Looks Like Leviathan Begins in Action Comics #1007

We gave you a cover peek at Superman #8, with a Superboy Prime-like new look for an older Jonathan Kent, coming to Brian Bendis‘ Super-continuity soon.

And now we have an exclusive look at the livery on Steve Epting Ryan Sook‘s cover to January’s Action Comics #1007. At least we think it’s exclusive. No one else seems to be running it. Oh go on, we’ll slap a watermark on it as well.

With the announcement that the upcoming Leviathan storyline is kicking off with that issue.

Bleeding Cool was the first to notice Brian Bendis’ little tease in a previous edition of Action Comics before he spilt the beans and talked about bringing Tahlia al Ghul’s criminal organisation Leviathan into the Metropolis mix and subsuming all the existing criminal gangs, and kicking off a new Leviathan series.

Bleeding Cool also reported

at New York Comic Con I heard of bar gossip of other creators moaning about what they had to do, to change, to fit in with Leviathan, which it seems will impact on not just the Superman books but also the Batman books, making it a proper DC Universe event.

Here’s what the solicitation says… but now we know more. All happening at the end of January…

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Steve Epting
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Leviathan was created by Grant Morrison and David Finch in 2011’s Batman: The Return, just before the New 52. It was intended to be a secret organisation to counteract Batman Incorporated, after Batman spurned Talia al Ghul.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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