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Two months after announcing War of the Supermen, DC Comics has revealed more details of the May event the publisher describes as “the 100-minute war.”
That’s right, the epic battle between New Krypton and Earth will be fought and won in less than two hours. In our world, the action unfolds over the course of four issues, each representing 25 minutes — and all shipping in the same month.
“The number of mocking ‘Wouldn’t a world of supermen defeat Earth in five minutes?’ questions I’ve been assaulted with have undone years of therapy,” Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson tells the DC Universe blog. “Now, thank Freud, the time for secrets is over, as the two sides are finally going to war! And it’s going to last a lot longer than five minutes – 100, to be exact, told in 25 minute increments. That doesn’t count the few minutes before the clock starts, in War of the Supermen #0, our contribution to this year’s Free Comic Book Day.”
War of the Supermen is written by Sterling Gates and James Robinson, with covers by Eddy Barrows and interior art by Barrows, Aaron Lopresti, Jamal Igle and Eduardo Pansica.
More covers can be viewed at the link.
Guggenheim, who has written The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive for DC, The Amazing Spider-Man and Blade for Marvel and the creator-owned Resurrection for Oni Press, is perhaps best known his work on TV series like FlashForward and Eli Stone and the upcoming Green Lantern movie.
Although he’ll be starting his Action Comics run as all of the Superman comics are embroiled in a major he crossover, Guggenheim says he hopes to take the title “back to the basics.”
“I really want Action to be pure, classic Superman,” he tells Splash Page. For the last year, Superman has been off on New Krypton and it’s been a major change to his status quo. I’m hoping that by the end of the War of Supermen event I’ll be able to tell some true and classic Superman stories.”
DC Comics continued its promised week of major news this morning by revealing the big Superman event for 2010: War of the Supermen, which launches in May with a Free Comic Book Day zero issue by James Robinson and Eddy Barrows.
The crossover, which builds on the “Brainiac” and “New Krypton” story arcs and the yearlong Superman: World of New Krypton miniseries, will center on rising tensions between Earth and New Krypton.
“The winds of war are stirring,” teases the DC Universe blog. But just how widespread will this war be?