Superman To Be All Sad And Deadly On “Earth 2′, Rock On Dude

I don’t really vibe with Grant Morrison’s relaunched Superman. I know, heresy. In fact, I’ve gone so far as to drop Action Comics. From what editor  Pat McCallum and writer  James Robinson are spittin’ though, I may be able to get into the Earth 2 version of Last Son.

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DC wrapped up their week of  Earth 2  teases today with  Jim Lee’s design for the alternate earth version of Superman, and some quotes from the May-launching book’s writer James Robinson and editor Will Moss. In keeping with the previous teases, it seems like the Earth 2 version of the character will be darker, angstier and perhaps more likely to employ lethal force.

Robinson had this to say of this version of Superman at  The Source:

Mourning the death of his beloved, Superman carries both a sadness in his heart along with the weight of Earth 2’s welfare upon on [sic] his shoulders, while never showing this and seeming to all that he is the world’s peerless champion.

Earth 2  editor Pat McCallum weighed in with similar emphasis on how this version of the character might deal with his less-than-ideal circumstances:

What would you have to do to teach Superman to kill? He’s endured the loss of his home world, and now the Last Son of Krypton must weather the death of his soul mate of Lois Lane. Just how far can you bend the Man of Steel before he breaks?

I don’t know, but McCallum sure seems to be implying we’ll find out.

If Superman does “break” and learn to kill, then Earth 2’s Trinity will be a pretty deadly trio.  McCallum previously asked  “Who will Batman kill to save his own daughter?” and  Wonder Woman  wields a sword and will be “determined to avenge her sisters…at whatever cost.”

Menacing and shit! I could be sold on this. Any other takers?