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Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekly Spotlight: Wednesday Comics


Comics fans may remember last fall's Wednesday Comics, a weekly serialization of one-page newspaper-style stories by an all-star roster of writers and artists.  Those strips are collected in all their oversize glory in this big beautiful hardcover, out now from DC Comics!

Familiar faces in the hands of familiar creators abound here.  Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are all featured, as are Sgt. Rock, the Metal Men, and more; Kurt Busiek, Bryan Azzarello, and Kyle Baker contribute, along with famed father-son team Joe and Adam Kubert.  Big alternative names names Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred collaborate for a goofy, eerie Metamorpho: the Element Man.  Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook go old-school Jack Kirby with Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, and fan favorites Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti bring us the heartwarming adventures of Supergirl and her pets.  Acclaimed creator Paul Pope gives his take on the sci-fi Strange Adventures an inky, retro glamour.

These are comics you can't find anywhere else, preserving the large format and eye-popping colors of the original newsprint in a sturdy, long-lasting tome.  Though it may take some maneuvering to make space for it on your shelf, Wednesday Comics is worth the effort!

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