NEAL ADAMS’ “SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN” TAKES THE MAN OF STEEL BACK TO BASICS
While speaking with CBR News about his six-issue miniseries, “Superman: The Coming of the Supermen,” Neal Adams makes it clear that he likes his Man of Steel the way Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel did Superman, and his New Gods the way Jack Kirby did the New Gods. No costume changes, the same powers, and lots of action. What’s not to love?
Adams is banking that readers are looking for a Superman story that feels like it could have been told back when the superhero made his debut in 1938. Of course, Kirby’s ’70s villain Darkseid joins Lex Luthor in playing major roles in the series — possibly in cahoots. Meanwhile, New Krypton is located in a place people on the Internet have assured Adams actually exists.