Greg Pak And Jae Lee Team Up For Batman/Superman Ongoing


batmanGreg Pak will be making his DC debut this June with a new Batman/Superman ongoing. The World War Hulk scribe will be teaming up with artist Jae Lee to tell Batman and Superman’s earliest meeting in the new 52 universe. USA Today had a peek at some of Lee’s art as well as a few words from the team.

We’ve seen how the Justice League came together in the new 52, but now we’re going to get an account of the earliest run-in Bruce and Clark had in the relaunched universe. Pak is understandably excited about working on his first story for DC:

It is a real thrill, and it’s particularly a thrill because we’re being given some real leeway to do some really important storytelling with these characters. It really defines some great things and to depict some really key moments for them.

supermanThe story will feature a young Bruce Wayne who is new to the whole vigilante game. Clark Kent will be similar to his Action Comics counterpart, decked out in his jeans, cape, and S-logo T-shirt. While there will be a larger threat, a lot of the tension and conflict will come from the two clashing personalities:

We’ve been given the incredible opportunity to show these two icons meeting for the first time at this very early and raw stage in their careers. Neither one of them has ever heard of the other guy.

What would your reaction be if you saw a guy running around in a bat costume in the dead of night attacking people for the first time? And what would your reaction be if you met an alien who could crush steel in his bare hands for the first time? These guys are going to have very different immediate impressions of each other than we’re used to seeing with these characters.

USA Today also unveiled Jae Lee’s stunning art showing off his take on Batman and Superman. You can click here to read the artists thoughts on the new series as well as a little more from Pak. Having recently reread Pak’s Planet Hulk/World War Hulk, the writer can certainly craft a story on an epic scale. It will be interesting to see what he and Jae Lee can do with a Batman/Superman story. Just for reference, the last team-up book for the heroes was Superman/Batman by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness running from 2003-2001. It’s not surprising DC wants to get another version going in the new 52.  What do you think? Are you excited for this one?

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Source : USA Today