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    Default Phillip Kennedy Johnson taking over the Superman books

    It's official, Phillip Kennedy Johnson is the new writer of both Superman and Action Comics:

    "Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s run on both series begins with his first issues forming a two-part story titled “The Golden Age,” which brings Jon Kent, the grown son of Superman, back from the 31st Century to save his father’s life — and help Superman solve the mystery of what’s behind this latest almost deadly attack."

    Interview with the writer: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...his-epic-plans







    EDIT: new video interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F4i...liseumOfComics
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    Disappointing that theyíre giving both books to one person, especially when itís someone who hasnít done a lot of DC work and is still kinda unproven. Still his Future State books sound interesting and I choose to be cautiously optimistic about him tackling the job.

    Looks like the artists will be Scott Godlewski and Phil Hester.

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    I’ve, sadly, not read any of his stuff. Will he be a good fit for Supes?

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    I'm glad. Superman's Future State part is seems the most fascinating for me, and I really want more new voices among writers. So, good luck for him, I hope it will be a great run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoth View Post
    I'm glad. Superman's Future State part is seems the most fascinating for me, and I really want more new voices among writers. So, good luck for him, I hope it will be a great run.
    Yeah it looks like many people, including me, jumped the gun when we said Future State was going to be “filler”. It’s absolutely something that matters and will be shaping the direction of the line going forward.

    Also it looks like Daniel Sampre of Injustice infamy will be taking over art duties for Action Comics after the initial two parter The Golden Age which sets up PKJ’s run.
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    Well, I still perceive it more as the introduction of the author's teams, these events are still not canon, this future is clearly not coming as something what set in stone.
    But I am glad that the people who worked on the project remain in their places.

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    He makes a point of Jon coming back from the 31st century, but wasn’t Jon always able to come back? He came back for Lois dad’s funeral

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    Jon, by the way, will come to the Future State from the 31st century too, as far as I remember. Maybe he will actually come from there, so Jon will know about these events, and maybe he will even prevent them from happening during this arc.

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    "Golden age" and jon kent.Hopefully they keep the pulp style was present in future state.Love me some,gladiator like superman.Capeless Jon kent is awesome.Fingers crossed,it gets brought over.The writer mentions tomasi's supersons and seems to genuinley love jon kent.He seems to be building up on every previous writer had established with jon,including bendis's legion.He is emphasising new characters/cast and characters not usually associated with superman being part of the cast for this particular run.I believe aftermath of future state is an entire new landscape.That's intriguing hook.We get to actually explore metropolis as a fresh new thing,if true.
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    So for those of you who want to get a feel for Phillip Kennedy Johnson, I highly recommend you go check out his Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Hush one shot. I thought it was excellent, the best of the bunch imo. He’s also a co-writer on Steve Orlando’s To Kill A Man from Aftershock Comics, he wrote The Last God for Black Label, and he’s done various indie books. His only real failure as far as I can tell is that his Empyre Cap tie-in was bad and boring. Just a fairly banal “respect the troops” issue, if you enjoyed the Tomasi Superfamily vacation to D.C. maybe you’d enjoy it. I don’t hold it against him since I thought Empyre as a whole was pretty lame, not even Ewing could make me care.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoth View Post
    Well, I still perceive it more as the introduction of the author's teams, these events are still not canon, this future is clearly not coming as something what set in stone.
    But I am glad that the people who worked on the project remain in their places.
    Yep, it’s moreso the ideas that show up in Future State will also be used in the mainline books set in the “present”.

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    What's with this giving both books to one person thing? That was one of my gripes with Bendis.
    #RestoretheDonnerverse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Son of Krypton View Post
    It's official, Phillip Kennedy Johnson is the new writer of both Superman and Action Comics:

    "Phillip Kennedy Johnsonís run on both series begins with his first issues forming a two-part story titled ďThe Golden Age,Ē which brings Jon Kent, the grown son of Superman, back from the 31st Century to save his fatherís life ó and help Superman solve the mystery of whatís behind this latest almost deadly attack."

    Interview with the writer: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...his-epic-plans





    Iíve read/am reading a couple of this guyís books (Low Road West/The Last God) , and neither of them were/are straight up Superhero stories, but both were/are quite good.
    Heís not the person Iíd have imagined scoring one of the biggest gigs in comics. Iím curious enough to check this out.

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    I am looking forward to seeing what PKJ brings in Future State though. I would have liked two different writers taking a book but if these are good, I won't care

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    Overall I’m feeling pretty upbeat about how Superman & DC as a whole will look in March. Yang on Batman/Superman, some cool new creators writing Superman in Blue & Red, PKJ seems to have a plan and ambition for where to take Superman next, King has a BL Superman/Superfamily project in the works, Bendis will keep writing Superman in JL, all we need is a BL Superman book for Waid and I’d feel pretty satisfied. May end up all crashing and burning but it’s nice to be optimistic about the future.

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