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John Romita Jr. Brings Atomic Apes to SUPERMAN #32

John Romita Jr. Brings Atomic Apes to SUPERMAN #32

You never know how badly you want to see Superman smash a robot ape to bits until you see it in glorious color.

That’s the magic of John Romita Jr., who’s taking over art duties with June’s Superman #25, and Entertainment Weekly has a look at his first issue on the series. Romita is pairing up with Geoff Johns to kick off the new “Man of Tomorrow” arc, which introduces a new character who has a very similar origin story to that of the Man of Steel.

This is being billed as Romita Jr.’s (who’s bringing along longtime collaborator Klaus Janson) first work for DC after a lengthy stint at Marvel working on the likes of Daredevil, Wolverine, and Secret Avengers (EW blames the jump to a contract dispute with the Captain America publisher).

While I’m wondering if this might open the door for Romita Jr. on one of the Bat-titles (or better still, let’s get him on one of DC’s cosmic-tinged titles), Superman with Johns seems like a good fit for the kind of blockbuster, big, loud storytelling that I’ve come to love from Romita Jr.

From the press release:

“THE MAN OF TOMORROW” chapter 1! A NEW ERA for SUPERMAN begins as Geoff Johns takes the reigns – and he’s joined by the legendary super-talent of John Romita, Jr. in his first-ever work for DC Comics as they introduce Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow, into the Man of Steel’s life. This strange visitor shares many of Kal-El’s experiences, including having been rocketed from a world with no future. Prepare yourself for a run full of new heroes, new villains and new mysteries! Plus, Perry White offers Clark a chance to return to The Daily Planet!

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Comments

  1. Captain Mcgloo says:

    I like how he draws the suit.  It doesn’t look like armor.  Superman wearing armor is just about the dumbest thing in the new 52.