WEDNESDAY COMICS' SUPERMAN strip to be serialized in USA TODAY
Mon, 06/15/2009 - 8:00am
Happy Monday, Source readers. Why not start off the week with some major DCU news?
You've all seen a smattering of pages from next month's WEDNESDAY COMICS, the newspaper-format weekly series spearheaded by DC Comics Art Director Mark Chiarello. The collection of talent, characters and format is a first on many levels, and just from looking at the first few pieces, it's not an understatement to say the highly-talented creators participating are pouring their best into their respective projects. When the list of talent working on the book includes Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Brian Azzarello and many more taking on the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and every corner of the DC Universe, you’re entering new territory.
But the history-making doesn't stop there.
Starting Wednesday July 8, when the first issue of WEDNESDAY COMICS hits stands, USA TODAY will be syndicating writer John Arcudi and artist Lee Bermejo's SUPERMAN strip every week over the course of the 12-week series. The first strip will appear in print on July 8, and subsequent strips will appear each Wednesday on USATODAY.COM, day-and-date with the respective issue. Additionally, each online preview will be promoted weekly in USA TODAY's print edition. USA TODAY announced the news this morning.
It just makes sense, no? A weekly series created to remind readers of the joys of standalone comics and the newspaper strips many of us grew up on debuting in the pages of one of the most well-known and widely-read newspapers ever.
The first issue of WEDNESDAY COMICS, and the debut of the SUPERMAN strip in USA TODAY, hits on 7/8.