Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen and Jesus Merino to write and draw SUPERMAN for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52
Sat, 10/15/2011 - 1:15pm
Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Jesus Merino are joining forces to take on SUPERMAN for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Jurgens and Giffen will be writing the ongoing, modern-day adventures of the Man of Tomorrow, with Jurgens laying out the book and Merino doing the finishes.
“In my mind, Superman is still the first and best,” said Jurgens. “He is the premier character in comics. As a writer, the thing I like best about Superman is the incredibly wide parameter of stories that suit him. Whether it’s a cosmic enemy that threatens the entire planet or a next door neighbor who’s confronted with an incredible moral dilemma, Superman is at home with both and everything in between. As an artist, the thing I like is the sense of power and integrity Superman embodies. There’s something about drawing that majestic figure in flight with the cape and classic ‘S’ shield that will always be a kick. Working with Keith Giffen, one of the most creative guys in comics, who comes up with more ideas in five minutes than most guys do in a week, is the topper. I can’t wait to get started.”
“Are you kidding? It’s SUPERMAN! The sky is the limit!” said Giffen. “I don’t care what anyone says, Superman is DC’s flagship title and Dan and I are going to sweat blood to make sure that everyone out there knows why. The sense of wonder that defined the character for so long is, most definitely, coming back. Big time.”
No strangers to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Jurgens and Giffen join SUPERMAN fresh from a three-issue run on GREEN ARROW. Merino is currently the sole interior artist on SUPERMAN.
Look forward to their take on SUPERMAN, beginning with issue #7.