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Monday, September 19, 2005

DC in December: Hard Time is a good time

The DC solicitations for December are up, and I just wanted to draw y'all's attention to a few things.

Most important is this: Hard Time is back, as promised, finally. This was a great series that suffered from being released under DC's half-assed Focus imprint. Would have made a great Vertigo book, I think, but they're releasing Season Two in the DCU, apparently. It's gonna be great; this book balanced a whole lot of great characters and plot points, keeping all those plates spinning and really building the world of the prison. Here's the solicit and the cover (which I think is gorgeous... look at the colors, how they balance the sections of the page... wheew, loving it):

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #1

Written by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes, art by Brian Hurtt and Steve Bird, cover by Hurtt.

One of the most acclaimed new series of 2004 returns! Sentenced to 50 years to life for his role in a high school prank gone tragically wrong, Ethan Harrow has just turned 16 in a maximum-security prison. He's made fast friends, earned mortal enemies, and even gotten his first kiss from a mysterious girl named Red. Above all else, Ethan's only just started to learn the boundaries of superpowers he didn't know he had. The second season follows Ethan's quest for a new trial -- and reveals the secret histories of the lost souls inside State Penitentiary. Superpowers have never been this real.

32 pages, $2.50, in stors on Dec. 7.





The two other things you gotta check out are both covers. Look at this Eric Powell cover for Swamp Thing #22. I mean, just look at it. I don't have anything else to say. Just, wow. Look at it.




And Wm Michael Kaluta brings his A game to the cover for Lucifer #69 as well. The colors aw so pwetty... I'm just getting lost in this one. Hot damn, what a beautiful month.

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