May 18, 2014 | 6:00 a.m.
Geoff Johns has always had big plans for Lex Luthor. When the “Forever Evil” story line, the first universe-wide event in DC Comics since Johns’ “Flashpoint” reset reality and launched the New 52 more than two years ago, began last year, he spoke with Hero Complex about his interest in Superman’s longtime nemesis. “For me, Luthor has always been about being humanity’s hero. I think the arrival of superheroes really destroyed everything he had planned out for his life and his eventual role in the world. And this is a chance to take it back.” So far, the events of the “Forever Evil” series, which sees the Crime Syndicate devastating the League and the world, have slowly laid the foundation for that vision. In “Justice League” No. 30, it appears that Lex Luthor is finally ready to lead. Hero Complex […]
Jan. 02, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.
Prolific scribe Greg Pak continues his collaboration with artist Aaron Kuder on the new issue of “Action Comics,” which sees Superman reflecting on his younger days before he sets out to battle a new threat, the brutal Beast Lord. Hero Complex readers can take an exclusive look at the first five pages of issue No. 27, out Wednesday, in the gallery above or in larger versions by clicking on the links below. The issue opens with Superman flashing back to his childhood — young Clark Kent is determined that this will be the day he will fly. But the boy with the unusual abilities is stopped short when, among the distant sounds of a neighbor snoring and an insect’s shell popping, he overhears his adoptive parents whispering to each other about his otherworldly heritage. Cover | Page 1 | Page […]
March 28, 2013 | 8:38 a.m.
Superman looks good for 75. The Last Son of Krypton’s 75th anniversary coincides with the June 14 release of “Man of Steel,” easily one of the top 13 must-see movies of 2013. Superman arrived on the scene in June of 1938 in “Action Comics” No. 1, one of the most coveted comic books in history. (If you see a dusty copy of the original at a garage sale, snap it up. Only a few dozen copies are believed to be in existence. An original netted $2.1 million for actor and collector Nicolas Cage.) Quiz: How well do you know Superman? In that debut issue, Superman was introduced as a mythic hero and champion of the oppressed. The brainchild of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster proved so popular with readers that he soon landed his very own comic series. In honor of Superman’s 75th anniversary, […]