DC Comics Universe Spoilers: Brian Michael Bendis On DC Nation #0 & More On His Goals For Superman!

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Brian Michael Bendis On DC Nation #0 and More On His Goals For Superman!

Forbes got the scoop on Brian Michael Bendis’ plans for DC Comics and they are as huge and multi-facted as his announcement of his DC Comics / DC Entertainment exclusive deal. BMB is now the authoritative guiding force for DC for all things Superman.

Bendis talks DC Nation #0!

    • In between Action Comics #1000 and Man of Steel #1, there will be another special chapter, this one by myself and — I’m so excited to say these words out loud — very special art by José Luis García-López, who came out of semi-retirement to do this with me.
    • He’s one of my bucket list names, someone I never thought I’d ever get to work with. To go right from Jim Lee, who was also at the top of my bucket list, to José Luis García-López, was amazing. I can’t tell you enough what a lovely human being he is, and how nice it is even to have just met him, let alone have the experience to work with him.
    • That storyline will set up a lot of what’s going to be going on in Action Comics, we’ll dig really deep into what’s going on at the Daily Planet, and introduce some new cast members at the Daily Planet and some new villains in Metropolis.

Bendis on his Superman goals:

    • I have a lot of goals for Superman one of which is to help turn Metropolis into something as provocative and unique as Gotham City is.
    • I think everyone will agree Gotham is one of the most built and best places in all of fictional cities, and Metropolis should follow suit.
    • So Action Comics [#1000] and DC Nation will be the first hints at how we’re going to be building up Metropolis. Both in people and in culture, it’ll be more than just the place Superman lives. We’ll be taking a good look at a lot of place we haven’t looked at before.
    • Writing Superman in today’s day and age is a such powerful experience. We live in a world where we’ve heard, ‘Truth, justice, and the American way’ our whole lives, right? But this is the first time those things are really not to be taken for granted.
    • Truth has been revealed to not be as black and white as we thought it was; justice is sadly not always for everybody; and the American Dream, the American way of everybody coming here to pursue the idea that they can live a safe and healthy life — these are ideas we always took for granted, but now we don’t.
    • No matter where you are politically, we just don’t take these things for granted anymore.
    • And now I think it’s time Superman stand up and give us that hope we always want from him.
    • It’s a great thing to be writing a character who exudes hope at a time when people really, really need it.


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