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Year of the Artist, Day 54: J. H. Williams III, Part 5 – Seven Soldiers of Victory #1

01-19-2014 04;30;24PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is J. H. Williams III, and the issue is Seven Soldiers #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated December 2006. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 53: J. H. Williams III, Part 4 – Desolation Jones #1

01-19-2014 01;05;02PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is J. H. Williams III, and the issue is Desolation Jones #1, which was published by DC/Wildstorm and is cover dated July 2005. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 52: J. H. Williams III, Part 3 – Promethea #30

01-19-2014 10;21;39AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is J. H. Williams III, and the issue is Promethea #30, which was published by DC/Wildstorm/America’s Best Comics and is cover dated July 2004. These scans are from Promethea Book Five, which came out in 2005. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 51: J. H. Williams III, Part 2 – Uncanny X-Men #352 and The Creeper #9

01-18-2014 02;08;42PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is J. H. Williams III, and the issues are Uncanny X-Men #352 and The Creeper #9, the first of which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 1998, the second of which was published by DC and is cover dated August 1998. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 50: J. H. Williams III, Part 1 – Deathwish #4

01-14-2014 03;28;49PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is J. H. Williams III, and the issue is Deathwish #4, which was published by DC/Milestone and is cover dated March 1994. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 19: Seth Fisher, Part 4 – Legends of the Dark Knight #195

11-03-2013 02;26;35PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Legends of the Dark Knight #195, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 2005. This scan is from the trade Batman: Snow, which was published in 2007. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist archive!

Here is a listing of all the artists featured in my daily posts, “Year of the Artist.” Easy-peasy!
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She Has No Head! – Batwoman’s Fate: Redux

Thank the gods for horrible decisions by comic publishers. Makes my job so easy.BW_Cv17

Not really though, I’d rather just not have a column and have good books to read and publishers I trust. But that’s not the world we live in, so we get my sad little column.

About two and a half years ago I wrote about Batwoman’s fate as Greg Rucka abandoned the DC Ship, and here we are again, talking about Batwoman’s fate, as her creators are forced to jump ship, and DC scrambles to pretend it was their idea in the first place. Two years is actually a pretty long run, and so if this decision had come a bit more professionally – rather than creators being forced to jump ship in order to save their sanity and honor the stories they intended to tell for the character, it wouldn’t be too bad. But frankly, we could have talked about any number of characters (and books) fates over the last two years at DC (I’m sure somewhere there’s a list of all the creators that have left or been removed from “New 52” books – update: here’s a really great timeline breakdown). There was even a freaking summit about how they (DC) were going to lessen their editorial interference and a further commitment to stabilizing creative teams. That seemed to last about a week.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 128: Promethea #23

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Promethea #23, which was published by DC/Wildstorm and is cover dated December 2002. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 98: Seven Soldiers of Victory #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This week: Grant “Putting me with Williams is just asking for the book to be delayed two or three decades, man!” Morrison. Today’s page is from Seven Soldiers of Victory #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated December 2006. Enjoy!
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Committed: Webcomics and Art Links

This week, while I ought to have been writing you a column, I was wasting time on the internet and making things. Here are the webcomics and art that distracted me so effectively. Enjoy! Continue Reading »

Committed: New Comics for Everyone! Batwoman, Daredevil, & Moon Knight

Daredevil, Batwoman, and Moon Knight are the top new comic books that I’ve been recommending to new readers lately. People who haven’t read comic books in years are looking to get back into reading them, and while they want something they can jump into without any continuity problems, they aren’t exactly looking for a paint-by-numbers either. Continue Reading »

3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 002

It’s Episode 002! 

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3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring me (naturally!) with fellow female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass, and Maddy from When Fangirls Attack!. Tune in weekly to CSBG Tuesdays at 2pm as we review comics, and discuss hot topics of the week.

In our second episode…! Was J.H. Williams III’s Batwoman #0 worth the wait…or should we just keep waiting for Batwoman #1 instead?  And what’s up with Batman and his silly disguises?  Is this really the way the world’s greatest detective detects?  Seems unlikely!  And while we’re at it…who didn’t tell Bruce that Kate Kane is Batwoman? Someone’s in trouble at the Batcave!  What happened to Marc Andreyko’s Manhunter Face Off trade we were supposed to get last week?  Low pre-orders apparently means it’s not going to come out as a trade, but it’s still something worth reading.  Young Justice premiered on Cartoon Network this weekend didn’t have a single line of female dialogue for about 99.9% of the hour long premiere.  Some dudes seem to get mad when we talk about this…but facts are facts and is it really not a bit odd? Plus, everyone’s pick of the week!*

In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly, Maddy, and Sue.

Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!

She Has No Head! – J.H. Williams’ Much Anticipated Batwoman #0

Batwoman #0.  J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (writers).  J.H. Williams III and Amy Reeder (art).  Richard Friend (inks – Kate Kane).  Dave Stewart (colors).  Todd Klein (letters).  DC. Full Color. $2.99. 32 pages (16 pages of Batwoman, 4 page Batwoman #1 black and white preview pages, 7 page excerpt from Detective Comics #871)

After many months of waiting, Batwoman #0 is finally here.  Does it deliver?

In a word?  Yes.  In many words?  Well, here we go…

Overall I’m very pleased with the book, as J.H. Williams III and Amy Reeder’s art is phenomenal and combined in a way that I wasn’t expecting.  In truth, though Williams superhero stuff for Batwoman is flat out amazing and fairly ground breaking in its creative use of panel layout, in some ways I have preferred Williams quieter Batwoman work – especially the style he chose to use for Kate Kane’s flashback sequences in the Detective Comics run.  So when I realized that Williams was going to be handling the “Batwoman” aspects of Batwoman and Reeder was going to be handling the “Kate Kane” aspects in a story that unfolds simultaneously, I was a bit disappointed to realize I’d be missing Williams Kate Kane stuff.  However, Reeder paces Williams beautifully and it turns out to be a good decision both because it introduces Reeder nicely and gets readers expecting Williams used to Reeder’s work in a more natural way.  I’m also hopeful that after this first toe dip, which looks exceptional, the switch to solely Reeder penciled Batwoman (or more combination work…it’s unclear how it will roll out?) won’t be so jarring to those wanting/expecting Williams.

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