It’s long been wishful thinking on the part of fans that DC would revive the team up of Batman and Superman in the New 52. We’ve now officially learned that the comic book series will be relaunched this June titled Batman/Superman. USA Today revealed that World War Hulk writer Greg Pak will pen the new series with The Inhumans artist Jae Lee drawing.
“Working in comics, almost every project you do for DC or Marvel deals with these amazing characters that are so much fun to work with,” Pak said in an interview. “But, wow, Superman and Batman? That kind of lifts your hat and spins it around in the air a bit.
“It is a real thrill, and it’s particularly a thrill because we’re being given some real leeway to do some really important storytelling with these characters. It really defines some great things and to depict some really key moments for them.”
The title will differ from Justice League and other instances in the New 52 where the characters team up by focusing instead on the time these two characters met for the first time.
“We’ve been given the incredible opportunity to show these two icons meeting for the first time at this very early and raw stage in their careers. Neither one of them has ever heard of the other guy.”
“What would your reaction be if you saw a guy running around in a bat costume in the dead of night attacking people for the first time? And what would your reaction be if you met an alien who could crush steel in his bare hands for the first time? These guys are going to have very different immediate impressions of each other than we’re used to seeing with these characters.”
The title began as Superman/Batman way back in 2003 and ran for over eighty issues. Will you be picking up the new series when it starts?