Friday, October 15, 2010
Coming in December to your local comic shop is the Batman 80-Page Giant 2010. An in it, is my latest Batman story, a 10-page yarn starring Calendar Man. If you're not familiar with the character (and who is, really?), well look no further. For the first time since his debut in the 1950s, Calendar Man's origin is finally hinted at in a tale pencilled by recent Kubert School phenom, Garry Brown. Here's the official solicit from the DC website:
Written by BRAD DESNOYER, MATT MANNING, MANDY MACMURRAY, JOHN STANISCI, PAUL TOBIN and PETER MIRIANI; Art by LEE FERGUSON, GARRY BROWN, MATT SOUTHWORTH, RYAN KELLEY and SZYMON KUDRANSKI; Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Some of the most promising new talent in comics are corrupted by the most depraved villains in Gotham City in this all-new special featuring The Joker, the Riddler, Calendar Man, Scarecrow, and yes, even Humpty Dumpty! It's seven short stories, all in one giant issue! The joke's on you if you think you'll make it out of this alive!
Also, I want to say thanks to everyone who stopped by my signings and/or panel at the New York Comic Con. The advance release of DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle was a smash success, and the good folks at DK Publishing sold out of all their copies. If you missed us at the show, the good news is that the book is officially released early next week. So head to your local book store (or to Amazon) and grab yourself a copy. It's a great month by month account of DC Comics from 1935 to the present day. I penned the 1980s and 1990s sections, and am looking forward to reading the rest of the book (written by Daniel Wallace, Michael McAvennie, Alex Irvine, and Alan Cowsill). The book is full of great illustrations, and the wrap around slipcase by Ryan Sook is not to be missed.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 9:44 AM