FIRST LOOK: ‘Superman #23’ Introduces a New Mystical Villain

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In Superman #23, on sale July 7, the Man of Steel will be dealing with a new villain, one steeped in magic and mysticism. And any Superman fan knows that he doesn’t have the greatest relationship with the old hocus-pocus. But Fate will step in to lend a hand – Dr. Fate, that is. This issue will also see some appearances from other denizens of the DCU’s more shadowy corners, including John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Swamp Thing, and Detective Chimp.

Currently, in the series, the battle for the United Planets hits a fever pitch as the galactic conqueror Mongul beats some of the rulers of the galaxy to death and then heads for Earth where the only thing standing in his way is Superman. Meanwhile, the truth that Clark Kent is Superman continues to spiral out all over the world, and now the Daily Planet’s competition is gunning for his wife, Lois Lane.

Now is the first time DC Comics is offering a look at John Timms’ cover and some interiors by Kevin Maguire and Alex Sinclair. Superman #23 is written by Brian Michael Bendis, with additional art by John Timms and letters by Dave Sharpe.

Superman #23 will be available on July 7, 2020 in comic book stores and online through digital retailers including ComiXology using our affiliate link.