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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 Grey56

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

This doesn't interest me, like at all.

And what Mercy said. Beat me to it.

Posted by skooks

Yes please. Looking forward to it.

Posted by DDangelico

Yeah...Pak/Lee on Bats/Supes...I'm in.

Posted by The Stegman
Fine DC, take MORE of my money!
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Posted by JamDamage

this is great news. I'm more psyched that Jae Lee is on the title. He doesn't do enough major characters. so happy happy happy

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

AWESOMEEEEE!!!!!! Love the art alreadyyy

Posted by Cavemold

Oh we see !!!!!@@

Posted by yo_yo_fun

I've never heard of them...but sounds good, I can't wait!!

:D

Posted by consolemaster001

About time we have a world's finest series !

Posted by Decoy Elite

I actually liked what I read of the old Superman/Batman comic so this could be a good read if they keep that fun atmosphere.

Posted by CrashBang

Jeph Loeb's Superman/Batman was fantastic and Greg Pak's Planet Hulk was even better so yes, this has me sold straight away.

Nit-pick: I thought they first met at the end of JL#1. They made it pretty clear at the time.

Posted by NightFang
Posted by whitelantern64

DC comics just loves finding new ways to take money from my wallet.

Posted by SmashBrawler

Greg Pak and Jae Lee?

My wallet:

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Excited to see this title come back!

Posted by doordoor123

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

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

It would be B&S.

OH you were TRYING to make a JOKE!

Try making it funny next time.

Posted by SandMan_

Seriously???
 
Hey its Superman's 75th B-Day this year. Lets:
 
Instead of a Superman game, have a new Batman Arkaham game.
Let's make a game where Superman is evil and Batman the cool rebel hero. Lets add more wood to the Batman is cool/Superman sucks BS.
Let's have a new Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it.
 
 
>_> F*ck you DC.

Posted by Eternal19

Im getting this

Posted by Dernman
@SandMan_ said:
Seriously???
 
Hey its Superman's 75th B-Day this year. Lets:
 
Instead of a Superman game, have a new Batman Arkaham game.
Let's make a game where Superman is evil and Batman the cool rebel hero. Lets add more wood to the Batman is cool/Superman sucks BS.
Let's have a new Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it.   >_> F*ck you DC.
This but if this replaces Batman Inc I will forgive them.
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@RayeGunn said:

@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.

You do realize that Gregg could be wrong about it "revealing the first encounter, right?" On the other hand, this could reveal their first encounter. That is, their first encounter outside of the Justice League, where it was just the two of them. Maybe this book takes place after the JL Origin arc and it goes into the first time that Superman and Batman worked together without the other League members and how they first established their famous bromance.

Posted by MuyJingo

I've been waiting for this. Looking forward to seeing clarifications on the past of the New52.

Posted by Zeeguy91

@Outside_85 said:

@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.

Well, I mean, its not as if they haven't been putting any energy at all into the C and D-listers either. I mean, when they could have launched a Martian Manhunter title in tandem with JLA, they instead chose to go with Katana and Vibe, both of which they've been promoting pretty heavily. Animal Man and Swamp Thing are still going strong. I, Vampire was around from the beginning of the New 52, and honestly, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Same thing with Captain Atom, which was around for a full year. They also still have Phantom Stranger, Dial H, Justice League Dark, Stormwatch, and All Star Western, none of which really star A-list DC players.

So, there is still a spotlight for minor characters, but of course they rely mostly on their big hitters for sales: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, GL, Flash....you get where I'm going. Its the same thing over at Marvel. How many Avengers books are there? Spider-Man related books? X-Men books? And of course that includes everyone's favorite feral beast, Wolverine.

Posted by doordoor123

Four more new books left to be announced.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

I just added JLA to my pull... And now this comes out. Wallet might be taking a hit this summer.

Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers

@doordoor123 said:

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

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

It would be B&S.

OH you were TRYING to make a JOKE!

Try making it funny next time.

yawn

Posted by doordoor123

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

@doordoor123 said:

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

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

It would be B&S.

OH you were TRYING to make a JOKE!

Try making it funny next time.

yawn

My sentiments exactly.

Posted by Z3RO180

As awesome as this sounds have they forgot that the first time the meet was in JL number 2 ?

Posted by KRYPTON

Wait, wait, wait, they changed the name from Superman/Batman to Batman/Superman. Well okay then.

Posted by SandMan_

This@Dernman said:

@SandMan_ said:
Seriously???
 
Hey its Superman's 75th B-Day this year. Lets:
 
Instead of a Superman game, have a new Batman Arkaham game.
Let's make a game where Superman is evil and Batman the cool rebel hero. Lets add more wood to the Batman is cool/Superman sucks BS.
Let's have a new Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it.   >_> F*ck you DC.
This but if this replaces Batman Inc I will forgive them.
This s**t is ridiculous.
Posted by jinxuandi

@Outside_85 said:

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.

