While it's far from the first time the two heroes have crossed paths on the page, the newest incarnation of the story line will reportedly approach the pair with a fresh perspective. (Photo : Reuters)
Batman and Superman, together again, at last. Two of the most iconic super heroes ever, the DC Comics universe will unite the Dark Knight and and Caped Crusader for an upcoming comic, aptly titled, "Batman/Superman," USA Today reported.
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The latest take on the series, the new comic will be written by veteran Marvel scribe Greg Pak ("Incredible Hulk," "XTreme X-Men") and illustrated by Jae Lee ("Inhumans," "The Dark Tower").
"The idea of Jae Lee drawing Batman is sort of a no-brainer," said Pak to USA Today.
"That makes total sense. (But) he's doing some cool new stuff and when you put these two characters together, they've got different palettes and environments."
While it's far from the first time the two heroes have crossed paths on the page, the newest incarnation of the story line will reportedly approach the pair with a fresh perspective. The plot of the series will examine the beginnings of both Superman and Batman and how they come together as a team to defeat evil, according to the Christian Post. When the two crime fighters meet, each has just begun their journey as a proponent of justice.
Pak said that the prospect of teaming up with Lee combined with the opportunity to work with two of most notorious characters ever enthralled him
"Working in comics, almost every project you do for DC or Marvel deals with these amazing characters that are so much fun to work with," Pak said. "But, wow, Superman and Batman? That kind of lifts your hat and spins it around in the air a bit."
While the history of both super heroes has been vastly explored territory at this point, Pak will reportedly have a wide breadth of creative freedom over the direction of the new series, according to the Post.
"It is a real thrill, and it's particularly a thrill because we're being given some real leeway to do some really important storytelling with these characters. It really defines some great things and to depict some really key moments for them," Pak said.
Pak said that he wants to expand the already well-worn narratives of both heroes. He's hungry to discover along with readers how the two would handle meeting each other for the first time, how they would react, what they'd say and think. According to the Post, he's also suggested there will be an "element of danger" to he and Lee's vision of the series.
"We've been given the incredible opportunity to show these two icons meeting for the first time at this very early and raw stage in their careers," Pak said. "Neither one of them has ever heard of the other guy."
"What would your reaction be if you saw a guy running around in a bat costume in the dead of night attacking people for the first time? And what would your reaction be if you met an alien who could crush steel in his bare hands for the first time? These guys are going to have very different immediate impressions of each other than we're used to seeing with these characters."
"Batman/Superman" debuts in June.