In the same vein as Batman: Black & White comes a new kind of comic anthology series for Superman and it’s red and blue. Specifically, it’s called Superman: Red & Blue and it’s set to debut on March 9, 2021. DC Comics announced the six-issue series will feature 40 pages per issue all in red and blue and retail for $5.99.
The creative teams involved are impressive with the first issue featuring Marguerite Bennett, Wes Craig, Dani, Brandon Easton, Clayton Henry, Steve Lieber, John Ridley, Jill Thompson, and Dan Watters. Cover art will be by Gary Frank and variant covers by Lee Bermejo and Yoshitaka Amano.
Check out those covers below.
DC highlighted a few stories from the first issue with the first by John Ridley and Clayton Henry focusing on Clark Kent who must confront a villain who haunts him. In another, Brandon Easton and Steve Lieber explore how Superman can mean a lot to a single person on the streets. Wes Craig will explore the early days of Superman and Marguerite Bennett and Jill Thompson focus on teenage Clark Kent. Dan Watters and Dani team up tell a fable about colors being stolen.
For more on Superman: Red & Blue read the official DC Comics press release below.
In the spirit of DC’s iconic Eisner Award-winning Batman: Black & White anthology series, DC proudly announces Superman: Red & Blue, a new six-issue DC mini-series presenting fresh new visions of the Man of Steel, featuring an incredible slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers creating comics pared back to Superman’s two signature colors of red and blue (magenta and cyan for the color nerds)!
Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird…it’s not a plane…it’s Superman!
To start things off in March’s Superman: Red & Blue #1, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John Ridley joins artist Clayton Henry (Batman/Superman) to tell a story of Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton (DC Future State’s Mister Miracle) and Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen) take readers to the streets of Metropolis to show how one hero can mean so much to an individual in pain.
Plus, writer/artist Wes Craig (Deadly Class) tells a tale of Superman’s early days and the man who inspired him to become the hero he is today! And Marguerite Bennett (DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman) and artist Jill Thompson (The Sandman, Black Orchid) give us a tale of teenage Clark Kent, while Dan Watters and Dani, the team behind Coffin Bound, bring us an outlandish fable about what happens when all colors are stolen!
Superman: Red & Blue #1 (of 6), featuring 40 pages of stories by Marguerite Bennett, Wes Craig, Dani, Brandon Easton, Clayton Henry, Steve Lieber, John Ridley, Jill Thompson and Dan Watters, retails at $5.99 with a cover by Gary Frank and variant covers by Lee Bermejo and Yoshitaka Amano. Superman: Red & Blue will ship monthly beginning on March 9 in DC’s Prestige Format binding.
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