Talking the Launch of BATMAN/SUPERMAN with Greg Pak

Talking the Launch of BATMAN/SUPERMAN with Greg Pak

By Alex Nagorski Thursday, May 9th, 2013

It’s hard to think of a better time than this summer to be a Superman fan.

In June alone, the Man of Steel will not only star in a new film, but also in two all-new ongoing comic book series: SUPERMAN UNCHAINED and BATMAN/SUPERMAN! Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Jae Lee, BATMAN/SUPERMAN is an exciting and bold new title that will tell the definitive story of how Batman and Superman met in the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 universe.

“Our story takes place around the time of Grant Morrison’s ACTION COMICS #1. So it takes place when both of these guys are very young and very new to the whole superhero thing,” Pak revealed to MTV GEEK earlier today. “We're going to have this fantastic opportunity to see how these very young guys view each other. Imagine finding out for the first time about some guy who runs around in a bat costume fighting crime or some guy with these insane powers doing the same thing. Each hero's reaction to the other is going to surprise folks a little bit, because they're both so new. Their reactions to each other are going to be a lot more dangerous than you're used to thinking about when you think about Batman and Superman.”

“There’s a hugely fun opportunity right now in the New 52 because the way they’ve been set up, particularly in the time frame we’re looking at, and they have no idea about the existence of the other guy,” Pak continued to IGN. “They don’t even know about other superheroes. So when they first bump into each other, they immediately assume the other guy is the most dangerous guy on the planet. And you know what? Each guy might be right about that. They’re powerful enough, they’re young enough, and they’re cocky enough that if they make mistakes, they could make huge mistakes. That’s a really great place to plunge into this relationship and see them push each other in really big ways at this really early stage. I think it’s just going to fuel a lot of great character moments, character development, and story.”

For more from Greg Pak about the launch of BATMAN/SUPERMAN, check out the full interviews that ran this morning with the writer in MTV GEEK, IGN, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, NEWSARAMA, COMIC VINE, and GAMMA SQUAD. And in the gallery above, take a sneak peek at Jae Lee’s interior artwork for BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1, which flies into stores next month!