First Look: Superman’s New Power

Catch the official reveal of the Man of Steel’s new ability!

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Over the weekend, the first image of Superman’s new costume was leaked… and reaction was mixed. Those thumbsleves are probably going to be controversial.

But the bigger story coming out of this week’s issue of Superman is that the Man of Steel is getting a new superpower for the first time in decades. Between flight, invulnerability, heat vision, super hearing, x-ray vision and super strength, Superman was already among the most powerful superheroes of all time.

This is your last chance to remain unspoiled before Superman # 38 comes out! DC Comics has passed along an infographic that reveals Superman’s new power as part of a timeline of his previously discovered abilities.

Superman's new powers

The Super Flare is an ability connected to Superman’s heat vision that emerges for the first time during his desperate battle with Ulysses. Superman’s plan to save Ulysses’ adopted world didn’t work out and his former friend is out for revenge.

What the previews don’t tell you is that Superman’s new power has a pretty steep price and he doesn’t have much control over it. It has the potential to make his life very difficult in the near future, but I’ll refrain from spoiling the reason for that.

Geoff Johns and artist John Romita Jr. conclude their first Superman story this Wednesday, February 4 with the release of Superman # 38!