Greg Pak is no stranger to comics, writing a whole swath of them for Marvel, including such modern favorites as Planet Hulk and Incredible Hercules. The much beloved writer has jumped the aisle and is now writing for DC Comics and his first series has been announced. As first announced at USA Today’s website, Pak will be working on the new volume of Batman/Superman along with artist Jae Lee. The series launches in June 2013.
The series will be set in the early days of DC’s New 52 universe, back when Batman didn’t have anyone backing him up, and back when Superman was running around in jeans and a t-shirt. The first story will feature the pair fighting a powerful threat as well as each other. From the sound of things, this will not be the buddy-buddy Batman and Superman relationship that readers may be used to.
Mixing in Pak’s fresh vision with Jae Lee’s unique style on DC’s most important characters makes this a series to look forward. The previous run of Superman/Batman started in 2003 and ran 8 years until the DC relaunch, and I’m sure many readers have been waiting for the series return. Pak sounds very excited to take on the series, and he’s always done solid work in the past, so I expect this to be a very exciting series.
[Source: USA Today]