The team-up comic of the century is back with a New 52 update! Greg Pak (World War Hulk) and Jae Lee (Dark Tower, Before Watchmen) will be headlining this series, writing a drawing respectively. Surprisingly this will be the first time that Pak is under the DC Comics umbrella. Here’s a snippet of an interview from CBR, for the full interview hit the jump!
CBR News: Greg, when I first heard the news about “Batman/Superman, my reaction was, “This can’t be the first time Greg Pak has written anything for DC, can it?” But a quick Google search confirmed it was. How did you end up talking to the folks over there and landing this job?
Greg Pak: I’ve been friendly with folks at DC for a long time and particularly with Jim Lee. We did a panel together at the San Diego Asian Film Festival a few years back, which was the first time I got to meet him face-to-face, and we kept in touch. A while ago, I got a call from him and the timing was right. It was an insanely exciting project, so I said, “Let’s do this!” When you get a call from Jim Lee about these characters, it’s an exciting time. But this is indeed my first DC book.
Do you feel at all that there’s a difference in writing for the DCU as opposed to the Marvel sandbox you’ve been in for so long?
It’s funny. In the past when I thought vaguely about what it’d be like to write the DC characters, I thought there would be a difference in that kind of a way, but now I don’t think so. To be honest, the one thing I’ve found everywhere I’ve worked in comics including at Aspen, Valhalla, Dynamite and Marvel is that everybody I’ve worked with has been very interested in figuring out a cool story that matters on an emotional level in developing the characters. It’s just about finding the emotional hook in the story that gets to the essence of who these characters are. That’s what everybody’s interested in. So it’s been great transitioning to DC on that front.
I will say that one of the exciting things about this project in terms of where DC is at right now is that the New 52 allows us a lot of freedom to get into who the characters are from the ground up. The company had this huge, exciting and brave initiative, and it makes a great entry point for the characters. That’s an exciting place to work from as a writer.
Grant Morrison‘s solid run on the New 52‘s Action Comics is at its end! Issue # 18 will be the last before Andy Diggle takes over writing duties with issue #19, which is exciting news in its own right! Anywho take a look at Paolo Rivera‘s (Marvel Comics’ Mythos) variant cover to issue #18.
• You don’t dare miss Grant Morrison’s stunning, extra-sized final issue of ACTION COMICS!
• It’s no small battle as Superman fights to save all of creation in this epic!
• This issue is destined to be a milestone in The New 52!
• Plus: In the backup story, whatever happened to the men of tomorrow(s)?
ACTION COMICS #18
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Pencils by RAGS MORALES
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
The entire Green Lantern spectrum is getting the creative team change-up come this June! Not to mention the addition of another Lantern book based on Orange Lantern Larfleeze! I’m pretty interested in this book actually, i really enjoyed Agent Orange as the lead up to Blackest Night and have always found Larfleeze to be an interesting character in the emotion spectrum. Check out the following list to see who will be writing and drawing your favorite titles!
Green Lantern: Writer: Robert Venditti / Artist:Billy Tan.
Green Lantern Corps: Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov / Artist: Bernard Chang
Green Lantern: New Guardians: Writer: Justin Jordan / Artist: Brad Walker
Red Lanterns: Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov / Artist: Alessandro Vitti
Larfleeze Ongoing: Writer: Keith Giffen / Artist: artist Scott Kolins
What do you think Towelites? Are you prepared for the next wave of Green Lantern? A universe without Geoff Johns!?
Stay tooned 😛