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SUPERMAN #712

This fill in issue contains a lost classic, Lost Boy: A Tale of Krypto the Superdog, set shortly after Superboy died in Infinite Crisis and Superman went missing.

Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by RICK LEONARDI & JONATHAN SIBAL
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO,JESUS MARINO, & DAVE STEWART

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.3%

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  1. I’m officially dropping this

  2. wow … that is an awful cover ..

  3. when will it end?!?!

  4. @wangman31888 sooner than later

  5. It’s sad that this sucks. I think Chris Roberson is a great writer. He’s definitely killing it on Starborn. 

  6. Looks like there’s been a change in the solicit.

    Please note the new contents for SUPERMAN #712, now written by Kurt Busiek with art by Rick Leonardi, a cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino and a variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.

    This fill in issue contains a lost classic, Lost Boy: A Tale of Krypto the Superdog, set shortly after Superboy died in Infinite Crisis and Superman went missing.

    DC Comics determined that the previously solicited story did not work within the “Grounded” storyline. However, Chris Roberson, will be back for the final two issues of Superman’s year long walk across America. As we near the conclusion, catch up with Superman next month as he makes stops in Portland and Newberg, OR.

  7. Jeff Reid Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Wow. I find it rather shocking that DC would do this type of drastic change without bothering to change the information on their own website. This is among the reasons I’m drastically cutting back my preorders with them.

  8. @JeffR  None of the major comic book companies really change their solicitation information on their websites.

  9. Jeff Reid Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    @conor  It doesn’t seem like it’d be hard to do so. It would make it easier for those of us who preorder and prepay for their books to keep up on what’s happening when things get shuffled around. They have official websites. Seems silly not to use them. Lord knows that I’m not on any mailing lists to which DC sends this type of updated information.

  10. This was like a nice story from five years ago…because that’s when it’s from. But it was still waaaaay better than the shit story we’ve had for the last two months.

  11. I don’t follow the current walking arc but I am interested in a Krypto story. Is this worth picking it up at all?

  12. I liked the story on a personal note. Shortly after I got my dog I got into a really bad accident. My dog and I bonded a lot while I learned to walk. My job requires me to leave for months at a time, and my wife said my dog sits and mopes when I leave. Its hokey, but I found it touching.

  13. I’m really disgusted with what appears to be DC pulling back an issue that involves a Muslim superhero after the fall out w/ Nightrunner. I could be wrong, but why else would they do this? Nonsense.

  14. IGN just gave this their first perfect 10/10. ill def go n pick it up

  15. …cuz im curious. nvr bought superman in my life. i just LOVE sad dog stories and movies

  16. I wonder if this issue would have a better rating if it wasn’t a last minute fill in for a largely disliked Superman run/story?  Grounded never interested me so I haven’t read any of it but I had to check this out when I heard what it was about.

    This is a well executed one shot about a dog looking for his best friend that choked me up a good bit.  As if the issue wasn’t touching enough, my dog came over and laid on my feet while I was reading it.

  17. @EddyDisaster That made me a little curious too. But, was this that good. Right now it was an average of 3.6 here. Should I pick this up next week if my store has it?

  18. @Fett02
    Nah, it’s like seeing a deleted scene of Lost. At this point you got better things to consume.

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