From the official DC Comics press release:
World Renowned Astrophysicist Makes Guest Appearance In ACTION COMICS #14 And Helps Pinpoint Icon’s Home Planet In Our Known Universe
BURBANK, Calif. (November 5, 2012) – Fact and fiction merge in the newest issue of DC Comics’ ACTION COMICS #14, bringing real world implications to the iconic Superman story. In the explosive back-up story for ACTION COMICS #14 titled “Star Light, Star Bright”, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman find his home planet of Krypton on its final day of existence. Today, Dr. Tyson announces an actual location for a Krypton-like system in our known universe. ACTION COMICS #14 hits stores on November 7.
…and that back-up story was written by Sholly Fisch, drawn by me, inked by Karl Story, and colored by Jordie Bellaire. You can see some pencil art above and below. This was a fun project, even though the deadline was a killer for all concerned–thanks for going above and beyond, Karl and Jordie!
The press release has been picked up by some other news. entertainment, and comics sites. Here are my favorites:
MTV.com (features a full page of artwork from the story)
Newsy.com via YouTube (a video report)
And if you remember the days when every story about comics in the mainstream press began with “Biff! Bang! Pow!” or “It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” you can get a nostalgia fix with the following: