Earth 2 – First Look at Superman

From DC Source:

Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways.

“Mourning the death of his beloved, Superman carries both a sadness in his heart along with the weight of Earth 2′s welfare upon on his shoulders, while never showing this and seeming to all that he is this world’s peerless champion,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson.

“What would you have to do to teach Superman to kill?” asks EARTH 2 editor Pat McCallum. “He’s endured the loss of his home world, and now the Last Son of Krypton must weather the death of his soul mate Lois Lane. Just how far can you bend the Man of Steel before he breaks?”

Here’s a first look at the Superman of EARTH 2, designed by Jim Lee..

Skitch Commentary: Thanks Pat for telling us right off the bat, “Oh, Lois and Clark get together here…but she’s dead now.” Gees, man, ever hear of letting us down easy?

That said, I am really curious what kind of effect that has on how this Earth 2 Superman turns out. I will admit that when I heard Earth 2, I was hoping for some Alan Scott, Jay Garrick, Ted Knight, etc.

But, DC has done a great job making me interested in seeing how this world is different because of the vastly different versions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, and Supergirl we’ve seen the last few days.

Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest are definitely among the books I am most excited for in 2012!

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Source: DC Source