From the Editor’s Desk: Wil Moss on Superboy developments and the Superman 80-Page Giant

From the Editor’s Desk: Wil Moss on Superboy developments...

By Joker Monday, January 31st, 2011
Hello, DC Nation! Wil Moss here, associate editor on the SUPERMAN line of books. How’ve you been? Have you lost weight? Well, you look great. So before you head to the comic store this week, I want to draw your attention to two fine offerings from the Man of Steel’s corner of the DCU that hit the shelves Wednesday! The first is SUPERBOY #4, the rip-roaring conclusion of “The New Adventures of Psionic Lad”! “Who the heck is Psionic Lad?” you ask? Superboy’s wondering the same thing – all he knows so far is that Psionic Lad’s arrival caused everyone at Smallville High to pass out unconscious, and the gang of armored thugs that showed up right after don’t look too friendly. It’s another excellent chapter of this fun new book – featuring Jeff Lemire’s unique blend of superheroics and small-town drama; and Pier Gallo’s stunningly inventive layouts and spectacular artwork. Jeff and Pier lay down some story elements in this issue that will have BIG repercussions towards the end of 2011! The second book I’d like to plu – I mean talk about … is SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1, which features a bevy of talented up-and-comers telling tales of Superman and his supporting cast! One of the coolest couples in comics – Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover – write a terrific Lois Lane story (see, Twitter, we DO listen!), with the talented Amilcar Pinna on art. Brooklyn’s Finest, Neil Kleid & Dean Haspiel, unite to tell a story about barroom brawls, boxing matches, Metropolis and Perry White; newcomer Beau Tidwell and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS artist CAFU bring to the table a terse espionage story starring none other than Jor-El; and just wait’ll you get a look at Dan McDaid’s Bizarro and Trevor McCarthy’s Supergirl! All that and more awaits under an amazing Dustin Nguyen cover (a companion piece to his cover for December’s BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2010 #1!). And hey, after you read these, drop us a line via and let us know what you thought of ‘em!