Superman - May 2002

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May 1st
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith

In stores May 1. Guest-starring the all-new Suicide Squad! Lois starts digging up information on President Luthor and uncovers the existence of the Squad, leading to a confrontation between the Man of Steel and a team that's willing to die to keep its secret.
32 pages, $2.25

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Written by Keith Giffen; art by Cliff Rathburn and Rob Leigh; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores May 1. Here it is! The first encounter between the Man of Steel and the Main Man! It's the story all Superman fans have been hoping we'd never show: the very first encounter between the Man of Steel and the Main Man! How did their great relationship start off so well? Why does Superman grit his teeth every time he hears the word "frag"? And why does Lobo hate this milksop planet we call Earth? Read it and weep! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

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May 8th
Written by Joe Casey; art by Sandford Greene, Francisco Herrera and Carlos Meglia; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Meriño

In stores May 8. Superman and Ultra-Man of the Crime Syndicate throw down in the Fortress of Solitude! And the insanity just keeps coming, as two unwanted guests show up to cause more trouble and take the mysterious Superbaby.
32 pages, $2.25

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Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rick Burchett and Prentis Rollins; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores May 8. It's a DC FIRST! Presenting the first race ever between Superman and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick! One of the deadliest Flash foes ever, Kadabra, has forced our heroes to race against the clock to save the life of the latest Flash, Wally West! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

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May 15th
Written by Mark Schultz; art by Yvel Guichet and Dexter Vines; cover by Michael Golden

In stores May 15. "The Pantheon," Part 1 of 2. A forgotten pantheon of gods come to offer the Man of Steel godhood to bolster its ranks. Will Superman fall to the temptation in order to save his loved ones?
32 pages, $2.25

May 22nd
Written by Ben Raab; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by John Paul Leon

In stores May 22. A flashback tale set in Smallville! Superman's actions have never hurt anyone, right? Well, sometimes doing the right thing can have terrible consequence, as we learn in a tragic tale from Clark's past. When young Clark tries to get an overweight girl to come to a school dance with him, bad things begin to happen.
32 pages, $2.25

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Written by Peter David; art by Todd Nauck and Robin Riggs; cover by Leonard Kirk and Riggs

In stores May 22. Mary Marvel joins Supergirl and Buzz for their next stretch on the road — a road that is suddenly covered in...frogs? Blame Hurmizah, a.k.a. the Black Plague. He's one of the Demon Mother Lilith's co-rulers, and it appears he'd like nothing better than to see Supergirl, Mary and Buzz croak!
32 pages, $2.25

Look for the STREAKY SOFT TOY, offered by DC Direct.

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May 29th
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan DiDio and Karl Kesel; art by John McCrea, Tom Grummett, James Hodgkins, and Kesel; painted cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

In stores May 29. [New Release Date: June 5] It's an extra-sized 100th issue! And to celebrate, Superboy's apartment building gets demolished! When the Kid's friends and foes all converge at the Calvin Gardens building in Suicide Slum, destruction and death is all but certain. And when the tragedy results in Superboy asking some hard questions about what's next in his future, a visit from Superman prompts the Kid to go on a journey and do the unthinkable! Featuring a special 8-page flashback tale by the series' original creative team of Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

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Written by Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, and Gerard Jones; art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Jurgens, M.D. Bright, and various; cover by various

In stores May 29. Reoffered to coincide with the release of SUPERBOY #100, this mammoth trade paperback features the very first appearance of the current Superboy (as well as Steel, the Eradicator, and the Cyborg Superman). Collects the entire "Reign of the Supermen" storyline that followed "The Death of Superman. "
480 pages, Trade Paperback, $19.95