‘New Super-Man’ Is Introducing New Bat-Man New Wonder-Woman In August
The upcoming New Super-Man title has been one of the most interesting pieces of DC's Rebirth event ever since it was announced, and as we move closer to its debut this summer, it just keeps getting more intriguing. I mean, we already knew that we'd be following the adventures of Kenan Kong, a young man from Shanghai who gains the powers of Superman, but now, it seems that he's not the only New character we're going to be meeting.
As revealed today at CBR, the second issue of New Super-Man will find Kong face-to-face with two more hyphenated heroes with familiar names: New Bat-Man and New Wonder-Woman.
Here's the solicitation info:
NEW SUPER-MAN #2
Written by GENE LUEN YANG • Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and RICHARD FRIEND • Cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC • Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
“Made in China” part two! The New Super-Man must face off against the Justice League of China? When Kenan Kong was imbued with the powers of Superman, he didn’t waste any time using them! Now it’s up to the New Bat-Man and New Wonder-Woman of his home country to bring our hero back down to earth—just in time to stop the attack of the deadly Sunbeam!
On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This is, of course, not the first time that we've seen a few international alternate versions of DC's major characters - there was, after all, a series just a few years ago that was entirely devoted to the Batmen of various countries --- but getting an all-new trinity of Chinese heroes under the banner "Justice League of China" is certainly an intriguing development. As for whether this will have anything to do with the "Rise of the Batmen" story going on in Detective Comics at the same time, that remains to be seen, but considering that CBR ran the solicitations for those books together, it might be a pretty safe assumption to make.