DC Comics Pays Homage to Superman in Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League – Superman #1
DC Comics has revealed an upcoming tribute for the Man of Steel, Superman in Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League – Superman #1. After the tragic events in the forthcoming Joshua Williamson and Rafa Sandoval’s Justice League #75. Tom King and Chris Burnham will come together to offer tribute to one of the members of the famed Justice League. Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, and Fico Ossio will also join forces to honor Aquaman in a remarkable backup story inside the issue.
DC offered the following description for Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League – Superman #1:
“When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of DC Universe’s biggest event of 2022!”
“Superman is maybe my favorite character to write, and Chris is one of my favorite artists in comics, whom I’ve been dying to work with for years, so this project is an absolute joy,” said King in the press release. “It’s an important and emotional story about what Clark missed when he missed Jon’s teenage years, the pain and the glory of seeing your boy grow up.”
“I’ve been a fan of Tom since his days on Grayson, so although he’s probably better known for his 12-issue ‘war-is-hell’ epics, I still primarily think of him as writing fun formalist done-in-ones. I’ve got two young boys who haven’t quite figured out what a knucklehead their old man is, so it’s fantastic to be drawing a story about Superman trying to live up to the high standards of his own father. I loved drawing the adventures of Batman and Robin in Batman Incorporated, and it’s been extra fun to draw Superman with a Robin-esque Superboy”
Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League – Superman #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on July 12th, 2022. Check out the main cover by Burnham along with a 1:25 variant by Steve Beach below:
Source: DC Comics