Superman has changed and evolved quite a bit in 75-plus years of existence, and the latest comes this week with DC Comics‘ “Superman” #38, from writer Geoff Johns and artist John Romita Jr. As revealed Monday byUSA Today, the Man of Steel will get a new power and a slightly altered costume in the issue.
Johns spoke to the paper about the new power, but remained vague on the details, other than it manifests itself at the climax of the issue as Superman aims to stop Ulysses, a character introduced by Johns and Romita at the start of their current run on the series. “It’s definitely the most destructive power Superman has,” Johns told USA Today. “And he’s not exactly excited about it because it is so dangerous and there are consequence. It’s not going to be suddenly he can levitate things. It’s something that is going to be very unstable and something that Superman’s going to have to deal with for quite a while.”
Superman’s subtly redesigned costume was first seen last week in a variant cover reveal on Comic Vine for “Superman” #39, and while mostly consistent with the outfit that debuted at the onset of the New 52 in 2011, features some tweaks, including a modified collar, yellow in his belt and what appears to be fingerless gloves.
“Superman” #38 is on sale this Wednesday, Feb. 4.