This April, “House of Brainiac” debuts in the pages of Action Comics, Superman, and other DC titles starting from 9th April. This next part starts in Action Comics #1064, written by Joshua Williamson, with art by Rafa Sandoval finds Brainiac’s Czarnian army invading Metropolis in this action-packed, oversize (40 pages) issue! The Super-Family and all the superheroes of Metropolis join the fight, but will they be enough to hold off Brainiac’s lethal and crazed soldiers?! Can Superman and Lex Luthor learn what Brainiac is searching for? He’s not bottling Metropolis, so what is he collecting instead? This blockbuster issue features a main cover by artist Sandoval, with variant covers by Batman artist Jorge Jiménez, Paolo Rivera, Michael Walsh, and Ariel Colón.
Also on sale 9th April, the House of Brainiac saga continues with Green Lantern #10, where Kevin Maguire joins series writer Jeremy Adams for a three-part backup story, “Guy’s Bogus Lobo Adventure.” This creative combination means guaranteed hilarity and Maguire’s trademark facial expressions galore, as Green Lantern Guy Gardner is on the hunt to find and arrest Lobo, who’s rumored to be competing against some of the toughest wrestlers the universe has to offer! Green Lantern #10 features a main cover by Xermánico, with variant covers by Evan “Doc” Shaner, Jorge Fornés, and Michael Walsh.
Williamson and Sandoval continue the action on 16th April in Superman #13. Superman and Lobo travel across the universe on a hunt for the “Lobo Army” and Brainiac. But can the pair get along long enough to find them before Brainiac enacts the next stage of his dangerous plan? Sandoval also provides the main cover for this issue, which connects with the main cover of Action Comics #1064 to create a massive display of Metropolis’s superheroes from the Superman Family squaring off against Brainiac’s Czarnian forces. Lee Bermejo, Sebastian Fiumara, Alan Quah, and Jerry Gaylord provide variant covers, plus an artist spotlight variant cover by Jim Lee.
On 23rd April, writer Leah Williams and artists Eduardo Pansica and Júlio Ferreira continue the action in Power Girl #8. After an unexpected attack by Brainiac and his forces, everyone with superpowers in Metropolis has been kidnapped or imprisoned, leaving Power Girl the only superhero to protect a city full of helpless civilians. Will she be up for the challenge, and will the arrival of Crush, Lobo’s daughter, make things even tougher? Wonder Woman: Earth One artist Yanick Paquette provides the main cover, with variant covers from Mark Brooks, W. Scott Forbes, and Irvin Rodriguez.
The first month of “House of Brainiac” concludes on 30th April with Superman: House of Brainiac Special #1. Mark Russell joins Joshua Williamson as co-writer, with Edwin Galmon teaming up with Steve Pugh on art. Featuring cover art by Jamal Campbell, this essential part of the Action Comics/Superman crossover reveals Brainiac’s secret history with both Lobo and his homeworld, Czarnia, answering several important questions, including how Brainiac created a bottled city of Czarnia, Lois Lane confronting Perry White about his own secrets during his campaign for mayor of Metropolis, how Amanda Waller is part of all this, and more! And amidst all the chaos of a Metropolis in need of new champions, Bibbo Bibbowski, Metropolis’s favorite bartender, organizes the locals to protect the city they call home!
All issues relating to the ‘Trinity Of Evil’ are available for preorder from 19th January at participating comic book shops and e-tailers.