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Forget The New Power, Superman's Getting A New Haircut, And A Year's Worth Of Premise

Here's the solicitations to Superman #41 in June, with new writer Gene Luen Yang. Looks like HeroComplex couldn't make it to the DC press junket as one of DC's media partners, but they did get a phone call.

The solicit reads…

Superman #41. Written by Gene Luen Yang. Art and cover by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson. The Joker variant cover by Karl Kerschl.

The epic new story line "TRUTH" continues with the debut of the amazing new creative team of new writer Gene Luen Yang ("American Born Chinese") and continuing artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson! What will happen when the big secret is revealed?

On sale June 24 • 32 pages, FC, $3.99 U.S. • Rated T.

And the cover sees Superman with a bit of a different cut.


Well, it's a lot better than the mullet. Say did he use his solar flare power again? I really think Supergirl should sue on that front.

The site also runs an interview with Yuang and Romita, revealing a year's worth of stories for Superman, Batman/Superman, Superman/Wonder Woman and Action Comics, decided at a recent summit.

JRJR: And now there's a whole Super-story, and [DC] is listening to all of these writers, Gene included, that have been working on—a year's worth, Gene?

GLY: We're trying to figure out something that will take him through a big chunk of time. We've been talking about 10 months to a year's worth of story. Superman, because he's such an important character in the DC Universe, there are four titles where he's one of the main stars. There's "Superman," there's "Batman/Superman," "Superman/Wonder Woman" and "Action Comics." All of the writers of these books [Yang, Greg Pak and Peter J. Tomasi], we got together for a conference in New York a couple weeks ago to just talk through the character, talk through some sort of a premise that would be able to go through all those books. That was the tricky part, coming up with some kind of a premise that would both give us as writers the freedom to tell stories with our own voices, but also give all of these books a sense of unity.

And for more on DC's June mini-relaunch, click here.


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