Contact Us

DC Shows Off ‘Superman: Earth One’ by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis [Preview]

Following what some might consider a communications hiccup on the part of writer J. Michael Straczynski earlier this month, DC looks to be making good on its official statement regarding the planned October release date for “Superman: Earth One,” showcasing a brand new preview of Straczynski and artist Shane Davis’ handiwork at The Source.In the preview, a seemingly 20-year-old Clark Kent arrives in a modern-day Metropolis with nothing more than some junior college coursework and a few weeks’ worth of rent money to his name…unless of course you take into account his Kryptonian physiology which gifts him with a full slate of Supermanny powers like flight, speed and pick-pocket-busting heat vision.

Incidentally, DC’s suggesting that Clark may just have to use said powers when an alien armada shows up unannounced:

In SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE – the first original graphic novel retelling Superman’s origin — Clark Kent is a man looking for meaning in a new city and an age of failing newspapers, hand-held devices and instant gratification. But when you can fly through the sky and burn objects with a glance – things become a tad more complicated. Doubly so when a fleet of alien ships arrive on your doorstep.

The Source isn’t spilling the beans on the identity of the aliens, although I don’t suspect the story will retread Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen’s “Secret Identity” twist (which I thought was awesome). No matter what specific foes he faces, it should be pretty killer to see Davis’ costumed supes when “Earth One” drops.

Check out the new preview below.

[Via The Source]

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for ComicsAlliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!