Superman’s WARWORLD SAGA concludes with KAL-EL RETURNS crossover event

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The Warworld Saga is set to conclude in August, and then in September it will be followed by the start of a six-issue crossover event called Kal-El Returns, taking place in the two main Superman titles, DC Comics has announced.

First, on Aug. 30 DC is planning to publish Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1, a one-shot comic from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artists Brandon Peterson and Will Conrad. That book will essentially conclude a storyline that has been going on — primarily in the pages of Action Comics — since Future State started in early 2021. The Kal-El Returns story will pickup afterward.

A six-issue crossover, Kal-El Returns is going to be split evenly between the Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El titles. This story will specifically take place in Action Comics #1047-1049 and Superman: Son of Kal-El #16-18It’s all slated to start on Sept. 27 with the release of Action Comics #1047.

One detail that stood out from the announcement is that the story will involve the return of a classic Superman villain — Metallo.

“What we did for Mongul with the Warworld Saga, we’re doing for Metallo in Kal-El Returns,” Johnson said in a statement. “Metallo might be my favorite Superman villain, and I think he’s often overlooked in lieu of the more god-like characters like Mongul or Darkseid. There’s a really scary, complex, interesting version of him I’ve been wanting to show readers for a long time. His origins, his motivations, and his power set are all overdue for a deep-dive refresh, and we’re ready to give readers a Metallo worthy of Superman. Stay tuned for the strongest and scariest Metallo you’ve ever seen.”

Full preview information from DC Comics for both Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1 and Action Comics #1047 can be found below, along with the main cover artwork for both books…enjoy!

Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by BRANDON PETERSON and WILL CONRAD
Cover by STEVE BEACH
Variant cover by MARIO “FOX” FOCCILLO
1:25 foil variant cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Distressed variant cover by STEVE BEACH
$6.99 US | 56 pages | One-shot | Variant $7.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/30/22

ACTION COMICS #1047
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by TO BE ANNOUNCED
Backup by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by STEVE BEACH
Variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY
1:25 variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary variant cover by LEIRIX
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 9/27/22

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