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Bendis Promises His Superman Will Not Reboot the Rebirth Version

Man of Steel #1-2, by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

With the news today that Brian Michael Bendis will write both Action Comics and the relaunched Superman for DC Comics, some fans may have worried his run would somehow undo the current runs of Dan Jurgens and Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. However, Bendis has assured that nothing from DC's Rebirth continuity will be discarded; all of those developments are here to stay.

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"My run will be following their runs," Bendis told Forbes. "The last runs on Superman by Dan Jurgens and Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason have been phenomenal runs. ... We're not throwing anything out, we're not abandoning anything. We're following what's been going and on and taking it to surprising new areas."

In the current runs of Superman and Action Comics, an emphasis has been placed on family and how the hero is viewed through the eyes of both his young son, Jon Kent, and the world. The Kent family has been through a lot, from moving to the big city of Metropolis after a long stint in rural Hamilton County, to having their current selves merged with their former incarnations from an earlier continuity.

Bendis' first work on Superman will be a 10-page story with artist Jim Lee in Action Comics #1000. He'll follow that with the six-issue weekly Man of Steel, debuting May 30, and then with ongoing runs on Superman and Action Comics.

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