Monday, April 27, 2009

Wednesday Comics or: “Why you can’t wait for the trade!”

Starting in July; the second most exciting comic of the Summer!
The brainchild of DC art director Mark Chiarello (editor on ‘Batman: Black & White’, DC: The New Frontier’ and ‘Solo’) ‘WEDNESDAY COMICS’ (or 'Thursday Comics' as it should be known in the UK) is a Broadsheet-sized weekly title featuring a stellar line-up of comic’s finest creators, including Paul Pope, Neil Gaiman, Mike Allred, Kyle Baker, Joe Kubert and Eduardo Risso; plus hot new talents Ben Caldwell, Joe Quiñones and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway!

Metamorpho by Neil Gaiman & Mike Allred.

In the style of old-fashioned U.S. newspaper ‘Sunday Comics’ format, each copy of this 12 issue series features sixteen 14" x 20" pages (folded to 7” x 10” normal comic size) making it the "Kramers Ergot # 7" of the DCU (I can't wait for the 'Absolute Edition') and all for only £2.90.
That’s the equivalent of 64 normal sized comic pages for the price of an issue of ‘Dark Avengers’.

Hawkman by Kyle Baker.

Given the sheer scale of the individual pages, ‘Wednesday Comics’ is highly unlikely to ever be collected in trade paperback format, indeed Chiarello’s previous project ‘SOLO’ has still yet to be collected two years after release, SO PLACE IT ON YOUR STANDING ORDER NOW!

Green Lantern by Kurt Busiek & Joe Quiñones.

Here’s the full line-up:

• BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso
• ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)
• METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)
• THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze
• DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock
• KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)
• SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)
• WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)
• GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)
• TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
• SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)
• HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)
• SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), illustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert
• THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl
• METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDiot with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)

Kamandi by Dave Gibbons & Ryan Sook.