DC Comics has provided a first look at all six issues of Brian Michael Bendis’ Man of Steel miniseries.
The six colored covers by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado depict memorable moments from Superman’s history to create one long image. There’s Superman joining the Justice League, followed by a young Clark Kent discovering his spaceship and baby Kal-El leaving Krypton. Then, Clark and Lois falling in love, the death of Superman and modern day Superman and Supergirl fighting a villain.
The color version of the third cover from the left shows off Bendis’ new villain that will have ties to Krypton. His appearance seems to have changed significantly from the pencilled version previously revealed a few weeks back. The villain’s teeth, nose and jawline seem to be drastically altered.
Bendis’ run on Superman will begin with April’s historic Action Comics #1000 before he takes over Supermanwith a new issue one and then continues with Action Comics #1001.
Man of Steel will look back on the life of DC’s preeminent superhero. A prelude chapter will be released on May 2 as part of the DC Nation #0 sampler illustrated by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez before the miniseries kicks off on May 30.
Art for the series will be handled by a lineup of all-star artists, including Reis, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes and Jason Fabok.