DiDio's latest move: Wednesday Comics, a.k.a. the next weekly series
DC made the announcement on its next weekly series earlier this week. It's going to be called Wednesday Comics.
According to Newsarama: "The concept is that we are trying to recapture the spirit, format, and sense of enjoyment that people had form reading the Sunday comics that arrive in newspapers every week," DC Sr VP and Executive Editor Dan DiDio explained to Newsarama. "So, for this 12 week period, we’re creating 16 weekly strips that will be presented in newspaper format, which will feature some of our primary characters, as well as some of the premiere creators in the business."
Edited to add: Found a bit more information, have added it in.
Here's the teaser image they released:
We don't know all the creators or characters yet, but we do know some.
Sean Galloway, the lead character designer for the current Spider-Man cartoon, is drawing a Teen Titans feature, and he's put up some teaser art on his blog:
Kyle Baker's handling both writing and art chores for a Hawkman feature, and some preview pages were posted on The Pulse:
On his blog some months ago, he described it thusly: "By the way, just for the fans, I'm making this story the bloodiest and most depressing story ever! Full of realism! HAWKMAN'S WORLD WILL BE CHANGED FOREVER! I've revealed too much. I can say no more."
Joe Quinones, who's drawing a Green Lantern feature, also put up some stuff on his blog:
On a message board, Kurt Busiek had this to say about it: "Keep in mind that it's more like two pages [as opposed to one] -- those are big pages. And mine, at least, is written as a series of old-style full-page Sunday strips, so it's designed to be read one instalment at a time, one week apart."
Lastly, Ben Caldwell, who's writing and drawing a Wonder Woman feature, put some stuff up on his blog, as well. He did the illustrations for the children's novel Wonder Woman: The Journey Begins.
He's been talking about it too, on his message board: "my original story was going to concentrate on the origins of WW and the amazons, working in a lot of mythic material that i think was been overlooked in the comics. as usual, TONS of research that is for nothing... DC gently steered me in a different direction. the new story will still focus on WW's early days, but less of the amazon mythology. can't say much more without giving away the story, but it will feature lots of classic WW villains like dr poison and cheetah, and also a lot of myths and history from around the world."
So far, we also know that Allred and Gaiman are on a Metamorpho feature, Azzarello and Risso are on Batman, Adam Kubert (writing) and Joe Kubert (art) are on Sgt. Rock, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are working on a Supergirl feature.