With all of the Batman anthologies currently on the stands and in the works, Superman was feeling a little blue…Red and Blue that is!
Following hot on the heels of the recently resurrected Batman: Black and White anthology and the upcoming Batman: Urban Legends anthology this March, DC Comics will be giving the original superhero his due this March in Superman: Red & Blue, a new six-issue mini-series featuring a host of top talent and artwork composed of Superman’s two signature colors.
Superman: Red & Blue #1 contains stories by John Ridley (who is getting a lot of press for his upcoming DC Future State: The Next Batman) and artist Clayton Henry (Superman/Batman) who explore a story about “…Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton (DC Future State’s Mister Miracle) and Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen) take readers to the streets of Metropolis to show how one hero can mean so much to an individual in pain. Plus, writer/artist Wes Craig (Deadly Class) tells a tale of Superman’s early days and the man who inspired him to become the hero he is today! And Marguerite Bennett (DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman) and artist Jill Thompson (The Sandman, Black Orchid) give us a tale of teenage Clark Kent, while Dan Watters and Dani, the team behind Coffin Bound, bring us an outlandish fable about what happens when all colors are stolen!”
Superman: Red & Blue #1 will be released on March 9 (and retails at $5.99 in DC’s Prestige format) with a cover by Gary Frank and variant covers by Lee Bermejo and Yoshitaka Amano. Check out Frank’s cover below and keep looking up in the sky for more of Conskipper’s future DC updates, news, and reviews.