It wouldn’t be the comics industry if we didn’t make a big deal out of every numbering milestone.
That said, today marks the 100th issue of Gutters.
While I’m very proud of what my guys accomplished, I view the first 100 pages as a prelude of things to come. We’re just getting started, folks, and I hope you’ll join us for the next 1000 issues and beyond.
When deciding what to do for the big 1-0-0, there was never any doubt that we should parody one of the most famous covers in comic book history. There was also only one man who we wanted for this job.
Today’s historic (this is me overhyping) page was done by one of the most genuine men in comics, Darick Robertson:
Darick W. Robertson is an American artist best known for his work as a comic book illustrator. Highly prolific, Robertson has illustrated hundreds of comics in his twenty plus years in the industry. His body of work ranges from science fiction characters of his own creation to headlining on renowned classic characters from Marvel and DC Comics. Robertson is best known as the co-creator and illustrator of the biting satires Transmetropolitan and The Boys.
And that announcement I mentioned earlier this week?
We are pleased to announce that our first collected print edition, The Absolute Ultimate Gutters Omnibus Volume 1 will be going up for sale in early March (an exact date to follow).
The book is an 128 page hardcover with a cover by the aforementioned Darick Robertson and a foreword by Deadpool writer Daniel Way. The book has plenty of extra behind the scenes looks at the creation of Gutters and I think you’ll be blown away.
Should you be curious to take a look at the cover, all you need to do is head on over to our Facebook page.
I did also want to take a moment to thank all of you for your continued support and for making Gutters what it is. We’re also extremely grateful and hope to continue entertaining you while poking fun at an industry we love deeply.
That’s it for this week, folks, we’ll see you on Monday.