In October, DC launched Klarion, Ann Nocenti and Trevor McCarthy's new series re-imagining Jack Kirby's cult-favorite "witch boy". Klarion, in this incarnation, is a magical being from a parallel earth who lands in New York City and proceeds to act in the manner one might expect from a hyper-powered juvenile with a taste for chaos.
Nocenti and McCarthy have big plans for their strange little boy. CpmicsAlliance caught up with the creative team at New York Comic-Con to talk about decoding Kirby, planting secret messages in art, and letting the character lead the weirdness.
The Comic-Con 2014 season of big announcements is definitely upon us, and today, DC Comics has two that are very interesting. The first is that Catwoman is getting a new creative team in the form of novelist Genevieve Valentine and Five Ghosts artist Garry Brown, tying into the big shakeups coming to Gotham from the pages of Batman Eternal.
As for the previous writer of Catwoman, Ann Nocenti, she'll be joined by artist Trevor McCarthy (Batwoman, Nightwing) in a new title, relaunching Jack Kirby's Klarion the Witch Boy for the New 52, with a focus on using magic as a metaphor for technology.
We were disappointed to learn last week that Amy Reeder would no longer be drawing Batwoman. Since the title's inception, Reeder was to alternate story arcs with artist and co-writer J.H. Williams III, who'd set an incredibly high aesthetic bar for the popular Kate Kane character, but Reeder stated that "creative differences" had made the situation "untenable...
DC Comics and Amy Reeder have confirmed that the artist will no longer draw issues #9-11 of Batwoman. Instead, Trevor McCarthy will handle those issues before series co-writer and co-artist J.H. Williams III returns to the rotation with August's issue #12 as planned...
On sale now is the first issue if Batman: Gates of Gotham, a new five-part miniseries written by Scott Snyder & Kyle Higgins with artwork by Trevor McCarthy. Hotly anticipated by fans of Snyder's impressive work on Detective Comics, Higgins' excellent origin story for the Nightrunner, the Batman of Paris, and McCarthy's superlative artwork throughout his career, Gates of Gotham finds members of Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated teaming up to solve a mystery that's as old as Gotham City itself.
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