After spending nearly a year apart, Superman and Lois Lane reunite in the pages of DC Comics, bringing an end to the “Warworld Saga.”
After spending nearly a year apart, Clark Kent / Superman and his wife Lois Lane reunited in the pages of DC Comics.
The romantic reunion took place in Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1, which serves as a conclusion to Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s Action Comics “Warworld Saga.” Lois and Clark were last seen together in September 2021’s Action Comics #1035, in which Superman leaves Earth to free Warwolrd from the tyrannical rule of Mongul.
Superman in the Current DC Comics Canon
Johnson’s “Warworld Saga” saw the Man of Steel form an unlikely team with the Authority—a bond originally formed in writer Grant Morrison and artist Mikel Janín’s limited series, Superman and the Authority—to defeat Mongul. Despite losing his powers and becoming a prisoner himself, Superman is able to plant the seeds of revolution, eventually leading to the death of Mongul at the hands of Kryl-Ux.
While Superman has been away from Earth, his son Jon Kent has been protecting humanity as the latest incarnation of the hero in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El. Written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by John Timms, Cian Tormey, Ruairí Coleman, Clayton Henry and Bruno Redondo, the ongoing series has seen Jon struggle with the mantle of his father while facing off against Henry Bendix. The book also revealed that Jon is bisexual and featured Dreamer’s main DC Comics continuity debut. (She previously appeared in DC Pride 2021.)
Father and son will reunite in the upcoming “Kal-El Returns” crossover. The event will start in Action Comics #1047 before continuing in Superman: Son of Kal-El #16. It will then pick up in Action Comics #1048-1049 and Superman: Son of Kal-El #17-18, as well as November’s Superman: Kal-El Returns Special #1, which will also serve as a Dark Crisis tie-in.
November will also see DC celebrate the 30th anniversary of the “Death of Superman” with The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1. The one-shot will feature four all-new stories centered around Clark Kent’s death, including a major test for Jon. Contributors include writers Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson and Jerry Ordway and artists Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Butch Guice, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett and more.