DC Comics Offer Up A First Look At ‘Superman ’78’ #1 And More

by Olly MacNamee

While I am excited by the prospect of returning to the Tim Burton’s Batman universe in the new Batman89 series from DC Comics, Superman ’78 was always going to be the one I was most looking forward to. So, I’m pleased to see DC has shared a preview of the first issue as well as a gallery of variant covers too. And the promise of Brainiac making his presence felt in the groovy, movie world of the late ’70s.

Cover by Wilfredo Torres

Superman ‘78 #1 is brought to you by Rob Venditti, Wilfredo Torres, Jordie Bellaire and Dave Lanphear with a cover by Torres, plus variant covers by Evan “Doc” Shaner (open to order), Torres (1:25) and Mico Suayan’s variant cover for Big Time Collectibles.

“Beginning this fall, decades after Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve’s Superman: The Movie introduced generations of fans to a silver screen version of DC’s Man of Steel, DC returns to this beloved property to tell new stories set within this world with the publication of Superman ’78 by writer Rob Venditti (Hawkman) and artist Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66)!

In Superman ’78, bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities, and Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. The sheer thrill of seeing a man fly, leap, or stop a bullet will be reflected in this environment where Superman has just been introduced! Inspired by Donner’s classic, timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78 Venditti and Torres will remind fans that a man can truly fly.”

Superman ’78 #1 launching in print and digitally on August 24th from DC Comics

Cover by Evan “Doc” Shaner
Cover by Wilfredo Torres (1:25)
Cover by Mico Suayan

And as an added bonus we also get to see covers and advance details for Superman ’78 #2, Superman ’78 #3 and Superman ’78 #4:

Cover by Ben Oliver
Cover by Bryan Hitch

“After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!”

Cover by Amy Reeder,
Cover by Lee Weeks

“In order to save Metropolis, Superman must surrender to Brainiac or watch his city burn to the ground! After being taken aboard Brainiac’s ship, Superman finds a shocking piece of his past that changes his entire future! Meanwhile, Lois Lane gets a cryptic message from a mysterious source claiming to have a  way to save the Man of Steel!”

Cover by Brad Walker
Cover by Chris Samnee

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