Having explored the origin of the Dark Knight back in the 1980s with the classic Batman: Year One, Frank Miller is now turning his attention to the Man of Steel, teaming with artist John Romita Jr. for Superman: Year One, a three-issue arc which DC Comics will publish through its Black Label imprint.
The official synopsis for Superman: Year One reads:
“Superman: Year One is a coming-of-age story for the future Man of Steel, featuring a young alien-boy just trying to find his place in a new world. Faced with the need to hide his heritage and powers in order to survive, Clark will find his humanity through the grounding of the Kent family and the relationships that will define the man he will become. Told by two of the most revered voices in comics, Superman: Year One is more than a superhero story – it’s about the choices made by Clark Kent on his path to becoming a legend. It’s a testament to the importance of choosing to become a hero.”
Below are the covers for the three issues of Superman: Year One by John Romita Jr., while the above cover from Frank Miller is for the collected edition of the series.
Superman: Year One #1 will go on sale in June, followed by issue #2 in August, issue #3 in October, and the collected edition in November.