DC Comics Is Making Big Changes (Again) to Superman and Batman

The current storylines—which have ushered in radically different versions of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight—will be wrapping up early next year.


Come next spring, no more Robo-Bat-cop or T-Shirt Superman. The latest versions of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight will be returning to more familiar forms early next year.

Superman will be back to full power and Bruce Wayne will be back in his cape and cowl in Action Comics #50 and Batman #50 respectively, according to new solicitations put out by DC Comics today. The pre-release info also says that the two Supermen currently existing in the DC Universe will meet, and that Gordon and the original Dark Knight will be teaming up to take out Gotham’s latest archvillain Mr. Bloom.

With a big-budget movie featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman on the way—along with the cyclical nature of superhero comics status quo changes—these changes don’t come as any real surprise. What remains to be seen is what happens to Gordon and the public awareness that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person. Hopefully, these storylines will get the chance to impact each character’s mythos in some way, rather than being waved away like they never happened.

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