DC Comics announced today that artist Nicola Scott will join the musical chairs creative team of Superman for issues #3, 5 and 6. Consider this a warm-up exercise for her forthcoming run on the new Justice Society of America with writer James Robinson.
If you’ve lost track of the Superman creative team and their comings and goings, here’s the run-down: Issues 1 through 6 will be written by George Perez, with original artist Jesus Merino tagging back in again for #4 and then again with issue #7. At that time, the new writing team of Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen will take over scripting. It’s possible that Perez will be sticking around to help with layouts or finishes, but that’s not confirmed at the moment.
Josh just texted to say he finally finished reading the first issue.
Okay, so we’re having a little fun at the expense of one of the few titles that actually stumbled out of the new 52 gate. As a fan of the character though, I’m rooting for this course correction and hope to be back reading Kal-El’s modern adventures sooner rather than later.
It’s also nice to see DC taking notice and extending some high profile opportunities for terrific female creators like Nicola Scott. Hopefully this is not an isolated incident. We’re pretty eager to learn more about that JSA book, set on Earth 2.
Let’s have a look at some of Scott’s pages from Superman #3: