Lors d’une interview avec le site newsarama, le scénariste Max Landis a dévoilé les premières planches de Superman: Alien American illustrées par Nick Dragotta et Tommy Lee Edwards, ainsi qu’une première recherche de personnage par Jöelle Jones.
[quote]In a big way, American Alien is about alienation. And it’s grounding the alienation we all feel, being a story about a guy who actually is an alien, although his awareness of and interaction with that is limited, due to the fact that all the other ones are dead.
The thing is, though, Vaneta, that each story is so different. Each story is so different from the next one. But we’re all colors on the palette of human emotion. You’ve dealt with situations like the ones in the comic that I wrote. You know? You may have never fought Parasite, but I didn’t write an issue of a comic about fighting Parasite. Superman fights Parasite in it, but ultimately, it’s about Clark Kent dealing with a bunch of unwanted attention.
I don’t write any “Superman” stories. I mean, arguably, the last comic — the last issue, #7 — probably features the most violent, realistic fight Superman has ever been in, but at no point in it do we feel like it’s bad-ass; it’s just violent and scary and we’re worried that our hero Clark is going to get badly injured.
Those are the kind of emotions I want to evoke, because as you say, Superman can be criticized as being, in previous iterations, fairly one-note. And I don’t think we need to do that. And DC has given me an opportunity to do something a little different. And I think it’s very brave of them, and I hope people read it. I don’t think it’ll piss people off.[/quote]
[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MAX LANDIS[/size]