Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cully On ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1

So, yeah, I'm actually getting to do my first proper Superman comic with writer Sholly Fisch (with whom I enjoyed working on the backup story in ACTION COMICS #9).  It's a totally FUN script, classic Superman-- that's what I was talking about recently when I mentioned how excited my inner ten-year-old is about my next job.  I'm immersed right now in Superman-- read Larry Tye's new book on the character just recently, I've been watching the Richard Donner films and listening to John Williams' classic score; watching the old Reeves TV series and the Fleischer cartoons; the various animated TV series.  I am Supermanned up!

Here's the announcement, via the DC Entertainment blog, along with the final cover image-- the one on their site doesn't include some changes I made to it, so this is the one that'll see print:

Announcing Annual Issues for ACTION COMICS, BATGIRL, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and SWAMP THING

Author: 
Alex Nagorski
When you think of October 31st, you most likely get excited to dress up in a scary costume, go trick-or-treating, or curl up on your couch with a horror movie marathon. Well, now you have one more reason to look forward to Halloween this year: it’s the day that the next batch of Annual issues will be hitting stores!

Below, take an exclusive first look at the covers and solicit information for ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1, BATGIRL ANNUAL #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.


ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by Cully Hamner
Backup story written by Max Landis
Backup story art by Ryan Sook
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
  • The secrets of the “missing five years” between when Clark Kent came to Metropolis and the present day continue to be revealed!
  • In the wake of Brainiac’s attack on Metropolis, Superman faces his first Earth-born villain: the Kryptonite Man!
  • Plus a special backup story written by screenwriter of CHRONICLE, Max Landis!