Steel Debuts in ACTION COMICS Backups Starting in December
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 08 November 2011 Time: 01:18 PM ET
Steel Debuts in ACTION COMICS Backups
Steel is coming to Action Comics, DC confirmed on Tuesday via official publicity blog The Source.That much was already known — John Henry Irons, Steel's civilian identity, appeared in Action Comics #2 and a Steel backup was solicited for December's #4. Yet the details have changed. Originally solicited as a story by writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Camp, the backup in Action Comics #4 is by writer Sholly Fisch (The All New Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and artist Brad Walker, late of Marvel's Heroes for Hire. In their blog post, DC describes Fisch as "Grant Morrison’s hand-picked choice." As of Action Comics #4, the main stories of the series will run at DC's standard 20-page length, with backups at eight pages each. The current schedule is for #4's Steel story to be followed by a Ma and Pa Kent by Fisch and artist Chriscross (Supergirl) in issue #5, with the same pair returning for issue #6. Fisch and Walker are back on as of issue #7, and Action Comics #8 will be a "big issue-long epic" by Grant Morrison and series artist Rags Morales, with no backup.
The art seen here is by Walker, featuring Steel's "prototype" armor, as designed by Morales. Action Comics #4 is on sale Dec. 7. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!