Friday, May 14, 2010

Sweet Tooth's Jeff Lemire to Write Superboy Comic

DC Comics is reporting that Jeff Lemire, author of the ESSEX COUNTY and Vertigo’s SWEET TOOTH will, along with artist Pier Gallo, will be launching a SUPERBOY ongoing series later this year, with a special, one-off co-feature debuting in the August issue of ACTION COMICS (#892), that will give fans a primer for the full series.

“I am really excited to be taking over the adventures of Conner Kent/Superboy in a new monthly series! The book will combine many of the classic touchstones of the Superboy mythos along with new supporting characters, new villains and new ideas, building a strong foundation that can support the Boy of Steel for years to come. I really want to work with our amazing artist Pier Gallo to combine a classic storytelling feel with a thoroughly modern sensibility and explore what it would really be like to be a super powered teenager, in the heart of rural America," said Lemire.