SUPERMAN LIVES! NICOLAS CAGE’s Man of Steel Lands at DC Comics in September

Kinda, sorta — but lots of fun!

Superman Lives BTS footage

I’m already on record that Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, by Mark Waid and Dan Mora, is my fave current comics title. Pretty much because it’s soaked in the Silver and Bronze Ages and is a tremendous amount of fun.

Well you can add another reason: Come September, the title will get a special variant cover by Mora — featuring none other than diehard comics fan Nicolas Cage, famously the Superman who never was.

Take a look:

Now, don’t expect this in the story or anything; it’s just a gas, much like the Paul McCartney cover from December.

Anyway, how can you not love this — especially since Cage’s version of the Man of Steel, from Tim Burton’s never-filmed ’90s train wreck Superman Lives, has popped up elsewhere recently. (No, I’m not saying where. You’ll have to find that out on your own.)

Dig the official solicitation info, as well as the rest of the issue’s covers, released by DC on Tuesday:

Main cover by Mora. Hey, that looks like the Riddler’s got his jumpsuit on under there!


Written by MARK WAID
Cover by DAN MORA

1:25 variant cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
1:50 variant cover by HELENE LENOBLE
Nicolas Cage Super-Variant cover by DAN MORA

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/19/23

The origin of the World’s Finest Team concludes! What, of all things, could tie the Riddler and the Phantom Zone together—and what secrets will the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel learn about one another that will define their friendship? All this, and a lead-in to an upcoming event set in the present day!

Daniel and Sanchez variant

Lozano variant

Lenoble variant


— BATMAN #1: Landmark 1940 Issue to Be Re-Released As a FACSIMILE EDITION. Click here.

— DETECTIVE COMICS #58: The PENGUIN’s Debut to Get FACSIMILE EDITION Release. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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