JUSTICE has just arrived, a new hardcover edition in the Deluxe format, which is a little larger than standard hardcover size. This is the 2005-2007 twelve-issue series pitting the Justice League against many of their top villains. It has over 100 pages of additional material, so I’m guessing this follows the Absolute Edition as far as contents, but that’s my guess. Retail price is $49.99. It’s out in comics shops on August 7th. Gorgeous art with Alex Ross painting over Doug Braithwaite’s pencils, and a cast of thousands.
I enjoyed reading the first season of HIGH HEAVEN, a very Vertigo sort of book, even to the generally unlikeable lead character. The satire is biting, and at times positively sacreligious, the plot takes surprising turns, the dialogue is clever, and the art, coloring and lettering are all great. Should be out soon at shops if it isn’t already. Oh, and I did the logo.
Just in, this trade paperback collection of the new series I’m lettering. It begins with THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 (lettered well by Simon Bowland), introducing all four books in the line, then the first six issues of the comic. I hadn’t seen the colors on those by Jordan Boyd before, and I like them, very painterly. The issue covers by Kai Carpenter are quite nice, too, I’d not seen all of them. Working digitally does have it’s quirks. I’m happy with the way this series is going, you should decide for yourself. On sale July 10 in shops.
Nice of them to send me this first collection, all I did was the logo. I enjoyed reading the “first season” of WRONG EARTH, and I think it’s my favorite of the Ahoy first season titles. Tom Peyer’s writing on the lead stories is a fine mix of superhero homage, humor and character moments as the two versions of the main character end up on the wrong world and must find their way in them. One world is warm and retro, the other cold and gritty. A fun idea handled well. The art by Jamal Igle and Juan Castro is equally appealing, and the backups by Paul Constant, Gary Erskine, Frank Cammuso and others are fun too. This should be out soon if it isn’t already.
It’s unusual for DC to release a hardcover after a trade paperback, but that’s what’s happening with this miniseries I lettered. I enjoyed both the writing and the art by Sean Murphy, and Matt Hollingsworth’s colors are amazing, as always. “The Joker Goes Sane!” is the back cover blurb, which sums it up well. Should be out in May.