Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art by SHANE DAVIS and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
Official Solicitation: “Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world’s most popular Super Hero.
“Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Thor, Babylon 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC’s top heroes, EARTH ONE is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the Super Hero who started it all – Superman!
“What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth’s favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you’ve never seen before!”
I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. The Earth One series of stories looks like something that could be a lot of fun: utilizing DC’s Multiverse to create a series of stories featuring characters familiar yet radically different. I do hate that it’s taken this long for DC to look at doing Multiverse tales like this. I’m also pretty disappointed that the original plan (which involved a series of hard cover novels containing further stories down the road) have been changed to a hardcover debut followed by single issues for additional stories later down the road. But beyond those points of contempt, I’ve got a feeling that the EARTH ONE books are going to be a lot of fun. BATMAN: EARTH ONE is due out some time next year. SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE hits stands this Wednesday, and definitely gets our recommendation.