Category Archives: Incoming

Incoming: WW EARTH 1 Vol. 2, BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT

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Two projects that I finished lettering about four months ago have arrived in printed form today. WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE VOLUME TWO, above, is written by Grant Morrison with art by Yanick Paquette, and is just as fabulous as the first volume.

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT written and illustrated by Sean Murphy is equally great. The yin and yang, the opposites of comics could hardly be better represented by these two fine works: One bright and graceful, one dark and tortured. The writing in each is excellent, as is the art. It was a privilege to work on them. Should be out soon.

Incoming: BRONZE AGE BATMAN, PENGUIN

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Another of these huge hardcover books has arrived, covering THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD issues 110-156 .I knew I must have worked on something inside, and looking at my Lettering Archives, I see it was only issue #153. This was a team-up between Batman and Red Tornado written by Cary Burkett with art by Don Newton and Bob Smith. I did letter some later issues of the title, but that’s the only one in this book. Very generous of DC to send me two copies!

Also in is this trade paperback featuring The Penguin. It includes my lettering on DETECTIVE COMICS #611, and BATMAN #548-549. Nice cover by Jason Pearson.

Hardly a week passes when I don’t receive at least one reprint collection containing some of my lettering. After forty years of working for DC, I guess that’s not surprising. You may well wonder what happens to all those books, and the answer is, many of them end up on eBay. If you’re interested in following my auctions, here’s a LINK.

In addition to selling new arrivals, I sell older items from my shelves as I gradually reduce what I’ve saved. I’m not getting any younger, and if I don’t think I’m likely to read something again, it goes up on eBay at some point. Sorry for the commercial, but I thought some of you might like to know.

Incoming: BATMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS

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A handsome hardcover edition collecting BATMAN  #536-552. Written by Doug Moench, wild and wonderful art by Kelley Jones and John Beatty, colors by Greg Wright, letters by me. It was a great run. It’s amusing to see it touted on the back cover as “one of the best Batman creative teams” considering the hard time we were often given by certain editorial persons who shall remain nameless.

Also just in is an Omnibus Edition of SEVEN SOLDIERS by Grant Morrison and a host of talented artists. I lettered the opening and closing issues with art by J.H. Williams III. More great art by Doug Mahnke, Pasqual Ferry, Cameron Stewart, Simone Bianchi, Freddie Williams and others.

Not sure if these are out yet, but they will be soon!

Incoming: A STUDY IN EMERALD by Neil Gaiman and Rafael Albuquerque

Image © Neil Gaiman and Dark Horse Comics.

For many years, Dark Horse has been adapting Neil Gaiman prose works to graphic novel form. I’ve lettered a number of them. This is the latest. I particularly enjoyed the story this is based on, as it combines two literary worlds I like: A. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft’s Elder Gods. If you like either of those, or if you simply want to enjoy the excellent art of Rafael Albuquerque and the words of Neil Gaiman, I recommend this book. It should be available in shops or from Dark Horse now.