With the summer finally upon us, and a less-than-sizzling blockbuster movie season in full effect, what are fans desperate for action to do? Leave it to comic books' biggest story of the summer to bring the action to you, courtesy of one Mr. Clark Kent, aka Superman.

The amazing chance to bring the superhero to your town comes courtesy of screenwriter and comic book scribe J. Michael Straczynski. JMS first gained fame developing the cult sci-fi series 'Babylon 5.' before moving onto the world of film, scripting the Clint Eastwood-directed thriller 'Changeling,' and the martial arts action flick, 'Ninja Assassin.' (in addition, he's currently developing a remake of the classic 50s sci-fi tale 'Forbidden Planet' and adapting the alternative zombie-history mash-up 'World War Z.') With the summer finally upon us, and a less-than-sizzling blockbuster movie season in full effect, what are fans desperate for action to do? Leave it to comic books' biggest story of the summer to bring the action to you, courtesy of one Mr. Clark Kent, aka Superman.

The amazing chance to bring the superhero to your town comes courtesy of screenwriter and comic book scribe J. Michael Straczynski. JMS first gained fame developing the cult sci-fi series 'Babylon 5.' before moving onto the world of film, scripting the Clint Eastwood-directed thriller 'Changeling,' and the martial arts action flick, 'Ninja Assassin.' (in addition, he's currently developing a remake of the classic 50s sci-fi tale 'Forbidden Planet' and adapting the alternative zombie-history mash-up 'World War Z.')

After taking on characters as iconic as Spider-Man and the Mighty Thor, JMS begins his most grandiose comic storyline today by taking on the original hero, Superman. In "Superman Grounded," JMS has the Man of Steel taking a walking tour of America, hoping to reconnect with the people he protects every day -- on their level. The bullet-proof crime-fighter will be hitting multiple stops along the way, traveling coast to coast.

The coolest aspect of 'Superman Grounded' storyline however, is the "Superman Across America" campaign, which is encouraging people to write in to DC Comics explaining why Superman should visit their city or town. The winning locations will be highlighted in future issues of 'Grounded' as destinations on Superman's walking tour.

Read J. Michael Straczynski's interview with ComicsAlliance.
Find out how to get Superman to appear in your town.

Today is an important news day for DC Comics, for another reason. As of today, DC is available for digital distribution on the iPad, iPod, iTouch, and Playstation Network. You can even read a FREE 10-page preview of JMS' Superman story-arc, right now, if you want to get a taste of the Kryptonian's American roots reclamation. The digital distribution deal is a very big event, that will change the future of comic book reading forever.

ComicsAlliance has a full break-down on the news, telling you everything you need to know about the new evolution in comic books.

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