With news like the sure-to-be-violent BEFORE WATCHMEN mini-series or the CW-crowd SMALLVILLE SEASON 11, it can be easy to forget that DC maintains a small but outstanding selection of comics for kids. If you need an excellent reminder, DC’s The Source blog updated this morning with a first look at Art Baltazar and Franco’s SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES.
The title will feature DCnU-friendly iterations of the Super-family, including a trunk-less Superman and a redesigned Supergirl (with the addition of a tasteful skirt), while Superboy seems to be hewing closer to his popular Young Justice look. Krypto, whose status in the New 52 remains murky, is front and center in the book.
Art Baltazar and Franco, creators of the widely praised and Eisner-award winning Tiny Titans series, spoke excitedly with The Source about their plans for the book. Try to keep up with the exclamation points below:
“Superman is here! And he’s bringing his family!!! AW YEAH!” said Baltazar. “Working on SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES is truly a highlight to my career. Everything you know about the Superman mythos is here in this comic. You will see Bizarro, Parasite, Brainiac, Metallo and yes, even Lex Luthor! Writing and drawing bad guys is really cool! We had bad guys in TINY TITANS, but this time, they fight the heroes! ACTION! ADVENTURE! HUMOR! BIG GORILLAS! GIANT ROBOTS! LOIS! JIMMY! PERRY! and…SUPER PETS!!!! Whaaaa? Yep, that’s a true story right there! SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES is gonna rock! Aw yeah Krypton!”
“SUPERMAN!!! Are you kidding me? SUPERMAN!!!” continued Franco. “Ask any comic creator and this will be the number one guy they want to work on!! I’m definitely excited to be able to work with my good friend Art Baltazar on the all-new SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. The book is going to be filled with amazing adventures, stories and humor featuring the entire cast of the Superman family – Lois, Jimmy, Supergirl, Superboy and even a few surprises you haven’t seen in a while like Fuzzy The Krypto Mouse. You should come along because this is going to be a fun ride!”
The first issue hits stores May 30th.