England’s own Andy Diggle has been announced as the new writer for Action Comics, taking over the series from Grant Morrison as of issue #18, in March next year. He’ll be joined by artist Tony Daniel on the series, as is revealed on DC’s The Source website today. Speaking on the news, Diggle talks a little about his new role as writer for perhaps the most iconic superhero in comics.
Even in an industry dominated by superheroes, Superman is THE superhero – the original and best – and I’m flattered, daunted and inspired in equal measure at being given the opportunity to build on such an incredible and historic legacy. The word ‘iconic’ is bandied around a lot in comics, but Superman defines the term.
Can’t argue with that. Diggle will be rather busy at NYCC this year, having also newly announced a crime series he’ll be writing for Dynamite, as well as his continuing work on IDW’s Doctor Who series and – of course – his work for 2000AD.
But getting back to the Superman news – anybody fancy seeing his new costume, as drawn by Daniel? Well, alright then, here you go:
More will be revealed at NYCC.