Sunday, February 11, 2007

DC: The New Frontier, Absolute Edition

When this series came out a few years ago, I was drooling. One of my favorite artists, Darwyn Cooke, writing and illustrating a mini series focusing around the Silver Age heroes of DC. Well, when this Absolute Edition was announced the drool commencd again.

This oversized, hardcover, slipcase edition runs $75, but of course you can get it at Amazon for $40 and something. It conatins several new story pages, annotations by Cooke, alternate sequences, sketches, action figure designs, photos, pinups, all the covers fro the series and more.

I'll be the first to admit that Marvel has much cooloer characters than DC. But when a talent like Cooke gets his hands on these DC heroes, it can't be beat. He somehow manages to mix the turmoil of the 60s with the wimsical feel of the Silver Age at DC. The art is stunning and the story is even better when read in one collective edition.

If you love great art, a great story and Darwyn Cooke, this is a must have.

1 comment:

David said...

I got the Absolute DC: New Frontier for Christmas. Just beautiful. I love these oversized pages.