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Superman Returns Filmmakers Plot Four Comic Book Prequels

DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that SUPERMAN RETURNS director Bryan Singer and SUPERMAN RETURNS screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris are providing the plots to four comicbook prequels to the upcoming film. The four forty-page prequels will be published by DC Comics throughout the month of June and will bridge the gap between the first SUPERMAN film and SUPERMAN RETURNS, which premieres in theatres on June 30, 2006.

In the film, following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman (Brandon Routh) faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), has moved on with her life. Or has she? Supermans bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

Prequels details:

SUPERMAN RETURNS: KRYPTON TO EARTHStory by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan HarrisScript by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Cover by Adam HughesIn the first of the four prequels, fans will revisit the Man of Steels origins and witness how the world has been transformed in Supermans absence. On sale June 7 40 pg, FC, $3.99

SUPERMAN RETURNS: MA KENTStory by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan HarrisScript by Marc AndreykoArt by Karl KerschlCover by Adam HughesThe second special conceived by Bryan Singer and illustrated by Karl Kerschl spotlights the life of the woman who raised the Man of Tomorrow and explores how she survived a world without Superman.On sale June 14 40 pg, FC, $3.99

SUPERMAN RETURNS: LEX LUTHORStory by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan HarrisScript by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin GrayArt by Rick LeonardiCover by Adam HughesLex Luthor always dreamed of a world without a Superman. How will Supermans arch-nemesis react when he finally gets what hes wanted for so many years?On sale June 21 40 pg, FC, $3.99

SUPERMAN RETURNS: LOIS LANEStory by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan HarrisScript by Mark AndreykoArt by Wellington Dias Cover by Adam HughesLois Lane has loved and lost the Man of Steel. How will this intrepid reporter rebound from Supermans absence?On sale June 28 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Ent. company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC superheroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace. DC Comics website is located at www.dccomics.com.

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