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Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr reported as New SUPERMAN Creative Team [Update]

Apparently the word leaked out before the official announcement.

It seems there aren't many secrets left in the world of comics. While we're still waiting for the official announcement from DC, which was teased yesterday on DC's site and YouTube channel. In the video, we saw Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns mention a "major announcement" coming but the video is cut short. Bleeding Cool reported that it is Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr on SUPERMAN.

The site even had screenshots of Romita Jr talking to DiDio and Johns. We'll update when DC officially confirms and gives more details.

Update

It's been officially confirmed/announced on DC All Access. They will be the creative team on SUPERMAN this summer.

Geoff Johns: "We've been talking about Superman now for quite a while and it's going to be a blast."

John Romita Jr: "This is going to be interesting. Very interesting. I'm actually a little intimidated seeing how many great artists have done his images before. This is not an easy thing to sail smoothly through."

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Posted by dondave

Why, Romita? His art sucks

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

Not a fan of Romita Jr.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Pak + Soule + Snyder + Johns = Win.

Posted by War Killer

Ugh...I feel sorry for Superman fans.

Posted by Squalleon

Excited! Superman will be readable again.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Ugh...I feel sorry for Superman fans.

They seam happy enough

Posted by SandMan_
Posted by BR_Havoc

Really odd time to announce this, Why didn't Johns take the book over for Superman's huge 75th anniversary?

Since I only have a set amount of comics I can read I might drop Justice League to check out the first storyline, but I fear like every other Superman title and I will be disappointed.

Edited by ghost_rider_888
Posted by metroplex02

Why all the Romita hate? Loved his fathers work, and absolutely LOVED his work on Spider-Man. Who's to say he won't do another iconic character justice?

Posted by tensor

Nice looking forward too it.

Posted by CantDance93

@mucklefluga: Yep! All great writers for superman now!

I can't wait for this, good riddance Lobdell!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by noj

This is AWESOME news! Love both Johns and JrJrs work! I will be checking this out for sure!

Posted by PunyParker

Maybe i'll get interested in Superman......

Posted by SmashBrawler

@squalleon: But the PRICE. I mean, just look at that image up there. LOOK AT IT.

Posted by Nothing2Lose

Yuck. JRJr's Darkseid will be as hideous as Keith Giffen's post-1983 rendition.

Posted by SynCig

Hooray for Geoff Johns but boo for Romita Jr... Romita Jr. has had some really good showings but none that I have seen recently. The Man Without Fear with Miller and Romita Jr was amazing and I actually liked his art but it seems like he is rushed most of the time and it really shows. His art looks lazy to me most of the time. Maybe, just maybe, he will bring his A game here and prove me wrong but I hope he only lasts an arc and then they can pair a good artist with Johns.

Posted by Noteworthington

Excited! Superman will be readable again.

Edited by butters911

This is pretty big news. With a couple of exceptions on indie titles, Romita JR has always worked for Marvel. I wonder if he is DC exclusive now? I hope not because it doesn't seem to be the most stable working environment for most creators these days.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

It would be pretty funny if this was just for an Adventures of Superman arc

Posted by Lvenger

Given how unreliably Johns has portrayed Superman in the New 52 thus far and how poor Romita Jr's artwork has been in his recent works, this isn't the kind of news I feel inclined to get so excited about. So I probably won't be picking up Superman for a while longer. Still, at least Johns will be better for Superman than Lobdell ever could be.

Posted by Squalleon

@squalleon: But the PRICE. I mean, just look at that image up there. LOOK AT IT.

I don't hate Romita's art but he is so hit or miss. His ASM was good,his Captain America was rediculously bad. So I will have to wait and see.
And I prefer a story with mediocre art and good story rather than the opposite.

Posted by monopolyloser

I actually really enjoyed Romita Jr's stint on Remender's Cap. And I loved Geoff Johns on Superman. I'm looking forward to this!

Posted by Z3RO180

Well I'm looking forward to this Romita Jr is a good artist and I for one are going to be getting this.

Posted by manwithoutshame

Love it! JR Jr. absolutely killed it on Captain America last year and I've been waiting for a non kick-ass series ever since. Also Johns is my favorite Superman writer, this is gonna be awesome!

Posted by DCWarFan73

@z3ro180: Though I am not getting this I am glad to see more support for JRJR

@monopolyloser :Same here I thought it was great

Edited by Captain13

What DC said was Geoff Johns and JRjr.

