DC Comics have announced two new limited series titled Superman: American Alien and Coming of the Supermen at the "New DC Universe: Superman: Are You Ready?" panel during Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis heads up Superman: American Alien, joined by artists Nick Dragotta, Joelle Jones, Jae Lee, Frances Manapul, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jonathan Case and Jock. Superman: American Alien #1 is scheduled to debut in November.
"I've wanted to write a Superman comic for my entire life," said Landis," and I'm surprised they're letting me write the one I wanted to write. I sort of wanted to do the opposite of All-Star Superman."
Landis said the new series will feature a younger version of Clark Kent who gets into trouble as his powers begin to manifest. DC describes each issue as a "story [which] captures a pivotal moment in Clark's development into the archetypical hero he's become."
"It's seven stories from Clark Kent's life. It's not a redux of his origin," Landis said," Instead, it's stories Clark might tell you if you were having a beer together."
Neal Adams heads up Coming of the Superman, describing it during the "New DC Universe: Superman: Are You Ready?" panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego as "all of [Jack Kirby's] characters fighting Superman."
In the six-issue series launching in November, Darkseid and his son Kalibak face off against Superman and what DC describes as "three national heroes from the city of Kandor (now known as New Krypton) who see Superman as a legend." Lex Luthor is also mentioned as being part of the series.
"The three new Supermen fall somewhere between the Three Musketeers and Three Stooges," said Adams. At the end, there's a big surprise. They take Superman's blood, and they discover something about Superman, and that's all I can tell you."
The publisher also debuted images from upccoming issues of Action Comics and they follow...