Posts tagged Mister Terrific

Jen Van Meter was interviewed as part of CBR’s “Sunday Conversation” feature. During the chat she brought up her story arc in JSA Classified, “Honor Among Thieves.” She had this to say about it:

Right. Well, we talk. Greg Rucka — my husband — and I talk a lot around the house about the patterns we’ve observed in each other’s work over the past 25 years. One of the things we’ve talked about is, for instance, people will look at his body of work and say, “Rucka really likes writing these badass women.” But at home what we’re often talking about is that the big question he wants to answer, that drives 99% of what he writes, is nature vs. nurture. He’s fascinated by who we are and what we’re made into. In a culture that really aggressively assaults women in terms of self image and self esteem — and men as well — on the basis of gender and sex, we look into his work and see these characters emerge out of him, always thinking about that question. One of my driving questions is about how we build communities, and how community works. I think the family probably winds up being my entry point a lot, in part, because it’s this core community. Out of the households and out of tiny communities we form when we make families, we get a micro version of everything else. It’s funny, because I didn’t really notice how much I was doing it [Laughs] right away. As people started to engage with “Hopeless Savages,” they’d bring it up to me, and I realized I did have that interest. I’m interested in, for lack of a better word, house rules. How we get along. I’m interested in families that make themselves out of collections of people that aren’t necessarily related, or whose relationships aren’t approved by the state, but who nonetheless make family. I laughed when you asked because years ago, when Steve Wacker was still an editor at DC, he called me up and asked if I’d be willing to do a three or four issue mini-series reuniting some villains for a JSA story. I kind of put it down and came back to it and told him, “You’re really talking about a team book, and I don’t really do team books.” He said, “Have you ever read your stuff?”

Jen Van Meter was interviewed as part of CBR’s “Sunday Conversation” feature. During the chat she brought up her story arc in JSA Classified, “Honor Among Thieves.” She had this to say about it:

Right. Well, we talk. Greg Rucka — my husband — and I talk a lot around the house about the patterns we’ve observed in each other’s work over the past 25 years. One of the things we’ve talked about is, for instance, people will look at his body of work and say, “Rucka really likes writing these badass women.” But at home what we’re often talking about is that the big question he wants to answer, that drives 99% of what he writes, is nature vs. nurture. He’s fascinated by who we are and what we’re made into. In a culture that really aggressively assaults women in terms of self image and self esteem — and men as well — on the basis of gender and sex, we look into his work and see these characters emerge out of him, always thinking about that question. One of my driving questions is about how we build communities, and how community works. I think the family probably winds up being my entry point a lot, in part, because it’s this core community. Out of the households and out of tiny communities we form when we make families, we get a micro version of everything else. It’s funny, because I didn’t really notice how much I was doing it [Laughs] right away. As people started to engage with “Hopeless Savages,” they’d bring it up to me, and I realized I did have that interest. I’m interested in, for lack of a better word, house rules. How we get along. I’m interested in families that make themselves out of collections of people that aren’t necessarily related, or whose relationships aren’t approved by the state, but who nonetheless make family. I laughed when you asked because years ago, when Steve Wacker was still an editor at DC, he called me up and asked if I’d be willing to do a three or four issue mini-series reuniting some villains for a JSA story. I kind of put it down and came back to it and told him, “You’re really talking about a team book, and I don’t really do team books.” He said, “Have you ever read your stuff?”

DC Planet has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #3 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Mark Irwin, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

DC Planet has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #3 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Mark Irwin, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

September’s “Futures End” Covers & Creative Teams

DC has released the full creative lineups for its September 2014 “Futures End” tie-in issues, and a look at the first two weeks of lenticular covers. I pulled out the Earth 2 and JSA related titles. Where the they had two separate jpegs instead of a gif with multiple images I created gif. Which is pretty much everyone except for Earth 2: Futures End #1.

imageEARTH 2: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Daniel H. Wilson
Penciller: Eddy BarrowsInker: Eber Ferreira
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
On sale SEPTEMBER 3
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Michael Holt has survived the war between the two worlds he’s called home. Now, he’s taking drastic measures to ensure that there will be no more war – regardless of the cost!

imageWORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Yildiray Cinar
Inker: Paul Neary
Cover: Stephen Segovia
On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Power Girl must break into Cadmus Island to free Huntress – but she ends up a prisoner herself!

imageCONSTANTINE: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Juan Ferreyra
Inker: Juan Ferreyra
Cover: Juan Ferreyra
On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T+
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
After a desperate five-year quest, John Constantine has claimed the ultimate occult prize: the Helmet of Fate!

