What a dream team! Mark Russell and Mike Allred partner up to take on the man of steel himself in an all-new three issue mini-series, Superman: Space Age from DC Comics. And it’s a very classic style story too, set during the first Crisis on Infinite Earths, it would seem from all indications.
“After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders if this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it.”
And you would expect, Russell is stoked to be working on Superman, and working with Mike Allred:
“This is a dream project for me. Not only because I get to work with a genius like Mike Allred, but because I’ve always found Superman such a philosophically fascinating character, one which forces us to ask how different would the world be if we chose to be our best selves?” – Mark Russell.
And, of course, the feeling is mutual from Allred too:
“SUPER pumped to finally reveal what we’ve been working on in secret for so long,” said Mike Allred. “Easily my biggest project for DC yet. Working with Mark Russel and his brilliant script has been a blast! Packed with head-spinning iconography, top tier characters, twists, thrills, and chills, resulting in a powerful instant classic epic! It’s been simultaneously intimidating and inspiring to meet the challenge of illustrating this phenomenal project!” – Mike Allred
Published every other month, Superman: Space Age #1 will drop in stores and digitally on Tuesday 26th July from DC Comics. But, ahead of that we have a first look to share: