New Luthor hardcover includes 'half an issue's worth' of new story pages

The new hardcover collection of Luthor -- it's better known as Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, the 2005 miniseries by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo -- will serve as a director's cut, of sorts, adding new story pages while changing the position of some existing ones.

The solicitation text said "with new, additional story pages," of course, but comments made this morning by Bermejo on the DC Universe blog suggest extensive changes to the miniseries (last collected in 2006).

"... When I say new story material, I really mean it," the artist writes. "We’ve actually added new sequences throughout the book as well as adding pieces to existing scenes and re-shuffling the position of others. This ‘new cut’ really enhances the original story and broadens it."

The Source spotlights two pages from the fight between Superman and Batman, a scene cut short in the original version.

Luthor arrives in stores on Oct. 20.

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