Kermit the Frog often laments about how it's not easy being green, but that's nothing compared to the lonely life of the world's most powerful super-being. That's right, folks. Superman—the Man of Steel, Big Blue, ol' Heat Vision Eyes—very clearly wants a friend this holiday season.
This November, welcome artist Brett Booth to BATMAN/SUPERMAN!
Beginning with issue #5, Booth joins writer Greg Pak to tell the ongoing adventures of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel. This launch issue starts as the ultimate video game, in which the players don’t realize that the characters they’re controlling are fighting in real life! Will it be game over for Batman? Meanwhile, Superman must deal with a treacherous new foe known as Metallo. But how are these two stories connected?
San Diego Comic-Con kicked off last night and DC Entertainment hit the ground running by debuting a staggering collection of Superman costumes in our interactive 4,500 square foot booth (#1915). The costumes on display span various incarnations of the Man of Steel on both the big and small screens, and have been donned by actors including Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, and Henry Cavill.
This week saw the eagerly anticipated release of BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1. In the second issue of this exciting and all-new series, the Dark Knight and Man of Steel will be brought to Earth 2 in an attempt to find out which of the two is stronger – and bringing them there will be none other than Trickster, who you may have spotted in the final panel of issue #1.
If you’ve been frequenting the DC Comics website recently, you may have noticed that there’s been a lot of coverage regarding a certain super-powered Kryptonian with incredible strength and durability, a Man of Steel, if you will.
It’s like we’re the Daily Planet up in here with all this Superman stuff, amirite? Which, really, why would we not want to be the Daily Planet? They’ve got the best reporters, exclusives regarding super-heroes, and a guy who is simply committed to bringing back the bowtie in a non-ironic fashion.
For the last 75 years, the story of Superman has been carefully crafted by hundreds of writers and artists, each making their own contribution to this iconic character’s rich history. Starting this Wednesday in the pages of the all new series BATMAN/SUPERMAN, it will be writer Greg Pak’s turn to add to the legend of Krypton’s last son.
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.
Back in October, we announced that writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee would be teaming up to bring you a new Superman title that promises to elevate the already high-flying hero to new heights and force him to face off against foes familiar and new, as only two of the top industry talents can.