New Details on DCnU Superman, Action Comics

William Goodman

Today, The Source blog revealed new details on the DCnU future of Superman. After the break, we’ve got plenty of details about what to except from Action Comics #1, written by Grant Morrison with art by Rags Morales and Superman #1, written by George Perez and drawn by Jesus Merino.

As previously thought, Action Comics #1 will focus on the first days of Superman. A “loner trying to find his place in the world,” The Man of Steel will be adjusting to his newfound home and the death of his adopted parents. The series will explore the origins of Superman’s costume and his powers, both of which are in their beginning stages. While he’ll be able to leap tall building in a single bound, Superman’s ability to fly will be still be a work-in-progress. As for his costume, the style will move from jeans and work boots to a battle armor that focuses on his Kryptonian past.

Over in Superman #1, our hero’s adventure will take place in the present day as Clark Kent is a single man living on his own. He’s never been married and Lois Lane is dating someone that isn’t Clark. The “New Man of Tomorrow” will be brasher and more brooding, while still classic and contemporary.

While many of these elements seem to be pulled from other places (Smallville and the rumored plot details for Man of Steel), I’m interested to see how Morrison approches a younger and untested Man of Steel. I’m not too keen on what Perez will bring to Superman, as I don’t have any interest in seeing a ‘brooding and brasher’ Man of Steel. Time will tell, as Action Comics will go on sale Sept. 7, with Superman hitting a few weeks later on Sept. 28.

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