Sunday, February 12, 2012

Batwing #9 to start Marcus To's Art Run

Okay just saying, one of the reasons that I never actually started reading BATWING was because of Ben Oliver's art. I mean he is a really good artist and everything, and I'm sure he's a great guy...but I'm not a fan of his art as interior art. That's kind of like Alex Ross. I mean his cover work is AMAZING. And I went and saw his (Alex Ross') art show at the Andy Warhol museum and I was in awe the whole time. But his interior art isn't as interesting to me.

But anyway, I love Judd Winick's writing, I like Marcus To's style, and so therefore I'm hoping this issue is great and maybe I can start picking up BATWING from now on.

Here's the solicitation:

Written by JUDD WINICK
Cover by MARCOS TO
On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• BATWING arrives in Gotham City just in time to fight the chaos the Court of Owls has unleashed! Outgunned and on unfamiliar turf, can Batwing survive?

Check in soon for some more May solicitations and more info on the Court of Owls crossover event!

Tim Drake starring in Batman: The Dark Knight #9

Well I guess this is no surprise. Tim Drake is already in a crossover going on in TEEN TITANS, so it's no surprise really that Tim will have to be somewhere else for the upcoming COURT OF OWLS Crossover event. But it's odd that he will be in a series starring Batman, considering in issue #1 of TEEN TITANS it was implied that he and Bruce had some kind of falling out.

Tim Drake happens to be my favorite of the four Robins, and I absolutely love David Finch art (but maybe not quite as much as Brett Booth art), PLUS Judd Winick is gonna be filling in on this issue. It should be a really good issue. And maybe Judd and then after this Gregg Hurwitz can get me to read this series again. I just feel like maybe it was the story and the writing that drove me off.

Here is the official solicitation:

Written by JUDD WINICK
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN!
• Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

Check in soon for more of May's solicits!