So the rumor mill has begun swirling around a potential “event” within DC’s New 52. The “Trinity War” is causing all kinds of speculation from which trinity it refers to, to just how far-reaching the story will be.
Let me just put something out on front street: I’m a popcorn, big-budget, massive-scale kind of guy. I love the spectacles and far-reaching events in comics when they are done right.
Now, everyone has an opinion on the New 52 Relaunch as a whole. Some say it’s been a huge flop, sales indicate its a massive success. I say simply that whatever brings forward some really great stories like that which has been gracing the pages of Animal Man, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Swamp Thing, Batman, Justice League, etc is a good thing. They are telling great stories and that’s what I want.
So to combine the two (a big spectacle and a great story) sounds like a sure-thing, right? Well, we all know it’s not that easy. But hopefully, given the track record so far in the New 52, they can succeed. Because as much as people like to complain about events, they sell comics. So when they do one right it’s good for everyone.
Today’s page comes to us via one of my favourite humans on the planet, Lar deSouza:
A professional illustrator for over 20 years, Lar is the cartoonist for the 2008 Shuster Award winning online comics, “Least I Could Do”, which is updated daily atwww.leasticoulddo.com, and “Looking For Group”, which is updated Mondays and Thursdays at www.lfgcomic.com . Lar has also been the recipient of the Prix Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement in Canadian Science Fiction (2008, 2006) and numerous other awards for caricature and cartooning.
Lar works from his home in Acton Ontario. He continues to receive commissions for digital and paper illustrations, caricatures and cartoons. Lar has a lovely wife, two beautiful children and three tolerant cats. The wife and kids are tolerant too.
Have a good start to the week, ya numbskulls! See ya Wednesday, nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!