Free At Last

Free At Last

Before I get into today’s page, allow me to point out that Ed, Rich and myself will be in Calgary this coming weekend for the Entertainment Expo. We’ll be situated at Booth #1019 and will have plenty of books on hand to sell and sign.

I’ll remind you folks again on Friday.

When I first ran across Batwing in the pages of Batman Inc, something about the character struck a chord with me. With the news that he was getting his own series in the DCnU, I was rather looking forward to it.

What caught me off guard though, were the news, blog and forum posts saying that having a black Batman was a huge step forward in racial relations. Yeah.

Call me crazy, but I doubt that’s what MLK had in mind back in 1963.

That said, Batwing #1 is going on the pull list.

Today’s history laden page was done by Richard Clark:

Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.

Back here on Friday.

-sohmer

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