SwipeWatch: Looks like the cover artist for conservative magazine National Review may not be one hundred percent with the program…
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
You are going to see there is some end game going on here. This is the story that wraps up the Big Time run. It just ends it. Oh, there's so much I can't say without spoiling Marvel's big secrets. #700 will pass the baton off to what will happen with Spider-Man in the world of Marvel NOW!
I, at one point, was supposed to write Wonder Woman Earth One like they did with Superman and Batman. JH [Williams] was going to draw it.
So what happened?
I was told I was not going to do it. Dan Didio called me and told me he was giving it to someone else. And I said if you take that away from me I can no longer work for you because I have taken many a job for you, sir, on the promise of doing this and now you're taking it away and I can no longer accept your promises any more. He had his reasons for doing it; this is not me throwing stones. This is just the way things shook out.
He did know that the "someone else" was Grant Morrison.
The first two issues of the new series provided some jolting images — Blake as the backslapping buddy of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy — and exploring his time in Vietnam. The third issue hits shelves Sept. 12 and finds Blake and RFK in a different mode after the Watts riots. And, yes, that's the Los Angeles Times making a cameo on the second page of the story.
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Below, take an exclusive first look at the issue's variant cover by Aaron Kuder!
A statue of Pekar at the library will be dedicated at a ceremony scheduled for Oct. 14. Entitled "Harvey Pekar: A Literacy, Library Life," the event will include a presentation by JT Waldman, the illustrator who collaborated with Pekar on his posthumously publish graphic novel, "Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me."