Signs of ASSBAR

The perpetually delayed state of All Star Batman and Robin is sort of a mixed bag. On the one hand, it’s nice to know that no matter what, there’s absolutely no chance I’ll read any more of Frank Miller’s spiteful tromp through Batman’s yesteryears. On the other hand, it’s fun to have any excuse to throw out my most famous invention, the acronym ASSBAR.

All that aside, ASSBAR is returning. Apparently. While I’ll remain unconvinced until an issue actually appears on the shelves (alongside a POS Miller alterna-cover), there’s some evidence come to light that a blue moon will graze the sky, snow will fall in hell and ASSBAR will be published. At the Gelatometti blog, Jim Lee has posted pencil sketches of covers for issues five through seven. Judge for yourself.

ASSBAR aside, I’d never heard of this Gelatometti thing-a-ma-jig, but there’s a ton of pencil art on there and it’s pretty cool to look through as a novice-artist.