DC’s Wednesday Comics

WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4
            In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!
            WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28” x 20” tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14” x 20” page.
            Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:
•           BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso
•           ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)
•           METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)
•           THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze
•           DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock
•           KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)
•           SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)
•           WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)
•           GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)
•           TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
•           SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)
•           HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)
•           SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert
•           THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl
•           METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)
            WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”, with the first issue set to reach stores on July 8.
Issue #1 on sale July 8; Issue #2 on sale July 15; Issue #3 on sale July 22; Issue #4 on sale July 29 • 1-4 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Who isn’t looking forward to this? Because if you aren’t, you probably don’t like comics. Well done, DC!

Preview Pages:

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5 thoughts on “DC’s Wednesday Comics

  1. Ha Ha! Yeah, it’s pretty sweet. Although, I believe I’m looking forward to Batman and Robin more. Wednesday Comics is unique, and it features dozens of the medium’s top creators working on most of DC’s best characters. However, for my money, you just can’t beat the creative team of Morrison and Quitely.

    I just realized something. Is it possible that DC might actually beat out Marvel this year? Wednesday Comics, Blackest Night, and the Batman revamp will kick the shit out of Dark Reign, and a possible Steve Rogers return. Although, everyone still seems to be buying those books like mad. Poor DC.

    Oh and thanks for changing your titles. I felt like a dick asking you to change your stuff, but we have to be concerned with readers. My God! I sound like some horrible executive asking an artist to compromise his vision. I feel so unclean!

  2. Meh. It wasn’t a big deal – we all had our own titles, generally speaking, but it wasn’t exactly a big deal. Except that I like to brag, of course.

    I’m definitely excited about Batman and Robin. I’m even excited about Detective Comics more, in some ways. But Wednesday Comics is exactly the kind of off-the-wall projects that Marvel and DC need to be doing, and almost never do.

  3. Detective Comics! JH Williams colored by Dave Stewart, arguably the best colorist in the biz!

    See, DC comics might finally lead the sales charts. July will be the best month ever!

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