John Romita, Jr. Teases His Superman With The New York Times

Kick-Ass co-creator and veteran Marvel Comics artist John Romita, Jr., who takes over the art chores on Superman this week, joined the New York Times for a discussion of his move to DC for the first time in his decades-long career.

You can see a video taken from the interview below, featuring a look at the creative process behind Superman #33.

In a brief interview accompanying the ad, both Romita, Jr. and his father, fellow Marvel legend John Romita, Sr., were pragmatic about the move.

"DC and Marvel are like Coke and Pepsi," Romita, Jr. said. "Staying at Marvel, I would've been doing the same stuff, character wise."

"I used to be ceremoniously let go by DC and Marvel," his father recalled. "When you're in the comic book business, you just go where the work is."

The move has, of course, been in the works for some time.

"Yeah, there's a good chance I'll do some work for DC. There's a better-than-good chance now," Romita told during an interview in support of the film release of Kick-Ass 2 back in August of last year. "It really just came up because we couldn't agree on a contract with Marvel. And there wasn't any kind of nastiness or anything like that, just a disagreement here or there. DC is anxious to do something and I actually had a story idea they really liked that applies to Superman."

Superman #32 is out Wednesday from Romita, with a script from DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.