DC Comics announced today in the New York Post that Flashpoint artist, Andy Kubert, will be joining Grant Morrison on Action Comics in January.
Kubert will join the book for a two issue arc that spans issues #5 and #6. Regular series artist Rags Morales will resume his duties following Kubert’s short stint.
Here’s what Kubert had to say about the opportunity in DC’s Source blog:
“When Editor Matt Idelson asked if I would be interested and/or able to fit into my schedule two upcoming issues of Action Comics with Grant, I couldn’t say no. I don’t know of any other artist that would have. Drawing the latest incarnation of Superman and working with one of the best writers on the planet made it a very easy decision for me. And in this story, I get to do some VERY iconic stuff! I gotta admit, I’m a little nervous… Fun Fact for those keeping score: I had never drawn Superman in a comics interior for an entire issue. I had done inking over Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway for an issue each over their beautiful pencils way (and I mean WAY) back when but this is my first opportunity to pencil the Man of Steel interior pages for my very own!” – Andy Kubert