Later this year, specifically in November, the majority of
the Superman books will be pulled together for a good ol’ fashioned crossover
event called “H’el on Earth.” The crossover will run through the #14 issues of
SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL and SUPERMAN.
The first chapter in SUPERBOY #14, written by Tom DeFalco
with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean, will guest star Supergirl and the Teen Titans as it picks up from the events of SUPERMAN #13 with Superman’s latest
deadly foe, H’el, coming after Kon-El.
SUPERGIRL will then have a run-in with this villainous
Kryptonian in SUPERGIRL #14, written by Mike Johnson and drawn by Mahmud Asrar.
However, the twist is that Kara might find herself agreeing with H’el’s pro-Krypton/anti-Earth
Lastly, the storyline will conclude in SUPERMAN #14, written
by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by Kenneth Rocafort, where Supes will come
face to face with a creature of unknown Kryptonian origin that is both stronger
and smarter than he is. Fisticuffs will surely be had.
Not surprisingly, ACTION COMICS will not be a part of this
mini crossover event. I think we can all agree Grant Morrison has far too much
on his plate to wrap up before he departs the series with issue #16. He has no
time to dilly-dally with a crossover.
The release dates for the “H’el on Earth” crossover are as
follows: SUPERBOY #14 releases on November 14. SUPERGIRL #14 hits shelves
November 21. And, lastly, SUPERMAN #14 launches November 28.
What say you super fans? Is this a crossover event you’re
looking forward to? What do you think of this new character H’el? To me, he
kind of looks like a cross between Bizarro and 90’s mullet Superman. That’s
just my two cents.