Superman and Batman have an interesting dynamic together that’s been explored numerous times in DC fiction over the years. One of the best examples was when Batman and Superman teamed up in World’s Finest to take down a partnership between The Joker and Lex Luthor. Now DC is bringing them back together for a new series.
DC Comics announced this week that it would be starting up a new Batman/Superman comic book series as part of the New 52 reboot that launched last year. The new series will focus on the first meeting between what are arguably DC’s most iconic and popular characters.
First time DC writer Greg Pak will be in charge of the story with Jae Lee handling the art. Marvel fans will know Pak from his work on Incredible Hullk and War Machine. Jae Lee is also a frequent Marvel artist who has worked on series like Fantastic Four and Young Avengers. This will not be Lee’s first time with DC, however, as he did the art for Before Watchmen: Ozymandias last year.
So what’s the new series going to be about? Pak isn’t saying much, but he did tell USA Today that the first meeting between the two heroes will probably not be pleasant:
“What would your reaction be if you saw a guy running around in a bat costume in the dead of night attacking people for the first time? And what would your reaction be if you met an alien who could crush steel in his bare hands for the first time? These guys are going to have very different immediate impressions of each other than we’re used to seeing with these characters.”
As for the art, check out Lee’s sketch of Batman, courtesy of DC Comics: