The Man of Steel is getting a brand-new origin story from a few comic legends. Frank Miller is teaming up with John Romita Jr. for DC Comics’ Superman: Year One, offering up a fresh take on Supes’ early days as a superhero.
The project was announced during a DC Comics masterclass at San Diego Comic-Con, with Miller set to write and Romita to handle the art. Miller, of course, provided what many revere as a definitive take on The Dark Knight’s origin with Batman: Year One, and it’ll be fascinating to see him take a shot at doing the same thing for Supes. Sadly, no word yet on the plot of the ‘book, though he said he believes the Man of Steel is clearly a pillar of the DC universe — and a character he’s never really taken a meaningful run at tackling.
Here’s an excerpt from what he told Vulture:
“You know through, Dark Knight I got to touch just about the ones in the DC pantheon but I never had my real meaningful crack at Superman. In the case of DC Comics, which has by far and away the strongest and richest mythology, there are those three fundamental pillars they have of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. All of the other characters, they kind of string along underneath them, which is wonderful.”
No clue on when this will actually hit shelves, but when it does, it’ll almost certainly make for an original take on Supes’ story. What do you think? Do you want to see Superman through Miller’s lens?