Judd Winick returns to Green Arrow to tell the origin of a character he helped shape prior to the relaunch in Green Arrow #0! But will his writing and Freddie Williams II’s pencils be enough to save a title that’s been floundering in The New 52? Major Spoilers finds out!
I’ve been a fan of Freddie Williams II’s art since about as long as Freddie has been working in comics. The artist has been posting images of his convention commission work on his Twitter feed, and it’s certainly worth taking a gander at.
I’ve really been enjoying JSA All-Stars for a while now: it may not be about to revolutionise the comic book medium, but it’s been a source of fun and exciting super hero action, and is a good read for it. I decided, thus, to take a look at the latest issue of the series, and see how it stands up under the reviewer’s microscope.
Not with a BANG, but a KRAK-A-DOOOOOOM!
When you cancel a series, it is always good to go out with a bang, and Robin #183 goes out in a way that makes the reader realize Tim Drake Wayne is more of a hero mastermind than Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman combined.Â Robin #183 is the last installment of the current series, and delivers a story that might just be the best single issue of 2009.
Out with the old, in with the new
Last issue ended with the reveal that two of Robinâ€™s former foes were actually one playing both roles, and with Gotham City about to fall into chaos, what is a young side-kick to do?Â The answer, Dear Reader, is for him to grow a pair and step from behind the cape to become a hero in his own right.
Freddie Williams II fired off one of his monthly emails where he wraps up the things that have preoccupied his life for the last couple of months.
Just finished Robin # 183… the final issue of Robin! Not just my final issue, it’s the LAST issue of the series! It’s 24 pages, and not only did I draw the whole issue and the cover, but I colored the cover and the last six pages! Feels great to have fun with experiments like that! Robin #183 will be out February 11, you can see more about it here:
What will I be working on next? A mini-series written by the notorious Matt Sturges, told from the villain’s point of view, call “RUN!” I just started on the rough layouts on the pages yesterday, so it’s still very early on, but I think the book will be a lot of fun!
After TWO YEARS in the making, my “How-To” book is FINALLY available for pre-order on Amazon! The release date is still a ways out, but I’m in the final edits, and just recently saw an early proof of the book, which is VERY exciting!
All worthy of checking out. Can’t wait to see Freddie’s How To book.
via Freddie Williams II