For Aquaman’s 70th Birthday- this one by Nick Cardy. THAT IS WHATCHA CALL A DAMN COVER. Dramatic, intense, colorful, and unbelievably potent. Using the title for more than a homogenized logo to cut off a perfect action spot is daring and shows some confidence and spirit (note how they did put the tiny corner titles, so you could see them over the ‘spinner-rack’ of yon). MORE LIKE THIS.
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Here are a couple sketches from the aborted “Bat-Man” project with Azzarello. Initially conceived as a First Wave title, I wanted Robin to be the son of Wu Cheng from the Blackhawks — fuck you, Chop Chop — sent to be raised in the US by Bruce Wayne. Get some pulp in that juice.
Most heartbreaking thing I’ve read all day.
THE COMPLAINT I KEEP HEARING: “This is so out of character for her!”
MY answer: I think she had a bad year and is blowing off steam. I imagine they’ll probe the reasons why. The drinking and making out seems out of character contrasted with Gail’s version, but I see what they’re doing and it’s SMART. The first time Babs as Bats got any good effort, streamlining and such that led to her being loved by the mass-audience was The Animated Series, where she was made younger and given moxie and a lighter persona than the heavier cast members. This version infuses that with a contemporary setting and ethos and a costume that is homage to the ‘66 version (even the zipper-line is there on Yvonne’s outfit if you look), the Infantino joint with the weapons-bag, and the pioneering DIY spirit Babs had on BTAS. I have faith in Stewart. He’s worked with Morrison and Brubaker on some really awesome stuff, and I think he’ll make this gold. It’s great to see DC diving into tonal variation with what I think is a much better understanding of things young people want to see besides non-stop angst and grimness.
A few weeks ago, friend Benito Cereno put out this challenge of an all-female, 7-member Justice League. When I did those “My 5 favorite X-Men” and “My 5 favorite Avengers” pieces a while ago I mentioned I probably wouldn’t do one for the Justice League because I didn’t think it would be that interesting, but I liked this twist. So, based on my initial picks, I used these as my warm-ups for the last few weeks. I can’t remember which order I did them in, but somewhere around Hawkgirl I just decided to do whatever I wanted design-wise instead of sticking to canon.
I’ll take ten of each issue, please.
Little Wonder Woman does not suffer bullies.
Even the Hall Monitor OR Hall Anti-Monitor can’t save your sorry ass now.
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