What DC should have said was Warren Ellis and Gary Frank/Ivan Reis/Bryan Hitch.

Posted by mak13131313

Awesome! This will replace Superman Unchained on my pull list when it ends. I've always enjoyed Geoff Johns stories and I'm sure he won't disappoint on this.

Posted by movieartman

@smashbrawler said:

@squalleon: But the PRICE. I mean, just look at that image up there. LOOK AT IT.

I don't hate Romita's art but he is so hit or miss. His ASM was good,

1.) his Captain America was rediculously bad. So I will have to wait and see.

2.) And I prefer a story with mediocre art and good story rather than the opposite.

1.) cant agree dean white saved much of that series, and still made it look better than jrjr's work in general, praying they get a similar colorist on this new series

2.) ugh! i will gladly read dreck for good art, ultimatum im looking at you

Posted by _Linea_11

Why JrJr? Why??

Posted by movieartman

im ok with this as long as he STAYS on superman, if they move him to justice league or put him on some event that Ivan reis could be on and drawing a BILLON times better, I will Burn Shit Down

Edited by PeppeyHare

Excited for Johns, not so much for Romita jr. Used to really like his work, but his art on Cap was just so meh. Still looking forward to it

Edited by movieartman

What DC said was Geoff Johns and JRjr.

What DC should have said was Warren Ellis and Gary Frank/Ivan Reis/

not a bad idea, but id prefer reis on something with the martian manhunter or on justice league

F__k! why did they have to put manhunter on justice league united with that bloody mediocre ass mike mckone

Posted by PapiNacho

Well then, one more four dollar book i suppose. Gotta say despite my love for Superman I am very disappointed that it wasn't Shazam.

Posted by movieartman

Well then, one more four dollar book i suppose. Gotta say despite my love for Superman I am very disappointed that it wasn't Shazam.

Posted by movieartman

good this way kenneth rocafort might be free to draw a martian manhunter ongoing GET ON THAT SHIT DC IM NOT F##KING AROUND!

Posted by anandak47

Well I guess that probably ends the little prospect of reading a Shazam comic by Johns :(

Posted by Outside_85

Does this mean Johns will vacate JL and we can have some intelligent heroes on it?

Posted by G-Man

It would be pretty funny if this was just for an Adventures of Superman arc

Haha. I was hesitant to post this when I first saw it early early today. But I decided to go with it and update when it's official.

Posted by xchaix

Well, thank goodness. Lobdell's run has been inconsistent at best.

Posted by That60sGuy

After seeing JRJR's run on Captain America I. CAN'T. WAIT.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@g_man said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

It would be pretty funny if this was just for an Adventures of Superman arc

Haha. I was hesitant to post this when I first saw it early early today. But I decided to go with it and update when it's official.

When do you think they will announce it?

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@dondave: his art is awesome

His art is awesome when he really tries, Man without Fear and Kick-Ass, but when He doesn't try, well you get crap like Avengers vs Xmen and Captain America marvel now.

Excited for Johns, not so much for Romita jr. Used to really like his work, but his art on Cap was just so meh. Still looking forward to it

He hasn't gotten worse, just lazy, hope he really tries!

Excited! Superman will be readable again.

YES It will, I asked earlier some time if people liked to see a JRJR Superman, and well.... a resounding NO happened. But I liked Geoff Johns Superman so hopefully this works out.

Posted by Shika1Dude

Im really trying to think of something good that came out from Lobdell's run, there is actually nothing. this is good news

Posted by SOG7dc

@allstarsuperman:

Why not just pick an artist from the AOS series? I think ill bedropping Superman an if it gets good revews then mybe ill jump back on...you never did our 15 artist list did you?

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Edited by kennybaese

I'll just be sitting over here continuing to be flabbergasted by how much people seem to dislike JRJr.

All in all, I've enjoyed all of the Superman stuff by Johns I've read, so I'm on board with this.

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@lvenger:

Given how unreliably Johns has portrayed Superman in the New 52 thus far and how poor Romita Jr's artwork has been in his recent works, this isn't the kind of news I feel inclined to get so excited about. So I probably won't be picking up Superman for a while longer. Still, at least Johns will be better for Superman than Lobdell ever could be.

Hard to argue with this logic, mon ami. The only times I've even casually enjoyed JR Jr's art was on Thorion and the New Asgods, Thor (Post-Heroes Reborn), and that character SHOC's design.

On Superman though.... I don't even know what to think...

Posted by buttersdaman000

Cool