It’s a great year to be a Superman fan.

 Earlier this week, USA TODAY profiled the Last Son of Krypton by discussing – amongst other things – his two brand new monthly series, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED from the acclaimed creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee, and BATMAN/SUPERMAN by writer Greg Pak and artist Jae Lee.

 Now, the comic that started it all, ACTION COMICS, will be taken in a bold new direction by the all-star creative team of writer Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS; GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE) and artist Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS; JUSTICE LEAGUE). And it all kicks off with next month’s issue #19!

 “Even in an industry dominated by superheroes, Superman is THE superhero – the original and best - and I’m flattered, daunted and inspired in equal measure at being given the opportunity to build on such an incredible and historic legacy,” Diggle recently told DC Comics’ official blog, THE SOURCE. “The word ‘iconic’ is bandied around a lot in comics, but Superman defines the term. I’m excited to be working with Tony Daniel, whose artistic and storytelling skills will be bringing the world(s) of Superman to stunning visual life. Together we’ll be carving out spectacular new adventures that respect the past while redefining the future of the Man of Steel.”

 ACTION COMICS #19 doesn’t fly into stores until April, but we’ve got your exclusive first look at the eagerly anticipated comic book right here on THE SOURCE! Click here to check out the 5-page preview, which you’ll also be able to find in the back of all of the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 releases hitting spinner racks on March 20.