The Superman Man of Tomorrow panel was the first presentation from DC, and featured Senior Editor Matt Idelson, Superman writer James Robinson and artist Renato Guedes, Action Comics’ Geoff Johns and artist Joe Prado, artist Jamal Igle and writer Sterling Gates from Supergirl.
The good news is everyone involved in the Superman titles are working together to make sure the stories work and flow easily from one title to the next.Â That seems to be quite a bit better than what is being done with a certain dark protector, who has seen at least one talented writer step away because of “something”.
It was pointed out that the Superman/Batman series will not be playing in the same sandbox as the rest of the Superman titles.
The New Krypton story line sees the citizens of Rokyn – the restored city of Kandor from Superman #338, make a mass migration to Earth, believing it to be their rightful home.
With the return of the multiverse, seeing the return of many Silver Age stories and themes appears to be to be a likely theme for the next couple of years.Â Robinson pointed out that the group is trying as best they can to bring back as many Superman characters into the stories as they can.
Kat Grant and Supergirl are not going to be fast friends as the gossip columnist writes a scathing article called “Why The World Doesn’t Need a Supergirl”.Â Shocking… pulling a title from Superman Returns.
Stories are already planned well into 2010 for all the titles, and the New Krypton story is just the tip of the beginning.
Those reading Final Crisis can breathe a sigh of relief as Lois Lane isn’t really dead – or at least that’s the message I got when Johns said they have many things planned for her.
Jimmy isn’t dead either, and look for Robinson to rework the character so he is on the path to be the greatest reporter in Metropolis.
Krypto will have a big role in the DCU.
Alex Ross is working on a Kingdom Come/New Earth Superman team up.Â I don’t know how original of a story that would be as we’ve already seen the two together in the pages of JSA.
Things are still in flux as far as the Siegel Estate lawsuit goes.
Doomsday?Â Yes… As much as I liked the concept and story of The Death and Return of Superman, Doomsday has served his purpose, and is a character I wish writers would stop bringing back.