This June, longtime Marvel writer Greg Pak and artist Jae Lee team up for a team up between DC’s two biggest heroes in “Batman/Superman.”
“Batman/Superman” marks Pak’s first stab at a DC title after well-regarded runs on several Marvel books, most notably taking Hulk into exciting new areas in both “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk.” In an announcement on USA Today, he said:
It is a real thrill, and it’s particularly a thrill because we’re being given some real leeway to do some really important storytelling with these characters. It really defines some great things and to depict some really key moments for them.
“Batman/Superman” will center on the early days of Bruce and Clark, when Bats was still a wet behind the pointed ears rookie and Supes still donned a t-shirt and jeans — as he did in the first few issues of Grant Morrison’s “Action Comics.”
We’ve been given the incredible opportunity to show these two icons meeting for the first time at this very early and raw stage in their careers…Neither one of them has ever heard of the other guy.
What would your reaction be if you saw a guy running around in a bat costume in the dead of night attacking people for the first time? And what would your reaction be if you met an alien who could crush steel in his bare hands for the first time?” the writer says. “These guys are going to have very different immediate impressions of each other than we’re used to seeing with these characters.
According to Pak — and the preview art featured below — Jae Lee will bring the moody, poetic style that he brought to “Before Watchmen: Ozymandias” to this book, which, as Pak said, will add a unique flavor to the title. He said:
The idea of Jae Lee drawing Batman is sort of a no-brainer. That makes total sense. (But) he’s doing some cool new stuff and when you put these two characters together, they’ve got different palettes and environments.
“Batman/Superman” will be out in June.
[Source: USA Today]