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A new Superman series is coming from Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch, and DC's 17 & up imprint

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor revisits the time travel twists of the first movie to save his greatest foe

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1
Image credit: Bryan Hitch (DC)

Superman might be known as a big blue boy scout, but he's about to get mature in a new DC Black Label comic book series debuting this July.

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1
Image credit: Bryan Hitch (DC)

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor is a three-issue by Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch (yes, that Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch) reteaming years after their JLA run for a story about the Man of Steel saving his fiercest foe, Lex Luthor.

"For the first time, Superman’s fighting the tide of public opinion, embarking on a mission that billions of people outright oppose," Waid says in the announcement. "But he has his reasons—partly because of who he is, but partly because of a debt he feels he owes—and readers of Superman: Birthright might already guess what that perceived debt is. Together, Superman and Lex are racing the clock in search of a cure as they travel the breadth of the super-universe, from Atlantis to Kandor to the Phantom Zone, all spectacularly reimagined by Bryan Hitch.”

Waid and Hitch are joined by iconic artist Kevin Nowlan as inker, and David Baron in as colorist. The letterer has not been named.

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor is being published by DC's mature-readers imprint Black Label, which is aimed at adult readers.

Check out this preview of Supuerman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1:

Evoking memories of Superman's time travel hijinx in Superman: The Movie to save the world, Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor is itself a bit ouf of time; this was originally planned to be released in 2022 but was delayed for unrevealed reasons.

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1 will have a main cover by Hitch, along with variants from Kevin Nowlan, Chris Samnee, Yanick Paquette, and Evan 'Doc' Shaner.

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1 (of 3) is now scheduled for release July 25.

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