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DC confirms next weekly series, Wednesday Comics

Hawkman, by Kyle Baker

Hawkman, by Kyle Baker

DC Comics confirmed today that its next weekly series will be Wednesday Comics, a title and format designed to evoke the Sunday comics section.

The 12-part series, which launches this summer, will be presented in a broadsheet format that unfolds from traditional comic-book size. According to blogger Matt Price, each issue will be 16 pages and contain 15 serialized stories.

The details were revealed in Memphis, Tenn., at the annual meeting of the direct-market trade organization ComicsPRO.

Although rumors have circulated for a while online about Wednesday Comics, thanks largely to Kyle Baker’s Hawkman pages, today was the first official word from the publisher.

Other creators linked to specific characters are Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso on a Batman, Neil Gaiman and Michael Allred on Metamorpho, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner on Supergirl, and Joe Kubert on Sgt. Rock. Additional names include John Arcudi, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Dave Gibbons, Paul Pope, Ryan Sook and Walt Simonson.

Wednesday Comics also will include stories starring Catwoman, Deadman, Demon, The Flash, Kamandi, Metal Man, Supergirl and the Teen Titans, among others.

More DC Comics news from the ComicsPRO meeting:

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

• Bob Wayne, vice president of sales, announced the Watchmen collections have sold more than 1 million copies since the movie trailer debuted in July.

• The Grant Morrison/Jim Lee Wildcats will be released as a graphic novel, solicited only after it’s complete.

• Vertigo will publish Sweet Tooth, a new monthly series by Jeff Lemire. Debuting in September, the comic centers on Gus, a boy born with deer-like antlers who is forced to leave his forest sanctuary and experience the outside world.

• Peter Hogan and Chris Sprouse will collaborate on Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom for Wildstorm.

• Flash Chronicles, reprinting the original adventures of Barry Allen, and the all-ages Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade are among the collected editions planned for later this year.

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Wait, the Grant Morrison/Jim Lee Wildcats will be complete?!

Is Keith Giffen still on tap to script the Wildcats issues/graphic novel/whatever?

Can’t wait for Baker’s Hawkman

This sounds a fun project, but could the title be changed to Thursday Comics for the UK?

And I guess Supergirl is getting an enhancement . . .

Sgt. Rock by Joe Kubert. Awesome.

Way to go with getting Peter Hogan for Tom Strong. If it can’t be Alan Moore, get someone who worked with Moore. Zander Cannon’s doing a heckuva job with Top 10, so that move paid off. Although, I guess an argument could be made that if you can’t have Moore, you shouldn’t do the comic at all.

Whatever, I’ll choose to be positive b/c I liked Terra Obscura.

Wednesday Comics will unfold to comic book size? Or is it supposed to be newspaper size?

It’s supposed to be broadsheet size.

Maybe the sentence is supposed to read “…unfolds FROM traditional comic book size.”

“And I guess Supergirl is getting an enhancement . . .”

No, I think Amanda Connor will be pretty faithful to the current interpretation of the character. Yes, her version of Power Girl is well-endowed, but Power Girl is well-endowed. Has been almost from the beginning.

Connor’s version of Terra was much more modest.

Wednesday Comics sounds like the best thing since All Star Superman !

Re: Wildcats; That’s a great idea from DC, saying it will only be released when it is FINISHED.
Hooray. THAT should become the norm from now on.
Especially when it comes to the big name creators who we DO love, yes, but cannot produce on a deadline to save their lives!

Maybe they’ll let Casey and Nguyen finish Wildcats 3.0 in graphic novel form, too.

Hah, I crack myself up!

(But really, that would be great.)

This is why I have and always will love DC. Innovation, dollar comics, prestige format, you name it they always come up with something to grab my attention. I just wish they were doing a Looney Tunes or some humor strip.

If you clicked the link for DC collections – the real cool new is that DC is deciding to reprint in the SHOWCASE editions the following books over the next few months:
ECLIPSO
Bat Lash
Warlord

fan*gasm* !!

I really don’t mind if they put out WildC.A.T.S as a mini-series, I bought #1 and was looking forward to the other 5 issues. I’m just saying…

This is the most creative idea I’ve seen in a LONG time. Count me in. My only wish is that they would incorporate the Shazam Family in the future. It would be a perfect showcase for Captain Marvel. How is Marvel comics going to answer this one? DC will always be THE best comic company. period.

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