Back when December’s solicitations were revealed last month, we reported on the news that “Superman #18” and “Lois Lane #7” would be the start of a story in which Superman will be revealing his secret identity to the world.
Now, with the January 2020 solicitations giving us a bit more detail on this story, writer Brian Michael Bendis had a bit to say about what exactly is going on in a new interview with the New York Times.
“On some level, this is what DC brought me here for,” said Bendis, indicating this story appears to have been in the pipeline for some time.
As for whether the story will stick, he’s quoted as saying, “I don’t do fake-out stories.”
Superman’s being honest about his identity, Bendis said, will bring him closer to being “the best version of himself.” It also opens up areas of exploration, he said: “We wanted to do this because behind it is 1,000 brand-new Superman stories that have never been told.”
“Everybody who’s ever been in contact with him is going to have a completely different perspective and reaction to this,” Bendis said. “Some heroes are going to be thrilled, some heroes are going to be livid, some villains are going to change their ways.”