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The Art of Color: Nathan Fairbairn and Lighting for Location

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While there are many different qualities that a colorist brings to a comic book, one of the most beneficial and subtle effects is the effect a good colorist can have on the line art, shaping a good artist into a great artist and a great artist's work into something transcendent. Unless you're consistently comparing the black & white original pages to the finished color versions, it can occasionally be difficult to accurately assess what a colorist is really doing to change the work.

Thankfully, Nathan Fairbairn is not only one of the best collaborators in the comics industry, he also dedicates time to showing the color theory and thinking that goes into his process on his Tumblr; an indispensible resource for anyone interested in learning more about colorists and comics coloring.

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Batman Reincorporated: Nathan Fairbairn Presents A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Revised Art For ‘Absolute Batman Inc.’

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Writer Grant Morrison undertook a major magnum opus with Batman Incorporated. As the culmination of his seven-year-run on the character, working in collaboration with artists including Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette, and Chris Burnham, he offered up perhaps hs definitive deconstruction of the character of Batman through the creation of a global Batman franchise.

Yet as series colorist Nathan Fairbairn tells us, Batman Incorporated experienced an unusual road bump in the form of a line-wide reboot that potentially undermined the thesis behind the whole series. Writing exclusively for ComicsAlliance, Fairbairn reveals how some pages were re-drawn for the book's Absolute collection, which arrived in stores this week.

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Grant Morrison Leaving ‘Action Comics’ And ‘Batman Inc’ In 2013, No Longterm Superhero Work Planned Afterward

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Grant Morrison has announced that the end is nigh... for his superhero work, at least. The writer will be leaving both Action Comics and Batman Incorporated within the next year, and outside of two already-in-progress shorter works for DC Comics, he has no other superhero work planned to replace those books...

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‘Batman, Incorporated’ #3 Delayed a Month Due to Aurora Shooting

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In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, in which 12 people were killed and dozens injured during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, DC Comics has delayed release of Batman, Incorporated #3...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 27, 2012: Toss Them Up and Let Them Hit You on the Head

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
% Spectacle
* Cash
^ History

^ % LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 3: CENTURY #3 2009
Wow, it was really foresighted of Alan Moore to make a thinly disguised Christian Grey the final boss in the conclusion of his survey of the past century's worth of pulp-lit presences, considering how slowly Kevin O'Neill draws...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 11, 2012: That Which Remains Concealed

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Continuity implants
^ Stars and/or garters
% What lies beneath

^ % UNTERZAKHN
The wonderful Leela Corman's long-in-the-works graphic novel, which was appropriately enough serialized in the Forward, concerns two sisters growing up in the Jewish community on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s, and how incidents from their childhood echo in their adult life...

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First Look at Chris Burnham’s New ‘Batman, Incorporated’ [Art]

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Obviously, we're big Batman fans around here, and Chris Burnham has in a relatively short amount of time become one of our favorite Batman artists. Sporting a Darrow-esque ligne claire look fused with traditional superhero styles, Burnham seemed to come out of nowhere with some guest appearances in Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin and Batman, Incorporated...

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DC Comics Confirms Six ‘New 52′ Cancelations and Six New Titles

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Blackhawks, Hawk and Dove, Men of War, Mister Terrific, O.M.A.C. and Static Shock are the first cancelations of the New 52, DC Comics' aggressive initiative to reinvigorate its publishing line with an aesthetic overhaul that saw the company launch or relaunch all superhero titles from issue #1...

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The ‘Last Hurrah’ of Stephanie Brown’s Batgirl in ‘Leviathan Strikes!’ [Preview]

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On sale this week from DC Comics is Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes!, a special one-shot that serves as the much anticipated and much delayed conclusion to the first cycle of Grant Morrison's popular and acclaimed Batman Incorporated series...

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‘Batman Incorporated’ #8: Abort, Retry, Fail [Review]

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At the end of Batman Incorporated #7, there was this great teaser image for the next issue where Oracle called Batman as he suited up in a crazy Tron-esque version of his costume, with the dialogue "Calling Batman...

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