News from around yesterday:
§ DC announced LEGACIES, a 10-issue trip through the Five Ages of DC written by Len Wein with art by a rotating cast, including various Kuberts.
DiDio explained that while the series would touch upon all the marquee superheroes expected in a universe-spanning DC event, the crux of the story will have a very personal, ground-level feel. “We’re seeing the Flashes change. We see the Green Lanterns change. And we see how the world evolves around them by seeing it through the point of view of two characters and how their lives change and how their families’ lives change in watching the DC Universe grow. It has a bit of a ‘Marvels’ feel, which I still think is a wonderful book, and I think it’s wonderful to tell the history of the DC Universe in this manner. We tell stories, and it makes more sense to tell this info in a story than in text.”
Yet, despite that last sentence, it was also announced that DC is finally updating THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE and WHO’S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE, the latter in 15 issues. The last WHO’S WHO came out in 1993, and there have been subtle changes to the DCU since then, so a new look might be warranted.
§ Valerie D’Orazio is writing PUNISHER MAX
§ Matt Fraction is writing THOR, probably.
§ Now that’s more like it! At TCJ.com, Kent Worcester delivers just the kind of slapdown we need TCJ for.
§ The excellent IDW editor Mariah Huehner is interviewed in Buffyfest on the occasion of the Angel comic:
§ We had no idea that R. Sikoryak’s excellent MASTERPIECE COMICS was in its third printing! Way to go!
§ The Village Voice lists 2009’s Best Comics and Graphic Novels— it includes both Vertigo’s new hit, THE UNWRITTEN, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, and Al Columbia’s barely definable PIM AND FRANCIE, showing that someone thought about their picks. Finally, a list with some range.