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DC Says "Screw Print and Continuity", Will Publish Digital First Superman Series

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LOLtron

Rain Partier

Postby LOLtron » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:39 am

DC Says

Shockingly, the series has actually attracted fresh talent to the company.



Source: IGN

While the rest of DC's line flounders in a myriad of mediocre talent doubled over by bizarre editorial mandates, the company has announced a new title that might not be terrible.  Adventures of Superman will be a digital-first anthology featuring out of continuity stories by a variety of creators.  The series will includes stories by Orson Scott Card, Chris Samnee, Bruce Timm, and Jeff Parker, along with a plethora of other well-known comic writers and artists, many of whom don't suck.

If DC could attract this sort of talent to it's New 52 line (which seems increasingly dependent on Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder and Geoff Johns to keep it together), it probably wouldn't need to rely on groan enducing gimmicks such as "WTF Month", which at least two dozen industry insiders have referred to as "the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard."  Of course, the line of creators contributing to the new digital series were probably attracted to the forward thinking nature of the anthology, something that DC's other offerings largely seem to lack. 

Anyways, the definitely non-stupid and probably non-awful Adventures of Superman will be made available in April.  Be sure to keep your eye peeled for it on your digital tablet. 







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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:49 am

Damnit, I will not buy anything by Orson Scott Card.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 am

Chesscub wrote:Damnit, I will not buy anything by Orson Scott Card.

Same.
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sdsichero

2k11 Outhouse People's Champion

Postby sdsichero » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:54 am

They should name it "Non-Awful Superman"

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:55 am

I look forward to this. My views on OSC do not require me to ignore his sometimes stellar writing.
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:55 am

Wow. Sounds very good.
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:58 am

sdsichero wrote:They should name it "Non-Awful Superman"


Underwear on the Outside Superman?
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:21 am

Even when they try and do something right we'll still bash them :lol:
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Pink_Orchid

The Virgin Connie Swail

Postby Pink_Orchid » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:07 pm

Other names attached for future issues.


Dan Abnett
Ed Benes
Mitch Breitweiser
Giuseppe Camuncoli
Nathan Edmondson
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Christos N. Gage
Marc Guggenheim
Justin Jordan
Matt Kindt
JT Krul
Max Landis
Andy Lanning
David Lapham
Jeff Lemire
Michael Avon Oeming
Riley Rossmo
Stephen Segovia
Bruce Timm
Marcus To
Marv Wolfman
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:11 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Even when they try and do something right we'll still bash them :lol:


Comic discussion at its best on the OH. :lol:

But yeah, the only potentially negative thing about this is Card's involvement. But I won't start being a hypocrite about it since there are plenty of dicks whose writing/art I enjoy.
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Draco x

Fagorstorm

Postby Draco x » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:56 pm

Nice to know Superman's original costume hasn't been completely forgotten. :-D :-D :-D
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:00 pm

This... this could actually be purchase-worthy! :shock: :o
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covalesky

Expert Post Whore

Postby covalesky » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:45 pm

It will.be.available in trade, eventually.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:56 pm

Chris Samnee on Superman... I want to go to there.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:53 pm

This project mostly involves creators who probably wouldn't have the time to do a long run on a Superman book anyways. This way, they can do what they want and not have to worry about f**king things up like Meltzer did with Identity Crisis and the JLA run.

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