Comic Book Resources has an article about the announcement of JMS’ involvement with “Superman: Earth One”, including an interview with JMS about working with Superman.
When it was first announced at Wonder Con nearly two years ago that fan favorite writer J. Michael Straczynski (“Thor,” “Amazing Spider-Man”) was bringing his epic-sense of storytelling to the DC Universe – after ending his six-year exclusive deal with Marvel Comics – many thought he would be automatically working with one of DC’s Big 3: Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman. However, the writer’s first assignment ended up being a series of one-shots starring the recently acquired Red Circle superheroes from Archie Comics, and his follow-up was his current, ongoing run on “The Brave and The Bold.”
But during last week’s “DCU in 2010” marketing campaign, the publisher announced that JMS has been tasked with taking the Man of Steel to new heights in a new ongoing, series of original and re-imagined graphic novels, entitled “Superman: Earth One.”
JMS, a life-long fan of the Last Son of Krypton, will deliver a 128-page story once or twice a year, beginning with the release of the first volume on September 7, 2010, which will be illustrated by rising star, artist Shane Davis (“Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns”).