This is the point of the summer where we're all pretty much over it. It's been too hot for too long, we're tired of our summer clothes and long for jacket weather. All the big, explosive movies have come out. Ready for Fall.
But around this time a couple of years ago, there was something special to look forward to every single Wednesday. DC Comics recruited a bunch of stellar talents, let them loose on characters both obscure and well known, and put them to work in a format that had never quite been attempted before.
It came folded up like a conventional newspaper. Once you unfurled it, it was like the big, full color, Sunday comics. Only on each giant sheet, we got a single page a week from 15 big stories, told in serial format. Usually with a cliffhanger on each page.
It was fun, it was new, it was retro, it was perhaps the greatest experiments with sequential art in recent memory.
Read more about it here.
Buy the incredible, oversize compendium here.
Posted by Rocko Jerome at 8/03/2011