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DC Relaunch: George Perez talks new Superman #1

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 06/12/2011 - 00:02

You know what?
You can change the costume. You can change the origin (maybe). You can ditch the "and the American way."
But, if legendary creator George Perez is on the new Superman #1, there "ain't" one person questioning what direction that man is going to fly.
It was rumored Mr. Perez was both writing and doing the art on the new Supes, but when the official announcement was revealed, DC gave notice that George Perez was writing, with Jesus Merino as illustrator.
You know what? "Joe Shmo" or "Joe Blow" from the Flea Market could be involved with this title, but if "Perez" is attached - it "don't" make a dang difference. It's sold!
Mr. Perez took to Facebook to give us a few words on the DC Relaunch of the Man of Steel that flies into town this September faster than a speeding bullet. While he informs us he isn't going to do any interviews (smart man!), Mr. Perez does state he is doing some interior work and also the covers.
I think we can all agree to be happy about that.
Here's the direct quote:
"Since I'm not going to be doing any interviews regarding the SUPERMAN reboot (not wishing to inadvertently spill any plot beans) I just want to give you all the skinny on what exactly I'm doing on the book. As was recently revealed is that I will be writing the new series SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW. What wasn't explained is that I'm also doing the thumbnail layouts for the book, something I did for artist Kerry Gammill years ago when I worked on ACTION COMICS. This way, I'd be providing my storytelling style, body language and suggestions for facial expression, but the final look of the book and characters will be handled by Jesus Merino, and from what I've seen of his work so far, we're going to work quite well together. I was asked to draw the covers, so I will get some experience drawing this new Son of Krypton. I hope you like what you see and read when it debuts in September. And that's all I have to say about that. Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies. ;-)"
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