February 22, 2013

Superman And Batman Join Forces In New DC Series

Superman and Batman are getting ready to fight crime together.

DC Comics has announced that the two characters will join forces for a new series. Dubbed Batman/Superman, the story will focus on how the two icons first met.

According to The Associated Press, the new series featuring Superman and Batman will be written by longtime Marvel writer Greg Pak and illustrated by Jae Lee. Pak explained that DC was giving the duo plenty of room to do some “important storytelling.”

Pak said that he intends to explore how the characters would react to one another during their first encounter. He told USA Today that there’s an “element of danger” to the upcoming series that he thinks people will enjoy.

He said:
“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.”

As for working with artist Jae Lee on Batman/Superman, Pak said it was a “no brainer.”

The writer added:
“That makes total sense. [But] he’s doing some cool new stuff and when you put these two characters together, they’ve got different palettes and environments.”
Pak explained to Geak Speak that a lot of the things readers learn about Superman and Batman during the new series will have an impact on storylines in DC’s New 52 universe. He went on to describe the books as “big and crazy and tons of fun.”

You can find sketches of the iconic characters by Jae Lee in the gallery below.

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