Dienstag, 19. Juli 2011

UPDATE (2): Offiziell - Supermans Neuer Status Quo & ALLE Neustart Erstausgaben In Einem -!- Buch & DCs # 2s im Oktober!

"Action Comics" # 1
Clarks "Jungfernflug" durch Metropolis

DC hat (endlich) mehr Hintergrund-Information zum Inhalt von Grant Morrison's ACTION COMICS veröffentlicht. "Action" wird auf absehbare Zeit die "Jugend-Abenteuer" Clark Kents schildern, auf dem Weg zum SUPERMAN. "Action Comics" verspricht schon jetzt der mit Abstand erfolgreichste aller Neustart-Titel von DC zu werden; hier der komplette Presse-Informations-Text, der vor wenigen Stunden auf DCs hauseigenem Blog THE SOURCE veröffentlicht wurde (gemeinsam mit Cover-Abbildungen der ersten 2 Ausgaben):

"He has been called the Man of Steel, the Last Son of Krypton and a strange visitor from a distant planet.

He is Superman, the Man of Tomorrow. As part of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52, this September will usher in a new Superman for the new century.

In the pages of ACTION COMICS, writer Grant Morrison and artist Rags Morales will present humanity’s first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it’s a bold new take on a classic hero.

* This Superman is very much an alien, one struggling to adjust to his adopted home. In the series, he must come to terms with both the loss of his home world, as well as the loss of both of his adopted parents. He is more Kal-El from the planet Krypton than Clark Kent from Kansas. He’s a loner trying to find his place in the world.

* The series’ first storyline will explore the origins of Superman’s costume, as it evolves from a look that includes jeans and work boots to a new look: a suit of battle armor that pays tribute to his Kryptonian past.

* His great powers have limits. When the series begins, Superman can leap tall buildings, but his ability to fly is in its infancy.

And in the SUPERMAN ongoing comic book series, by writer George Perez and artist Jesus Merino, will be set in present day continuity and will unleash a series of new challenges for Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent.

* Clark Kent is single and living on his own. He has never been married.

* Lois Lane is dating a colleague at the DAILY PLANET (and his name isn’t Clark Kent) and she has a new position with the paper.

Timeless and modern, classic and contemporary, but younger, brasher and more brooding, this is Superman. The New Man of Tomorrow.

ACTION COMICS issue 1 goes on sale on September 7 and SUPERMAN issue 1 goes on sale September 28.

Das wird ein SUPER interessanter September -lechz- !

Newsarama führt ein ausführliches Interview mit DCs Dan Didio & Jim Lee bezüglich
des WIE und WARUM von Supermans neuem Status Quo! Ein Auszug:

"He's had so much learning and understanding from the days with his parents, but the rest of the discovery is on his own," DiDio said, confirming the Clark will have been guided as a youth by the Kents, before their death. "If we had him married to Lois right now, he would always have a strong base to work from. We wanted to explore much bigger and wider stories with him. It's really the learning and growing of this character that is going to be the basis for so much of what Grant and George are going to be doing with their series and with Superman...

...Part of Superman's introduction to the DCU will also be told in Justice League, the new comic that Lee is drawing for writer Geoff Johns. In the comic, which also takes place five years in the past (like Action Comics), the Justice League team members will come together for the first time. This new Superman will be among those heroes that discover each other in Justice League during the "dawning of the age of superheroes."

"It's really about re-introducing the concept of superheroes in the DC Universe, and doing it in a more contemporary, timely way," Lee said. "We wanted a situation in Action and in Justice League where we show the first public emergence of these so-called super-beings and how they impact society, politics, the world."

"Action Comics" # 2
Manche Mögen's Heiß...
Artwork von Rags Morales

Außerdem hat DC für Dezember die Veröffentlichung eines 1216 Seiten -!- starken Deluxe- Hardcover- Buches angekündigt, in dem für $ 150 die Erstausgaben ALLER 52 Neustart-Titel komplett nachgedruckt werden. Dieser HC könnte sich für "DC-Nerds" zur neuen "Bibel" entwickeln, ähnlich wie die "Crisis On Infinite Earths" -Hardcover und Absolute Editions vor einigen Jahren...

Für die zahlreichen Fans und Sammler die am DC NEUSTART interessiert sind: DCs komplette Veröffentlichungen im Oktober (ALLE # 2 der "New 52s" sowie NEUE #1s !) sind jetzt online gelistet, z.B. HIER!