UPDATE: Geoff Johns And John Romita Jr. Are Indeed Teaming Up For SUPERMAN
A rumor popped up the other day that the second book Geoff Johns will be writing for the current New 52 line-up would be Superman with artist John Romita Jr. Shortly after that rumor started gaining some steam DC released a teaser video for today’s episode of DC All Access announcing a huge surprise with a “super” guest. The video will hit at 1pm EST, but the cat has already been let out of the bag. It is now confirmed that John Romita Jr. will be working together on the monthly Superman title with Johns.
Bleeding Cool broke the news and now they have some pictures to prove it. Ahead of the video release later today, screenshots of the webisode featuring JR JR Skyping with Dan Didio and Johns have surfaced along with our first look at the artist’s rendition of Superman. The video will undoubtedly have more details about the title and possibly another glimpse or two at JR JR‘s art. We’ll update with the actual video as soon as it hits, but for now check out the pics. What do you think about Johns and Romita working on Superman?
UPDATE: The video has hit, the announcement is official, and some new artwork has hit. Geoff Johns told IGN “I don’t think we want to talk too much about the story and specifics yet because it’s so early, but it will introduce a new character, and it will kind of reset Superman and his universe in the New 52. I think we’ve got a lot of great ideas that we’ve never seen before in a Superman book. One in particular that John threw out was — I guess it ended up being a very casual thought, but then it turned into such a hinge to our entire storyline, and it developed in a way that I never expected it to…my tagline for the story is ‘Putting the Man of Tomorrow back in the Man of Tomorrow.’ It’s really looking at Superman and getting back to the core values and attributes and strengths of Superman. Really, the Man of Tomorrow is the theme, for me, that we’re going to tackle in this first storyline.“
Source : BleedingCool