“Joe Keatinge has established himself as the latest new writer I want to undermine and destroy. It’s just top class stuff.”
- Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War, Wanted, Ultimates)

"I think Joe is definitely one to watch."
- Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

e-mail: joe@keatinge.com

This is a preview of a Superman comic mingdoyle, brentschoonover, David Williams, Al Gordon, tulalotayjasonshawnalexander drew, Jon Bogdanove covered, jordiecolorsthings, Nic Filardi, Jason Wright & Lee Louthridge colored, Wes Abbot lettered, Alex Antone edited, Hank Kanalz oversaw and I wrote. DC Comics calls it Adventures of Superman #16.

It was made for DC’s Not-Print initiative, but seeing it in an actual comic book is pretty surreal. I was once this little dude in who wore Superman pajamas during the day who grew up on Fleischer cartoons eventually graduating to Alan Moore Supreme to discovering comics where Superman had a lion’s head to other stuff. Now this exists. It’s an odd thing.

I gotta give a big shoutout to Alex Antone, the editor on the book. Editings not an easy job. Its one I really respect. When it’s done well, it keeps the comic moving along and better than it might have been otherwise. I can speak to Alex’s impact on this script, convincing me that maybe we didn’t need THAT many lion-headed Superman appearances (it was originally A LOT), discussing something I wrote at the end of what was in the Not-Print version as part two that made no sense and how to make it better. And he was right. His suggestion was way better.

He helped curate a lot of talent I’ve dreamed of working with. I mean, look at that lineup. It wasn’t an easy thing to juggle in such a small amount of time, but dude did it real damn well. Even dealt with the writer. Good dude, that Alex.

Gotta give a massive shout out to everyone I got to collaborate on this with. Ming, Brent, David, Al, Tula and Jason were the ones I got to work with most directly and man, oh, man, did they absolutely kill it. Ming Doyle on Old Man Kamandi? Shit yeah. Brent Schnoover on Golden Age Batman Before He Figured Out Guns Were Dumb? C’mon! David Williams and Al Gordon on Post-Silver Age Superman? Buh. Tula Lotay on a Days of Heaven-tinged Farm Boy Clark? Man, oh, man. Jason Shawn-Alexander drawing Superman at The End of All Things? We have achieved Dream Project Status.

I’m going to miss this Adventures of Superman series as a reader. It was interesting to see what people did with the character after being told, “do whatever you want.” 

Anyway. If you like comics where there’s a cameo by a crying baby Superman, please have it and enjoy.

Oh, hey! DC just officially announced my Adventures of Superman story is being collected all under one cover, a cover including an ADDITIONAL JIM LEE STYLE SUPERMAN. LOOK OUT! 

Original cover for comparison’s sake included for your pleasure.

Here’s the solicitation.


On sale AUGUST 27 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
As citizens of Earth flee to the stars, Kamandi tells the story of Superman’s earliest defeat – one that haunted him for years. Don’t miss this epic adventure spanning the entirety of Superman’s lifetime, from an all-star roster of talent!

Those fine folks at Comic Book Resources have the exclusive preview of Adventures of Superman #46 (out on Monday for only $0.99) drawn by mingdoyle (doing KamandI!), brentschoonover (doing 1939 Superman!) and written by that Joe Keatinge guy.

It’s the first of three parts. Part two features more Ming Doyle Kamandi with a 2013 Superman drawn by David Williams and Al Gordon. Part three features 1926 Clark Kent drawn by tulalotaycomics and jasonshawnalexander drawing Superman at the end of all time. 

All under a cover by Jon Bogdanove, responsible for one of my favorite Superman comics of all time

Out weekly, starting on Monday, March 10th!


Kinda “Holy Crap”ped pretty hard when I saw this write up on USAToday of ten writers they would like to see take over Action Comics once Grant Morrison’s run ends. It’s a fine list with a lot of great suggestions including Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Joshua Hale Fiaklov, Joe Hill (man, that guy would kill on a Batbook, come to think of it), Nick Spencer, Brad Meltzer, Steven Moffat, Bryan K. Vaughn, Joss Whedon and

Joe Keatinge. If DC were willing to, say, give Superman a fresh, very contemporary and even punk-rock edge, the Hell Yeah writer would be perfect. He’d definitely bring a sense of fun and enthusiasm to a 74-year-old character and maybe even a bit of a bizarro nature to him. (And of course Bizarro would have to be in it, too.) And if Action Comics isn’t available, someone give him a Power Girl book.


I’m just flattered to be included in such company. All those names are people I admire big time. Big thanks to USAToday for the endorsement.