‘Action Comics’ Becomes Anthology Title Again in January 2023

It was revealed at New York Comic Con’s Superman panel on Saturday, October 8 that Action Comics #1051 will return to an anthology format this January.

The format change (which hasn’t been attempted since 1988 to 1989’s year long Action Comics Weekly experiment) will feature three stories per issue centered on Superman and the Superman Family, Lois Lane, and Power Girl. 

Current Superman writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson said that “My one-word mission statement for Action Comics in 2023 is ‘Super-Family,’ and I draw inspiration from the 100-page Giant ‘Superman Family issues. We’re giving everyone in the House of El their own role and personal journey while still keeping Superman at the forefront, and tying all the Super-titles together in a way that’s reminiscent of the Triangle Era. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this new era of Action Comics, and doing it alongside such a consummate artist as Rafa Sandoval and comics titan Dan Jurgens truly makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

The “Lois and Clark 2: Doom Rising,” chapters will be written by long-time Superman creator Dan Jurgens with art by Lee Weeks and step back in time to tell that tales of a young Jon Kent on the farm with his famous parents.

Power Girl returns in part one of a three-part story by Leah Williams and Marguerite Sauvage which will spin out of the upcoming Lazarus Planet event series.

 Action Comics #1051 will be available at your local comic shops on January 24, 2023. Check out Dana Mora’s Superman Family cover below.

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