too annoying or "never be the same again" bs.

Looking forward.
TheClemster - 2/14/2014, 7:17 AM
I really dig the art
HugoStrange87 - 2/14/2014, 8:07 AM
Awesome. Thank god I'm subscribed.
HorrorPilot - 2/14/2014, 9:52 AM
So, he turns into Doomsday and they kill him?

Really?
Shaggy - 2/14/2014, 11:11 AM
Max Landis sucks
Klone - 2/14/2014, 2:50 PM
I like Soule but some of his characterization for Superman and WW bothers me.
Klone - 2/14/2014, 2:51 PM
To be honest, I'm more in love with the art and designs in S/WW than Soule's actual writing. Love seeing the stark contrast between Superman sci-fi mythos and WW's fantasy mythos.
MightyZeus - 2/14/2014, 9:03 PM
Doomsday is awesome but i'm not a fan of the romance between Superman and Wonder Woman it just seems a little awkward.
dethpillow - 2/15/2014, 2:45 AM
Marvel events suck.

Infinity was the first one in a while, first semi-major event that was bearable.

I like little ones like the recent Battle for the Atom or whatever with X-Men, which it seems like this is more like. or also small scale crossovers like the Trial of Jean Grey recently.

but Marvel events take the cake for sucking. stuff like Civil War and Fear itself and junk like that. can't stand that stuff.

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