Superman: Space Age is historical fiction about ‘hope against the backdrop of hopelessness’

The DC Universe has seen its fair share of Crises, including the current Dark Crisis, but none are more iconic than 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s why it’s the endpoint for Mark Russell and Mike Allred’s Superman: Space Age, a three-part limited series that explores Superman’s life in the context of real-world historical events, all leading up to Crisis.

Each graphic novel-length entry in Superman: Space Age explores a different decade of Superman’s history, starting with the ’60s. As Clark Kent struggles to follow advice from both of his fathers of him – Jor-El and Jonathan Kent – ​​the world around him approaches a major turning point in which the simple click of a button could change everything.

Ahead of the publication of Superman: Space Age #1 in July, Newsarama spoke with Russell and Allred about Crisis, hope, and what Superman means to them.

Superman: Space Age #1 cover (Image credit: DC)

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