Superman Stands Out Among Other Super Heroes
Eighty years after his debut in Action Comics #1, dated June 1938, Superman is still an American cultural icon, the hero of reference and the undisputed star of DC Comics.
And today, the comic book publisher — also known for Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern, among others — is counting on Superman more than ever.
This summer, on the heels of a “Man of Steel” mini-series, DC Comics will reboot the standalone “Superman” series.
For the challenge, they tapped Brian Michael Bendis, a legend in the genre who worked for two decades at rival publisher Marvel.
“You always feel the legacy of the character when you hop on, and I’ve had that joy a couple of times,
but there’s something different about Superman,”
Bendis said in an interview with pop culture website Nerdist.