Who Is Big Enough To Write John Romita Jr's Superman?

supermanBleeding Cool broke the news this summer that DC Comics was looking to poach a certain John Romita Jr, a comic book creator who, following in his father's footsteps, had become a very familiar artist at Marvel, drawing in his time, pretty much everything at the publisher. He'd only strayed Image-wards for his own co-creator owned series, The Gray Area, and Marvel had published his co-creator owned series Kick Ass with Mark Millar.

But the temptation to, basically, do what he wanted with Superman was too enticing, and I understand that Romita took the Kryptonian shilling.

However that's only half of the story. I'm being told that he's being teamed up on a Superman project with an enormously A-List comics writer.

Some recently murmurings from Mark Millar may have suggested that DC Comics was going to reteam the Kick Ass creators on their highest profile character…

But a few years down the line a big special project at Marvel or DC would be great once the decks clear a little, just for old times sake.

…but I'm told it's not Mark. No idea who though… any ideas? He has also talked about working on a creator-owned series with Neil Gaiman

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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