DC Nu: 52 Brand New #1’s – Superman

Now that Batman and Green Lantern have had their respective number one titles and covers revealed, it’s time the Man of Steel had a chance to shine. It sucks in my opinion that Action Comics will be restarting at #1, but the good news (For me anyways) is that Grant Morrison will be taking on the writing duties for the last son of Krypton. If anyone has read All Star Superman, then seriously what is there to worry about? Here’s a quick series description from IGN:

Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales

‘A new era of DC Comics begins as the longest-running monthly comic of all time releases its first issue #1 since 1938.

This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational artist Rags Morales to bring you tales of The Man of Tomorrow unlike any you’ve ever read before in ACTION COMICS #1. This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.

The first Action Comics #1 is now the most sought-after comic book of all time. This September, one of comics’ most imaginative storytellers will make history again in Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ ACTION COMICS #1.’

Picture Courtesy of IGN

Defending a world that doesn’t trust him? Sounds like Supes should be joining the X-men to me. This seems like a cool take on the character, because I can’t remember the public in any Superman comic not liking him or being afraid of him… Except for that one guy named Lex Luthor.

Next up is Superman #1 and the description doesn’t really give us much to go on, but a few surprises are always good. There’s a bad ass picture accompanying it though:

Superman #1 by George Perez and Jesus Merino

‘What is Superman’s startling new status quo? How does it affect his friends, loved ones and his job at The Daily Planet? Find out in SUPERMAN #1, written by legendary comics creator George Perez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, NEW TEEN TITANS and WONDER WOMAN) and illustrated by Jesus Merino.’

Like I said, who knows where they’re going with this one. Honestly the picture reminds me a lot of Superman: Earth One, which looks to be the direction they’re heading with a lot of the new number 1’s as in younger versions of our heroes.

There’s plenty of more DCU reboots coming your way Grizzly Bombers, so stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “DC Nu: 52 Brand New #1’s – Superman”

  1. Whoever redesigned that Superman costume fucked up beyond reproach. Superman had one tiny little thing that needed to go: The Underwear over the pants, that’s it, everything else was perfect. That shit up there is a steamy 90’s mess. The only guys that have it worse are Hawkman and Deathstroke, who look like they’re coming straight outta Cyberforce.


  2. Also worrysome is the fact that with a brand new Superman movie coming out that more than likely changes the costume, I would expect DC to try and cash in on all of this at once, and we might be able to get a little taste of the movie costume when these DCNu Supes titles come out. Just sayin, it’s a pretty big possibility…


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