Fast Company has an interview with Grant Morrison where he talks about taking on the the Man of Steel:
“I wasn’t too sure about it,” he says. “I was already doing Batman. But I had some ideas about Superman’s early years that I’d never had a chance to use. He’s initially more of a blue collar, rough-and-ready character who has to grapple with developing superpowers and what it means to be Superman. He’s the son of brilliant scientists from this other planet, but he grew up baling hay and working in a convenience store, which is where he gets his morals.”
The story also includes some panels of Clark putting on the glasses:
I am a fan of Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth and Buddy Baker so Animal Man was a book I was a little intrigued by. DC seems to be positioning it as a horror book given the exclusive preview goes to DreadCentral.com (and the art, see below).The article has a very specific information about the first issue including that it will be linked up with another title in the new 52 given the eradicated villain’s name. They are also are positive on the issue.
Here’s a page; more at the link.