The Man of Steel Reveals His Secret Identity In Superman #18
Nov 14, 2019
The secret is out! The Man of Steel is set to reveal his secret identity in December's Superman#18, a game-changing issue already making headlines.
DC released some interior art from the issue above that shows Superman holding a press conference.
In Superman #18, by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, Superman will publicly disclose his secret identity as Clark Kent, drastically changing the status quo of the Superman family of titles going forward.
"We wanted to do this because behind it is 1,000 brand-new Superman stories that have never been told." Bendis told the New York Times.
The effect the news will have on Metropolis and the DC Universe as a whole will be felt for months to come, including January's Superman: Heroes one-shot, showing how Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the Justice League, and more react to the revelation; and February's Superman: Villains one-shot, showing the response from DC's antagonists.
"Everybody who's ever been in contact with him is going to have a completely different perspective and reaction to this," Bendis said in the New York Times article. "Some heroes are going to be thrilled, some heroes are going to be livid, some villains are going to change their ways."
Bendis has made it clear to the press that this will be a lasting change for the iconic superhero.
"There's no Kryptonite. There's no Mister Mxyzptlk. There's no magic amulet. No Bizarro," Bendis told the Washington Post. "I can only speak to my own track record that things aren't done for shock. They're done for story."
Superman #18 hits comic shops on December 11th.