Friday, September 11, 2009

Huzzah!

Thanks to Blog@, I see that the next artist on Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin title is going to be none other than Cameron Stewart.

This is very good news because a) Cameron Stewart is aweome, b) Stewart is one of the relatively few artists who can really, really work perfectly with Morrison, in much the same way that the initial Batman and Robin artist Frank Quitely has and c) Philip Tan drawing the first post-Quitely story arc had me worried about the direction the book might take (Like, not to be a dick or anything, but Tan is not very good at drawing comic books—a fact made abundantly clear to me last night as I struggled through a library-borrowed hardcover of Final Crisis: Revelations—and having to follow Quitely seems kind of cruel on DC's part).

Also, DC's Source blog posted a cover, featuring The Squire, which is also good news. She's one of those characters I really like, but only when Morrison's writing her. Like, I'd be super-excited to hear about a Grant Morrison/Ed McGuinness The Knight and Squire miniseries, but I'd openly dread an Any Other Writer/Pretty Much Even My Favorite Artist Knight and Squire miniseries.

3 comments:

Mariano P. A. said...

Great news!

Norman said...

Hasn't there only ever been one other person to write Squire though, and that person was Tony Daniel? I don't see why an actually good writer wouldn't be able to do a proper job with the characters.

caleb said...

I don't see why an actually good writer wouldn't be able to do a proper job with the characters.

Oh, it's certainly possible, but considering how few writers follow Morrison on his creations and/or specific takes/directions on characters, I don't have a lot of faith that DC will find the write person—particularly given that they seem to give such things to whoever happens to be in the room at the time they decide to do a comic.