Superman has left Earth in the hands of Nightwing, Flamebird, Mon-El and the Guardian.
The tensions between Earth and New Krypton are slowly rising. The winds of war are stirring.
As our very own Dan DiDio has teased numerous times, 2010 is going to be a huge year for Superman. But just what is going on has not been revealed.
Until now. Welcome to the WAR OF THE SUPERMEN.
This lovely piece of J.G. Jones artwork is the cover to WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0, which will hit stands 5/1/10, as the DCU FREE COMIC BOOK DAY title, and will kick off an event that is sure to change Superman’s status quo.
What more can we say? Not a lot — we can tell you writer James Robinson and artist Eddy Barrows will be taking point on the issue — but we did manage to rope SUPERMAN Group Editor Matt Idelson for a quick tease about what’s to come.
Take it away, Matt: “WAR OF THE SUPERMEN is the culmination of literally years of stories in the Super-books, all building to a destructive conflict which can have no victors. This Free Comic Book Day #0 issue is going to show the readers that no cows are sacred, and that they don’t want to miss this event.”
What a great way to promote the series! Blackest Night kicked off on Free Comic Book Day this year.
I don't know if I am thrilled with the J.G. Jones cover. The expressions seem a little off. But it looks like Superman has some powerful allies on his side. We see Supergirl, Mon-El, Nightwing, Flamebird, and members of the Red Shard flanking him. Interesting that I only see military guild members here. There are no Artist Guild members, Science Guild members, Labor guilders, or Religious Guild members.
So what do people think? Are you excited for this?
I am glad to see the Super-family be the focus of the DCU. And, to be honest, I am ready for the other 100,000 Kryptonians to find some place else to be. So I am cautiously optimistic.