It is now official, Scott Snyder and Jim Lee will be teaming up for a new Superman book in 2013. One of the worst keep secret projects was officially announced at New York Comic Con earlier today. The new Superman book, as of yet untitled, will be a celebration of his 75th Anniversary, his place in the new 52, and include the upcoming Man of Steel movie from Zack Snyder (no relation).
Ahead of the announcement, Snyder and Lee talked to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming project. Lee comments on how the book came about:
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.
Snyder talked about how this new Superman book will fit in with the other Superman books, including the newly revamped Action Comics with Andy Diggle:
This will play along with the other Superman books in the sense that it’s in continuity, but we really wanted to carve out our own territory. This really is sort of the biggest, most epic Superman story we could do together while having our feet planted firmly in continuity and making sure that everyone had enough room. For us, this is an independent book and something that will challenge Superman in a big way that’s unique to our book. At the same time, I’m friends with Scott and with Andy too, so we’re really excited to play alongside each other and share ideas.
Story details were scant, but Snyder did clue us in on what type of story he would be telling:
This isn’t going to be a story where it’s Clark versus Superman or seeing the two of them split. It’s more about challenges for Superman that rock him to the core emotionally, psychologically and also physically. It really is going to wind up putting him up against someone who can go blow-to-blow with him and really take him down.
With Scott Snyder writing a book with Jim Lee on art, it’s a must buy. While this book looks like it will be slightly related to the movie, it doesn’t seem like it will be a full fledged movie tie-in comic. What do you think about the teaming? Snyder and Lee Superman book got you excited?
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Source : ComicBookResources