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.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.
Good news for fans of public domain "science heroes" -- and as weird as that description might sound, I'm definitely one of them. This week, the first adventures of Tom Strange and his crew of two-fisted crimefighters has been collected with the release of Terra Obscura: S.M.A.S.H. Of Two Worlds! Alan Moore, Peter Hogan and Yanick Paquette tell the story of a group of heroes resurrected after decades in suspended animation as they're pit against the villains who run the world in their absence, and it's as good an adventure story as you're likely to find.
To celebrate, we're taking a look behind the scenes at some of Paquette's sketches, along with a rundown of the series. Check it out below!
Years in the making, writer Grant Morrison and artist Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel will finally hit shelves -- at a still-unspecified date. But at least Morrison is offering up some details about the book. We grabbed a few quotes from his interview with the LA Times' Hero Complex blog, as well as the one piece of preview art for the book so far. You can see it all after the jump.
We're finally back with an annotated look at the last two issues of Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated, #5 ("Masterspy") and #6 ("Nyktomorph"), in preparation for next week's #7. There's a lot to digest inside
As it turns out, we were hasty in our description of last month's Batman Incorporated #4 as the first proper meeting between Bruce Wayne's Batman and Kate Kane's Batwoman. While the issue did indeed feature both the modern Batwoman and her Golden Age counterpart, Kate Kane and Bruce Wayne don't official
Batwoman fans had better pay attention to this preview of Batman Incorporated, for the new issue is the last place you'll see the enigmatic Kate Kane for several months. On sale this week from DC Comics, issue #
It's been a long wait, but Batman Incorporated is finally back, and that means so is our ongoing series of annotations. This third issue, by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette with two pages by Pere Perez, brings Bruce Wayne to Argentina to team up with the Gaucho as well as test everything I learned in high school about Argentinian history, Jorge Luis Borges and the Spanish language. Thank you, International Baccalaureate program and my high school English teacher Max Jones: I could never have done this without you.
So get ready for this 20-page puzzlebox involving Gr
The woefully off-schedule Batman Incorporated appears to be back on track, with a new issue on sale this week and another in just a fortnight. Written by Grant Morrison with artwork by Yanick Paquette and Michael Lacombe, the particularly fun series that follows Bruce Wayne on his quest to franchise Batmen to the major cities of the world continues with issue #3's Argentina-set story, in which Batman meets with the dashing hero, Gaucho. We've got a preview.Batman Incorporated #3 was originally
Welcome back for the second installment of ComicsAlliance's annotations of Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's criminally fun Batman, Inc. This issue we'll see hints at the origin of Lord Death Man, the fate of Mr. Unknown, heartbreak in an ambulance and a gigantic gorilla wearing a Ninja Turtle mask.
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