“Superman” #712 Changes Draw Questions On Content

DC Comics Skirting Contraversey??by Kiel Phegley, CBR.com

Last night, DC Comics sent out one of their regular “Direct Channel” e-mail newsletters to retailers, and in between announcements of ordering deadlines, issue sellouts and trade paperback reprints came much more unexpected news: that June 22’s “Superman” #712 would ship with entirely new contents than had been previously solicited by the publisher.

Originally, the issue was set to be the latest chapter in “Grounded” – the Man of Steel story begun by J. Michael Straczynski and continued by Chris Roberson focusing on Superman’s walk across America – with a special focusing on the establishment of a Muslim superhero called Sharif in Los Angeles. Instead, the comic will carry a story by Kurt Busiek and Rick Leonardi featuring Krypto the Superdog which was originally created then shelved during Busiek’s run on the title circa 2007.

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