DC in April
Thanks to Kevin
, we get to peek at DC's
a little early. Some stuff that caught my
- Nice to see that John Byrne's not afraid to use the old "floating
head" shot on a cover, even though this is the 21st century:
- DC has collections for JLA, Batgirl, Gotham
Central, and...a hardcover
for the first six issues of Superman/Batman?
Does Jeph Loeb have hardcover collections guaranteed in his contract
- Over on the Vertigo end, there are collections for Human
Target (5 issues for $10) and Fables (8 issues for $15), a savings of five bucks over the individual issues
in each case. Wait for the trade... wait for the trade...
- And Kevin's right: Timothy Green's art is very nice.
I didn't care for the sample artwork from Fraction, but
the stuff on Green's site is quite good. It looks like a cross between the styles of Tan
Eng Haut and Seth Fisher. Unfortunately, I see that much of the
most interesting-looking work was slated to appear in Prophecy
Magazine Anthology, which hasn't updated its site since Sept.
- Why does Wonder Woman look like a troll suddenly? Is this a
visual representation of new Action Comics writer Chuck
Austen's attitude toward women?
- Displaced CrossGen penciller Dale Eaglesham returns to DC as the
new series artist on H-E-R-O with issue
#15. (I'm glad to hear this as Dale is an artist whose work I
enjoy and H-E-R-O is a comic I look forward to each
- Speaking of CrossGen refugees, Ron Marz, Luke Ross, and
Brandon Peterson are all involved in Green
- Comic legends Alex Toth and Michael Golden together on a
stand-alone issue of Birds of Prey? I may have to
get this, even if Toth is only doing the cover and Golden is sharing
artistic duties with Mike Manley.
- Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips on an issue of Hawkman?
Man, DC sure knows how to get a jaded fan like me interested in
- Batman guest stars in the latest issue of Wonder
- Michael Turner's horrendous art continues on Superman/Batman.
- The new story arc in Batman is hyped as being "an unforgettable soon-to-be classic" by "a hot new
creative team." Publishers, please ban these phrases
solicitation-writing handbooks henceforth.
- Howard Chaykin and David Tischman write a Godfathers meets Dracula tale in the groan-inducingly named Bite
Strong continues to have fill-ins, but at least they're
interesting. This ish, Mark Schultz and Pascual Ferry assume
- Finally, the Arrowsmith/Astro
City one-shot is resolicited.
I can't believe that in April I may actually be reading issues of Birds