Superman Gets New Origin In ‘Action Comics #5’ But Does He Need One?

In Action Comics #5, Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, care of DC Comics, will re-explore the origin story for Earth’s first and mightiest superhero, Superman.

As it’s been done countless times, DC Comics has ordered up a brand new origin story for The Man of Steel, but this time, his story is the capable hands of my all-time favorite comic book writer Grant Morrison. Previously, Morrison had addressed the origin of Kal-El of Krypton brilliantly in one single page, the first page of his and Frank Quitely’s amazing mini-series All-Star Superman. So if there were any doubts as to whether Morrison could handle the origin, he can. But the question that begs to be asked from this is: Do we really need yet another origin story for The Man of Tomorrow so soon?

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Comic Review: Flashpoint #1

Flashpoint #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Andy Kubert
Inks by Sandra Hope
Colors by Alex Sinclair
Lettering by Nick J. Napolitano
Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 11, 2011

The world has changed, and Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert are responsible.

Readers of Johns’ recent stint on The Flash know that a big story has been building centering around The Flash’s arch rival Professor Zoom, aka The Reverse Flash. Aged bodies have turned up dead, and it seems that Zoom has found a way to bring the past, present, and future all to one moment in time, and all we know is that this can prove to be extremely dangerous.

Flashpoint is DC’s big summertime event that focuses on a displaced Barry Allen in an unfamiliar world, and honestly, I felt like Barry Allen when I read this comic.

Spoilers abound below for Flashpoint #1 so proceed with caution.

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‘Flashpoint’ Teaser Image: ‘Today The World Changes’
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A new teaser image was released today for Flashpoint, the big DC Comics summer event.

Geoff Johns, the Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment, is quoted as saying “Today The World Changes” in regards to the Flashpoint event, which began today with the release of Flashpoint #1.

Check out the teaser image here above.

The main series is written Johns with art by Andy Kubert and throughout the summer we’ll see 16 supporting mini-series and four one-shots that expand upon the new world created in Flashpoint, which is said to have “earth-shattering consequences” throughout the DC Universe. New characters will be introduced, while iconic characters will be reimagined.

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Updates and Clarification On DC’s ‘Flashpoint’

As you know by being a great reader of this site, we reported on Thursday that DC Comics released several teaser banners for the upcoming Flashpoint event from writer Geoff Johns and artist Andy Kubert. The banners didn’t have any specific images, just the Flashpoint logo, along with several taglines containing clues about the upcoming event.

But on Friday, DC released teaser images that added a little bit of clarification on some of the more mysterious taglines.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Digital Deal: 101 ‘Batman’ Issues For 99 Cents Each
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With today being 1/01/11 DC Comics is offering up 101 issues of Batman comics for only $.99 each!

For today only, you can download the digital versions of issues #600-700 for only $.99 each at the DC Comics Digital Store, the DC Comics App, and the ComiXology App.

The sale is valid until 11PM EST tonight, at which time the issues will go back to their full price.

Amongst the storylines included in the comics in this sale are Hush, Broken City, Under the Red Hood, Batman and Son, and BATMAN: R.I.P., with contributions by some of comics’ greatest creators like Brian Azzarello, Tony S. Daniel, Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Jeph Loeb, Grant Morrison, Dustin Nguyen, Eduardo Risso, James Robinson, Bill Willingham, and Judd Winick.

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