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More from Wednesday Comics: Kamandi and Metamorpho

Kamandi from "Wednesday Comics," by Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook

Kamandi from "Wednesday Comics," by Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook

At the risk of going overboard on posts about DC Comics’ Wednesday Comics miniseries, I’m compelled to link to these two latest samples — revealed this morning — because they’re just stunning: Metamorpho, by Neil Gaiman and Michael Allred, and Kamandi, by Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook.

While I’m a fan of all four creators, I give special attention to that Kamandi page which, with its art, coloring and lettering, evokes Hal Foster’s classic Prince Valiant. That’s especially appropriate for a title designed to mimic the Sunday comics page.

The Jack Kirby credit at the bottom of the page is a nice touch, too.

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If this doesn’t become a giant success for DC, then I don’t know what will. To me, this seems like it would appeal to everyone – DC regulars, people looking to read casually, nostalgics, etc. I can’t wait.

(I actually put this on my pull list a couple of weeks ago, and my retailer guy didn’t know what I was talking about. I thought it was funny.)

“I actually put this on my pull list a couple of weeks ago, and my retailer guy didn’t know what I was talking about. I thought it was funny.”

I’d call that sad rather than funny. As a comic book retailer, he should be aware of this project. It’s been all over the internet since even before it was officially announced. One of the many reasons I don’t go to comic shops anymore.

I don’t care about the cost. Gibbons and Sook on the Prince Valiant-styled Kamandi has won me over.

@Matt

I agree with everything you said. There are two reasons I continue to give this shop money (even though one of the guys that works there refuses to read Watchmen because “the main character dies in the first issue!” Seriously.) 1. I like to shop local…so I don’t order any comics/graphic novels from the net. 2. It’s close to my place.

I shop local because my hope is that I will open a shop and people will continue the great tradition of shopping at brick-and-mortar stores. There are good ones out there, but you have to find them.

I haven’t heard Thing 1 about this project.

I have NO idea what it is.

I’m a HUGE Kamandi fan.

What does this say about the advertising for this?

Any help? Please email me!

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