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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]

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