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Greg Pak to Write BATMAN/SUPERMAN

DC's two biggest heroes will soon co-star in an all-new title.

Greg Pak is heading to DC Comics... and he has the honor of writing two of the publisher's most iconic heroes in the same book! He'll be the brains behind the upcoming ongoing BATMAN/SUPERMAN and Jae Lee will illustrate. Speaking with USA Today, Pak is clearly beyond elated over the opportunity.

Working in comics, almost every project you do for DC or Marvel deals with these amazing characters that are so much fun to work with," Pak says. "But, wow, Superman and Batman? That kind of lifts your hat and spins it around in the air a bit.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN will take place in the past when both characters are new at being heroes. Additionally, this series will reveal the first encounter between the two in New 52 history. The writer also says readers will be "very pleasantly excited" when we find out what the threat to both leads will be. Furthermore, he claims the series will have a lasting impact on the new continuity.

Batman/Superman is a really exciting place to discover who these guys are, and the things we're going to discover particularly in this first story arc will have ramifications later on down the line," he adds. "We're going to start in the past but it'll reverberate through. It'll be big and crazy and tons of fun.

== TEASER ==

BATMAN/SUPERMAN will debut this June. Viners, does the tag team of Pak and Lee make this a must read for you? Share your thoughts below.

*Thanks, Billy Batson, for sending this link our way.

Source: USA Today

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Posted by mcclellanscott

Kinda excited, as well as getting a book set in the past of the New 52.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

F*CK YES! YES YES YES YES GREG PAK!

Posted by UltimateSMfan

my pants are wet....i think my wallets crying! anyway srsly cldnt wait fr this title!!!

Posted by ccraft

Best team up ever! I'm getting this!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

This doesn't interest me, like at all.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

I like pak's work on war machine but i wanted 2 write d book in new 52

Posted by grifter78

"Additionally, this series will reveal the first encounter between the two in New 52 history."

Didn't we already see that in the Johns/Lee Justice League opening arc?

Posted by DaltonMunnal

This seems cool, but as somebody that made a goal to collect everything Batman starting with New 52, I must say there are way too many Batman books already.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

No, another series I will have to get

Posted by MrArrogant

Jeph Loeb's Superman/Batman run is actually one of the first comic series I read, Greg Pak is a fantastic writer so I may give this series a whirl. Hopefully it will have more of a fun tone that the other superman and batman books.

Posted by Outside_85

Same old recycled rubbish...would be nice if DC didn't always cancel 6 'independent' books and replace them with 4 new and 2 Batman books.

Posted by Mercy_

I can't find it in myself to get excited about another book staring Superman and/or Batman.

Reads the article.

ASDLKFJSDLFKJ JAE LEE SO IN!!!

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Posted by The_Soverighn

NICE

Posted by slade_wilson

YES! (takes a victory lap around the house) YES! YES! YES!

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Jae Lee = Yes

BUT. Couldn't we just end the HORRENDOUSLY AWFUL Power Girl/Huntress Worlds' Finest and make World's Finest into Superman/Batman again?

Posted by darkrider

they should have done superman/ wonder woman book

Posted by The_Soverighn

L

Posted by Gambit1024

Dude, WHAT?! DC is taking all my money :'(

Posted by Kangaxx_54

Yay!

This is going to be one comic that I'll buy in single issues! Can't wait for it!

Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers

Its only a matter of time before they change DC Comics to BS Comics, you know, for Batman & Superman.

Posted by nappystr8

THIS IS TERRIBLE NEWS!...IN as much as this sounds like one of the best books the New 52 has put forward and I don't know where I will possibly find the money to pay for another new series. This is a creative team match up I never would have thought of, but its a brilliant pairing.

I may have to drop Snyder's Batman and abstain entirely from Man of Steel to make room for this in my budget.

Posted by Billy Batson
*Thanks, Billy Batson, for sending this link our way.

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Jae Lee = Yes

BUT. Couldn't we just end the HORRENDOUSLY AWFUL Power Girl/Huntress Worlds' Finest and make World's Finest into Superman/Batman again?

Or they could have put this creative team onto that series.
BB

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@Billy Batson said:

*Thanks, Billy Batson, for sending this link our way.

@The Mighty Monarch said:

Jae Lee = Yes

BUT. Couldn't we just end the HORRENDOUSLY AWFUL Power Girl/Huntress Worlds' Finest and make World's Finest into Superman/Batman again?

Or they could have put this creative team onto that series.
BB

That's basically what I meant.

Posted by Lvenger

Damn it I want to get this series but I don't think I have the money to spare. And I'm getting Snyder's Superman series as well as Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman and I'm into the rest of my pull list already. Plus I have sour memories of the Pre New 52 Superman/Batman run. Nonetheless, Greg Pak and Jae Lee on a Superman/Batman book? Best idea for a team up book!

