Tuesday, March 21, 2006

One Year Earlier, Part 9

Right. So where was I?

45. 52 Wednesdays: The first weekly comic attempted in over 15 years -- since the demise of Action Comics Weekly in 1989 -- 52 will give fans a reason to get excited about going to comic shops every single week.

I'm already excited every week. This? This is just icing on the cake.

46. Microsoft Man: Signing endorsement deals left and right, Booster Gold becomes a corporate hero, but when push comes to shove, who's pulling his string?

Puh-leeze. Who else could it be? Booster my friend: you're working for Lex freakin' Luthor.

47. Look! Up in the Sky!: A mysterious and powerful new character named Supernova makes his debut in Metropolis. But is it actually a familiar face with a new look?

Common speculation says that this is going to be Superboy. I tend to agree with that assessment. In a year without Superman, Conner may fell the need to step forward and take on that role. But he also might not fell that he really deserves to take on the name of Superman. Time will tell...

48. Cover Me: J. G. Jones will provide art for not one, not two, not 33, but all 52 covers of 52. With Jones' smooth, innovative style, that's another 52 reasons right there.

I think people underestimate how much covers really contribute to getting people to buy comics. I believe that they still play a big part. More imporatantly, they should be consistent. The same artist should be doing them month after month (or in this case, week after week). It should be very good.


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