Mark Waid’s ‘Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor’ and ‘World’s Finest: Teen Titans’ Coming in July

Mark Waid fans will be happy in July with two more DC projects on the way.

Waid will continue his mining of the World’s Finest brand with World’s Finest: Teen Titans (along with Ema Lupacchino), a modern retelling of the early adventures of the original Teen Titans composed of Robin, the Boy Wonder, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Bumble Bee.

Waid said the idea came about after having “…so much fun writing the Teen Titans in Batman/Superman: World’s Finest that DC asked for more, and I couldn’t be happier. Taking our cue from the main World’s Finest book, the series is set in the not-too-distant past, when Robin led the team—including Bumblebee and Mal Duncan—as they answered calls for help from kids worldwide and dealt with their celebrity status. The real fun for the wonderful Ema Lupacchino and me is revealing many surprising secrets about who each of the Titans really is. Even longtime readers will be stunned by these untold revelations.”

Speaking of World’s Finest, Waid will next tackle Superman in a DC Black Label series with Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan entitled Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor.

The three-issue mini-series will see Superman attempt to save the life of his arch-nemesis as “For the first time, Superman’s fighting the tide of public opinion, embarking on a mission that billions of people outright oppose. 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.”

Look for the first issue of both series on July 11 (Teen Titans) and July 25 (Superman).

Check out the covers by Chris Samnee and Kevin Nowlan below and be sure to return to Conskipper for all of your DC Comics news.

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