During Friday’s panel at SDCC, fans were treated to a two huge announcements about the Man of Steel.
The panel kicked off with comic book legend Neal Adams announcing his plans for Coming of the Supermen, scheduled for November. This six-issue miniseries story pits Superman against the evil Darkseid and his son, brutal Kalibak. But this time he has help from an unlikely place: Three national heroes from the city of Kandor (now known as New Krypton) who see Superman as a legend. Even Superman’s arch-enemy Lex Luthor is forced to ally himself with these heroes to prevent Darkseid from laying waste to the universe.
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner-nominee Max Landis (Chronicle) followed up with the announcement of November’s Superman: American Alien, a seven part collection of stories from the life of Clark Kent. Ranging from heartwarming and simple to gritty and two-fisted and even humorous, each story captures a pivotal moment in Clark’s development into the archetypical hero he’s become. Landis will be joined by seven of the industry’s greatest artists:
Ryan Sook will provide the cover art, with artists Jock (Batman, Green Arrow: Year One), Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Question), Joelle Jones (Lady Killer), Jae Lee (Batman/ Superman), Francis Manapul (Detective Comics) and Jonathan Case (Batman ’66) providing interior art.