Monday, February 21, 2005

Which of the Seven Soldiers Are You Most Looking Forward To?

You probably all know that here at Comics Should Be Good, it is pretty much implied that we are looking forward to Grant Morrison's upcoming project, Seven Soldiers (the first bookend arrives this Wednesday).

However, I do not believe that the question has been asked - which of the Seven Soldiers projects are the various people who hang out here MOST looking forward to?

Is it The Guardian, with art from Morrison's Seaguy cohort, Cameron Stewart?

Is it Klarion The Witch Boy, with art from Frazier Irving?

Or is it The Shining Knight, with art by Simone Bianchi?

How about Zatanna by Ryan Sook?

Or Frankenstein by Doug Mahnke?

Perhaps The Bulleteer by Yanick Paquette?

Or Mister Miracle by Paschual Ferry?

My early pick is the last one, Mister Miracle by Paschual Ferry. It will be Ferry's first project off his amazing run on Adam Strange with Andy Diggle. In addition, the idea of seeing how a David Blaine-type would handle the DC Universe is interesting, I believe.

My second choice would be Zatanna, as Sook is amazing...and Zatanna is still an interesting character.

Which project are YOU most looking forward to?


Blogger Brad Curran said...

I want to say Guardian, because I loved Seaguy, or Mister Miracle, because Ferry's art on Adam Strange is gee-orgeous, but I'm shallow, so I'll go with Zatanna. I have a thing for women in fishnets. And she's an interesting character. Yeah, that too.

2/21/2005 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Just to be different, I'll say Frankenstein, because Mahnke's art is nifty. Frankenstein is a great character, too -- I'm interested to see what Morrison does with the concept.

2/21/2005 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Hell, just the words "Grant Morrison" and "Frankenstein" get me hard.

That being said, I won't be getting this in singles. The way I figure it, by the time they collect the whole damn thing in a coffee-table-killing hardcover, I'll have enough disposable income to afford the motherfucker.

2/21/2005 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Really looking forward to Mister Miracle. Pascal Ferry's been a favourite of mine since Heroes for Hire with John Ostrander, and his work on Adam Strange made him number one.

Plus, a love of both the Keith Giffen Mr. Miracle (where Shilo originates) and the Kirby originals make me excited about seeing a Mr Miracle book again.

Shining Knight and Klarion kick around in second place - Simone Bianchi and Frazier Irving's art is the New Hotness.

2/21/2005 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Definitely Ferry's Mister Miracle. The rest of the bunch, not so much.

2/22/2005 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Lex said...

I'm excited about EVERY FRICKIN' PAGE of the whole project! I think this is one of the coolest things to happen to comics (well, that I've experienced since I started reading comics in the early 90's).

Seven Soldiers book ends - J.H. Williams III and his brilliant art.

Guardian - Two words: Subway Pirates! And I love Stewarts art too.

Zatanna - Ryan Sook's art + a fun road trip adventure across the country. Yay!

Shining Knight - I think the drawings I've seen are brilliant. They combine urban street wear with medieval armor.

Frankenstein - This looks to be one of the coolest of the books because one of the settings are "the gold mines of mars." Also, Mahnke was the perfect choice for this book.

Klarion - It looks spooky and fun!

Mister Miracle - I totally agree with you guys about Ferry's art. I've seen the first issue cover and it's beautiful.

Bulletier - This is the one I know the least about, but it sounds good. It seems like it might be a tragedy at first and then build into a superhero story.

I'm very excited about this project. Heck, I even started a thread at CBR compiling info about it from all over the net. I'm pretty sure this will be the best thing in 2005.

2/22/2005 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Hisham Zubi said...

I'm most looking forward to Guardian because I'm a fan of the original charecter and I'm curious about what Morrisson will do with the concept. I generally trust his judgement, but you never know.

2/22/2005 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

I've been avoiding information on the books because, well, I'd like to be surprised- something I greatly miss from my childhood love of comics. But I'm always excited by J.H. Williams and the Ryan Sook cover to Zatanna makes me giggle with glee. So those two.

2/22/2005 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

This is a really tough one, but I'm going to say Frankenstein. The difference between anticipation levels is pretty negligible, though.

2/22/2005 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Reed said...

I'll say Mister Miracle, because Grant Morrison and the Fourth World belong together.

Then Guardian, 'cause it's got Cam Stewart and subway pirates.

And then Frankenstein. Just 'cause.

2/22/2005 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

Let's see here...

Don't care much for Zatanna. Interesting visual, but her Backwards speak trick is, IMO, a big 'ol obstacle to effective storytelling.

So she's out.

Mister Miracle is my favorite DC comic of all time, but nobodies gonna touch Kirby's intensely personal take on the character. Nope.

Frankenstien: Dunno if Morrison can do horror, and I've only read two appearances by the character, ever. And I've read a looooooot 'o comics. So I don't have the gut-level fanboy identification that I do with the others.

Shining Knight: Len Wein and Dick Dillin's JLA run was solid gold throughout, and the issues where the Shining Knight and the Seven Soldiers were reintroduced was the best of the lot. PLUS he was in my beloved All Star Squadron. So I've totally got the fanboy drooly thing here.

But, of the Seven Soldiers, I think Vigilante would have been just a tech cooler. And I'm a (Marvel's original) Black Knight man, primarilly, anyway.

So the Big Three:

Klarion: AWESOME character, maybe the creeepiest image in Superhero comics... Which Peter David and pals fucking shat all over for the insipid "Sins of Youth" crossover out of spite. So now thinking about him just makes me kind of angry, instead of the happy, pleasantly creeped out vibe I got from the Kirby original.

Plese, modern creators... You *DO* *NOT* have a better idea for a character concept than Kirby. Ever. If you think that you're changing a Kirby concept to make it better, you're wrong. And stupid.

So No.

Guardian: MORE Kirby. But... but... but... No Newsboy Legion? They were the BEST PART... And they eventually kicked the Guardian out of his own strip.

And that leaves Bullet Girl, who I've dug from her one JLA appearance, but don't really know much about. Coo'coo'cool.

2/23/2005 01:25:00 AM  
Blogger Lex said...

I think Morrison has mentioned that the Newsboy Legion will appear in some form.

2/23/2005 10:24:00 AM  

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