Posted by G-Man (18920 posts) - - Show Bio

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."

#1 Posted by dondave (38906 posts) - - Show Bio

Why, Romita? His art sucks

#2 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of Romita Jr.

#3 Posted by Mucklefluga (2602 posts) - - Show Bio

Pak + Soule + Snyder + Johns = Win.

#4 Posted by War Killer (20293 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh...I feel sorry for Superman fans.

#5 Posted by Squalleon (4995 posts) - - Show Bio

Excited! Superman will be readable again.

#6 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (35161 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh...I feel sorry for Superman fans.

They seam happy enough

#7 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by BR_Havoc (1340 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#9 Edited by ghost_rider_888 (28 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by metroplex02 (33 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#11 Posted by tensor (5132 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice looking forward too it.

#12 Posted by CantDance93 (351 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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

#13 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35161 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Edited by noj (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by PunyParker (12611 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#17 Posted by Nothing2Lose (37 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by SynCig (659 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#19 Posted by Noteworthington (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Excited! Superman will be readable again.

#20 Edited by butters911 (298 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#21 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (35161 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#22 Posted by Lvenger (21260 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#23 Posted by Squalleon (4995 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#24 Posted by monopolyloser (75 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#25 Posted by Z3RO180 (6719 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#27 Posted by manwithoutshame (654 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#28 Posted by DCWarFan73 (148 posts) - - Show Bio

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

@monopolyloser :Same here I thought it was great

#29 Edited by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

What DC said was Geoff Johns and JRjr.

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

#30 Posted by mak13131313 (731 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#31 Posted by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#32 Posted by _Linea_11 (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Why JrJr? Why??

#33 Posted by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Edited by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#36 Posted by PapiNacho (3232 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#37 Posted by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#38 Posted by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#39 Posted by anandak47 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Posted by Outside_85 (10313 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#41 Posted by G-Man (18920 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#42 Posted by xchaix (26 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#43 Posted by That60sGuy (288 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#44 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (35161 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#45 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23013 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#46 Posted by Shika1Dude (120 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#47 Posted by SOG7dc (8213 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#48 Edited by kennybaese (1152 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#49 Posted by HeraldofGanthet (3782 posts) - - Show Bio

@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...

#50 Posted by buttersdaman000 (10580 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool