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New Details on the Scott Snyder & Jim Lee SUPERMAN Series

Find out what the series is called and when it'll come out!

We've known for a while now that the dream team of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee will present a new Superman title, but now we finally have plenty of new information about the upcoming series.

First and foremost, it's going to be called SUPERMAN UNCHAINED (and no, Quentin Tarantino has no connection). We can get our hands on it June 12th-- two days before Man of Steel's release and the same month BATMAN/SUPERMAN will come out! Snyder and Lee spoke with USA Today about the title.

"I know conceptually why he admires Lois Lane, but then when you're writing them and you feel the chemistry between them and it comes to life on the page, it's always these little bursts of surprises that have been a joy to discover with him," Snyder says.
"The energy we're bringing to the story and that 'Hey, we can add new stuff to the canon' kind of attitude will serve us well," Lee says.
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It looks like we'll get a deeper Clark and Lois connection... but will they actually get together, and what would that mean for Superman's relationship with Wonder Woman over in Geoff Johns' book?

Talk about an amazing 75th anniversary for Kal-El! Man of Steel looks great and now there's two new titles by astonishing teams. So, is this a clear "must buy" for you, Viners?

Source: USA Today

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Absolutely effin' right its a must buy! Woohoo...June's gonna be HUGE for me...gotta start saving up!

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Posted By SmashBrawler

Saw this article coming.

Book stills looks awesome. Title still blows.

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Posted By CrashBang

My wallet really can't cope with this. I'm having such a hard time saying no, especially to DC.

I'm going to have to pick up Constantine because of my adoration for Jeff Lemire and now this is a must-get for me, as well.

Well played, DC.

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

Def. a buy for me. BRING IT SCOTT!

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Posted By ccraft

I was hoping for Man of Steel title instead of Superman Unchained. Also I'd rather WW and Superman be together a little longer! I always got the feeling that Lois was only in love with Superman and not Clark Kent.

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Posted By dondave

Definitely Picking This Up

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Posted By Pokeysteve

Aaaaaaaaand pull list.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@ccraft said:

Also I'd rather WW and Superman be together a little longer! I always got the feeling that Lois was only in love with Superman and not Clark Kent.

Which would be wrong since in the 90's Lois was Clark Kent's fiancee, not Superman's.

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Posted By Phaedrusgr

Lee and Snyder? What good have I done in this life to deserve such an incredible gift from the heavens?

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Posted By johnkmccubbin91

Really, really looking forward to this, it's going to be amazing

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Posted By noj

Man of Steel is definatley a better title than Superman Unchained but that wont stop me from getting it!

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Posted By NightFang3

Superman gonna beat the crap out of human traffickers!

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Posted By saoakden

Must buy this book.

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Posted By shieldzeal

Looks amazing! I simply cannot wait!

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Posted By Jake Fury

Superman Unchained? BWAHAAHAHAHAAAAHA.

Snyder is writing this? Can't wait for the initial, epic 21 part story arc, Night of the Kryptonians.

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@Jake Fury said:

Superman Unchained? BWAHAAHAHAHAAAAHA.

Snyder is writing this? Can't wait for the initial, epic 21 part story arc, Night of the Kryptonians.

:)

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Posted By SandMan_

I like the way you fly boy! Can't wait!

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Posted By longbowhunter

I've made some cuts to my pull list in anticipation of this title. Anxious to see the Dustin Nguyen backups.

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Posted By Jake Fury

@k4tzm4n: Heh, sorry.

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Posted By LeaderVladimir

Good title for a good book! Bring it!

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Posted By SandMan_

Hopefully it won't be about Superman teaming up with Lobo to rescue Wonder Woman from H'el or something :P

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Posted By Captain13

Thoughts:

-Perhaps they have different plans for the Man of Steel title, like an actual tie-in with the movie for instance.

-That is a badass cover.

-Superman is one of my top four favorite characters at DC Comics along with Green Lantern, Flash, and Cyborg. So you can bet I'm going to be the first person at my LCS to pick this up along with Robert Venditti's Green Lantern.

-The title no doubt draw Django references.

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Posted By ptigrusmagus

Still going to buy this of course but the name of the book is kinda underwhelming.

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Posted By AustinHasten

@Phaedrusgr said:

Lee and Snyder? What good have I done in this life to deserve such an incredible gift from the heavens?

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Posted By AustinHasten

@k4tzm4n said:

@Jake Fury said:

Superman Unchained? BWAHAAHAHAHAAAAHA.

Snyder is writing this? Can't wait for the initial, epic 21 part story arc, Night of the Kryptonians.

