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.
The brainchild of DC Comics Art Director Mark Chiarello, WEDNESDAY COMICS is a unique and groundbreaking storytelling method -- 16 pages, printed on broadsheet-size newsprint, featuring weekly stories by the best and brightest creators out there. It's gotta look great, right?
We have your first peek at a page from writer John Arcudi and artist Lee Bermejo's SUPERMAN strip, along with a page from the 100 BULLETS team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, re-teaming on the Dark Knight for the first time since their acclaimed "Broken City' arc.
As Wednesday comes to a close, it's a good time to pop in and see what's happening on the Superman side of the DCU, specifically, SUPERGIRL, where the creative team of writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle continue to redefine the Maid of Might. Easy for me to say, sure, but the cover to July's #43 and a few pencils from #41 should help convince any doubters as well. The pencils, by guest artist Fernando Dagnino, are pretty snazzy, to say the least.
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!
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!