DC Reboot: Superman in Action Comics #1

For the first time ever, Action Comics is getting renumbered.  That is, until they reach #950 or #1000 and want to market that.  Calm down.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Action Comics #1

Here's the latest DC Reboot news focusing on those folks what wear the Big Red S – Superman, Superboy and Supergirl.  Action Comics is getting its first ever renumbering, which really rankles longtime fans.  It's taken since 1938 to get up to issue #900, and they're pulling this business before it even reaches #1000, which is a huge landmark?  Guess what?  It'll still be a huge landmark when they get there.  The new Action Comics #100 (or so) is really going to be Action Comics #1000, and there's no way in the galaxy DC's going to miss that particular marketing opportunity.  So just relax and keep a mental count in your head, and let the new #1 do its thing for newbies.

In the meantime, check out how the reboot's going to tweak the Man of Steel.


Action Comics #1



The birthplace of the superhero gets a fresh coat of paint.  Shortly after the big-time Action Comics #900, we're getting a new #1 to rankle the orderly mathematical notions of nerds everywhere.  Grant Morrison and Rags Morales are on board, and they're said to "set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn't trust their first super hero."  Meaning this sounds like it's going to be set in the past.  A Young Superman title, so to speak?  Is this the thing, now?  First Superboy's lazy black t-shirt and now this?  Kids today don't like costumes, apparently.


Superman #1



Here you go.  First full look at the new Superman togs, sans red-outer-undies, and boots that look more like armor than booties.  For an interesting development, legendary comic artist George Perez is stepping into the writer's chair for this one, leaving the artwork to Jesus Merino.  Here we'll find out what his new status quo is, and how it affects his friends and his job at the Daily Planet.  Is Perry White going to become the mayor of Metropolis or something?  More importantly, does this mean the end of Lois & Clark?


Supergirl #1



Looks like something's new for Kara here.  The byline says she's "got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman and none of his affection for the people of Earth."  Uh, okay, great.  A super-jerk.   Michael Green and Mike Johnson work with artist Mahmud Asrar to bring a new take on this chica.


Superboy #1



Scott Lobdell is working with R.B. Silva and Rob Lean to bring the modern Superboy back to his roots as a lab-creation combining human and Kryptonian DNA who winds up with a stunning scope of powers.  Will it still be Lex Luthor's DNA?  Hey, maybe it'll be Lois Lane, even.  Who knows?