J. Michael Straczynski Teases Superman: Earth One Volume 3

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earth one bannerJ. Michael Straczynski‘s Superman: Earth One books have gone over pretty well since Volume one hit way back in 2010. It quickly became a best-seller, then Volume Two hit two years later in 2012. Now JMS is getting ready for the third installment, and if history repeats itself, we can expect it to hit in 2014. The writer recently spoke with MTV where he dropped a few hints as to what we can expect in the third volume. A lot of story threads will be tied up this time around:

They’ve assigned me to work on volume 3, which I’m working on now. It closes up the story of the first two where we introduced Lex Luthor and his wife Alexandra. We take the threads in the first book and pay them all off now. We know that someone in book one arranged for a hit on Krypton. It didn’t just blow up, someone killed that planet. In issue three we’re going to find out who that person is, what happened, and why. If you are a Shakespeare fan look up Tyrell who was the main bad guy in Superman Earth One Volume 1. You’ll find that’s the guy that worked for Richard III to go off to kill the young princes. That raises the question- who is Richard III in our story? Who is that guy?

He said that while he had an end in mind with this volume, he would write Superman: Earth One indefinitely if he could. Apparently he can stay as long as he wants. DC has told JMS to go on and write as many Earth One Volumes as he would like. He stated in the video that he’ll keep writing and they’ll keep publishing them. The best guess is that Volume 3 will end everything we’ve seen previously, but JMS will start something new whenever he gets inspiration to start the next volume. As he says in the video, right now he plans to write until he’s 117 and falls over dead at his computer. What do you think? Are you looking forward to lots more Earth One stories?

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Source : MTV