Babylon 5 creator to reboot Superman

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Ready for a new Man of Steel? Or should that be a new old Man of Steel? DC Comics announced today that Superman will be reconnecting with his roots next year in Superman: Earth One, from the creative team of writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis.

According to DC's official site, The Source, both Superman and Batman will be reborn "with their first years and earliest moments retold in a standalone, original graphic novel format, on a new earth with an all-new continuity."

A new Earth? What does that really mean? We'll just have to wait and see. For now, Straczynski says, "What I'm trying to do is to dig in to the character and look at him through modern eyes. If you were to create the Superman story today, for the first time, but keep intact all that works, what would it look like?"

"It is monumental for us as comic readers to see Superman birthed for the first time," added Davis. "It's a privilege to realize that you're the artist that gets to draw it, better yet having the luxury to do it in an original graphic novel. This is going to be epic!"

Batman: Earth One will also launch next year from writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.