A Weaker Man Of Steel Has Me Really Pumped For Upcoming Superman Comics

A Weaker Man of Steel Has Me Really Pumped for Upcoming Superman Comics

Superman's been hit with some big changes over the last few months. And it looks like they're going to be paying off big dividends starting next month.

It's been clear that DC Comics has been building towards a big shake-up with their flagship character. A little while ago, Kal-El got a major new power that leaves him pretty much human for 24 hours after using it. And just a few weeks ago, his secret identity was outed by Lois Lane, meaning the whole world knows that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person. Elements from Superman mythos that were long held as immutable have suddenly changed, opening the door for new kinds of stories.

We get a glimpse of Clark's future in a new free preview that's out this week by the current Action Comics team of Greg Pak & Aaron Kuder. It's pretty damn great.

(Spoilers follow. Hover over the top left of each image and click on the magnifying glass icon to expand it.)

It shows a Superman who's unable to fly, riding a snowmobile as he desperately tries to reach his Fortress of Solitude.

A Weaker Man of Steel Has Me Really Pumped for Upcoming Superman Comics

But when he gets there, there's a rude awakening waiting for him.

A Weaker Man of Steel Has Me Really Pumped for Upcoming Superman Comics

The end of that story seemingly explains the new t-shirt-and-jeans, capeless look that DC unveiled a few weeks ago. But, more importantly, it shows Clark Kent getting cut off from his heritage, base of operations and the full scope of his superhuman abilities. When he keeps repeating "I'm still Superman", it sounds like he's trying to convince himself. Can't wait to see more.


Comments

    DC's version of the Thor "He's unworthy of his powers" storyline.

      They're always copying each other though.

        Since the dawn of comics Marvel and DC have taken ideas and inspiration from each other.

          Yep. Some of the very best stories have come from this. I really look forward to seeing what comes of it.

Join the discussion!