Tom King & Andy Kubert Team for 12-Part Superman Story

acclaimed comic book creators tom king (batman) and andy kubert (flashpoint) are teaming up to tell a 12-part superman story that spans the galaxy.

fresh off today's announcement that dc comics has reached a deal with wal-mart to distribute 100-page, oversized format issues spotlighting their marquee properties, details about some of the new stories scheduled to appear have surfaced. included in the third issue of superman giant is an original story by eisner award-winning writer tom king and celebrated artist andy kubert, starring the man of steel.

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the first of planned twelve-part story, the upcoming tale, titled "up in the sky!", sees superman searching the galaxy for a kidnapped girl. as the man of tomorrow's interstellar search intensifies, he faces what lengths he is willing to go to save a single life.

king had previously written a short story titled "for tomorrow" in april's landmark action comics #1000, for which kubert provided a variant cover. the poignant story took place in the far-future with superman visiting his parents' graves one last time in earth's final moments.

superman giant #3, featuring the first chapter of writer tom king and artist andy kubert's epic superman story "up in the sky!" is on sale this september for $4.99 in select wal-mart locations.

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