After some cryptic teases involving the Legion of Super-Heroes, OMAC and Batman Beyond, writer Brian Michael Bendis gives fans another hint about the mysterious #DCMillennium hashtag -- and this one involves the death of Superman.
Uploaded to Bendis' Instagram account, the tease, by artist Andrea Sorrentino, features two characters -- one of whom looks like a monkey, the other perhaps Lois Lane -- standing before a sea of smoking lava, the remains of a city in the background.
But what really draws readers' eyes is Superman's famous costume, strung up like a macabre scarecrow, the cape flowing in the wind and the famous "S" logo front and center.
Much like the Batman Beyond teaser, the image doesn't hint at good things for Superman. And while Superman is no stranger to death--having famously died and come back in the "Death of Superman" trilogy--, whatever caused the event may have been too much for even Superman himself to handle, leading to another death.
Brian Michael Bendis' next major DC title, Event Leviathan # 1, with art from Alex Maleev, is set for release on Wednesday, June 12.