Wednesday Comics

Wednesday Comics was a 12-week experiment DC Comics ran last summer.  Every week a new newspaper-sized comic was released with each page continuing a character’s story from the week before.

Of course major characters like Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern were featured, but some of the more compelling stories featured Kamandi, the last human on a future world inhabited by sentient animals; and Metamorpho, whose ability to transform into any element is lampooned by writer Neil Gaiman.

Since it was experimental, results vary.  Deadman, a character I’m not typically interested in, has a great story and the team of Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck make excellent use of the oversize page.  On the other hand, the Wonder Woman story by Ben Caldwell reads like a layout nightmare.

My favorite stories were the Metamorpho one mentioned above and Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s Supergirl.  Those two are easily the most fun in the collection. 

Final word: this is an extremely oversized hardcover so expect it to be huge.

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