A much-loved member of the comics community ever since his breakout hit, BATMAN: EGO, hit stands fifteen years ago, artist and writer Darwyn Cooke has lent his signature retro style to all corners of the DC Universe, from Catwoman to Green Lantern to Jonah Hex.
GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF DARWYN COOKE collects more than 400 pages of comics and cover art from throughout the career of this phenomenal artist—including many pieces that have never before been reprinted!
On sale OCTOBER 20 • 400 pg, FC, 8.625” x 11.625”, $39.99 US
Diversity: Marvel has been knocked on all sides for its lack of diversity. And while square-jawed white guys were still in the majority on the Fox and Warner Bros. panels, some of the biggest star power came from players like Suicide Squad leading man Will Smith and X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence. But above all, the Hall H crowd went nuts during the Batman v Superman trailer when the first footage of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman debuted. The crowd also erupted into cheers when Warner Bros. flashed the title Green Lantern Corps on the Hall H screen. It’s a bit of a nerdy deep cut, but the addition of the word “Corps” means there will be more than one Green Lantern in the new movie which means that it won’t be just another film starring a white guy who looks like Ryan Reynolds. (There have been multiple Green Lanterns of Earth over the years and one of the most popular is named John Stewart - note the “h” - and he is an African-American.) Michael B. Jordan told the crowd that being able to play the usually-white Johnny Storm was like “living out a childhood dream.” And despite the general fervor around Jared Leto’s Joker, it was Margot Robbie’s unhinged Harley Quinn who took center stage in the first Suicide Squad trailer. There’s still miles to go before Hollywood’s superheroes catch up to the diversity seen on the pages of modern comic books. But since Marvel hasn’t even announced who is playing their first lead female superhero, Warner Bros. and Fox just gained a lot of points with audiences who’d like to see themselves better represented in blockbuster films.
Joanna Robinson, “Comic-Con reveals How Hollywood’s next crop of Superheroes could step out of Marvel’s shadows.”
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