For as long as anyone can remember, the New York Times Best Sellers List has been the golden standard for writers and publishers. Due to the impact of new media, technology and cultural changes, the list now caters to creators of e-books and, most importantly, comic books and graphic novels.
Enter two of the most iconic super heroes to have ever existed from a publishing powerhouse with over 70 years worth of experience in the industry to book end the most famous chart in the literary world. The characters of Superman and Batman bookend the most prestigious list in literature, making super heroes more relevant in the literary community than ever before. Comic books are no longer considered “just for kids” or a throwaway pack of papers. They are being recognized by the community at large as a viable literary art form. (EDIT: Read our review on Superman Earth One, Volume 2!)
DC Entertainment is pleased to announce that on Friday, THE NEW YORK TIMES published their Graphic Books Best Sellers Lists, and debuting at #1 on the Hardcover list was SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2.
The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this new original graphic novel reunites acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski (BEFORE WATCHMEN, BRAVE AND THE BOLD, BABYLON 5) and superstar artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN).
In SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2, a young Clark Kent, while slightly more settled in Metropolis from when we last left him, is still struggling to find his footing both as a reporter and as his superhero alter-ego, Superman. When a powerful new villain threatens Metropolis and drains him of all his powers, Superman will learn for the first time what it means to be vulnerable — in other words, what it means to be truly human.
ComicBooked.com extends the warmest congratulations to the creative teams of Batman and Superman: Earth One as well as the entire team at DC Comics. It looks like the age of Comic Books is here to stay and we couldn’t be more happy!