DC Comics All Access: Mike Marts

DC Comics All Access: Mike Marts

By Michael Marts Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Wow. Where to begin? These are exciting times at DC Comics...our new 52 titles are off to a great start, and we have YOU to thank for all of the positive buzz. There are so many exciting projects in my office I could mention...Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's BATMAN...our new BATWING series...the all-new BLACKHAWKS...but today I'm talking about one project in particular... Pain. Prejudice. Two words I don't normally associate with things that are great, but hey, an editor can change the way he thinks about things, right? And this project has definitely changed my way of looking at things. This project is an eye-opener, pure and simple. PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE is more than just a character study, more than just a five-issue miniseries debuting this October. PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE is a seductive, in-depth look into the past, present (and perhaps the future) of Batman's most complex foe, Oswald Cobblepot--THE PENGUIN. So you think you're familiar with the intimate secrets of Cobblepot's dark past? Think again. L.A. Times best-selling author and suspense novelist Gregg Hurwitz delivers a sinister, macabre tale that is brilliantly illustrated by graphic artist Szymon Kudranski (BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME, MANHUNTER, Spawn). Both creators are at the top of their game with this project. I couldn't be more happy. Well, actually I could be more happy...I'd be happy if everyone reading this column rushes to pick up (or download!) a copy of PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE. You won't want to miss it. Trust me--it's an eye opener! Mike Marts -- BATMAN Group Editor