Thursday, 23 March 2017

RECOMMENDED READING: WEDNESDAY COMICS - THE COLLECTION...


Images copyright DC COMICS

I acquired this magnificent tome yesterday (Wednesday - apt,
eh?) - WEDNESDAY COMICS - a collection of the strips which
appeared in the broadsheet of the same name back in 2009.  How-
ever, you don't want to listen to me witter on about it when you can
look at some of the pages contained therein instead, so here you are.
Available from your local FORBIDDEN PLANET and all good
comics shops.  And if your local store is out of stock, I'm sure
they'd be prepared to order you a copy.

Interestingly, the SUPERMAN strip is drawn by artist LEE
BERMEJO, who, as far as I can ascertain, isn't related to LUIS
BERMEJO, who drew JOHNNY FUTURE in U.K. weekly comic
FANTASTIC in the 1960s.  However, it's somehow apt that Luis
drew Johnny Future and Lee drew The Man of Tomorrow,
as according to a certain theory by moi, the two heroes are
related.  Click this link and discover in what way.

However, back to the book for a mo.  As well as the strips
on view here, there's also KAMANDI, DEADMANGREEN
LANTERN, METAMORPHO, The TEEN TITANS, ADAM
STRANGE, The METAL MEN, WONDER WOMAN, SGT.
ROCKThe DEMON & CATWOMAN, HAWKMAN, plus 2
sample pages of PLASTIC MAN and The CREEPER, not
included in the broadsheet.  What's not to like?

Run out and buy one today!




4 comments:

Phil S said...

It's deffo worth the reading! Highly recommended for gorgeous art. I would say some of the artists understood the large format better than others. Ryan Sook and Mike Allred were standouts. I didn't like the Wonder Woman art.

Kid said...

Yeah, the WW pages look confusing and are far too crowded. I've really enjoyed the stories I've read so far. The Batman one in particular was really good.

Kenn said...

It was a really fun experiment on DC's part. Too bad it didn't take. As noted earlier, some were better than others, but they all were entertaining. Metamorpho, one of my favorites, was interesting at least in part due to the fact that Neil Gaiman had killed off Element Girl in Sandman, making her a tragic figure, and yet found a way to utilize the character in this strip far better than the Silver Age writers ever had.

Kid said...

I enjoyed the Metamorpho strips, 'though I sort of skipped through the 'snakes & ladders' and 'element tables' pages 'cos they were kind of 'busy'. It didn't affect me being able to follow the story, so perhaps those two pages were needlessly 'overcooked'. It's a very handsome book indeed, and is a worthy addition to any collection.

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