One of the most exciting announcements of DC’s Rebirth initiative was the reveal of Gene Luen Yang’s newest title with the publisher: New Super-Man, the tale of the Super-Man of China: Kong Kenan! Teaming with Victor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, and Hi-Fi, the first chapter of this new hero’s journey hit shelves on July 13th.
One of the elements in the lead-up to this series that particularly impressed me was just how thoughtfully Yang had delved into and revised the name of his new protagonist. Do take a read of this piece written by Yang himself if you get a chance over the long holiday weekend.
NEW SUPER-MAN #1
Written by GENE LUEN YANG
Art and cover by VICTOR BOGDANOVIC
Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
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“MADE IN CHINA” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!
On sale JULY 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
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