Thanks for staying up late with The Source tonight, gang. We’ve got a bunch of interesting news spinning out of the Baltimore Retailer Summit, so sit back and enjoy. Did you think the BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL was all we had in the works for the good Doctor and company? Of course not. In fact, we’ve got a ton of stuff to roll out.
We decided Brian Azzarello put it best, so why try and spruce things up with a cheeky headline? Yesterday, we caught a look at J.G. Jones' amazing cover to the BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL, which kicks off a new era for the Doc, and and provides the springboard for more stories focusing on characters like The Blackhawks, Rima and more. Oh, and Batman. And, as we promised yesterday, we've got comments from Azzarello, who's masterminding the whole shebang. Take it away, Brian:
Did you think we'd have only one bit of news on Thursday? Well, think again. As we've noted here, we'll be seeing a lot more of Doc Savage in the pages of DC comics in the near future. Now, we can actually give you a tad more, detail-wise.
Tomorrow marks the launch of WEDNESDAY COMICS, one of the most-anticipated projects to come out of the DCU in quite some time. Featuring an all-star cast of creators gathered by DC Art Direct Mark Chiarello, the project is an impressive collection of work from the best and brightest the industry has to offer, featuring some of your favorite characters. Whether it's the pulpy, street-level drama of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's BATMAN or the left-of-center space caper of Paul Pope's MYSTERY IN SPACE, I'm not kidding when I say WEDNESDAY COMICS has something for everyone. And more.
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. [gallery link="file"]