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Things appear to be getting worse at DC as it sent out yet another notice about changes to the Superman title. Everything is getting shuffled around again, but at least we’ll get to see the end of the Camelot Falls arc – in November.

Sigh… I constantly pull for you, DC, I really do. Fortunately, I don’t read that much Superman stuff, so it isn’t affecting me that much, but really…

From DC Comics:

Several issues of SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #13 have changed contents as detailed below.

SUPERMAN #668 (AUG070237) now will feature the story solicited to appear in SUPERMAN #669. In this issue, written by Kurt Busiek with art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green and a new cover by Renato Guedes and Wilson Magalhaes, The new 3-part story “The Third Kryptonian” gets under way. A year ago, Superman learned of another Kryptonian on Earth. Now the hunt goes into overdrive, as the Metropolis Marvel and the Dark Knight Detective’s search takes them from China to Gotham City to California and more. Plus, important developments for Superman’s foster-son Chris Kent, who also gets to meet Robin the Boy Wonder!

SUPERMAN #668 (AUG070237), which features a new cover by Renato Guedes and Wilson Magalhaes, is available for order adjustment through the Final Order Cutoff date of September 20, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 10.

SUPERMAN #669 (AUG070238) now will feature the story solicited to appear in SUPERMAN #670. In this issue, written by Kurt Busiek with art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green and a cover by Jesus Merino, secrets of Krypton’s past are revealed in “The Third Kryptonian” Part 2 of 3, as survivors and enemies come fast and furious in a centuries-spanning story of interstellar adventure and survival. But someone’s stalking the third Kryptonian…and now he’s after Superman, too!

SUPERMAN #669 (AUG070238) is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 24.

SUPERMAN #670 (SEP070182) now will feature a story solicited to run in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #13. In this issue, written by Kurt Busiek with art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green and a cover by Jesus Merino, it’s the slam-bang, no-holds barred conclusion of the 3-part story “The Third Kryptonian,” as the entire Superman family — Superman, Supergirl, Power Girl, Krypto, Chris Kent and even Batman — makes a desperate last stand against a deadly threat to every Kryptonian in the universe!

SUPERMAN #670 (SEP070182) is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 7. Please note that this issue will have 48 pages with a cover price of $3.99 U.S.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL #13 (SEP070183) now will feature a lead story written by Kurt Busiek with art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino. The big-action finale to the “Camelot Falls” epic! It’s Kryptonian versus magic, in an all-out confrontation between Superman and Arion, beneath the Atlantic. But how does Superman battle a sorcerer? And what does it mean for the fate of the world? The answers involve tidal waves, shipwrecks, secrets, revelations, New Gods, monsters, a walk through time with the Phantom Stranger and the truth about Khyber. Don’t miss the climactic chapter of a story that will have repercussions for Superman and his world for years to come.

In the backup story, written by Busiek with art by Renato Guedes and Wilson Magalhaes, the Superman family — including The Man of Steel, Lois Lane, Chris Kent, Jonathan and Martha Kent and others, are reunited for what may be the last time.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL #13 (SEP070183) is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 28.

Because of these changes, these issues will be made returnable at a later date. DC Comics apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Heh, I like how the company says “several issues”.

But Wait! That’s not all! Superman Confidential, which just had a schedule change is getting ANOTHER schedule change.

Following an announcement on September 4, DC Comics provides a further update on contents for SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #8 and 9.

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #8 (JUL070223) now will feature part one of a 3-part story written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, with art and cover by Chris Batista & Cam Smith. In this issue, witness Superman’s fateful first encounter with The Forever People and Darkseid! When Beautiful Dreamer goes missing, the Forever People take their search to Earth, only to find The Man of Steel! SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #8 (JUL070223) is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 31.

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #9 (SEP070187) now will feature part two of this 3-part story written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, with art and cover by Chris Batista & Cam Smith. In this issue, Superman finds himself trapped as a prisoner on New Genesis, with only one way to escape. It’s a battle of the titans as Superman faces off against Orion! SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #9 is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 14.

The story concludes in SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #10. When New Genesis and Apokolips take their war to earth, Superman is drawn into the center of the conflict and must project his adopted home world from becoming just another battlefield in the war between the New Gods! SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #10 is written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning with art and cover by Chris Batista & Cam Smith, and will be solicited in the October Previews to arrive in stores on December 12.

via DC Comics

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5 Comments

  1. September 19, 2007 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Look,There are some titles that should never have schedule difficulties…never.Superman,Action, Batman, Detective and JLA should be in stores the same week every month with contents that relate to the previous months unless it is the stsrat of a new story. DC ( and Marvel) must have arcs ready to go if there is a delivery problem from “superstars.” Now several of these problems have been cuased by creators illness and there is nothing that you can do about that.But if a guy is writing/drawing 3 books and is constantly late, then only give him 2 books. Easy.

  2. September 19, 2007 at 11:41 am — Reply

    I agree with Pat. The core titles should never be more than a week late, if that. If it means publishing stock stories (which use to be the norm) then do it. Don’t just push the schedule up, but actually publish a real fill-in. If superstar artist or writer X can’ work on more than one title, sorry, but they should only be on one title. Maybe if they opened their stable of writers up a little more…

    That said, I am a DC fanboy. I love DC. But to make people wait months for the end of a blockbuster story line… (Heinberg and Woman Woman. Lost me and my wife on that fiasco). It also can screw with those of use who have to squeeze the comics into our little budgets.

    Maybe all this stuff has to hit the beats to prepare for Final Crisis, but dang….

  3. September 19, 2007 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    Stacy brings up a good point . If you are budgeting for a $15.00 week in March , you probably can’t afford that $45.00 catch-up week in July. It is unfair. Also, I remember some fill-in issues as being great stories.No harm in that.

  4. Brad
    September 19, 2007 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    I’ve been a DC guy for years, but When the Donner Arc mysteriously dissappeared due to artist time-line crunch and WWH came out, for the first time in my life I traded in my DC pull list for an all marvel one, I see stories like this and It pains me but I don’t regret the decision. I love Superman and many of the other DC titles, the only one that seems worth a darn right now is the GL/Sinestro Wars.

  5. Brother129
    September 19, 2007 at 9:21 pm — Reply

    Remember the days when you only paid less than a dollar and never had to worry about books shipping late….top notch talent my @$$

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