Grotesque Anatomy
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
  Image Solicits for March
From Comics Continuum:
WANTED #4 

Written by Mark Millar, art by J.G. Jones, colored by Paul Mounts, cover by Jones.

It's mayhem in the underworld as the factions of the world-controlling super-villain cadre known as The Fraternity square off against each other. Who will live? Who will die? And what do the Dollmaster's psycho-killer dolls have to do with it? Superheroes as you¹ve never seen them before.

But comic book hype exactly as you've always seen it.  ("Who will live? Who will die?"?  Wasn't that on the cover of every comic from the 80s, especially if it was a John Byrne comic?)
PHANTOM JACK #1 

Written by Mike Sangiacomo, art and cover by Mitchell Breitweiser.

Jack Baxter is a New York newspaper reporter who always seems to get the impossible stories. He has a gift (or is it a curse?) to become invisible at will. Sometimes he uses his powers for good, other times for selfish gain. Despite his success, though, he's not a happy man. He carries the guilt of letting a friend die in a foreign land, a friend he could have saved if only he had the courage. And now he must go back.

"Roach Motel." Meet the man who is not there. What would you do if you were unseen? Jack Baxter confronts his fear to release the hero inside, but no good deed goes unpunished.

Finally!  And speaking of superhero clichés that never go out of style, it's nice to see the powers = gift + curse formula is still limping along.

But the award for strangest solicit info has to go to...
BLOODSTREAM #2 

Written by Adam Shaw and Penny Register, art and cover by Shaw.

Amber seduces the lab assistant and escapes her bonds. She then navigates expertly through the BioGenCo complex as if guided by some mysterious, unseen force.

And then she runs into some guards in the complex.  And there's a struggle.  And I'm bored.
 
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