DC Comics
Darren Franich
November 17, 2011 AT 05:33 PM EST

Currently, DC is offering two specific flavors of Superman. While Grant Morrison’s Action Comics presents a slightly younger (and politically motivated) Supes freshly arrived in the big city, Superman features the hero as a well-established fixture in Metropolis society. Next week’s Superman #3 provides some intriguing connective tissue between the two eras, beginning with an extended monologue that doubles as a nice revisionist history: It almost seems as if the speaker is saying that the presence of Superman has made Metropolis more dangerous, not less.

You can read the full issue when it hits stores Nov. 23. For now, check out EW’s full sneak peek here.

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