- Posted by Johanna on January 31, 2006 at 2:44 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Wired dubs Paul Pope a “comic-book superstar” with “a distinct presence… fashion-forward style and gritty good looks.” They predict all kinds of amazing things for his upcoming Batman miniseries:
The fact is, Paul Pope is about to go mainstream. In February, DC Comics will release the first installment of his four-issue graphic novel, Batman: Year 100, which reinvents the caped crusader yet again. The 200-page miniseries imagines the superhero in the year 2039, and it’s backed by the power of the Batman franchise and DC’s multimillion-dollar marketing muscle. In other words, Pope is set to soar to glory on the spandex cape-tails of one of the most profitable superheroes ever.
I don’t think Wired knows just how many Batman miniseries come out in a year, or how many times Paul Pope has been about to break big. He’s a good choice to cover for the magazine’s techno-hipster audience, but the article’s slobbering is a bit off-putting.