Is Grant Morrison Bringing Back New 52 Superman?

Dan DiDio announced via Facebook that he and Grant Morrison will be collaborating to write the upcoming “Sideways Annual #1”.

The interesting part for Superman fans is the cover image by Andy Kubert which appears to feature Superman from the “New 52” era, during the early period where he was wearing a T-shirts and jeans.

This version of Superman was written by Grant Morrison when he relaunched “Action Comics” at the beginning of the New 52 era.

While the New 52 Superman was written out of continuity after the Rebirth saga, the “Sideways” story does hop through dimensions and disrupts the space-time continuum, so it’s being speculated that New 52 Superman way well still be “out there” somewhere.

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MattComics
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MattComics

Again I say, if you’re DC comics and the Multiverse is your thing why not just say “now we’re pointing the camera at a different Earth.” That way every version of Superman from Silver Age to New 52 can still be in progress in the Multiverse and let readers look in on those versions from time to time or when a creator has a really good idea.

Spidey2878
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I’m going to have to wait until I read the issue before giving my opinion on this one. Other than the image there really isn’t much to go on. I will say the art is pretty good. As for the story, I’m just going to have to wait and see.

afriend
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afriend

Nooooooooo…!!!
We were free! Free, I tell ya! They can’t drag us back in, they can’t! Why? What have we done to deserve this? They get Superman back on track after five years and say “hey, let’s do that again!” I won’t stand for it!

Clark_Jo
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Clark_Jo

TBH, I really didn’t have an issue with New 52 Superman in Action Comics with the t-shirt and jeans. When I first saw it I didn’t think I would like it, but I did enjoy that first arc. That whole people’s champ style, jumping around Metropolis and just doing what he could was a fresh take on the original Superman IMO. Then for the main continuity Superman, other than the suit, I didn’t mind the main Superman either. When it first started I didn’t see that big of an issue with it. But then it got in to that whole… Read more »

Spidey2878
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Spidey2878

Since the new 52 version merged with the rebirth Superman, could it just be that Superman decides to wear this suit for this issue because he can’t wear his classic suit for some reason? Maybe it was damaged and needs repairing.

Ultimus Prime
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Ultimus Prime

I have always felt that the mess DC Editorial was in at the beginning of the New 52 was the biggest contributor to the problems with New 52 Superman. They had no true plans for the character and as such he was not allowed to actually grow. I for one was hoping for a space odyssey involving a war with the Daemonites and Kherubim. Add on to that the fans who just wouldn’t stand for anything that wasn’t “the Superman that they grew up with!” and it really hurt New 52 Superman. there was vast potential to explore the character… Read more »

s-shield
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s-shield

Grant Morrison’s portion is the best aspect of the New 52 Superman. In retrospect, it’s a fun Alternate Universe take on the character. I’m fine with Morrison’s version still being “out there… somewhere…”

bhof
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bhof

I totally agree. I definitely prefer Rebirth Superman to New 52 Superman, but I thought Grant Morrison’s run in the New 52 was great.

New Roosterman
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New Roosterman

Grant Morrison may be a good comic book writer but his run on Superman, and his “New 52” Superman, was complete manure. Please, keep him away from Kal-El at all costs!

s-shield
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s-shield

I dunno… ALL-STAR SUPERMAN’s pretty good, lol.

New Roosterman
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New Roosterman

The exception which proves the rule. All-Star was good but the rest? Not.

s-shield
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s-shield

I dunno… JLA’s pretty good, lol.

Kal-Elvis
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Speaking as someone who wasn’t any kind of fan of the New52… I’m ok with this! The New52 Superman has his fans and I’m fine with him being “out there” and even seeing him – and I think he’d do well as a sort of “Ultimate” Superman. That way these ideas don’t come into the main books.

BBally
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BBally

I really enjoyed Morrison’s run on Action Comics so I’m excited

Super Kal
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Super Kal

maybe on a different earth, but for sure i wont be reading it.

Supreme
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Supreme

The new52 superman stories are still cannon. He MERGED with the pre-flashpoint Superman during the Superman: Reborn saga. Then the following issue showed that his memory is fuzzy because he literally had to digest both timelines. If any continuity is ERASED, its the John Bryne Man of Steel run. I would argue that Superman’s NEW chronology is #1) Geoff John’s Secret Origin. There are Identical panels from S.O. shown in recent flashbacks, plus S.O. jumps around in time between each issue, making possible room for some of Birthright AND Grant Morrison’s Action origin. #2) The new52 era. Clark’s parents are… Read more »