>Today saw the launch of a new project from DC COMICS that has been buzzing for a few months now. It is called WEDNESDAY COMICS, and it will be appearing every Wednesday (that being the day that new comics are released every week, just like music and videos are released on Tuesdays) for the next 12 weeks. Here’s a simple description from their own press release:
WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28″ x 20″ tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14″ x 20″ page.
I was eager to pick it up and check it out. My thoughts? In a word: AWESOME!
What you get for your $3.99 are 15 separate strips, each getting a page of their own, written and drawn by some of the best names in comics today (dig the list here). We’re talking Batman, Superman, Kamandi — The Last Boy on Earth (a Jack Kirby creation), Metamorpho . . . the list goes on. The stories are pulpy and fun, and they all end on a cliffhanger. It’s just great stuff! Hell, I like how comics have gotten darker and more adult, but it is also a blast to hearken back to something a little more innocent and fun. Kudos to DC for going out on this limb the way they are. I hope it succeeds stupendously. Given a lot of the coverage in many places, the buzz so far is high. It’s even getting a run in USA Today. It is well deserved.
One thing I love is how the comics look on this newsprint. Fantastic. Go to your local comic shop and pick it up, while supplies last!
Sid is back making movies again. What a dork. But this kills me. The scene where the “monster” is shown retreating into his lair literally almost had me fall off my chair laughing so hard. For the uninitiated, while originally a comic book, Turok is now most recognized as a first person shooter video game where you blast dinosaurs and stuff.