Friday, June 10, 2011

Let's Finish This Sh*t With Superman

A few mere hours ago, DC released the solicitations for the relaunch's Super-family series'. Many of the well-known Super-family won't have their own series; Power Girl, Krypto, Lois Lane, etc. But the main three will; Clark, Kara, and Conner will all be receiving their own ongoing series' this September, along with 58 other series.

Today, DC announced four series;

Action Comics #1-written by Grant Morrison & pencils by Rags Morales

Currently, this is probably the most interesting series that I have seen so far. Now, I haven't read All-Star Superman (written by Morrison), yet. But from everything that I've heard (plus having watched the animated movie), I have a feeling Morrison will be bringing something great to DC's head-character.
Here's the official description:

"A new era of DC Comics begins as the longest-running monthly comic of all time releases its first issue #1 since 1938.

This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational artist Rags Morales to bring you tales of The Man of Tomorrow unlike any you’ve ever read before in ACTION COMICS #1. This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.

The first Action Comics #1 is now the most sought-after comic book of all time. This September, one of comics’ most imaginative storytellers will make history again in Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ ACTION COMICS #1."

Doesn't trust Superman? Oh my god, I love it already. Thank you, DC. Might wanna record that, it's the only time I'm going to say it.

Superman-written & penciled by George Perez

I don't love it as much, BUT I do love George Perez, so I might end up reading it. Writer & artist of the Wonder Woman series when it first started, writer & artist of the New Teen Titans series when it first introduced characters like Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy, and artist of the first-Crisis? Well, he's done many amazing stories, but how will he do on this series?
Here's the official description:

"What is Superman’s startling new status quo? How does it affect his friends, loved ones and his job at The Daily Planet? Find out in SUPERMAN #1, written by legendary comics creator George Perez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, NEW TEEN TITANS and WONDER WOMAN) and illustrated by Jesus Merino."

Supergirl-written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson with pencils by Mahmud Asrar

Supergirl was never a character I enjoyed on here own. The writers of Smallville are the ones doing the writing (I loved Smallville), so I might check out an issue or two. I'm not very interested, though. No investments will go to this series from me.
Here's the official description:

"Supergirl’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (Smallville, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) will team up with artist Mahmud Asrar to give a new take on the teenager from Krypton in SUPERGIRL #1."-Doesn't SOUND to good, does it?

Superboy-written by Scott Lobdell with pencils by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean

Personally, I really like Conner the way he is right now; a clone. Half-Luthor/Half-Kent. Now, sure, they've almost completely overdone that by this point, but isn't it so much better than what it looks like he is in the cover? A fucking cyborg? -sigh- I like Conner's red-S-shield-w/-black-background-t-shirt-and jeans-thing, too. I wish he wouldn't have to change in the relaunch, but there are worse things about it. (The current Batgirl seemingly disappearing, Power Girl not having her own series, that also goes double for Booster Gold, Mister Terrific getting his own series, etc.)
Here is the official description:

"They thought he was just a failed experiment, grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon. SUPERBOY #1 will be written by Scott Lobdell with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean."

Well this means that (among others) Booster Gold, Power Girl, Stephanie Brown, and the Secret Six all aren't coming back to their own series (or possibly the DCU as a whole--excluding Booster who is in the JLI series). I kind of figured that this would happen some time soon. It's really a shame that the invested fans (like myself) aren't getting some personal pleasure from these announcements from series that we love (or were hoping to begin loving later this year).