Comic Book Resources talks with editor Mark Chiarello about the 200-page oversized, hardcover book Wednesday Comics, collecting last summer's event featuring DC Comics characters reimagined in a weekly, tabloid, comic strip format. The tone and style of the project recalls the classic days of newspaper comics, when the likes of Flash Gordon and Prince Valiant were given a whole page each in the Sunday funny pages.
The interview with Chiarello also includes a sample of the artist's sketchbook.
Wednesday Comics features all 15 of the original 12-week strips in sequential order -- plus the heretofore-unpublished single-page fill-ins created in case one of the creative teams missed their weekly deadline. Altogether, the book includes mainstays Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, offbeat heroics from the likes of Metal Men and Metamorpho, sci-fi action from Adam Strange and Kamandi, wartime action from Sgt. Rock, and more.
The coffee table book also includes an artist's sketchbook, commentary by Chiarello, and more.
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WEDNESDAY COMICS: Walt Simonson
WEDNESDAY COMICS: Kurt Busiek & Eddie Berganza
WEDNESDAY COMICS: Karl Kerschl
WEDNESDAY COMICS: The Kuberts
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