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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Super Sons – Parent Trap | Comics

Robin’s past finally revealed to Superboy in a meeting with Talia al Ghul, before Kid Amazo returns to tear the Super Sons apart.

When his dad Superman leaves for a Justice League-level emergency and reporter mom Lois Lane goes Metropolis to investigate on an article for Daily Planet, young superhero Jon Kent is left behind with Damian Wayne, who lands on the school ground of West-Reeve by their trusted family butler Alfred Pennyworth.

Unbeknownst to Damian, his mother Talia al Ghul was secretly keeping an eye on him from nearby and meets him during lunch period only to freak out his friend Superboy by holding her own son with a sword on his throat. She asks him to come with her but Robin declines her offer after freeing himself.

The Super Sons heads to Gotham City and encounters members from League of Assassins before finding out that Talia was hired to kill Lois. Jon and Damian then start scouring through the city to find their mothers to stop one from killing the other.

The shot fired by Talia from a rooftop was timely deflected by Jon while Robin confronts his mother about this contract she took and engages her. Jon would come across Lois on street after taking down a few of the ninjas and Damian would force his mother to leave town after besting her in combat.

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Super Sons – Parent Trap | Comics

Two researchers working at LexCorp walks into a room for checking on inventory before Lex Luthor arrives only to discover that the synthetic suit made of Amazo Virus is missing from containment and as the Super Sons were planning for their patrolling schedule for the night on Fortress of Attitude, Kid Amazo suddenly breaks in.

Sending Robin to look for rebreathers, Superboy tackles their former enemy until the villain is hit by an escape pod of theirs. Together, they made an attempt to reach out to surface for seeking help but Jon is grabbed by the leg at the last minute and pulled underwater.

Before Damian could ran out of air, Cyborg came out of nowhere at his rescue and band together looking for Kid Amazo instead of taking him back home. An unconscious Jon is dragged by the suit to an oil rig and discloses how it escaped using Reggie Meyer.

Since the boy was in a weakened condition when bonded, there are high chances of him being dead right now, because his powers were burned out and now it needs an external energy source to feed on. To absorb organic power from new source, he has acquired Batman, Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman.

After draining the entire League, the suit wanted Jon as a host who could survive and filter it to power the armor. Though resistant, he couldn't free his father and friends or even last too long before help could arrive but when it did, he immediately freed himself from captivity.

Since the suit has tapped into the power of Flash, it started to give even Cyborg a hard time. With no chance to seemingly win against the villain, Robin eventually came up with a plan which involves Victor Stone losing to Kid Amazo as a part of gamble he planned.

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Mother’s Day For Robin

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Super Sons – Parent Trap

The new DC Comics monthly ongoing Super Sons comic-book series has completed its third story arc "Parent Trap" in issues # #13-16 and Annual #1. Series regular writer Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Forever Evil – Arkham War) returned to complete the plot that apparently draws the ending for the series for now.

Group of artists consisting Carlo Barberi (Deadpool – Suicide Kings, Ororo – Before the Storm), Jorge Jiménez (Superman – The Final Days of Superman, Superman – Trials of the Super Sons) and Paul Pelletier (Fall of the Hulks, War of Kings) provided arts for the story. This arc was preceded by the events of "When I Grow Up" and "Planet of the Capes", which set up the premises.

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End of Innocence

The killer queen who used to run League of Assassins, Talia al Ghul pays a surprise visit to her son Damian with a contract to kill Lois Lane. However, the ongoing Leviathan civil war is what brought her here even though her intentions were never clarified at any point of the encounter (The Silencer – Code of Honor).

Then former Amazo Project came back to life next, looking for revenge by taking down the biggest players of world's greatest superhero team. Except for Aquaman and Green Lantern, almost every core-member of the Justice League showed up in the story, not to save the day but to be saved instead.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Superman – Hopes and Fears | Comics

Superman's biggest fear is often pushed back by his values, making him one of the greatest superhero in the world!

After discovering himself along with his family on a new world where his counterpart died before his eyes, Superman had no chance to catch a breath as he tackled the Eradicator (Son of Superman), fought Doomsday (Path of Doom), helped Justice League preventing an invasion (The Extinction Machines).

Then he band up with The Trinity to defeat Mongul (Better Together), saved Supermen of Multiverse from a being Prophecy (Multiplicity) and discovered his place in this new world (Superman Reborn) before standing out against a newly reformed version of Superman Revenge Squad (The New World).

