DC Comics has finally revealed the name of the Scott Snyder-written/Jim Lee-drawn Superman title — Superman Unchained will debut in June, the same month Warner Bros.' Superman reboot film Man of Steel arrives in theaters.

And in Batman news, DC has officially informed CBR that following last week's death of Damian Wayne in Batman Incorporated #8, Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Batman and Robin will be officially retitled Batman And... and the publisher has updated the list of "and..." guest-stars as follows:

#19 — Batman and Red Robin

#20 — Batman and Red Hood

#21 — Batman and Batgirl

#22 — Batman and Catwoman

#23 — Batman and Nightwing

Check out our recent interview with Tomasi about the changes to the series.

As far as Superman Unchained goes, the series will also feature Snyder-written back-up stories drawn by Dustin Nguyen.

"We're all fans and we've all known this character for a long time," Jim Lee tells USA Today. "You have to fight your natural tendency to do what you know or what you've always thought the character to be.

"We've been pushing the creators to not be beholden to the past conceits and understandings of Superman. So we will speak to a new generation of readers."

The DC co-publisher also tells the daily newspaper and he Snyder will bring a "'Hey, we can add new stuff to the canon' kind of attitude" and that they'll "pull back 'the camera' sometimes, showing really how this small little figure, this human-shaped character, can literally move mountains."

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Snyder says ther aim is to focus on this superhero who has the power to shape the world however he wants, yet looks at humanity to be inspired himself.

"The way to approach a character as iconic as him is you just come at it from a standpoint of what you love the most about the character, and then write a story that explores that, tear it down and build it back up," the writer tells USA Today.

Superman Unchained will also explore the Man of Steel's supporting cast and "how they occupy his thoughts as he goes about the business of being Superman."

"I know conceptually why he admires Lois Lane, but then when you're writing them and you feel the chemistry between them and it comes to life on the page, it's always these little bursts of surprises that have been a joy to discover with him," Snyder says.

Superman Unchained will be previewed in DC’s Free Comic Book Day offering in May, featuring a story USA Today says will be "with an adrenaline-filled, epic sequence featuring Superman busting loose and saving the day."

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