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.


  1. Y’know…looking at this. I’ve finally made up my mind. I’m done buying comics. What I want out of a superhero comic and what Marvel and DC are publishing are so far apart I just can’t enjoy them any more. I’m not sure who wants uber dark psuedo Tron Superman but it sure as Hell isn’t me.

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