Even a Man of Steel needs rest after all that stress and he returns home tired and wake up next day to find out his wife Lois Lane has arranged for a special Fourth of July trip throughout the country to celebrate America's 241st birthday.

She and Clark teach their young boy Jon Kent about lessons from history and the idea of coexisting with different beliefs. They toured trough places from Niagara Falls, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., meeting people who served the country before returning back to Metropolis.

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Superman – Hopes and Fears | Comics

Back in the city, little kids are gone missing for more than two weeks and it worries Superman. He finds yellow footprints and following them, led him to the first missing child with another kid and when confronted, they blasted him with some yellow energy.

Initially, he believes Sinestro is behind all these but then he finds the locations where the kids are all kept as Parallax were feeding on their fears. After resisting for a while, Big-Blue willingly submits himself to the fear entity seeing it draining those abducted kids alive.

Sooner as the demon took possession of his body, an old foe strikes on him and is revealed to be Sinestro, who came back to re-acquire the parasitic entity. However, using the amazing might of Superman, it managed to pummel the Korugarian to ground but then is transported to the anti-matter universe of Qward, where Weaponers of Qward struck it down using their Qwa-Bolts.

Trying to exorcise Parallax out of Superman's body, Sinestro exposed him to a series of his greatest fears, all involving him failing to save the day.

Soon, it leaves him and made the Korugarian believe to have taken refuge into Lyssa Drak but it is revealed to be otherwise. Because of his last encounter with Hal Jordan (Sinestro's Law), the villain got exhausted from struggling to put the entity inside his ring and the Kryptonian made a judgment call before returning to Earth.

Then, in pursuit of the interview of a lifetime, Lois Lane travel across the globe to meet the ultimate assassin, Deathstroke the Terminator and they cross each other's path on very irregular circumstances.

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Battle For Sinestro's Might

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Man of Steel continues his journey on DC Rebirth from "Black Dawn" storyline to a new one titled "Hopes and Fears", which collects issues #27-32 from the fourth volume of Superman monthly ongoing from DC Comics. Unlikely enemies like the Lord of Yellow Lantern Corps and the self-proclaimed Terminator have come to tangle with Big-Blue under interesting situations.

Series regular Patrick Gleason (Brightest Day, Sinestro Corps War) and Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Black Adam – The Dark Age) are joined by two new writers James Bonny and Keith Champagne to contribute in the plot conceived in 2017.

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Face Off With Deathstroke

Artists Ed Benes (Justice League of America – Injustice League, Justice League of America – Tornado's Path), Doug Mahnke (Final Crisis, Justice League Elite), Philip Tan (Spawn, Uncanny X-Men) and Tyler Kirkham (Deathstroke – Family Business, Deathstroke – Suicide Run) took turns on penciller duty.

The fear entity was released after "Forever Evil" and now Thaal Sinestro seeks its power once again. The tale of Parallax will continue later in "Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps – Twilight of the Guardians" storyline next and Superman will return for a trip to Apokolips with his family in "Imperius Lex" arc.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Super Sons – Planet of the Capes | Comics

Robin takes Superboy out for training but an emergency came up that even overwhelms the Teen Titans.

In Metropolis, Lois Lane was packing Jon some snacks before he goes out patrolling. She reminds him to be at home by time and asks Clark if they are doing the right thing, to which he points out that it is for the better to be open to Jon.

Superboy joins Robin on a rooftop as he is about to receive training on the duties of a hero. They look out for jaywalking, stop bag snatchers, rescuing cats and changing tires for people but where Damian was rude, Jon charms people with his well behavior and mannerism.

After finishing their rounds, Robin was trying to call his teammates on Teen Titans but Beast Boy came from behind as a cat, freaking Jon out before introducing Aqualad, Raven and Starfire to him. They came here seeking The Boy Wonder for an emergency and he ditched the Boy of Steel saying its Titans business.

They head to the Hell's Gate section of town while Jon gets back home a minute early. Lois heads to Daily Planet to cover a story and Superman was already out with Justice League, leaving him alone at home.

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Super Sons – Planet of the Capes | Comics

Following tracks of some weird energy signature, Raven comes near a wall and then suddenly, a hand reaches out and grabs her out. The team came under attack by two villains Atom-Master and Faceless Hunter, who make a quick work of them before the Titans could coordinate and then their third member, Time Commander reveals himself to the crowd.

