New creative team for Action Comics is a blast from the past!

Once more, Superman heads in a bold new direction

Once more, Superman heads in a bold new direction

The recent announcement of the new creative team on Action Comics following Grant Morrison and Rags Morales as being Andy Diggle and Tony S. Daniel was met with well worthy excitement. That excitement quickly turned  to confusion when Diggle dropped the book and while Daniel will be staying on for a few issues, DC has been reticent to announce exactly who the new creative team will be… until now.

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An early sketch of one of many fractal Supermen

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The first version of Superman will return along with many others




In a surprise move, John Byrne will be returning to the Man of Steel with issue 23. The new direction will tie directly into the New Gods story line in Wonder Woman and into the forthcoming Multiversity event directed by Grant Morrison. This is a massive shock to many and what’s even more surprising is that it has been in the works for some time.

Superman will kill Wonder Woman in an upcoming issue

Superman will kill Wonder Woman in an upcoming issue

Following a Wonder Woman crossover ‘The Rise and Fall of New Geneseis,’ (co-written and drawn by Jerry Ordway who will be taking over from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang) the time line will be fractured. The resulting series will see the Man of Steel travelling through various iterations of his fictional life, touching upon some plot points that are familiar to readers as well as brand new twists on old ideas.

Darkseid stands triumphant over the Gods of New Genesis

Darkseid stands triumphant over the Gods of New Genesis

The time line will be broken, resulting in an array of what Byrne is calling ‘fractal Supermen’ who all embody different takes on the character as he heads toward a new era of greatness. Aloong the way, a New 52 version of the Doom Patrol will be introduced along with a few other surprises.

All of this will culminate in a big reveal this summer when DC will unveil its new Man of Steel series to tie into the motion picture directed by Zack Snyder.

More as it comes… and April Fools.

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One thought on “New creative team for Action Comics is a blast from the past!

  1. Bob’s Burgers has ruined me for certain facial expressions… That open-mouthed expression on Darkseid’s face used to be a menacing “I beat them all” expression… but after watching Bob’s Burgers on FOX for a while now, it just makes me laugh. Bob has that same open-mouthed expression and it just makes me laugh.

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