Beginning with its ninth issue in May, RESURRECTION MAN will have a new artist: Jesus Saiz. Fresh from his run on BIRDS OF PREY, Saiz will pick up Mitch Shelley’s story just in time to pit the indestructible man against the Suicide Squad. Shelley may be incapable of death – but the Squad’s under orders from Amanda Waller, and “The Wall” is not one to accept excuses.
BATMAN #8 will feature the first of a series of back-up stories exploring the dark history of the Court of Owls, the mysterious and malevolent secret society wreaking havoc upon Gotham City in the ongoing series.
The back-ups will bring together the fan-favorite writer/artist pairing of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, whose ongoing collaboration on AMERICAN VAMPIRE has made the critically acclaimed title one of the iconic series of the Vertigo line. James Tynion IV will co-write with Snyder.
The winners of The 2011 Harvey Awards were announced this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. DC Entertainment took home awards for the following DC Comics and Vertigo titles.
Best New Series: AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque
Best Single Issue or Story: DAYTRIPPER by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
Throughout the course of San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to stop by the DC Entertainment booth to see some of your favorite artists doing drawing demonstrations on stage. Artists Jim Lee, Francis Manapul, Cully Hamner, David Finch, Mark Buckingham, Rafael Albuquerque, Chris Burnham, Nicola Scott, Bernard Chang, Jill Thompson, Art Baltazar and Franco will be inviting fans into their artistic processes as they show them how they draw all the art you see in comic books every Wednesday.
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The Harvey Awards, named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, were announced yesterday. Check out DC Comics’ illustrious list of nominees below.
Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics
BEST NEW SERIES
AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics
MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics
BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS
TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics
Seven, they say, is a magic number. And this morning, we can't disagree.
Because DC and Vertigo have put on an impressive showing, combining to win seven, yes seven of IGN's thirteen awards for the Best of 2010.
Here's the rundown...
Writer Jeff Lemire and artist Pier Gallo step into Smallville next Wednesday with the launch of SUPERBOY #1, which launches the hero into a new, ongoing series. And, wow, is that Rafael Albuquerque cover a beauty or what? Wait until you see Pier Gallo's interiors.
I know what scares me. But that’s not relevant. What is? How about what scares the master of horror, Stephen King? Monsters? Long lines in the grocery store? Vampires?
Over at our sister blog, GRAPHIC CONTENT, you’ll find a video clip of King discussing just that, during his panel at The New Yorker Literary Festival this past weekend. Swing by and take a look, won’t you?