With the New 52 and the whole post-Flashpoint universe, it was only a matter of time before a new Superman/Batman title came out since the stories in there tend to be larger than life – and often are very well suited to adaptations into animation form. With DC Comics having shuffled off a few series recently, there are open slots and this new title is set to launch in June 2013 with Greg Pak writing and Jae Lee on the art for it. The series is aimed to work on the past adventures of the two earlier in the career so they can flesh out the stories that have been skipped over to get to the present continuity.
“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 says. “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.”
“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,” Pak says. “Neither one of them has ever heard of the other guy.”
[Source: USA Today]