Yeah, at this rate there will be over 20 Bat books by the end of next year just in the new 52 (that's not even counting the 5 or so non-New 52 Bat titles). It's become pretty tedious.

Posted by Catsnlynne

Great. Just what we need. Another Batman comic book.

Posted by TheMtVernonKid82

So Mr.Pak takes on two icons this is good love Greg Pak's writing he'll do just fine. The World's Finest back together for the New 52 I can dig it.

Posted by lifeboy

@The Mighty Monarch said:

@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.

Just because you two dont like the series doesnt mean that others dont. Powergirl and huntress aint going anywhere.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@lifeboy said:

@The Mighty Monarch said:

@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.

Just because you two dont like the series doesnt mean that others dont. Powergirl and huntress aint going anywhere.

I don't honestly have a problem with the characters, but the series is absolute rubbish. The artwork is wildly inconsistent, the pacing is incredibly awkward, the story keeps spinning its wheels and abandoning plotlines with whiplash; it's bad. And we're not alone in thinking so, this series so rarely gets any positive reviews anymore already. I'd be fine if there was a good Huntress and Power Girl book, but this one just sucks.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

All u complaining about ur wallet ur title is probably cancelled so u can just swap FIRESTORM WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Take my money, Pak and Lee! ::falls over in fangasm::

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Crap I'm gonna have to drop justice league or earth 2

Posted by Barkley

awesome!!!!!

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

The Batman/Superman combo makes me want to get it

Posted by SpitfireINK

DC is really too dependent upon the Bat Family to sell books.

Not your typical creative group and nice to see a different approach will definitely be picking it up.

However, there are other Bat titles that are just plain suffering in lack of creative identity or storytelling:

Batman the Dark Knight --- Legends of the Dark Knight --- Batman Incorporated

Batman/Superman looks to be a return to the DC that takes chances and pushes creative boundaries giving us a new approach to these characters -- Much like the Vertigo titles did at one time -- That's a return to something I can get behind. Take Chances!

Posted by redbird3rdboywonder

Hey here's an idea DC, how about something new that's not Batman related for once

Posted by PopRock123

I might get this, I am not a big superman fan but I love the old Batman/superman comic

Posted by MuyJingo

@Billy Batson:

Batman and Superman is a more useful series giving info on the past, esp as it is set in our universe and not earth 2.

Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45

I am very excited! I am pulling this for sure. Batman/Superman when they first meet? Yes please.

Posted by Outside_85

@Zeeguy91: Well the difference is that DC appears to just put out the books like Animal Man and Swamp Thing and then just sits back to see if they will take off or not on their own. They don't appear to actively help these books reach more readers, where as JLA and it's two accompanying titles Vibe and Katana has gotten a massive boost through the promotions they've gotten.

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Posted by modunhanul

This is awesome!

Posted by viin

awesome ive always wanted to see their first meeting be revisited

Posted by entropy_aegis

@SpitfireINK said:

DC is really too dependent upon the Bat Family to sell books.

Not your typical creative group and nice to see a different approach will definitely be picking it up.

However, there are other Bat titles that are just plain suffering in lack of creative identity or storytelling:

Batman the Dark Knight --- Legends of the Dark Knight --- Batman Incorporated

Batman/Superman looks to be a return to the DC that takes chances and pushes creative boundaries giving us a new approach to these characters -- Much like the Vertigo titles did at one time -- That's a return to something I can get behind. Take Chances!

Both titles are leagues ahead of Batman in storytelling and creativity.

Posted by entropy_aegis

@SandMan_ said:

Seriously???

Hey its Superman's 75th B-Day this year. Lets:

Instead of a Superman game, have a new Batman Arkaham game.
Let's make a game where Superman is evil and Batman the cool rebel hero. Lets add more wood to the Batman is cool/Superman sucks BS.
Let's have a new Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it. >_> F*ck you DC.

Superman is getting a third ongoing

Superman is getting a movie

How do you this will be a Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it?

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

@entropy_aegis said:

@SandMan_ said:

Seriously???

Hey its Superman's 75th B-Day this year. Lets:

Instead of a Superman game, have a new Batman Arkaham game.
Let's make a game where Superman is evil and Batman the cool rebel hero. Lets add more wood to the Batman is cool/Superman sucks BS.
Let's have a new Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it. >_> F*ck you DC.

Superman is getting a third ongoing

Superman is getting a movie

How do you this will be a Batman title that just happens to have Superman in it?

It's Primmaster. He wont be happy until Batman is erased from history and DC is renamed "Superman Comics".

And this is good news. Maybe we'll get a well-written Superman by someone other than Morrison.

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