Monday, December 15, 2008

Wolverine, Batman, and Harry's Moustache

1. So Jason Aaron's writing a new Wolverine ongoing next year called "Wolverine: Weapon X"? And it will be to Wolverine what Fraction's "Invincible Iron Man" was to Iron Man? That sounds good to me. I will buy the heck out of it.

2. And now Rich Johnson reports that Grant Morrison WILL be returning to Batman, with Frank Quitely as the artist? I might possibly check out that series too.

3. But I've been reading my Lee/Romita-era "Spider-Man Masterworks" recently, and I have to say that though the current "Amazing Spider-Man" series kind of recalls the late phase of that era, it can't possibly recapture the spirit of that time until Harry Osborn grows back his "fu manchu" moustache. It was a pretty sweet look for him, and I think it's time to bring it back for a new generation.

15 comments:

David Uzumeri said...

I hope DC doesn't think they can have Quitely as the regular artist, though. I'd rather have four issues and then he leaves than never get a Batman comic. They can't be that delusional, though...

Timothy Callahan said...

I think it will be a weekly series, probably. 52 issues!

md said...

About 2. WHAT!? That news is more exciting than someone throwing a shoe at President Bush. Awesome!

However, I have to agree with David. Man, I hope Frank finally gets his ass in gear.

Andrew Wales said...

A Frank Quitely Batman would be worth checking out. Thanks for the heads up!

The Romita (Sr.) Spidey comics were my very first comics. All other comics are held up next to them as a standard of quality. Well, not really -- but every one else's Peter Parker just looks wrong. He drew a wicked Kraven the Hunter, too.

alex said...

I pooped my pants when I read quitely/morrison teamup for Batman.

In a good way, of course.

Kris Krause said...

I hope Jamie Grant is attached as well. I know, I know - I'm getting pushy now, but if I could ask for anything more on the creative team, it would easily be Jamie Grant.

J.R. LeMar said...

1 Yes, because if there's one thing that the Marvel Universe doesn't have enough of, it's ongoing titles with Wolverine in them.

2 I'd be more excited about this if it were an "All Star" series, where they didn't have to worry about continuity and could do single-issue stories.

Preston said...

Well, if Quitely has already begun working on it (barring crazy Morrisonian rewrites) than we should all be fine. Actually, I'd be better than fine!

James said...

Maybe I'm a cynical monster, but am I really the only one who thinks the Bat-Quitely thing is wishful thinking?

Sure there are too many Wolverine comics, but that's no reason to forgo a Jason Aaron-ongoing. Maybe Daken will take over as lead in Origins, Hercules/War Machine style.

Andrew Wales said...

Marvel and DC will probably cancel one of the other Wolverine comics. They never pass up a chance to have another FIRST issue! Then, when they have enough cumulative issues, they will change the numbering to have a landmark 600th issue!

Everyone will buy both of them because "they'll probably really be worth something some day!"

Jer said...

Notice that Johnston's rumor doesn't say that Morrison will be back on Batman. It says Morrison will be writing "a monthly Batman book".

I'm actually hoping that means that this will not be one of the regular titles and will instead be an All-Star like title where Morrison and Quitely can work their magic independent of the rest of the DC lineup to one degree or another. Because the idea that you're going to get more than 3-5 contiguous monthly issues from Quitely is as David says above delusional. But a 12-issue miniseries destined for a collection where if we have to wait, we wait has now been shown to be quite doable.

Jamie Lovett said...

I haven't been able to get into Scalped because crime books just aren't really my thing, but I'll definitely be picking up Aaron's Wolverine series. "Get Mystique" was great.

As for Morrison and Quitely on Batman, I'm just glad we finally know(ish) that Morrison will actually be returning to the book this "Last Rites" stuff is done with, but Quitely coming aboard is a huge bonus!

Timothy Callahan said...

Keep in mind that the Morrison/Quitely thing is just a rumor.

Tucker Stone said...

I'll believe Quitely on Batman when I'm reading it at home and crying over how happy I am. Until that day, I'm just going to assume they meant something like "Joey Mad is BACK AGAIN BITCHES, checkity check out his sweet ass batboat!"

James said...

My secret shame: I'd be all over Morrison & Madureira's Batboat Adventures.