Friday, June 12, 2009

JH Williams III & Greg Rucka t-minus one month!

As the cool flyer here details (with art by Charles Holbert Jr.), the new creative team for Detective Comics featuring Batwoman, writer Greg Rucka and artist JH Williams III will be doing a joint signing at Alternate Reality Comics (my store of course) and Comic Oasis on Saturday, July 11th. The fun starts at Alternate Reality Comics from 11-2pm and continues over at Comic Oasis from 4-7pm! The first issue of their Batwoman arrives in two weeks, on Wednesday, June 24th.
This is JH's cover for the third issue of Batwoman (Detective Comics).

To bring people up to speed on other books that JH Williams III's art has graced, he did the amazing Promethea (with Alan Moore), Desolation Jones (with Warren Ellis), Chase, Batman (with Grant Morrison), Justice Riders (a two issue JLA Elseworlds), and Son of Superman (a Superman Elseworlds graphic novel). For those of you unfamiliar with JH's art, this cover and the two page spread below from the first issue of Batwoman, should speak for themselves in respect to the level of quality and great eye candy you'll get when JH Williams III does his illustration magic. To check out upcoming JH art and news, check out
Batwoman writer Greg Rucka, first came to the attention of comic book fans through his excellent Whiteout series (with artist Steve Lieber, collected into two graphic novels) and Queen & Country (collected into four graphic novels) from Oni Press. To superhero fans, Rucka is most known for his run on Wonder Woman and being one of the four writers on the weekly 52 series for DC. Presently in addition to Batwoman, Rucka is writing Action Comics and co-writing (with James Robinson) Superman: World of New Krypton and continues to write acclaimed best selling crime fiction novels such as Walking Dead and Patriot Acts. For more Greg Rucka info, visit his site:

So post a note on your fridge or pick up one of the spanking 4 x 6 cards promoting the event at Alternate Reality Comics or Comic Oasis for what's sure to be a great time as JH Williams III and Greg Rucka share stories about their creative process (and more announcements about the signing will be forthcoming within the next few weeks so stay tuned)!


Jennyfir said...

I'm excited about this Ralph. I'll have to get my own copy of Promethea before the signing. And btw, has the 4th vol. of Queen and Country come in yet?

Ralph Mathieu said...

Yes, Q & C v. 4 finally came out. I hope your car is better!