When it was announced that Scott Snyder would be writing the newest Superman series, and that perennial favorite Jim Lee would be doing the art, excitement permeated the comic-sphere. Well, after a few months of speculation, we have a name for the book: "Superman Unchained".
Snyder has been blowing people away with his current run on "Batman", and Lee has been a favorite of fans across the world since he exploded onto the seen in the 90s, so it is definitely exciting to get any piece of information about the upcoming series. It was also announced that Snyder will be doing short "back-up" stories, similar to what he does in "Batman" with James Tynion IV, with "Batman: Li'l Gotham" artist/writer Dustin Nguyen.
According to the USA Today article this morning, Snyder wants to explore not only Supes himself, but the characters that fill the sidelines of his superheroic life, giving a voice to all of the people that have to deal with being friend, family, or otherwise, to one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy.
Not only does this title mark the 75th anniversary of the character, but it comes out two days before the release of Zack Snyder's mega-hyped Man of Steel, so expect big-time sales on this one. Scott Snyder is nervous about writing one of the biggest characters of all-time, but also had this to say: "The way to approach a character as iconic as him is you just come at it from a standpoint of what you love the most about the character, and then write a story that explores that, tear it down and build it back up."
Awesome news, indeed!