So here’s what new info I got from the interview CBR did with Dan Didio and Jim Lee regarding the new WildStorm imprint.
So Jim Lee says it’s a “fresh start” from top to down of the universe. In addition to the six issues they have in the drawer, they also have outlines for all four books (The Wild Storm, Michael Cray, Zealot and WildC.A.T.s). And though it won’t launch until February, Jim Lee promises that they’re gonna tease “all sorts of crazy stuff” until the launch. Continue reading Jim Lee + Dan Didio on WildStorm, Rebirth, + Watchmen Speculation→
This is my second “Super For The Soul” post, and my first official post not about ‘what it is.’ I haven’t really nailed down the format yet, and still playing around with what this will actually end up being even after having written a statement about ‘what it is.’ What is “Super For The Soul?”
The New Super-Man #1 Publisher: DC Comics (Rebirth initiative) Release Date: July 13, 2016 (On my birthday!) Written by Gene Luen Yang Pencils by Viktor Bogdanovic
“MADE IN CHINA” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!
There is so much that can be discussed about and explored about this book in general. like the cultural, societal, racial, political, and global contexts, and their implications in real life and within the DC Universe. What does it mean to be a hero in China? How does China view Superman? Is he their hero too? Does that effect China’s views on this New Super-Man? All these questions, but alas, that’s not the focus of this post.