- It's getting colder, meaning you are less likely to ruin your comics with sweaty palms.
- It's not too cold, so you won't be putting off your weekly visits to the comic book store.
- Did I mention there are a ton of awesome books coming out in the next few months?
You may be thinking "Another Superman origin story?" Didn't we just have one of those a few years ago, called Superman: Birthright (2003)? Or how about the brilliant Superman: Red Son (2003) mini series that re-imagined Superman as a communist crusader? If this project were given to anyone else, I might be apprehensive about Secret Origin. But with Geoff Johns writing and art by Gary Frank, the task of retelling the well-known origin story could not be in more capable hands. This team has proven time and time again that they can deliver exciting stories, even when working with an old concept (and let's face it, when it comes to Superman, there's precious little new ground to break).
The six issue Superman: Secret Origin mini series promises the return of the Legion of Superheroes (see above image, cover to the second issue), and also offers a look at other younger Smallville inhabitants, including Lois Lane, Jimmy Olson, and Lex Luthor. It should be interesting to see how Johns and Frank explore Superman's journey from orphan in Kansas to superhero in Metropolis, and the series will no doubt bring new life to this well-known mythos. Expect the first issue next week!
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