Superman Art Teases Why Man of Steel Is Destroying His Biggest Secret

DC Comics is preparing to end the year with the Man of Steel revealing his secret identity to the world in Superman #18. However, the issue prior will also serve as a lead-in to the story, and series writer Brian Michael Bendis has unveiled a look interior art by Kevin Maguire and Paul Mounts.

When asked on Twitter if Superman #17 is a direct lead-in to issue 18's big identity reveal, Bendis replied, "100 percent yes! Here is some brand new never before seen art from that issue. Feel free to share it! This is from Superman 17 by @maguirekevin and Paul Mounts. The day before the truth! #superman18thetruth"

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The interior art shows Superman using his heightened vision to take a glimpse at various heroes in the DC Universe. Starting from the top we have the red Bat signal on Batwoman's costume, Hawkgirl, Robin, Shazam, Cyborg, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Booster Gold, Wonder Woman, Batman and Alfred, Supergirl and Krypto, Aquaman and Green Lantern.

You can find the solicitation for Superman #18, which features the big status quo change for the Man of Steel below.


  • art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
  • variant cover by SKAN
  • With Superman’s family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel’s life ever!
  • ON SALE 12.11.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC|DC
  • This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

Superman #17 goes on sale on November 13, with the big identity reveal taking place in Superman #18 on December 11.

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