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Tom King To Write Superman Dark Crisis Tie-In Comic Book

(via: DC Comics)

Following the catastrophic events unfolding in the upcoming Justice League #75 by Joshua Williamson & Rafa Sandoval (April 26th), writer Tom King (The Human Target, Batman) and artist Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated) are joining forces for the first time to deliver a tribute to the Man of Steel with Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League – Superman #1. The upcoming issue will also feature a tribute to Aquaman with Brandon Thomas (Aquaman), Chuck Brown (Black Manta) & Fico Ossio (Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom) all teaming up to honour the King of Atlantis in a back-up story for the issue.

dccomics.com teased the plot for the upcoming Dark Crisis Superman story by saying:

“When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unravelling of the tapestry of DC Universe’s biggest event of 2022!”

(via: DC Comics)

Creative team Tom King & Chris Burnham recently spoke to dccomics.com to express their excitement about penning the Superman Dark Crisis comic teasing:

"Superman is maybe my favourite character to write, and Chris is one of my favourite artists in comics, whom I've been dying to work with for years, so this project is an absolute joy,” said Writer Tom King. “It's an important and emotional story about what Clark missed when he missed Jon's teenage years, the pain and the glory of seeing your boy grow up."

“I’ve been a fan of Tom since his days on Grayson, so although he’s probably better known for his 12-issue ‘war-is-hell’ epics, I still primarily think of him as writing fun formalist done-in-ones,” said Artist Chris Burnham. “I’ve got two young boys who haven’t quite figured out what a knucklehead their old man is, so it’s fantastic to be drawing a story about Superman trying to live up to the high standards of his own father. I loved drawing the adventures of Batman and Robin in Batman Incorporated, and it’s been extra fun to draw Superman with a Robin-esque Superboy”

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman #1 will be available on July 12 with art and a main cover by Chris Burnham, as well as a 1:25 variant cover by Steve Beach and a 1:50 foil variant of the main cover.

DARK CRISIS: WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE - SUPERMAN #1 Written by TOM KING Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM Backup written by BRANDON THOMAS and CHUCK BROWN Backup art by FICO OSSIO 1:25 variant cover by STEVE BEACH 1:50 foil variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM $4.99 | 40 pages | (All covers card stock) ON SALE 12/7/22

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