If you were fearing that it’s all downhill for Superman comics after last week’s SUPERMAN #32, you may be living in the Bizarro world. That’s about the only explanation that makes sense when you look at some of the phenomenal books featuring the Man of Steel hitting the stands this week.
There’s no sugar coating it. By all accounts and on all levels, Superman is doomed. It’s surprising. It’s frightening. It’s tragic. But it’s also compelling. No one wants to see Superman brought down permanently. But as far as human drama goes, you can’t ask for a more powerful one. Here’s why.
The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. They're two of the most well-known, popular, and instantly recognizable super heroes in all of fiction. They both strive to uphold justice. They both take on dangerous criminals and super-powered madmen. They both serve on the legendary Justice League. Separately, they're two of the world's greatest super heroes. Together, they're the World's Finest.
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.