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Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Head New DC ‘Superman’ Creative Team
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Superman by John Romita Jr

In news that was announced last week on DC Comics “All Access” webseries, we learned who the next creative team would be for Superman. Starting this Summer, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns will be handling the writing, while on art will be long-time Marvel artist John Romita Jr.. Also on the book will be inker Klaus Janson, who has collaborated with Romita Jr. many times in the past.

This will mark one of the few times Romita Jr. has not worked for Marvel over his long and storied career and it will be his first work on a book solely published by DC. He did draw a Punisher/Batman crossover, as well as one of the titles in the Amalgam crossover, both of which were done in the 1990s.

As for Janson, he will not only be working with Romita Jr. on Superman, but will also be writing, drawing, and working on covers for other DC titles. Janson has worked for DC many times in the past, including the seminal Batman: The Dark Knight, among many others.

Johns, Romita Jr., and Janson will be taking over for the current Superman creative team of Scott Lobdell and Ed Benes. Lobdell has been on the series since October 2012, and he has had the longest run on any Superman series since the launch of DC’s New 52.

It’s good news for Superman fans who may have been waiting for a big creative team to add a spark to the character, and it will be exciting to see an artist of Romita Jr.’s caliber show his take on Superman. I’m guessing there will be tons of guest stars over the course of their run on the series so that Romita Jr. can draw a wide variety of DC heroes and villains.

[Source: All Access via Comic Book Resources]

1 Comment »

  1. Out of all the New 52 books that launched in 2011 only about 6 of those books weren’t all that good. Momentum was on DC’s side and inexplicably all that came to a crashing halt just after three issues. Now there were some books that continued the momentum (Like Batman, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Wonder Woman) but books that started off with a bang like Mister Terrific, Voodoo, Super Girl, Action Comics and Detective Comics all whimpered out by the third issue.

    For someone who hadn’t read a comic book since 1995 (all Marvel in those days), I was really excited by the chance for me to actually get into the DC line. In anticipation for the New 52 launch I went and read all of the modern day classics (basically if Johns was writing it I was reading it.) I thought the crazy world introduced in Flash Point was awesome, and was kind of sad to see it go.

    As for the New 52, I bought every issue up until 7th or 8 issues and by that time I had whittled that down to about 6 books. Now, I’m not even reading it anymore.It was so obvious that DC really didn’t have a plan. The horrible Green Arrow launch, then the re-relaunch in issue 17 and all of these attempts to do something meaningful with the Superman books haven’t worked out.

    With all of that sad, I’m on board for at least the first 3 issues of this Johns/Romita Jr run hopefully it turns out well.

    …geez Supergirl and Mister Terrific had great potential.

    Comment by MichiganJack — February 11, 2014 @ 9:50 am

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