Superman: Earth One Preview

Writer J.M.S isn’t as popular as he once was, with giving Wonder Woman a new costume and a bad case of amnesia, while his new duties on Superman’s monthly title sees him walking around America to get in touch with the common folk. Yes, it’s as unexciting as it sounds. However, with DC’s new series of OGNs that re-imagine their classic characters, and JMS behind Superman and Batman, things might be OK. Might. After all, do we really need yet another re-imagining of Superman’s origin? Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s mini-series Secret Origin did just finish last week after all. Here’s what DC say about the project, followed by a few brand new interior pages.

This October, writer J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman, Babylon 5, “Changeling”) and artist Shane Davis (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman) will take readers on a journey both familiar and new – a story of a last son looking for meaning amidst the skyscrapers and teeming crowds of a great metropolis.

This is a Superman for the 21st century.

With SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, Straczynski and Davis inject the folk tale and legend that is Superman’s origin with a modern, vital and forward-looking energy that makes for a refreshing, epic and challenging super-hero adventure.

In SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE – the first original graphic novel retelling Superman’s origin — Clark Kent is a man looking for meaning in a new city and an age of failing newspapers, hand-held devices and instant gratification. But when you can fly through the sky and burn objects with a glance – things become a tad more complicated. Doubly so when a fleet of alien ships arrive on your doorstep.