DC had more to reveal about the future of the Superman franchise at SDCC today, including two new Superman mini-series from some big-name creators.
First, Neal Adams will be writing and drawing a six-issue series called Coming of the Supermen. The project will be similar to Adams’ recent Batman: Odyssey in that it’s a standalone book set outside current DC continuity. Coming of the Superman pits the Man of Steel against Darkseid and Kalibak. Complicating matters is the emergence of three new heroes from the bottle city of Kandor (now rechristened New Krypton), who are forced to join forces with Lex Luthor to oppose Darkseid.
Coming of the Supermen will debut in November 2015.
Next, Chronicle writer Max Landis is penning a seven issue series called Superman: American Alien. Each of the seven issues will take place at a different point in Clark Kent’s life as he evolves from humble farmboy to superhero. Landis will be joined by a rotating team of artists. Ryan Sook will provide covers, while Jock, Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards, Joelle Jones, Jae Lee, Francis Manapul and Jonathan Case will each draw an issue.
Superman: American Alien will also kick off in November.
Finally, Superman writer Gene Luen Yang and Action Comics writer Greg Pak briefly discussed the current status quo in their comics, as Superman wrestles with having his identity leaked and his powers diminished. The next overarching storyline following “Truth” will be called “Justice,” (we’re sensing a pattern here) and will continue to see a de-powered Superman struggle to defend his new home. Pak noted that Clark is still dedicated to defending those who can’t defend themselves, but that in his current state he won’t always be successful.