This Wednesday, Superman kicks off a new arc. “The Last Days” kicks off with Jon and his dad, the Man of Steel, remembering Krypton, Clark’s fallen home world. A somber memorial, no doubt, but things are about the get even more somber as the two Kryptonians are called away to another dying world…

Check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of Superman #40 after the jump.

Writer: James Robinson

Penciller: Doug Mahnke

Inkers: Jaime Mendoza & Scott Hanna

Colorist: Wil Quintana

Letterer: Rob Leigh

“SUICIDE PLANET” part one! Far away in a distant solar system, a world stands on the brink of destruction, much as Krypton did so many years ago. As Superman and son venture off into space to help, an unexpected adversary stops our heroes dead in their tracks: these people wish to die.