Superman 2000 was a proposal for a revamp of the Superman line of books originally proposed by Grant Morrison, Mark, Waid, Tom Peyer, and Mark Millar. It was rejected in favor of giving the line to Jeph Loeb and Joe Kelly instead, largely due to DC’s policy at the time being to not put big name creators on the Batman and Superman books… I posted the links to the proposal and the “what happened” article in the comments of a previous post, but I thought the supposed “Greatest Superman Story Never Told!” deserved its own thread. Thoughts?
It’s frustrating to see so many good ideas being sullied with the nonsensical notion that superheroes can’t be married. Good thing that the better ideas here got explored out of continuity.
I mean, he’s said that basically all of his ideas for that series ended up being in DC One Million and All-Star Superman. Which are great. I’m not really mourning anything, even if I’d love DC to release the scripts/proposals/preliminary art for this series at some point.
And some of Mark Waid’s ideas went into Superman: Birthright, key one being that Jor-El and Lara didn’t know where they were going to send their son, they just shot him into space in the hope that anywhere would be better.
Mark Waid deserves a run on a current Superman book. It needs to happen at some point.
I’ve read of Superman 2000 before and am glad that it didn’t happen. I’m sure some good stuff would have come out of it, but…yeah.
The upside of S2K not happening is that we got Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness on Superman, which is one of my favorite modern runs on any Superman book ever.
Speaking of Superman in 2000, the Y2K story was fun. I’m glad it’s getting a new trade release soon.