Writer Robert Venditti has confirmed that he’s busy working on a sequel to the acclaimed comic book series “Superman ’78”.
The “Superman ’78” hardcover publication was released on July 19. The 152 page book reprints the six-issue miniseries based on director Richard Donner’s “Superman: The Movie” starring Christopher Reeve. Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac? As Metropolis is invaded by this being and its mechanical drones, Superman must make a life-changing sacrifice and leave Earth once and for all. But once aboard Brainiac’s ship, the Man of Steel finds he might not be the last son of Krypton as he believed.
Venditti tweeted a photo from the hardcover collection of “Superman ’78” asking, “How many readers caught this stealth announcement in the bio section of the SUPERMAN ’78 hardcover?”
The bio from the hardcover collection states, that Venditti “lives in Atlanta, where he’s hard at work on the next volume of the Superman ’78 series.”
No release date for the first issue of Venditti’s follow-up to “Superman ’78” has been announced as yet.
Thanks to Neal Caffrey for the lead on this news.