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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 G-Man
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Eeek.

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@sog7dc said:

@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?

Oops no, I forgot. I'll do it later today. I already dropped Superman at 21. I missed out on that Psi-War fiasco. Do you like JRJR? Still dont think I am gonna pick it up though. I am trying to get my monthly books down to only Earth 2, Smallville, and Eternal Warrior. Then I can by the way cheaper trades from Amazon.

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Posted by Cavemold

Wait and see. No colors on it yet… Hard to tell if its going be any good

Posted by tximinoman

Oh god...

Posted by SOG7dc

@sog7dc said:

@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?

Oops no, I forgot. I'll do it later today. I already dropped Superman at 21. I missed out on that Psi-War fiasco. Do you like JRJR? Still dont think I am gonna pick it up though. I am trying to get my monthly books down to only Earth 2, Smallville, and Eternal Warrior. Then I can by the way cheaper trades from Amazon.

from what've seen I cant stand his art. I could list at least 5 artists that have worked on AOS that would have been better choices. Oh a nd Valiant releases 14 issue collections which are amazing just so you know. Im reading S/W, Action, B/S, Thor, Saga and Unchaind

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Johns is certainly capable of writing a good Superman. I just hope he doesn't go too dark with it and understands that a great Superman should also include helping and saving people from disasters and tragedies, not just constantly frowning and punching some super villain. About the art, I'm not much of a JRjr fan.

Edited by CantDance93

So come May or whenever the hell this comes out, we'll have great writers on every Superman series in the New 52. Assuming no one leaves till than of course, not including Superman Unchained because that's ending.

Posted by SlamAdams

I'd be excited for this if Romita wasn't involved.

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@sog7dc said:

@allstarsuperman said:

@sog7dc said:

@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?

Oops no, I forgot. I'll do it later today. I already dropped Superman at 21. I missed out on that Psi-War fiasco. Do you like JRJR? Still dont think I am gonna pick it up though. I am trying to get my monthly books down to only Earth 2, Smallville, and Eternal Warrior. Then I can by the way cheaper trades from Amazon.

from what've seen I cant stand his art. I could list at least 5 artists that have worked on AOS that would have been better choices. Oh a nd Valiant releases 14 issue collections which are amazing just so you know. Im reading S/W, Action, B/S, Thor, Saga and Unchaind

Ahh, well truthfully I think he depends on a good colorist.

I want to read AOS, I am thinking I'll get the trade on Amazon.

I was gonna get the XO Manowar one but lost interest, Not really interested in either harbinger and bloodshoot though. I am hoping that the first 12 Shadowman get collected, that'd be cool.

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

ill give him this, greg land, rob liefeld, hamberto ramos, steve dillon, brett booth, are all much worse than him

that and jrjr draws really really great celestials

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

JRjr needs a good colorist to compensate for the slack. I think DC will provide that. I'm pretty excited for this news...for the most part.

Posted by VSG413

I like the look of that Superman. I guess we will see f it turns out any good. Maybe Johns inspired Romita a little, however Johns back on Superman is exciting news. He always had a great grasp on the character of Superman.

Edited by saoakden

Cool. I'm glad to see Geoff Johns going to be on Superman. I loved Brainiac and Last Son. I'm cool with Romita jr being on art. I like his art.

Edited by SandMan_

Nothing official.

Posted by Dernman

I'm relieved that Lobdell is gone but Geoff Johns is a risk. The art is what I'm really worried about.

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Posted by Dernman
Edited by ThomasElliot

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.

Can I pull up a chair? Since when did JRJr. become hated? Maybe there's something I missed. Last thing I read drawn by him was AvX and Kick-Ass and didn't find anything offensive about his work. And here I was looking forward to him doing some DC work!

Edited by SandMan_

@dernman: now it's official. I see the colored version.

Edited by Squalleon

It's official.

Plus the Image previewed is shown colored and complete.

Posted by SandMan_

@squalleon: yup...Ivan Reis would have been better...

Posted by J_HickmanIsGod

Superman is destined to be a hit or miss comic for eternity i feel like.

the only interesting Superman title out right now is "Unchained" and thats seriously because Jim Lee's amazingly breathtaking art

Posted by bunkerbuster05

JRJr is definitely hit and miss for me.

This looks... very miss. I hope adding color will help. The other preview pictures aren't any better...

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Ok so I'm not a fan of JRJR at ALL but that coloured version of Superman looks pretty good to me.

Posted by SOG7dc

@sandman_:

Yes he would have! Or Stephen Segovia....

Edited by TheMantisShrimp

I'm not much of a JRJR fan. I stopped buying Cap because I didn't think his art fit the book and I've never found Kick-Ass particularly esthetically pleasing. Maybe he will shift his style a bit for Supes. I looked at his Spider-Man stuff and I like it more than his recent work. I'll be sticking with Pak/Kuder on Action for dose of Superman. Action has been fantastic so far. Pak displays Superman's warm hearted spirt perfectly and I'm loving Kuder's style.

Does this mean that my hopes of a Geoff Johns/Gary Frank ongoing Shazam title have been crushed? Unless Johns is dropping Justice League, which seems unlikely at the moment, I don't see this happening. I really hope DC can get Frank on an ongoing sometime in the future.

Edited by Dernman

@sandman_: Heh The art makes it look like Superman in the Marvel universe. :p

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

Here's the colored version of the first pic as well as a second one. SO. MANY. LINES.

Edited by iaconpoint

JRJR used to be my second fav artist but his work of late is not to my liking. Still, if he did Batman I'd be okay with it.

Posted by patrat18

I like the artist on action comics.

Edited by manwithoutshame

AND KLAUS JANSON!

Posted by Superbat420

That's one ugly superman

Posted by jjayduarte

John Romita Jr & Johns, Woot! Im down with this!

Posted by spidershamrock

Not a fan of Romita Jr., his art has too many shading lines and his characters always look skinny. Works for some, like Spidey, don't think it will work for Supes

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Posted by PunyParker

IT'S EVEN BETTER WITH COLOURS!!

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Posted by Skinja

My only complaint with the art is that the S is too square shaped. I prefer it when its thinner and longer but that's just a nitpick.

Edited by SandMan_

@sog7dc: please post an example...

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Posted by AllStarSuperman
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Here's the colored version of the first pic as well as a second one. SO. MANY. LINES.

That second picture is the bees knees!

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Posted by bob808

John Romita Jr is Awesome!

Posted by BR_Havoc

In an interview over at IGN Johns said that this storyline will " it will kind of reset Superman and his universe in the New 52."

That is promising news to my ears.

Edited by TDK_1997

Johns and Romita on Superman instead of Lobdell,can't be happier than this!

Posted by SandMan_

I think it might be time for Superman to get a new costume...or at least get rid of the lines.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

@br_havoc said:

In an interview over at IGN Johns said that this storyline will " it will kind of reset Superman and his universe in the New 52."

That is promising news to my ears.

Awesome? tbh I liked H'el though, everything else was bad though.

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Posted by Dernman

@sandman_ said:

I think it might be time for Superman to get a new costume...or at least get rid of the lines.

Yeah get rid of the armor Idea. MoS had a great explanation for the suit which is something you wear under the armor.

Posted by SandMan_