• Jake Wright

DC Comics Announce Superman: Space Age Prestige Format Comic Book Series

DC Comics has announced that acclaimed writer Mark Russell and artist Mike Allred are set to craft an alternate take on the Man of Steel’s vast history this July with the launch of the three-issue prestige format series Superman: Space Age.

The creative team behind the Superman comic expresses their excitement for tackling this series by saying:

"This is a dream project for me,” said Mark Russell. “Not only because I get to work with a genius like Mike Allred, but because I've always found Superman such a philosophically fascinating character, one which forces us to ask how different would the world be if we chose to be our best selves?"

"SUPER pumped to finally reveal what we've been working on in secret for so long,” said Mike Allred. “Easily my biggest project for DC yet. Working with Mark Russell and his brilliant script has been a blast! Packed with head-spinning iconography, top tier characters, twists, thrills, and chills, resulting in a powerful instant classic epic! It's been simultaneously intimidating and inspiring to meet the challenge of illustrating this phenomenal project!”

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dccomics.com provided fans with information about the upcoming Superman series with an in-depth description on what we can expect to see form the series:

Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end (Crisis on Infinite Earths) and there is nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego...Superman!

After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders if this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it.

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The first of three issues will be available at local comic book stores on July 26, with a new issue coming out every two months. SUPERMAN: SPACE AGE #1 features a main cover by Mike Allred, open to order variant cover by Steve Rude, a 1:25 variant cover by Nick Derington and a 1:50 variant cover by Mike Allred.

SUPERMAN: SPACE AGE #1 Written by MARK RUSSELL Art and cover by MIKE ALLRED Variant cover by STEVE RUDE 1:25 variant cover by NICK DERINGTON 1:50 variant cover by MIKE ALLRED $9.99 US | 80 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige ON SALE 26/7/22

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