On behalf of their team of Forgotten Villains, they wish to deliver a message from their master Kraklow and caused Damian to rapidly age. A sleeping Jon wakes up when an elderly Robin shows up at his doorstep with his beaten teammates looking for his assistance.

He says that he is not even a teen and Garfield points out that Damian is too old now, which is ironic. Robin approves Superboy joining their band and elsewhere, villainous magician Kraklow was waiting for them to bring help from elder heroes, like Justice League.

Apparently, he was visited by his elder-self, who handed him over a box full of mud from a dead Multiverse to create these artificial villains from his visions and make a name for him. So, he started walking a path of never being forgotten, at his Rebirth!

Superboy breaks in to their secret lair, it is flooded by Aqualad and the villains are slowed down. However, Time Commander gets a hold of things and freezes time to make a run for them but Jon was able to break out of it with his sheer will along with his team.

However, the Super Sons are then drafted into a war of another dimension which is threatened by Yggardis, the Living Planet. Also, they came across two young heroes, Big Shot and Hard Line, who unfolds new secrets about the magician Kraklow they fought earlier.

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Saviors of Multiverse!

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Super Sons – Planet of the Capes

With DC Rebirth running in full swing, writer Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Forever Evil – Arkham War) returns with the second storyline "Planet of the Capes" from Super Sons monthly ongoing series with artists Carmine Di Giandomenico (Daredevil – Battlin' Jack Murdock, Spider-Man – Noir) and Jorge Jiménez (Superman – The Final Days of Superman, Superman – Trials of the Super Sons).

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Showdown With Yggardis

The plot is covered in issues #06-10 of the series from DC Comics and picks up from "When I Grow Up".  After going up against Kid Amazo and stopping him from unleashing his evil plan, both Robin and Superboy decide that they should team-up. In spite of having super-strength, Damian believes Jon is not ready for crime-fighting yet and deems that he needs training.

When they were at work, an emergency came up and the focus is then shifted to the matter at hand. Aside from the regular appearance of Super Sons, Alfred Pennyworth, Batman, Lois Lane, Superman and Teen Titans were featured in guest roles.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Superman – Black Dawn | Comics

A sinister entity has been keeping an eye on Superman and his family in Hamilton County. Then the Dynamic Duo came to see young Superboy.

The Kent family has been living in Hamilton County for some time as Superman slowly adjusts to this new world. With his wife Lois Lane and boy Jon Kent, Clark is living the simple life he used to lead on Smallville. Jon is getting along fine with Kathy Branden, granddaughter of their neighbor Cobb.

At night, Batman and Robin pay a secret visit to Kent Farm to talk to Clark about something important about his son as Superboy secretly watches but all are caught and brought inside the house for some apple pie by Lois.

When Clark asked, Bruce revealed that as a full healthy human-Kryptonian hybrid Jon have the capacity to surpass the great power of his father and by now, he should have had been at full power, whereas Jon can barely fly. So, he suspects something is holding the boy back and asks if they notice anything suspicions around.

When everyone went to sleep, he decides to Cobb's Dairy and sneaks into their farm to collect some fresh milk sample from the cow Bessie but suddenly, he is attacked by black liquid that captures him.

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Superman – Black Dawn | Comics

The next morning, Cobb and Kathy arrives to deliver Bessie's fresh milk for Jon and Damian Wayne is introduced to them as Garth. As he departs, Cobb pats on Krypto's head and it appears that he has some psychic influence on the dog.

Later, Batman is nowhere to be found which even surprises Damian. Robin, Superboy and Superman go on a patrol over Hamilton County to locate Bruce but are interrupted by a giant squid creature they fought before in the arctic (Son of Superman).

With much less effort, the trio handled the situation but it was Jon's brash actions that saved lives in the end. Superman heads to Deadman's Swamp after sending the boys home. Damian and Jon were bickering while they were returning and as it started to become a fight, Kathy intervenes by chocking him up in the air with her telekinesis.

She even managed to redirect Jon's heat-vision. Meanwhile, Superman discovers Batman, Frankenstein, Robin, The Bride and many others stuck in some containment underground. Back home, Lois was getting worried upon having no words from her husband or son and go out investigate.

She is confronted by fellow townspeople Candice, Doc Brooks, Mayor Goodman, Mr. Martinez and Officer Haggart at her house and makes a break for it in the Batmobile using the Hellbat Gauntlet. She was eventually stopped by Cobb Branden and Superman quickly rushed to the spot hearing her cry. Cobb is soon taken care of and Clark flies off with Lois.

