SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?
The Time Has Come!
Introduction by Paul Kupperberg
To ink the last Superman stories his editorial reign, Julie Schwartz
called on THE TEEN TITANS co-creator George Perez for Part One. "George
heard I was giving up Superman and had always wanted to ink a Curt Swan
story," Julie recalls. Perez agrees, "It was a dream come true for me to
finally get to ink Curt Swan's pencils, especially on his last Superman
story, and to work with Alan Moore. Like everyone else, I grew up
reading Curt's Superman, so it was thrilling to be working with him on
just that level alone. To work with him on this story, which was a bit
of history in the making, made it even more special."
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SDCC '08 - More on Gaiman-Batman with Dan DiDio
28 July 2008, 8:07PM CDT by vu (vu sleeper)
Comics! 52, GLC, and JSA!
Sun, 14 Jan 2007 01:34:59 CST
SDCC '08 - More on Gaiman-Batman with Dan DiDio
By Matt Brady
posted: 27 July 2008 04:27 pm ET
As announced in the “DC Nation: One Weekend Later” panel on Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con, and exclusively on video at Newsarama right here
, Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert will team in January of 2009 for a Batman
story entitled, “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?”
The slide announcing the project and team was met with loud applause
at the panel, and while seeing Gaiman return to comics is a big deal,
for DC fans, the announcement is something of a bigger deal.
Why? The title – it’s an obvious homage/reference to 1986’s “Whatever
Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” written by Alan Moore, with art by
Curt Swan, George Perez and Kurt Schaffenberger. The two issue story,
which spanned Superman and Action Comics was a loving tribute by Moore to Superman, and is easily among Superman fans top five all time Superman stories.
Essentially, Moore’s story closed the chapter on an entire age of
Superman, ending the character’s Silver Age continuity in preparation
for the reboot helmed by John Byrne. Is history going to repeat itself
in Gotham City?
[ Read more www.newsarama.com ]
Comics! 52, GLC, and JSA!
Saturday, January 13, 2007
'Kingdom Come' of course
being the fantastic 'imaginary story' of a future DC universe in which
the super-heroes have retired from the world stage and super-powered
anarchy reigns unchecked. That graphic novel stands as one of the six
greatest superhero books ever made (and the single best portrait of
Superman - in words and pictures - ever made, with the possible
exception of 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?' by Alan Moore,
Curt Swan, and George Perez). In this possible future, we glimpse this
grown-up version of Cosmic Boy in the backgrounds, and maybe we
wondered what his story was (disregarding, of course, whatever story
was given in any of the million pages of 'Kingdom Come's supporting
materials over the years and concentrating only on what's in the book
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow - Walmart Exclusive
Thu, 30 Nov 2006 21:36:29 CST
This Superman Returns/Justice League: Justice on Trial bundle is a pretty good deal, not only do you get the Superman Returns movie, but the bonus JL DVD. Plus for $2.97, you can download the movie (see more prices at www.pocket-lint.co.uk).
The best part is: it also comes with a reprint of SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW!
I could not find a photograph or scan of this pocket sized comic book,
so if you have a copy, I would like to see a scan of it.
Superman Returns (Exclusive) (Widescreen) (also available in Full Screen)
Monday, November 13, 2006 7:35:53 PM
About the Movie
Exclusive includes "Superman Returns" and Bonus Item. "Superman
Returns" - He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too
soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!)
Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet.
Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiancee and a
Pulitzer for "Why The World Doesn't Need Superman." And Lex Luthor has
a plan that will destroy millions - no, billions - of lives. Filmmaker
Bryan Singer ("X-Men") gives the world the "Superman" it needs,
honoring the legend everyone loves while taking it in a powerful new
direction. Brandon Routh proves a perfect choice to wear the hero's
cape, leading a top cast that includes Kate Bosworth as Lois and Kevin
Spacey as Lex. And the thrills from a sky-grapple with a tumbling jumbo
jet to a continent-convulsing showdown - redefine Wow. "I'm always
around," Superman tells Lois. You'll be glad he is.
Packaging Type is Side-by-Side; "Superman Returns" (Widescreen Version)
| July 20, 2003 | Alan Moore Interview in CBA
COMIC BOOK ARTIST #25 is an
all-Alan Moore issue. In a rare interview with Moore, I found out a lot
of things that I didn't know about Moore. For instance, he broke into
comics writing and drawing his own strip. I also did not know that he
truly love the comic book medium, that when he was a child he would
read all the UK comics and genuinely love the Superman mythology. There
is an interesting comment that he made, which if you write about a
character who can fly, the reader reads this and imagines what if you
could fly. What if *I* can fly. Suddenly, all the wonder and
imagination is put into the reader's head. Anyway, here is an excerpt
which George got mentioned.
Interview conducted by Jon B Cooke & George Khoury
took me some time to finally read your work. I would go into comic
stores and people were always saying, "Alan Moore this, Alan Moore
that," and the talk made it sound like you were trendy and I usually
been disappointed buying into trendy stuff. But when I finally read
"The Anatomy Lesson" [SWAMP THING #21] I thought, "No f*cking way! This guy's putting hallucinogenics into mainstream comics!" [laughs]
Alan: But it wouldn't have worked if I
wasn't a traditionalist. None of this radical work would occur to
anyone who wasn't a traditionalist. Unless I understood the tradition
of Swamp Thing, how could I ever come up with exactly the right sort of
twist to put in them?
When I got my crack at doing Superman
stories, my last two stories for Julie, I didn't intend to be
irreverent or take the character to some ultimate extreme. I used
elements from earlier stories and certainly stretched them, but for
instance, I loved Krypto. I knew Krypto was going to be thrown out with
all the other garbage in the next issue when John Byrne took over, but
at the same time I thought I would try to get the readers to appreciate
the good stuff they were losing. I tried to write a Krypto scene that
would make grown men weep, and it did. I got some good reports on that
death of Krypto. It is okay that we can love this stuff, and I do.
CBA: Did you art direct that?
Alan: This is the only comic book cover [ACTION COMICS #583] I've ever got paid doing the layouts for. That was a delight. I got to work with Kurt Schaffenberger, inked by George Pérez.
| April 11, 2003 | Curt Swan Book
Topic: CSN @ NEWSARAMA - CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS
posted April 10, 2003 12:15 PM
by Cliff Biggers
Curt Swan: A Life in Comics is a
most impressive volume; not only has Zeno selected an amazing array of
Swan art from his lengthy career—work that has been cleaned up and
reproduced with loving care to show off Swan’s skills in the best
possible light—but he has supplemented that work with scores of
unpublished pieces, pencil drawings, sketches, commissioned drawings,
layouts, rarely-seen cartoons and non-comics work, and more. The pencil
work in particular conveys the strength of Swan’s artistry in knowing
how to convey maximum impact with no wasted lines, no cluttered layout,
no pretentious visual gimmickry.
(Vu: As you know, George Pérez was a big fan of Curt Swan's
humanistic approach to drawing Superman. It was a dream come true when
he was asked to inked Swan in part two of "Whatever Happened to the Man
of Tomorrow?" story in SUPERMAN #423.)
From COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE #97 (Dec 2002)
January 4, 2003 | Superman & Swan in CBM #97
COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE #97
Swan's Superman seldom expressed feelings of melancholy; rarely did he brood; yet there was often an air of palpable sadness about him, taken to the extreme
in 1961's "The Death of Superman!" (inked by Stan Kaye), above and in
Swan's last Superman story in '86, inked by George Pérez, below.