COMICS: Scott Snyder And Jim Lee's MAN OF STEEL Series Confirmed; First Artwork Unveiled
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman (not to mention the fact that Warner Bros. have a brand new film featuring the character hitting theatres next June), it has today been revealed at the New York Comic Con that 2013 will see the launch of Man of Steel; a new ongoing series from the creative team of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. Many thanks to Comic Book Resources for the following image and quotes. Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read more and sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.
It has been rumoured for a while, but we now have a first look at Scott Snyder (Batman) and Jim Lee's (Justice League) Man of Steel. Hit the jump for the first details about the series as well as some stunning artwork!
Scott Snyder On How The Title Fits Into Continuity And What We Should Expect From The First Arc:
This will play along with the other Superman books in the sense that it's in continuity, but we really wanted to carve out our own territory. This really is sort of the biggest, most epic Superman story we could do together while having our feet planted firmly in continuity and making sure that everyone had enough room. For us, this is an independent book and something that will challenge Superman in a big way that's unique to our book. At the same time, I'm friends with Scott and with Andy too, so we're really excited to play alongside each other and share ideas. I think one of the interesting things about him is that Clark is always Clark. But for Superman, the thing that makes him such a strong character is that the values he grew up with and the person he was raised to be are still at the core of what makes him the most powerful superhero on earth. This isn't going to be a story where it's Clark versus Superman or seeing the two of them split. It's more about challenges for Superman that rock him to the core emotionally, psychologically and also physically. It really is going to wind up putting him up against someone who can go blow-to-blow with him and really take him down.
Jim Lee On Why He Decided To Team-Up With Scott Snyder On Man Of Steel:
I would say with my Co-Publisher hat on looking into 2013, it's Superman's 75th anniversary. So we wanted to do a lot of great things with Superman in the coming year and expand the number of books we put out under his name. From an artist's point of view, I always want to work with the writers I admire. I've been following Scott's work on "American Vampire" where I actually did the variant for the first issue, and I followed him straight through to "Batman" where I loved the way he introduced new mythology and made it seem so seamless and like it'd been there forever. I wanted a chance to work with Scott and do it on a character like Superman where we could see what he could come up with to show us what this character is about even as we've known him for 75 years. Scott and I had a breakfast at San Diego Comic-Con, and he walked me through this story, and I was sold from that moment on.
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