FIRST LOOK: Dig These Covers for SUPERMAN ’78 #1

EXCLUSIVE: Plus a SNEAK PEEK at the story’s plot…

As you already know, August will bring two comics that Batman and Superman fans have been waiting decades for: Batman ’89 #1 and Superman ’78 #1.

What you haven’t seen – until now – are two of the covers (by series regular Wilfredo Torres and Doc Shaner) and the official description of Issue #1.

Check this out – and click here for a groovy Batman ’89 reveal, including a Jerry Ordway variant cover:

Main cover by Wilfredo Torres

SUPERMAN ’78 #1
Story by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by WILFREDO TORRES
Cover by WILFREDO TORRES
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Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?

A few thoughts:

— Here’s the variant cover by Shaner. Torres’ variant is not yet available:

As we hoped, Brainiac will be a huge part of this story — and we’re getting versions of his classic look and his ’80s redesign.

— The covers and the solicitation info above will be formally released by DC later Wednesday.

Issue #1 is due Aug. 24. In addition, the book has a new schedule: Instead of digital-first, the title will come out monthly with digital and print on the same day. The hardcovers are due mid-2022: July 5 for Batman ’89 and July 19 for Superman ’78.

MORE

— FIRST LOOK: Dig JERRY ORDWAY’s BATMAN ’89 #1 Variant Cover. Click here.

— The SUPERMAN ’78/BATMAN ’89 Comic Book Index. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Christopher Reeve “is” Superman.

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    • Christopher Reeves is the real Superman and will always be! And Micheal Keaton is the real Batman and will always be!

      And on the Marvel side, Toby McGuire is the real Spider-Man and will always be, Christopher Lee is the real Dracula and will always be and Arnold Schwarzenegger is the real Conan and will always be!

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