More news from the DC Comics September solicitations! It would seem that the creative team behind Red Hood and The Outlaws will be moving to Metropolis to take over Superman. They start with September’s zero issue.
While this is Scott Lobdell’s first time on a Superman book (he also currently writes Superboy), this isn’t Kenneth Rocafort’s first Superman rodeo, he drew two issues of Action Comics in 2011.
Both Lobdell and Rocafort released statements through DC’s The Source blog.
Lobdell’s statement read, in part:
Grant Morrison has left me a lot of new bright and shiny new toys on the table through Action Comics — and you better believe I’m going to take every one of the around the block for a ride! Thank you, Grant, for the this brave new world, and thank you DC for trusting me with the super hero who started it all.
Rocafort’s statement read, in part:
Comic books have had a long list of wonderful characters… but heroes?… Superhero?… An iconic Superhero?… There is only One! And to be part of the creation team is an honor a real privilege. I’m very grateful to DC Comics for trusting the opportunity.
One would assume that this means the end of Rocafort on Red Hood and The Outlaws.
I really, really want to love this book. The first creative team in The New 52 didn’t do anything for me, neither did the replacements. Lobdell and Rocafort are interesting, though mostly for Rocafort’s art, but they don’t thrill me. I am, however, willing to be won over.