Edited by Zeeguy91

When I saw Greg Pak's name, I got excited, but when I saw Jae Lee's name, my mouth just dropped. Oh my god, I NEED to get this when it comes out. I literally started hyperventilating!!!!!

@Outside_85: I totally get where you guys are coming from when you complain about another Bat/Super title, but unfortunately that's just what sells. Hopefully, they'll give Pak another title to write that stars a non-Bat or Super character, preferably a Wildstorm or Milestone character. And I'll gladly support that title, just like I was supporting Deathstroke and Team 7.

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Posted by RayeGunn

@grifter78 said:

"Additionally, this series will reveal the first encounter between the two in New 52 history."

Didn't we already see that in the Johns/Lee Justice League opening arc?

That was my first thought too.... I thought Justice League was pretty clear that that was their first meeting.

Oh well, promising creative team, anyway.

Posted by Backflip

@Mercy_ said:

I can't find it in myself to get excited about another book staring Superman and/or Batman.

Reads the article.

ASDLKFJSDLFKJ JAE LEE SO IN!!!

Pretty much mimics my exact response.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@Lvenger: YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MUST DO!

Posted by Gambit1024

I can't stop grinning. Best news all week.

Posted by Billy Batson

@The Mighty Monarch:

But I meant that they should keep the Power Girl/Huntress duo and just switch the current creative team into this one.
BB

Posted by Zeeguy91

@RayeGunn said:

@grifter78 said:

"Additionally, this series will reveal the first encounter between the two in New 52 history."

Didn't we already see that in the Johns/Lee Justice League opening arc?

That was my first thought too.... I thought Justice League was pretty clear that that was their first meeting.

Oh well, promising creative team, anyway.

Its saying that the series will take place within that 5-year time period between their first meeting in Justice League: Origin and the present of Justice League.

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Posted by Lvenger

@TheAcidSkull said:

@Lvenger: YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MUST DO!

Get rid of Indestructible Hulk? :P

Posted by MaxSchreck

Geoff Johns will be pissed , we might actually see a well written Batman in a book that is not entirely dedicated to the batfamily .

Posted by mcbean

Very cool

Posted by saoakden

Sweet. I like Greg Pak's work on Hulk and pre-new 52, Superman/Batman was one of my favorite comics. I like hearing or reading in this case, the news that Batman/Superman is coming exciting. Its time for the true World's Finest to have their own book!

Posted by Mucklefluga

SO AWESOME!!!!

Posted by SaintG

Yes yes yes god has heard my prayers ( but we know that he is not real Spoiler!)

Posted by Batnandez

I just had a nerd boner.

Posted by HubrisRanger

Will hold off on my full reaction until the whole rest of the new books in June are announced. But suffice to say for now: did not see that coming.

Posted by RayeGunn

@Zeeguy91 said:

@RayeGunn said:

@grifter78 said:

"Additionally, this series will reveal the first encounter between the two in New 52 history."

Didn't we already see that in the Johns/Lee Justice League opening arc?

That was my first thought too.... I thought Justice League was pretty clear that that was their first meeting.

Oh well, promising creative team, anyway.

Its saying that the series will take place within that 5-year time period between their first meeting in Justice League: Origin and the present of Justice League.

um, no, that's not what it's saying. the in the past part yeah, I get that. But It said it will 'reveal the first encounter' between them, to 'reveal' something means to show something that we haven't seen before, and it's referring specifically to them meeting. Which we've already seen.

Posted by lady_toyano

Can't wait to see this revived!

Posted by feargalr

Neat, I'll be reading this

Posted by berkan_ozgur

I just hope we see Dick Grayson Robin in there somewhere.

Posted by daredevil21134

SHOCKING!!!

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Posted by spinningbirdcake

I wonder if I would feel okay about dropping Detective Comics and Action Comics and just picking this up. One of my favorite artists on it, really good writer, two iconic and important characters on one title. Yes...this shall do nicely.

Posted by Outside_85

@Zeeguy91: I know, but it's not like DC is trying to promote those books that get the chop. Like, what has been advertised by DC lately? (thinking site banners)... DotF and JLA.

At times I feel like DC is just putting out some books so they can eventually cancel them and say they tried while replacing it with something they know will sell...like this book for instance.

As for Jae Lee on art...sry but I think it's a waste, he has already proved he does wonders on a Dark book like Phantom Stranger.

Posted by jashro44

From the bit I have read of Pak he is a really good writer so I am excited, all though didn't justice league all ready tell the first time batman and superman met?

Posted by wmwadeii

Yay another Batman Superman book. Im so glad because the original character and team books were pointless when DC only needs the Triad. /sarcasm

Posted by guttridgeb

Yes! Greg Pak is awesome and I've been wanting to read a Batman title for a while, making Batman and Superman perfect.

I would prefer it if it was called World's Finest though, Power Girl and Huntress' comic has been mediocre at best.

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