We interrupt this irregularly scheduled review for this breaking news bulletin. (Okay, so I’m sure this “news” is far from “breaking.” Usually the internet is weeks ahead of the Previews, so I’m probably way behind the curve.)
I nearly blew a gasket today when I left the comic store and caught a glance of the back cover of Previews. I knew Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley, the creative team behind the original Thunderbolts, where going to team on a new book at DC, but there had been no hint of what it would be. This Mark Bagley art has been on the internet for weeks now, but up until now I was unaware it was attached to a specific project and not just a “look what I can do” sort of promo piece.
But holy crap! Bagley and Busiek on Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman?! That’s fracking awesome!
It wasn’t until a few minutes ago when I got home that I got to take a really good look at the cover, and I blew right through that first gasket and nearly through a second one:
“Three Incredible Super-Heroes…One Explosive Weekly Comic.”
After the atrocity that has been Countdown, it was going to take a lot to get me excited about a new DC weekly series.
Reuniting one of my all-time favorite writers with one of my all-time artists may have been enough to accomplish that on its own. Throwing the three biggest characters in the DCU into the mix is just icing on the cake as far as I’m concerned.