Featuring Steve Rude, Francesco Francavilla — and, of course, Julian Totino Tedesco…
OK, yes, I’ve been going on and on about Julian Totino Tedesco’s fab Action Comics variant covers. I’m just waiting for there to be enough for DC to publish a portfolio. (Or maybe there are enough already?)
Anyway, DC’s solicitations, released Friday, actually feature a quartet of lovely Action covers — two of which capture classic Superman styling (by Tedesco and Steve Rude) and two with a more modern spin (by Dale Eaglesham and Francesco Francavilla).
Dig these — along with the official descriptions for Action Comics #1043 and Action Comics 2022 Annual #1:
ACTION COMICS #1043
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI
Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
Backup written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Backup art by BEN TEMPLESMITH
Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
The next chapter of the Warworld Saga begins! Following the first victory by Superman and the Phaelosians, the Warworld Rebellion has begun. But Mongul has become more merciless than ever, cracking down on his enemies with unspeakable cruelty. With Superman’s people suffering and his options dwindling, his thoughts turn to the mythical necropolis that supposedly lies at the heart of Warworld. Superman’s epic space adventure continues in this new arc! Then, in “Myth of the Mongul,” journey back to the origin of the first Mongul in history…and uncover deadly secrets that could spell certain doom for Superman and his revolution!
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
ACTION COMICS 2022 ANNUAL #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON and SI SPURRIER
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM and IAN CHURCHILL
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Variant cover by STEVE RUDE
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
As the Warworld Saga reaches a breaking point, battle lines are drawn between the two towering forces at odds: Mongul and Superman. In this special 2022 annual we’ll explore how our combatants have evolved over the years to represent the beacons of hope and tyranny that they respectively embody…and witness the first chilling chapter of their ultimate final battle!
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