When Steve Pugh drew Animal Man in the nineties,written by Jamie Delano, it was some of the best work of his life. Page after page with ink and paint piled up in a topographical fashion, creating rich, layered characters and experiences. It must have taken every second Steve Pugh had, and may have driven him to distraction, but the work was stellar. If a bit lumpy when put in a portfolio.
And while he's worked on many comics since, including wonderful recent painted work oHotwire, his Animal Man work still stands out as a shining beacon of comics work, especially compared to the work it stood against then.
And now, in March, he"s back on Animal Man, creating the art with series regular Travel Foreman.
Back where he belongs. I can't wait.
Other changes for March at DC that we may not have known about before include Tom Raney being taken off Suicide Squad #6 and #7 before he could start, for Clayton Henry, Fernando Pasarin being replaced on Green Lantern Corps by Claude St. Aubin, Jesus Saiz returning to Birds Of Prey, and Gianluca Gugliotta returning to Mister Terrific.
Oh and Dale Keown is drawing a variant cover for The Flash. Well I never.