A brief interview with Grant Morrison at Fast Company is accompanied by a page from Action Comics #1 by Morrison and Rags Morales featuring a denim-clad Superman hitching a ride on a dirigible before swiping someone’s laundry for a quick change of identity in an attempt to evade police.
The article itself is pretty straightforward, with Morrison conceding the daunting task of relaunching the title and the character — “I felt the weight of history with this one” — his initial apprehension about taking the gig, and the story behind Superman’s little red cape. “It came with him from his home planet and is indestructible,” he says. “No one’s depicted it as a security blanket before, protecting him from all harm. It gives it a fairytale feel, before his powers fully develop.”
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