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    Default Superman Superstars will take over Action Comics in 2024

    DC has announced a new initiative centered around the Man of Steel. Superman Superstars will take place in the Action Comics series throughout 2024, with former Marvel flagship writer Jason Aaron as well as Dawn of DC architect (and current writer of the eponymous Superman series) Joshua Williamson each taking a turn on the title.

    Jason Aaron will be joined by artist John Timms on a three issue story titled "I, Bizarro" running in Action Comics #1061-1063. About the storyline, Jason Aaron shared in a statement provided by DC Comics, "the amazing John Timms and I are doing our very best to give readers a Superman tale full of action and surprises, the most Bizarro of all Bizarro stories, in what Bizarro himself would call the worst Bizarro story ever told’!"

    In April, Aaron and Timms will hand the reins to Joshua Williamson and Rafa Sandoval for a story that will bring Braniac back. About the return of Braniac, Williamson shared, "We’ve been building to Brainiac’s epic return since Superman #1 and the start of Dawn of DC... This crossover will have massive ramifications not just for Superman but across all of the DC Universe. Plus, it’s a fun roller coaster ride with Superman, Lex Luthor, Lobo, Supergirl, and the Super-Family up against Brainiac and a Czarnian army."







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    So I assume that Waid will take over after Williamson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HsssH View Post
    So I assume that Waid will take over after Williamson?
    Seems likely, but not confirmed yet I don’t think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HsssH View Post
    So I assume that Waid will take over after Williamson?
    Very likely. It seems there'll be different writers up to Dec. 2024.

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    Well ****.

    I'll give it a go, as I do like what I've read from Aaron*, but losing PKJ will kill a lot of my interest. I already have two light, cartoony Superman books (inc B/S: WF), and it's already a little much for me.

    Is William's endgame to write every DC book himself? Lol.

    *To be fair, "the most Bizarro of all Bizarro stories" is exactly the kind of nonsense I love.

    Fingers crossed PKJ still gets his own new Superman (or SuperFam) book
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    Aaron does mention his Bizarro story will have a darker edge to it. Honestly of all the potential writers, he’s the one who is already closest to PKJ in terms of tone, and it’s only for three issues.
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    For me this is worst case scenario in that it's the opposite of what they're currently doing and IMO everything wrong with the modern approach to the character. That sounds completely negative and I'll probably enjoy some of this more than I can predict but y'know, I just have to ask what's wrong with a writer planting their feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuwagaton View Post
    For me this is worst case scenario in that it's the opposite of what they're currently doing and IMO everything wrong with the modern approach to the character. That sounds completely negative and I'll probably enjoy some of this more than I can predict but y'know, I just have to ask what's wrong with a writer planting their feet.
    Yeah I tend to agree. One of the things I loved most about PKJ is how well he played the long game in his writing style and story arcs. Thought it was a good contrast of tone with AC and Williamson being a little more episodic and shorter arcs in Superman. Thought they had a great thing going currently. Iím pretty bummed about this change.
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    It's a shame that they're ending PKJ's run like this, feels like he had more fuel in the fire.

    I'm also skeptical of Aaron, but maybe he can deliver on a Bizarro story.

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    PKJ have been writing some of the best Superman stories in over a decade, for the first time it looked like something new was getting added to his mythology, and now we are losing that, probably to go back to the old Metropolis bounded stuff.

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    One thing I’m curious about: first issue of Williamson’s Superman run had Bizarro on the cover. He had Bizarro cameo as an unfortunate subject of Pharm and Graft, getting vivisected. Is this going to build off of what Williamson was doing or is Aaron just doing his own thing? Might be that Williamson is farming out a plot he didn’t have time for to someone else.
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    https://x.com/damontweet/status/1712...487sLx_4UoiJsQ

    Couple of extra details:
    -It’s the Multiverse Bizarro from Tomasi’s Rebirth run. Last time he showed up was in Yang Terrifics I think.
    -Bizarro has a new power and a darker edge to him than we’ve seen before
    -Aaron consulted with Mark Waid for this story and he “passed the Waid test” in his own words

    More evidence that Waid is stealth editing the Superbooks these days I guess.
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    What's the Waid test? Disliking the marriage and the Kents being alive?

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    I'm sure a lot of the Marvel people who come over think, "oh Waid really likes Superman, let me ask him about it."

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    More evidence that Waid is stealth editing the Superbooks these days I guess.
    Haha, I don't think you give Kaminski enough credit.

    Despite all characters dealing with continuity fuzziness these days I think Bizarro is particularly difficult because it's treated more like a title than a name. Mongul too but then he gets those super long stories that cover the was, is, and will be at the end.
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