Just arrived is this new slightly oversized hardcover reprinting issues 51-69 of the original SANDMAN series, including the entire final long story arc, “The Kindly Ones.” As with previous volumes, there’s an interesting new cover by Michael Kaluta, and a cover tag for the Audible audio version of Sandman. The best version of this series is the Absolute Editions of some years ago, but this is cheaper and equally well made, if not as large. Cover price is $49.99. It should be at comics retailers in a few weeks, or here’s an Amazon link if you prefer.
Just arrived, a new printing of this Batman Christmas story by Lee Bermejo (story and art) that I lettered in 2011, and originally printed in time for Christmas of that year. It was popular and went back to press several times. The only difference I see on the cover is an updated DC bullet symbol and the price is $19.99. This is due in shops soon, or you can order it at a discount through the link below. As I recall, it’s a fine story with fine art.
This miniseries that came out in 2019 from DC and Joe Hill’s Hill House imprint was one of the scarier books I’ve worked on. No surprise from writer Mike Carey (now credited as M.R. Carey) and penciller Peter Gross, the same team that brought chills in THE UNWRITTEN and other projects, here greatly enhanced by the work of inker Vince Locke. A hardcover collection came out last year, and now the trade paperback has arrived. Not sure when it’s in shops, but I recommend it.
Complimentary copies of the second issue of this creator-owned series I’m lettering have arrived, and look great. The epic fantasy is getting more epic, and I think the ultra-wide-screen format (running across both pages of each landscape format spread) is working well, but that’s for readers to ultimately decide. The printing and paper are top notch, with a cover as thick as card stock, and the back of the book contains lots of extras. Reader reviews of the first issue I’ve seen look positive. I don’t know when this issue is out in shops, but look for it soon.
Also arrived are two cover variants of the Raw Cut edition. This is for fans who want to see the art as it left J.H. Williams III’s drawing board (or computer more accurately these days, after scanning), and before colors by Dave Stewart were added. My lettering is there, but translucent so more of the art shows through. This is similar to what was done for SANDMAN: OVERTURE. I’m not sure, but I think these editions will follow one month after the regular ones.
Great stuff for fans of J.H., now you can see some of what I’ve been working on with him over the last five years!
Just arrived, a massive hardcover collecting the Batwoman stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #854-863 and BATWOMAN #0-24 as well as BATWOMAN ANNUAL #1 with wonderful art by J.H. Williams III and scripts by Greg Rucka, Williams III and W. Haden Blackman as well as art by Trevor McCarthy and Amy Reeder. It was a privilege to letter most of this. There are 888 pages, and the retail price is $99.99. It should be available now from comics retailers, and there’s also a link below.