She points out that lately, Hamilton County has become a target for various monstrosities and as he tries to help the people, Lois is severely injured in this chaos. Elsewhere, Jon is being forced to watch his friends and family in peril and sheds tears for them but then his mysterious captor came out of shadows and revealed himself as Manchester Black, one of Superman's old enemies.

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Manchester Black Returns!

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"Black Dawn" marks the fourth Superman storyline of DC Rebirth era following "Multiplicity" and "Trials of the Super Son" from DC Comics. The story takes place on the fourth ongoing volume of Superman in 2017, collecting issues #20-26.

Plotted out by the duo of writers Patrick Gleason (Brightest Day, Sinestro Corps War) and Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Black Adam – The Dark Age), artist Doug Mahnke (Final Crisis, Justice League Elite) was brought on board to do the illustrations for the arc alongside Gleason, who also wrote several issues for the plot.

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Introducing Superboy Black

Even though it was a plot set on solo Superman comic series, the primary focus revolves around Clark's son Jon Kent, the new Superboy. There is even a scene where Clark lectures Jon about the consequences of choices he made much like the way actor Kevin Costner's character Jonathan Kent does to a young Clark Kent in 2013's Man of Steel film.

In pre-Flashpoint reality, Manchester Black used to hang out with his super-team The Elite but this Prime Earth version is aided by the group of Super-Elite. The story will be going onward followed by "Hopes and Fears" storyline as the series advances.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Super Sons – When I Grow Up | Comics

Despite having very little in common among them, Robin and Superboy tries to stop Kid Amazo to take on entire Justice League!

On his way to school with his next-door neighbor Kathy Branden, Jon Kent took side of a bullied boy that led him into a quarrel with few bullies, who arranged a snowball fight to hurt his friends. As Jon was about to lose his cool, the timely intervention of Damian Wayne saved the day, who was disguised as their bus driver and a substitute teacher.

That night, when Batman was going out on patrol, he ditched an enthusiastic Damian behind for falling back on his homework. On Hamilton County, Superman flies off for a Justice League related emergency and Lois sends Jon to his bed afterwards.

Just as he hit the sack, Damian sneaks back on him to take Jon along with him to investigate a case of break-ins at LexCorp, Metropolis which freaked out the latter for a moment. Both Robin and Superboy were making their way onto the top of the tower when they find Lex Luthor floating behind them in his new "Superman" armor.

Since, Jon can't really fly, Robin throws Superboy down for Lex to rescue while he makes it to an unmarked level to look into but found Luthor back on his tail soon enough. These two make an escape but Robin manages to copy the security log before that.

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Super Sons – When I Grow Up | Comics

Jon took a look at the log and is able to detect a boy walking inside for the android Amazo and then camera goes dead. The boy is then seen in multiple places at the same time and Robin identifies him as Reggie Meyer using Batman's facial recognition database.

There was an outbreak of the Amazo Virus which grant people power but all of them were cured then (Justice League – Injustice League). Reggie and his family were among the five percent who kept theirs and they formed the team "Super Duffies" to fight villains.

Tracking the last known location of Reggie's family, the Super Sons head to Providence, Rhode Island. Robin was going through some old newspaper articles when Superboy discovered the deceased bodies of Reggie's family and decides to call their dads.

Disagreement on the point led Jon to push Damian away and run into Reggie's younger sister Sara in the woods. Damian thought Jon has come back but it was the Man of Steel standing behind him and The Dark Knight ready to creep on Jon in the jungle.

The hostile attitude of the World's Finest against the Super Sons has proved that they were actually some android doppelgangers sent by Reggie AKA Kid Amazo. Sara being a technopath helps them take down many those robots and explains Reggie's plan of stealing the Amazo Armor from LexCorp next.

Using which he is creating "Amazo" duplicates that can replicate any power they came in contact with. As Robin is still reluctant about calling their dads or the Justice League, he and Jon are quickly surrounded by dozens of duplicates of themselves.

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World’s Not-So-Finest

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After having a few unofficial team-ups to fight crime under the cautious supervision of their over-protective fathers, Robin and Superboy finally have their very own monthly ongoing series titled Super Sons from DC Comics in 2017, which probably is one of the best gift we received from the DC Rebirth run so far.

The first storyline of their official team-up "When I Grow Up" collects issues #01-05 from the series. It is plotted by writer Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Forever Evil – Arkham War) and he was assisted by artist Jorge Jiménez (Superman – The Final Days of Superman, Superman – Trials of the Super Sons) with his impressive drawing skills.

