We’ve been waiting since March to review the latest collaboration between IDW Publishing and DC Comics.
IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment are pleased to announce the meeting of two of comics’ greatest pulp heroes! Dave Stevens’ high-flying Cliff Secord will finally cross paths with Will Eisner’s iconic Denny Colt this summer in THE ROCKETEER/THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! The four-issue series, taking off in July, will also pack quite the creative wallop, being written by multi-Eisner Award-winning scribe Mark Waid and drawn by the legendary Paul Smith!
Of all the ways to end a series, this was certainly one of them…
Today (March 06) is the day Will Eisner would have turned 94 years old. To celebrate the cartoonists birthday, many artists are offering up their take on Eisner’s The Spirit. Francesco Francavilla posted his, and it looks great.
The latest installment of First Wave arrives today from DC Comics, and we’ve got a sneak peek to give you a hint of things to come.
No, DC Entertainment hasn’t cancelled the First Wave series (yet) as the long awaited third issue arrives with a gun toting Dark Knight featured as the character of the month.
You’re alive, you’re dead, you’re alive again, vowing to fight injustice wherever injustice may be. Being the hero is bound to attract the bad guys, and The Spirit has found a doozy in Angel Smerti.
When The Spirit #3 arrives in stores on June 16, we’re going to get a full look at Justiniano’s work in the co-feature black and white story by Michael Uslan and F.J. DeSanto. Until then, we can gaze at his awesome work in this two page spread that really shows how action plays out across the page.
As cool as Denny Colt is, his biggest problem is he loves the ladies. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being taken in by a member of the opposite sex, but for The Spirit, the dames he falls for are usually the dames who want to do him in.
(With apologies to Bunim/Murray) This is the story of eleven characters…picked to live in a new universe… work together and have their adventures penned… to find out what happens… when characters stop living in their own universe… and start something completely different in… First Wave.
DCâ€™s Blackest Night and Marvelâ€™s Siege may be the big events everyone is waiting for, but for this comic fan, the one series Iâ€™ve been waiting months for has been First Wave and the return of pulp and golden age heroes to the pages of comics.Â While I enjoyed the Batman/Doc Savage Special, which served as an introduction to this whole new world, there were some troubling spots.Â Now, four months later, readers finally get a peek at this brave new world.Â Does it have the same problems as before, or has DC truly created a new universe that works?
It’s pretty awesome to see Batman, Doc Savage, and The Spirit grace the cover of the upcoming First Wave #1.Â DC Comics released the cover image done by J.G. Jones, and contrary to the tombstone inscription, I doubt Jones will be leaving us anytime soon.
I can’t wait to see what DC has in store for the first wave of heroes as they resurrect Doc Savage and crew and throw them in the world of 1939 Batman, the Spirit, Blackhawks and more, an it kicks off with the Batman/Doc Savage Special hitting in November.Â I’ll be really curious to see how much on-going interaction Doc and Batman have with one another, and I’m wondering if DC will touch on Doc’s institute where they perform lobotomies on criminals, and if there will be a confrontation between any of the heroes. I’ll also be curious to see if DC somehow manages to get The Shadow in on all the action as well. There could very well be some interesting stories featuring Batman and The Shadow teaming and seeing the real parallels between the two characters and how The Shadow influenced the Bat.
Anyone else excited to see Doc Savage return to comics, or all you all too young to remember who he is?