DC Comics has answered our prayers and confirmed that they will be launching a brand new ongoing Superman title with Scott Snyder and Jim Lee as the leading creative team. The new series, which will help celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman, was announced at the DC Entertainment Superman panel during NYCC, much to the delight of the attendees.
The upcoming series will remain in continuity with the other current Super-family books on the market, including Superman, Action Comics, Superboy and Supergirl and will mark the first time that Snyder and Lee have joined forces creatively on a single title. “To say it’s a dream come true sounds like a phrase you hear a lot, but it couldn’t be more true,” Snyder said. “Jim Lee is one of my childhood idol artists…. So to get to work with Jim on one of the most, if not the most iconic character in the world at this particular time in history is like a dream job times a hundred.”
From an artist’s point of view, I always want to work with the writers I admire. I’ve been following Scott’s work on “American Vampire” where I actually did the variant for the first issue, and I followed him straight through to “Batman” where I loved the way he introduced new mythology and made it seem so seamless and like it’d been there forever. I wanted a chance to work with Scott and do it on a character like Superman where we could see what he could come up with to show us what this character is about even as we’ve known him for 75 years. Scott and I had a breakfast at San Diego Comic-Con, and he walked me through this story, and I was sold from that moment on.
The yet-to-be-named Superman title will launch sometime next year, presumably near the release of Zack Snyder’s upcoming feature film Man of Steel.