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:
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.
— FIRST LOOK: Dig JERRY ORDWAY’s BATMAN ’89 #1 Variant Cover. Click here.
— The SUPERMAN ’78/BATMAN ’89 Comic Book Index. Click here.