:)

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Posted By HoodlumNoHavoc

My body is ready.

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Posted By johnqestion

Okay that title sounds like it's looking to be picked apart.lol. Whose Dr Schultz? Jor-El? Batman?

Damn if he's trying to shaft the Clark and Diana relationship already. I never cared for the lois and clark thing and meh if it comes back so soon. I was hoping when it did it'd be a few years down the line and then I could stop caring once again when it did. Remember ,Snyder, Django don't cry or whine or wring his hands.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

yes it is a must buy, this title seems like it is going to be awesome.

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Posted By wisesonAC

another superman tittle?....ugh looks interesting though.

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Posted By z3ro180

Can't freaking wait this comes out 3 days before my birthday and man of steel comes out the before my birthday. I'm going to enjoy turning 23 :)

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Posted By The Stegman

And I shall prepare to abuse my wallet to such a degree that it won't talk to me for months to come.

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Posted By InnerVenom123

Can't wait.

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Posted By Stormbox

Mother effin badass, cant wait for this to come out

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Posted By mcbean

I'll be getting it but I don't like the name unchained LAME.

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Posted By MuyJingo

@Jake Fury said:

Superman Unchained? BWAHAAHAHAHAAAAHA.

Snyder is writing this? Can't wait for the initial, epic 21 part story arc, Night of the Kryptonians.

Well said. I wonder how frequently Kryptonite will show up given the affliction Snyder has for torturing the characters he writes.

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Posted By maruko101

Hmmm, so the NYCC promo art totally makes sense now...

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@ccraft said:

I was hoping for Man of Steel title instead of Superman Unchained. Also I'd rather WW and Superman be together a little longer! I always got the feeling that Lois was only in love with Superman and not Clark Kent.

Same here, but Superman #19 seems to indicate a complication with their relationship, as indicated at the end of their story in the Young Romance: The New 52 Valentine's Day Special #1, as will as the solicit for it.

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• Who is the one person with the power to turn Wonder Woman against Superman?

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Apr 24 2013

But the cover could be a miss-lead as you might come to suspect if you read Justice League of America #1, where you will see what appears to be evil versions of Superman. Batman & Wonder Woman built by I can only assume is Professor Ivo for an evil secret society, which again I can only assume are the New 52 version of the Secret Society of Super Villains.

finally if we look at the release date of issue 19 (Last week of April) and the fact that Superman Unchained is due June, that could have a significant reason behind it. I won't say what I feel it could be, I'll leave that to you to speculate.

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Posted By Baberaham_Lincoln

supes and lois... NO!!!!! that bitch HAS BEEN FRIENDZONING THE SHIT OUT OF CLARK!!! NONONONO!!!! GODD NOOO!! (the office)

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Posted By Birthright

I hope Supes stays with Diana

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Posted By bunkerbuster05

Finally, a Superman story I want to read!

I've kind of hated everything Supes related (besides the first half of Action Comics) in the new 52. Snyder hasn't done me wrong yet, so here's to me being excited!

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

I don't love the new title for the series, but still very excited for the story!

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Posted By june27

Sounds great!

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Posted By The_Vein

I just hope Scott doesn't make Superman all dark and broody like he seems to be in Man of Steel.

I don't mind some darkness or pathos to my Superman, but at the end of the day I still like him being the day to Batman's night.

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Posted By supersmith

I guess it will sell like hot cakes but I bought For Tomorrow and that was a load of crap. I have not bought anything written by Snyder to be honest and does he want to write New 52 Supes or is he going to give us his version of preachy old canon Superman who can't decide anything for himself? That version sucks. As for the Lois/Clark stuff color me uninterested. Come on, can we get something like how he's writing Supes personality or even some ideas on the villain? There's nothing about this really other than two big names.

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Posted By VictorVonDoom_1

@mcbean said:

I'll be getting it but I don't like the name unchained LAME.

This.

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Edited By Mbecks14

It's been too long since I've actually wanted to read a Superman comic. I will pick this up because I have faith in Scott Snyder. If anyone is going to be able to turn around the New 52 Superman franchise, it'd be him.

Also: What is the other Superman title with an astonishing team? I thought Grant Morrison was off Action comics.

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Posted By lightsout

@Mbecks14: most likely the new Superman/Batman being written by Greg Pak

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Posted By Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

The titles stupid. The only reason I'm going to buy this is because of Snyder and Lee. Let's be honest though. How long will Lee actually draw this book. He's known for not lasting on series recently.

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Posted By Captain13

Lois and Clark <3

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Posted By Walzo

Hopefully Inglorious Batman is next, followed by Reservoir Lanterns and Pulp Justice.