First Look at “Superman ’78” – Available August 24

Superman '78

Step Onto the Streets of Metropolis with Lois and Clark in DC’s “Superman ’78,” Launching August 24

You’ll believe a man can fly in “Superman ’78” by writer Rob Venditti and artist Wilfredo Torres!

The comic book you’ve been waiting for and the sequel you thought you’d never see!

Beginning this fall, decades after Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve’s “Superman: The Movie” introduced generations of fans to a silver screen version of DC’s Man of Steel, DC returns to this beloved property to tell new stories set within this world with the publication of Superman ’78 by writer Rob Venditti (Hawkman) and artist Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66)!

“There’s no fictional character that I love more than SUPERMAN,” says Torres, “and of all the many interpretations of the big guy in Comics, Animation, TV and Film, the Christopher Reeve/Richard Donner version is the one I love the most. Working on this project is very literally a childhood dream come true.”

“My earliest memory interacting with the DC universe is seeing Christopher Reeve fly across the screen,” says Venditti. “While others might say that the John Byrne era is their Superman, or the Dan Jurgens era is their Superman, Reeve is mine. Superman is and has always been my favorite superhero, but Superman ’78 is a project I never dreamed of working on because it didn’t seem possible it could ever exist. This is the gig of a lifetime.”

In this first look preview, “Superman ’78 #1” begins with all the classic elements of “Superman: The Movie” on full display. Check it out, and then scroll through for more information about this new comic book series launching in print and digitally on August 24!

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July 29, 2021 9:59 pm

I can tell right away just from looking at these images, that I’m going to love this comic series! 🙂 My favorite Superman Returns in comic book form. See what I did there? 😉
Hey WB,HBOmax! How about a Brandon Routh Superman series based off of the Superman 78 comics after they have their run? Believe me, fans would love it! Bring back Brandon Routh’s Superman and make us “believe a man can fly” again!

July 29, 2021 10:06 pm
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I really miss Reeve’s Superman. I wish that we had more of his Superman past Superman 4. I would’ve loved to have seen Reeve’s Superman team up with Keaton’s Batman and Slater’s Supergirl.That would have been really something cool to have seen. Ah what could have been. 🙁

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