Ah, dawn in the city. I start going through emails. Renato Guedes has sent us pencils for pages 9-10 of SUPERMAN #688. Wow, these are gorgeous! Renato has been nice enough to draw this critical scene first, as we’ll be flashing back to it in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14 a couple of months later. Some more gorgeous pencils are in from guest-penciller Fernando Dagnino for SUPERGIRL #41—man, he’s SO good. Looking at our schedule, however, I’m thinking it might be more logical to ask Fernando to draw the upcoming SUPERGIRL ANNUAL rather than ACTION #878-879.
Batwoman isn't the only lady trying to fill the void left by Batman's disappearance in the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS -- Rene Montoya, i.e. The Question, joins the series as an ongoing co-feature starting this June in the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #854, from writer Greg Rucka and artist Cully Hamner. Until now, we've only seen a few of Cully's design sketches. But we've got a few inked pages to show off his work right here.
Happy Monday, all. I could go into a long description about how much fun this issue of ACTION COMICS is, or how nice Eddy Barrows' art is, but I think the pages speak for themselves.
Two words: Enter: Ursa!
This June, the Bat-books will experience a bit of a face lift. In addition to having a new Batman roaming the Gotham rooftops, DETECTIVE COMICS #854 will also feature a new protagonist. Specifically, Kathy Kane -- Batwoman. Now, we've seen a few images and a preview of the first issue, but that surely can't be enough, can it? Check out some more amazing interiors from artist J.H.
Writers James Robinson and Greg Rucka, along with artist Pete Woods, continue to turn up the heat on Superman, as he realizes his move to New Krypton has done little to ease tensions between Earth and the newly-formed planet. How can the Man of Steel cope with an entire planet's worth of Supermen with none of his self-imposed limits? For an idea, check out these pages from SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #2, on sale next week!