Wednesday, July 08, 2009

On Sale: Wednesday Comics #1

Karl Kerschl is amazing. Kerschl's conception of the Flash is masterfully rendered on the page, perfectly capturing and conveying the character's speed, grace, and power, as well as the fluidity and dynamism of his movements. In Kerschl's hands, the scarlet speedster--be he Barry, Wally, or Bart--is a lithe and energetic sprinter, not a muscle-bound enforcer, visually represented as a true monarch of motion. Kerschl's fast becoming one of my favorite Flash artists. Naturally, The Flash (v.3) #3 and All-Flash (v.2) #1 are cherished possessions of mine. For me, this rave has been long in coming, and I thought this would be the appropriate moment to post a few comments here.

Now, fans of the fastest man alive can delight in Kerschl's amazing artwork each and every week with the debut of Wednesday Comics, which includes an all-new Flash Comics feature pairing The Flash with Iris West! (Could this comic book couple be any more romantic? Could they be more cute? They now each have their own comic strip adventures running side-by-side!) Kerschl will both write and illustrate the adventures, and a preview of the first installment depicts the Flash facing off against arch-villain Gorilla Grodd whilst Iris agonizes over her failing marriage. I don't know about you, but I'd say that Wednesday Comics is exciting stuff, especially with Kerschl on board. Visit DC Comics or its production blog, The Source, for more news and information on the release.

In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with Wednesday Comics, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today! Wednesday Comics is unique in modern comics history: reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28" x 20" tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action, and excitement, with each feature on its own 14" x 20" page. Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello... each page of Wednesday Comics spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including... The Flash, written by Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl. DC Universe. 16pgs. Color. $3.99 US. On Sale July 8, 2009.

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