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Exclusive Preview of SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DIRECTOR’S CUT #1

Exclusive Preview of SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DIRECTOR’S CUT #1

By Alex Nagorski Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The summer of Superman rolls on!!

This Wednesday, the Director’s Cut edition of the premier issue of SUPERMAN UNCHAINED flies into stores. Go inside this best-selling issue from the superstar creative team of Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SWAMP THING) and artist Jim Lee (JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN: HUSH), and witness the origin of this exciting all-new series.

Fans, these aren’t just pencil drawings of the SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 you already own.  This is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of Jim Lee and Scott Snyder as they build the world’s most iconic superhero from the ground up. This new edition also includes Snyder’s full script to this blockbuster story!

Look for notes in margins and in the middle of a penciled frame. How do they translate into a final result? Flip back and forth from the original script to Lee’s drawings. What changed? How does their collaborative creative process push the story forward? SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DIRECTOR’S CUT #1 is the story of how a legend like the Man of Steel is told from the beginning. 

“We really wanted to do a Superman story that shows him in ways you haven’t seen before, exploring his powers and why he does what he does from certain vantage points that you might not have seen before. We want it to feel classic and iconic, but also fresh and different,” Snyder recently told NERDIST about the series. “We’re having fun creating new buildings, locations, characters, secret organizations…really cool stuff!” added Lee.

In the gallery above, take an exclusive sneak peek at SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DIRECTOR’S CUT #1, and don’t forget to pick up this collector’s issue when it hits the spinner rack tomorrow!