This Sunday, February 26th at 5 pm ET/4pm CT, G2Factor will discuss George Perez’s last issue of his new 52 Superman story arc. We feel he gave us a good foundation of characterization and relationships despite editorial edicts. We were looking forward to this issue and it did not disappoint.
George Perez wrote the script and pencilled the cover. Nicola Scott’s interior pencilling was stellar as usual. The new team to do the Superman book, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens, are credited with doing dialogue/story/layouts. Jesus Merino did the finishes.
The story really came together in this issue. Loved the story of the nanobytes and their origins. This all ties in with what Morrison is doing in Action . . . only explained more clearly. And strength is shown not only in battle, but also in spirit and hope. A wise Superman figures it all out as his Lois connects with him in his darkest moment.
As we said in our last talk, we are looking forward to the Smallville Season 11 comic to be released on Friday, April 13 as digital downloads through Comixology. (Dates may change.) We will get you a step-by-step process on how to get your Smallville fix (written by former show story editor, Bryan Q. Miller) as soon as DC Comics and/or Comixology decide to put this digital download book on their websites so you can ‘pull’ or subscribe. This is not same day download as print. This is initial downloading of issues ON A FRIDAY and then having 4 issues compiled in print form on May 2nd which is a Wednesday, the usual day for comics. The print issue will contain 48 pages (4 weeks of digital story with 12 pages each). However that would mean the final 12 pages of story would be released in print on Wednesday before the Friday digital is released? This information is tentative as DC seems to be still trying to figure out the logistics.
Also more Superman in the comics to look forward to in May with Superman Family Adventures from the Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco. Pick up a sneak preview on Free Comic Book Day.
Superman seems to be the go-to-guy for these new shorter digital comics. Superman Beyond by J.T. Krul also debuts in April and Superman’s ‘issues’ will be compiled in the monthly Batman Beyond Unlimited series as print.
If these initial digital download comics do well, maybe the Superman book will actually be presented as a combo pack (digital and print) each month like Justice League, Batman and Action. It would save Superman fans some money.
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