SDCC: Max Landis Pens "Superman: American Alien" Comic

Fri, July 10th, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT

Comic Books
Kiel Phegley, Staff Writer

Amidst talk of the Man of Steel's overall future at Comic-Con International at San Diego, DC Comics today announced a Superman collaboration with screenwriter Max Landis and a number of artists will arrive this November. The seven-part "Superman: Alien American" will explore single stories from across the life of Clark Kent as drawn by Jock, Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jöelle Jones, Jae Lee, Francis Manapul and Jonathan Case. Covers will be by Ryan Sook.

A longtime comics fan, Landis came to fame for co-writing the screenplay for the superhero-inspired "Chronicle" with director Josh Trank. He also famously filmed and released his own drunken take on the '90s crossover "The Death & Return of Superman."

The screenwriter has been rumored to be working on a project with DC involving the Man of Steel for quite some time and recently wrote an issue of the digital-first "Adventures of Superman." "Alien American" marks his first larger work for the publisher.

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"Superman: American Alien" covers by Ryan Sook

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