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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 153

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we take a look at a bit of an under-the-radar graphic novel, J.M. DeMatteis and Seth Fisher’s cool Green Lantern original graphic novel, Green Lantern: Will World

Enjoy!

While DeMatteis does a nice job on the story (and dialogue) for this book, I think even he would concede that the book is mostly designed so that the late, great Fisher could just go nuts on the art, as the idea of a literal “Land of Odd” was EXACTLY the sort of thing that Fisher excelled at – drawing weird, fantastic, amazing things.

The book opens up with an intriguing beginning…

Soon Hal ends up in the Land of Odd, a strange city of extreme poverty right next to extreme wealth. He finds his way to a strange inn filled with strange people…

After a rest, he is consumed by questions – just check out how Fisher shows this…

As things began to become more clear, we get this brilliant sequence as Hal discovers that he is a Green Lantern (note that he does not yet know what a Green Lantern IS)…

To find out just what the deal is with this seemingly magic land that Hal is stuck in, you need to go find this graphic novel! It is well worth your searching! I made a point of not even showing you any of Fisher’s magnificent double-page splashes! Soooo good!

21 Comments

That is absolutely gorgeous.

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 3, 2010 at 5:27 am

The fact that the artist has passed away, is just a tragedy.

Why can’t there be more like him?

Wow.

I must find it.

You know, whenever you do a cool comic that is drawn by Seth Fisher, you can save yourself some time by simply writing, “It was drawn by Seth Fisher.” THAT’S ALL ANYONE SHOULD NEED!!!!!!!!

I constantly kick myself for forgetting to look for this when I’m at cons. Gonna ebay it tonight. Or amazon it now.

i am going to have to track down the novel mostly to find out how hal gets out of the land and also for more of the amazing art work.

A nice tidbit: when the person calls for Doc Geisel, I think that’s a reference to Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

A nice tidbit: when the person calls for Doc Geisel, I think that’s a reference to Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

Yeah, and that’s not just a little “easter egg,” that’s actually a hint towards the puzzle of the story.

This looks amazing. Fantastic art. I’ll definitely looks for this.

Also really cool from Fisher; Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan. It has them teaming up against giant monsters. It has Iron Man wearing a beanie. What more needs to be said?

Marvel and DC need to get to work on reprinting these two.

DAMN. This looks amazing. Must. Read.

It calls to mind a little of Winsor McCay’s evocative dream imagery. Great stuff Brian. So I gather its not in print? Shame.

Wow, that looks incredible.

That comic is awesome. I saw it on a forum and later that week the hardcovers were on sale for 6 dollars ON THE BARGAIN SHELF. Definitely one of the greatest and most overlooked GL stories.

Fantastic art, no doubt about it.

Sadly I thing Snow was about the only time Seth Fisher’s wonderful art actually graced a really good story. No that the stories he drew were bad, but none of them came close to the quality of the art.

Oops, I mean “not that” not “no that”

Love this and the Flash book he did. He also did a great 4 or 5 part story in Legends Of The Dark Knight. Good story, it’s about Batman recruiting and forming a civilian team to help him.

^ That’s me. The book is Batman: Snow and it’s also a retelling of Mr. Freezes origin.

Snow was very good – and I just remembered he did some good issues of Doom Patrol too in Arcudi’s run.

The Snow storyline has beautifully detailed art. I wonder how long it took him to finish an issue?

Fisher also had a very cool Fantastic Four/Iron Man mini-series, ‘Big in Japan’. Basically an excuse to draw insane gigantic aliens and mecha.

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