DC ANNOUNCES NEW COLLECTIONS; BLACK DOSSIER DELAY
09-11-2006, 10:06 PM
Monday evening at their
Diamond Retail Summit presentation, DC announced a handful of new
collections coming out in 2007, including an Absolute version of
Wildcats, as well as a two volume Showcase collection of Who's Who from
the late '80s and a four-volume, color hardcover project entitled New
Gods Omnibus, which will collect Jack Kirby's entire Fourth World saga
between two... er, eight covers.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WHO'S WHO #1 TPB
We spoke with DC's Collected Editions editor Georg Brewer for more on the latter two projects.
"It's a two volume Showcase collection, featuring all the original 26 issues of Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe
issues," Brewer said. "I've been trying to find a way to do this for a
long time, because I love that stuff - I actually have a bound set of
the originals in my office from the library because it's just a great
reference tool, and was a nice moment in time for a lot of this stuff,
and having this format is a perfect one for it."
"We were having meetings about the
covers recently, and we're still trying to figure it out. The original
covers were those George Perez collection of heroes. Do you pick one?
Do you do some kind of quadrant or grid where you show more than one,
since we only have two volumes? We're kicking around a lot of different
ideas. One of them is taking figures out of a bunch of different
original covers, and recombine, and re-ink them to create the gestalt
of what those covers were.
"For me, the things that made Who's Who
what it is was the basic design on the inside - the long, narrow figure
with the profile bar down the side, and the covers - just these jams of
all the characters together. So we're trying to replicate that, but
it's an ongoing conversation we're having."
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