(Almost) Superman Comic

Posted on:  September 10, 2014

A couple of years ago my good friend, the incredibly talented BOBBY CHIU (Imaginism Studios) was invited by DC Comics to work on a proposed Superman Anthology. And because Bobby is also incredibly generous he invited me to work on it. He designed the characters while I came up the production design and the story. The big stipulation was that we only had a maximum of 10 pages to tell our short. Ultimately for reasons I can’t really understand this project was canned midstream just as Bobby started to paint over my roughs. It was going to look AMAZING but, like anything the politics and bureaucracy always find a way kill the fun.

So here it is just as I had submitted it to Bobby. (with some minor cosmetic tweaks)











..and so that the lawyers don’t sick their attack dogs on me: THIS IS FOR DEMONSTRATION / NON-PROFIT PURPOSES ONLY. Superman, Krypto (c) DC Comics

6 Responses to “(Almost) Superman Comic”

  1. This looks so promising!

    The second to last page has a great panel layout, you can really feel the climax and action! Thanks for sharing!

    Just out of curiosity about how long did it take you to complete the ten pages?


  2. As I recall it took about 2 weeks. About a page a day give or take. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Wayne Beamer:


    This would’ve been perfect for DC’s non-continuity digital Adventures of Superman title. Wonderful story, great pacing, fun art. Whomever killed this story idea at DC… I hope they got canned.

    Thanks for sharing this!


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  5. Chris Buchheit:

    Great Scott! What a fantastic comic! I wish comics had more fun like this all the time.

  6. @WayneBeamer – We have feel no ill will towards anyone. We can’t control what they do. We have the proof of concept and I’m just glad we could share it and get everyone to react to it.

    Thank you @ChrisBuchheit. Feel the same way.