"Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes" to set the stage for DC's Superman event next summer

We know that Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul are wrapping up their run on Adventure Comics with issue 6, which will be followed by a Blackest Night tie-in issue written by Tony Bedard. And we know that Paul Levitz, former president and publisher of DC Comics, is slated to start writing the book starting with the book's first annual next year.

But what happens in between? Levitz hinted to CBR in October that the book would be used to wrap up the story of the Legion in the 20th century, and today DC released more details on that -- and unless I missed something somewhere, confirmed the rumored Superman event that'll run next summer.

First tings first ... according to DC's Source blog today, Adventure Comics #8 will kick off a four-issue story that also runs through several of their Superman titles called "Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes."

According to Assistant Editor Will Moss, James Robinson and Julian Lopez will provide a 10-page story about the Legion members who are in the 21st Century; Sterling Gates and Clayton Henry will provide a 10-pager about the Legion in the 31st Century; and Eric Trautmann and Pier Gallo will provide a 10-pager about General Lane’s Human Defense Corps. The story will also run in the Superman and Supergirl titles, as well as a fourth "mystery" title.

"Featuring Superman, Supergirl, Superboy, Mon-El and the Legion of Super-Heroes, it not only brings to a head all the Legion subplots that DC has been laying down since the JLA/JSA 'Lightning Saga' story, but also sets the stage for this summer’s blockbuster Superman event!" Moss said.

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