With a movie coming out next year, 2013 was already primed to be a big year for Superman, but the year just got better for the big blue boyscout thanks to a new series from DC that’s teaming up two of their best creators. Writer Scott Snyder, already riding high on a fantastic run on Batman, will join forces with artist superstar Jim Lee to create a new as yet unnamed Superman series.
Lee is coming off a successful run on Justice League and is no stranger to Supes, having worked on the character before with Brian Azzarello on the “For Tomorrow” storyline.
Lee had this to say about the series:
“As a huge fan of Scott’s writing, I’m looking forward to drawing Superman as much as I am reading Scott’s story as it unfolds. Scott’s crafted a truly epic yet personal story which will demonstrate without a doubt why Superman remains the most iconic hero of the modern age. 2013 is gonna absolutely rock!”
Snyder has had a meteoric rise over the last few years. He started as “the other guy” on American Vampire, a series that started off co-written by Stephen King, but became all Snyder after the first story arc. Snyder then moved over to Detective Comics, before going over to Batman and relaunching Swamp Thing last year. Every series has been much loved by readers, and he has quickly become THE writer at DC. It makes sense for him to take on DC’s second biggest character, especially with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hitting theaters next year. Snyder has a great track record, and this has the makings of another great series.
[Source: DC Comics]