All-Star Squadron #61, September 1986, cover by Mike Harris and Tony DeZuniga
A Green Arrow cover we did for DC Comics Recently
Issues later it was revealed that most of Rogues at this party weren’t Barry’s friends and police colleagues in masquerade, but the actual Rogues
Who just crashed the thing for free drinks, petty theft and a good time
Is that The Phantom? Was The Phantom a DC character at some point?
Hocrap, I had too much fun with this one and spent way too much time on it. I suppose Wes reaps the benefits!
THIS IS AMAZING!
This is going to be my desktop background so I remember to go to the gym everyday.
DC Comics announced at Canada’s Fan Con today that a new Justice League of America title will debut in 2013. The book we will be written by current Justice League writer Geoff Johns and drawn by David Finch.
The team is an ecletic mix of characters including at least one who would have seen to have been eradicated in the new 52, Stargirl who was created by Johns and appeared in his Justice Society of America. It’s not really a surprise though that Johns would bring back the character as she was based on his late sister.
The rest of the team consists of a Santa’s bag of characters - Katana, Catwoman, Vibe of the much mocked Detroit years of the Justice League, Green Arrow, Hawkman Martian Manhunter and John’s newest creation Baz, the newest Green Lantern of Earth. Their leader? Steve Trevor.
Below is a look at the art that was released. Looks like Stargirl’s costume made it into the new 52 as well. And while the flag floating behind them seems at full mast, Catwoman’s zipper is at half mast.
So what’s interesting here other than the patchwork of team members. What’s up with the Steve Trevor love? He’s in Team 7 and here. Jeesh I wish Lois Lane could get the same attention. What’s up for the Birds of Prey? Is Katana going to be doing double duty or is there a team change coming for that book given Poison Ivy has gone rogue. Two of Ann Nocenti’s characters, Catwoman and Green Arrow are in this book, will we see crossovers? Isn’t that like a LOT of green on one team? And finally, because you have to ask it, Vibe? Vibe? Vibe?
So which book is Johns giving up to write this one? Justice League or Aquaman. I’ve heard at least one very interesting name thrown at me for Aquaman but will Johns give up on that book so soon?
I wish I could get more enthused about the artist tapped for this book as he has been challenged in drawing women on covers in the past. Just what is that pose on Catwoman? It kinda reminds me of that pose Wonder Woman had on a variant cover of Justice League that turned into a meme.
And once again, Vibe? Hey you know what bring back Gypsy and Vixen too and I’ll keep quiet.
Hey Wes, lookit what I got back from my LCS. I felt a little bad taking it back after giving it to her to sell on consignment, so it better not disappoint!
It’s Matt Wagner so I know it wont!!
It’s so good!
A sketch request for wesleydodds (Who else! ;)) This couldn’t be any more the opposite of the previous request that I drew. LOL But that’s why doing requests are so fun. You never know what you’ll end up drawing.
I LOVE THIS!
- Wagner, Seagle, Davis. Wes Dodds seals a gutshot with a fire poker.
There’s this unspoken idea in superhero fiction, even extending into things like Death Wish, that the holy vigilante is this complete platonic package called upon by destiny to become unto the judgement of man. Wesley Dodds — THE SANDMAN — as re-envisioned by Matt Wagner and company, is a neat inversion of that. There’s not a lot in his genetic code that predisposes him to the dark avenger of the night lifestyle, as mainstream comics would reckon such things. But the man is compelled, and so he makes it happen. He not messiah, but hero. I like him for that reason. I also like him for Guy Davis, and his awesome relationship with the glorious Diane Belmont.
See! Danschkade gets it!
While he has done some art work recently, it’s been a while since Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Earth X) has done some full interior comic work. That’s looking to change soon as Ross will be teaming with writer Chris Roberson (iZombie, MonkeyBrain Comics) for Dynamite Entertainment’s Masks—a crossover series that will team up famous pulp heroes like The Green Hornet and The Shadow.
Why is Ross doing the entire comic? What’s causing the heroes to team-up?
Find out after the break.
I’M FREAKING OUT! YOU SHOULD BE TOO!