For me, this IS the biggest announcement of NYCC. When I read this my jaw hit the keyboard and typed a bunch of dddddddd’s. DC came out of the gates swinging for the bleachers on the first day of NYCC when they announced that living legend, comic book artist and DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee would be teaming up with one of BLURPPY’s favorite comic writers of all time, Scott Snyder to launch a brand new, ongoing Superman title in 2013.
Next year is going to be a monumental year for the son of Krypton. First off, it’s his 75th anniversary and of course there is the release of Zach Snyder’s Man Of Steel movie. I am DYING to see Kal-El in the hands of these two master craftsmen. Lee draws the sexiest women and really knows how to draw a bad-ass superhero and I can’t think of anyone working right now that weaves a story like Snyder.
“As a huge fan of Scott’s writing, I’m looking forward to drawing Superman as much as I am reading Scott’s story as it unfolds,” Lee said at DCComics.com. “Scott’s crafted a truly epic yet personal story which will demonstrate without a doubt why Superman remains the most iconic hero of the modern age. 2013 is absolutely gonna rock!”
“I’ve loved Superman since I was a kid, and to be working on him now, with the great Jim Lee, is simply too thrilling for words. It’s a dream come true for me on every front,” Snyder said. “I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just say it’s the Superman story I’d write if I only ever got one chance to write the character. It’s an exploration of everything I love and am fascinated by about him. Like Court of Owls for Batman, it’s a character piece for Clark – it’s going to challenge him to his core. And it’s definitely epic in scope, with huge action and drama – the biggest and most earth shaking action I’ve ever done. Can’t wait to see what you all think of it. Couldn’t be more grateful or excited to get the chance to make this one!”
The story they’ll be bringing to the table is one that Scott pitched at San Diego Comic-Con. The pair sat down at a breakfast meeting and Scott explained his story and his enthusiasm grew when Jim began describing how he saw the key moments and how he’d draw them.
Scott explained his approach to the story, saying, “I tried to take all of Superman’s greatest strengths and turned them into weaknesses, turning them on their head to challenge him. There’s new things and they will surprise you, it has all the iconic moments you’d want, but it’s still classic Superman even though it’s fresh and different.”
Not much else was said about the story but Snyder did tease the characters we’d be seeing. “You’ll see Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Perry White, even Bruce [Wayne] makes an appearance.”
Jim Lee said that the ending of this story would give Superman fans something to talk about for years to come. (I just got goosebumps! What the hell do they have planned?)
I love the enthusiasm these two have for each others work and I think that this paring could go down as one of the best ever in comic book folk lore. Snyder’s work on The Court Of Owls was superb and after just finishing reading Batman #13, my head is reeling with what he may have in store for the Man of Steel. (Seriously, I’m reeling….)