DC Bringing Back Superman/Batman with Batman/Superman
I’m definitely not the first one to think of this, but I want to see a series where Batman and Superman are actually a couple. Half of the series out there that have analogs for these two usually have them together, so why not just go through with it? The closest we’ve gotten was the Superman/Batman series where it’s the two of them doing shit together. Oh, that reminds me, DC is doing another book like that one.
USA Today announced last week that DC is bringing back the superhero bromance with a new series called Batman/Superman. The series will focus on the early days of both characters and how they first met one another. This is a good place to set the book. Every book in the New 52 (except the Jonah Hex one) is set in the present of the DCU, so it will be nice to see what changes they make.
For those who missed it, Superman/Batman was created by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness and focused on the two characters friendship and opposing ideals on crime and humanity and shit. It was also the series that re-introduced Supergirl after her death in the Crisis (not really relevant to the story but I thought it was interesting). When he started the book, Loeb used a dual-narration technique, with narration boxes from both leads. It was a cool idea that carried throughout the book’s run. Hopefully the new writer does that, too.
Speaking of the new writer, the book will be written Greg Pak, writer of X-Treme X-Men over at Marvel. This will be his first book with DC, and the fact that he gets to write about the world’s greatest superhero and Superman is pretty sick. Pak said about working on the new book…
Working in comics, almost every project you do for DC or Marvel deals with these amazing characters that are so much fun to work with. But, wow, Superman and Batman? That kind of lifts your hat and spins it around in the air a bit.
It is a real thrill, and it’s particularly a thrill because we’re being given some real leeway to do some really important storytelling with these characters. It really defines some great things and to depict some really key moments for them.
The book will be drawn by Jae Lee, who also did the art for Before Watchmen: Ozymandias. While that series was a burning paper bag of horse shit, the art was the best part of it. He has a really interesting style and I cannot wait to see what Batman will look like as drawn by Lee.
Batman/Superman is set for release in June, 2013.