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Super Sons Strike Out

The story focuses on a solo mission Damian Wayne begin on his own when his father left him behind from regular patrol duty but quickly realizing he needs someone to aid him on it and he then approached Jonathan Kent to pick him up as some extra-muscle from Hamilton County while both of their fathers was away.

Aside from Batman and Superman, Alfred Pennyworth and Lois Smith appearing in the story for their very important role of keeping the Super Sons in line. Following the core plot, there is a brawl in the Batcave between these two unsettling youngsters akin to the one seen in "Trials of the Super Sons", to set out their differences.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Superman Reborn | Comics

Following the entire world witnessing "The Final Days of Superman" while a Superman from another world was also present at the scene, a mysterious Clark Kent also showed up later, who is not a Man of Steel though.

During the Doomsday incident at Metropolis, this new "Clark" met Superman and Lex Luthor as they were already handling the situation, both of them very surprised to see him. He then starts having feelings for Lois Lane and she finds every similarity among him and her husband quite uncanny and disturbing as well.

Alarmed by a sudden breach at his Fortress of Solitude, Superman rushes there only to find out that Superwoman is in critical health condition and brought in by his friend Steel. As he tends to see Lana, his nemesis Blanque taunts him by calling his civilian name.

Superman figures out a way to save the life of Superwoman by putting her into a Kryptonian battle armor from Fortress. At the same time, a team of explorers led by Hank Henshaw were trying to locate Superman's Fortress of Solitude but things go wrong for them.

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Superman Reborn | Comics

Somewhere else, a secret prison in an undisclosed location of Mister Oz, Tim Drake teases him stating that one of his prisoners has gotten away already. As he goes to investigate towards a tower, he finds numerous drawings and writings for the Man of Steel inside the walls of the tower.

Though this prison still holds monstrous entities like Doomsday and Prophecy, the escaped prisoner seems to have upset Oz quite a great deal. Which means, either this person may cause great peril for Kal-El or may reveal something important to him, that he is not supposed to know right now.

Meanwhile, realizing about his feelings towards Lois, the mysterious Clark eventually proposes her, only to be declined politely. He follows Lois back to her home after she rejected his proposal of marriage, Clark reaches at Smith Farm, Hamilton County to discover that she already have a family and it really cracked him up badly.

Lois was celebrating her marriage anniversary with her husband and son, when finally coming to the realization of his true identity after long. The other Clark shows up at their front door and leaves a photo album titled "The Kents" before disappearing to thin air just like a ghost.

They suddenly saw fire in their house and then everything around them starts getting erased, including their son Jon. Superman and Lois heads straight to Metropolis seeking for answers and Clark's doppelganger was not present there at his own apartment.

Out of the blue, he showed up there and managed to stop an enraged Superman from attacking him. According to him, he was locked up in that cell because Man of Steel never cared for him and then he even solved Clark's secret identity problem.

When Kal-El fails to deduce who this mysterious fellow really is, he starts dropping hints by frequently changing into Bizarro, Brainiac, Cyborg Superman, Doomsday, Lex Luthor, Mongul and Parasite one by one, asking to say his name. Superman eventually figured out it was his old enemy Mister Mxyzptlk and the imp erased Jon from existence for big-blue forgetting him.

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Chronicle of The Kents

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Bringing answers to many questions since the beginning of DC Rebirth, "Superman Reborn" crossover aims to clear up certain things. The team of writers Dan Jurgens (Metamorpho – Year One, Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey), Patrick Gleason (Brightest Day, Sinestro Corps War) and Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Forever Evil – Arkham War) have collaborated with artists Art Thibert (Outsiders, Trinity), Doug Mahnke (Final Crisis, Justice League Elite), Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow – New 52, Suicide Squad – New 52) and Stephen Segovia (Action Comics – Men of Steel, Action Comics – Welcome to the Planet) to create this crossover.

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Mystery of Mister Oz

The story collects issues #973-976 of Action Comics and issues #18-19 of Superman monthly series from DC Comics. "Superman Reborn" has ushered a new chapter from where the mysteries of DC Rebirth will slowly unfold and deadly secrets will be revealed.

Mysteries regarding Mister Oz starts to get even more complex than it already were seeing what sort of indivuals he is keeping as prisoners. The saga will be followed by "The New World" and "Black Dawn" storyline from Action Comics and Superman monthly series as the series progresses.
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