Newsarama has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #2 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Jesus Merino, Dan Green, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

Newsarama has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #2 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Jesus Merino, Dan Green, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

Solicitations for DC Comics in August are starting to creep out including The New 52: Futures End #14-17. Issue #14 has very interesting cover by Ryan Sook and copy :

Cadmus Island turns against itself as the Earth 2 prisoners break out!

Wow! First panel looks like either Fury or Big Barda fighting Deathstroke. A birds eye view of Red Tornado being pieced apart. A worms eye view of Lois Lane (?) looking at something. Could this be the first meeting of the Loises? That also looks like a very creepy Mister Terrific.
What do you think of these solicits?

Solicitations for DC Comics in August are starting to creep out including The New 52: Futures End #14-17. Issue #14 has very interesting cover by Ryan Sook and copy :

Cadmus Island turns against itself as the Earth 2 prisoners break out!

Wow! First panel looks like either Fury or Big Barda fighting Deathstroke. A birds eye view of Red Tornado being pieced apart. A worms eye view of Lois Lane (?) looking at something. Could this be the first meeting of the Loises? That also looks like a very creepy Mister Terrific.

What do you think of these solicits?

Newsarama has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #1 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Patrick Zircher, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

Newsarama has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #1 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Patrick Zircher, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

CBR interviewed Daniel H. Wilson about taking lead writer role on the upcoming Earth 2: World’s End. I found this exchange kind of interesting.

Right after “Earth 2: World’s End” was announced, you tweeted that you were finally going to fit in at Comic-Con. Do you read comic books?
I read everything. There are a few comic books that I read, and I read graphic novels. I read mostly non-fiction stuff to do research for my novels, and I also edit science fiction anthologies. I just had one come out last week called “Robot Uprisings,” which I co-edited with John Joseph Adams. That means I am reading a lot of science fiction short stories. I also read a lot of science fiction novels. There are so many piles of stuff for me to read.
Of course, lately, I have been reading a lot of “Earth 2” and “World’s Finest” and “Brightest Day” and “Wonder Woman.” And “Mister Terrific.” Even though it was only eight issues, I really enjoyed it.

So Earth 2, Worlds’ Finest, and Mister Terrific all sound like good books to catch up on if you’re going to be writing Earth 2: World’s End. I’m guessing he is reading Wonder Woman because of the presence of New Gods in that book. I wonder if we will see Fury interact with Wonder Woman. Another interesting book on his list is Brightest Day. It is the one non-New 52 book on the list. From what I can remember that book really had nothing to do with New Gods or Earth 2. I wonder if we are going to see Hawkgirl and Hawkman connect find love across universes.

CBR interviewed Daniel H. Wilson about taking lead writer role on the upcoming Earth 2: World’s End. I found this exchange kind of interesting.

Right after “Earth 2: World’s End” was announced, you tweeted that you were finally going to fit in at Comic-Con. Do you read comic books?

I read everything. There are a few comic books that I read, and I read graphic novels. I read mostly non-fiction stuff to do research for my novels, and I also edit science fiction anthologies. I just had one come out last week called “Robot Uprisings,” which I co-edited with John Joseph Adams. That means I am reading a lot of science fiction short stories. I also read a lot of science fiction novels. There are so many piles of stuff for me to read.

Of course, lately, I have been reading a lot of “Earth 2” and “World’s Finest” and “Brightest Day” and “Wonder Woman.” And “Mister Terrific.” Even though it was only eight issues, I really enjoyed it.

So Earth 2, Worlds’ Finest, and Mister Terrific all sound like good books to catch up on if you’re going to be writing Earth 2: World’s End. I’m guessing he is reading Wonder Woman because of the presence of New Gods in that book. I wonder if we will see Fury interact with Wonder Woman. Another interesting book on his list is Brightest Day. It is the one non-New 52 book on the list. From what I can remember that book really had nothing to do with New Gods or Earth 2. I wonder if we are going to see Hawkgirl and Hawkman connect find love across universes.

July 2014 Solicitations

EARTH 2 #25
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
BATMAN 75 variant cover
On sale JULY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
In this extra-sized issue, Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Superman of Earth 2 as he faces the twisted, brutal original Superman, who once protected the planet but now prepares it for Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid.

WORLDS’ FINEST #25
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JULY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Power Girl and Huntress return to the ruins of Earth 2, but they question whether their trip was worth the effort as they discover the state of their former home and friends.

Newsarama has revealed the covers to The New 52: Futures End #2-4. The cover for #3 by Ryan Sook has an image of Mister Terrific watching Batman Beyond while working out. Obviously watching Batman Beyond while working out sounds like a lot of fun but I don’t think he is watching the cartoon show. He looks like he is surveilling this Batman. Maybe after his run in with Terry Sloane on Earth 2 Michael Holt does not like guys named Terry and is going after Terry McGinnis. Hah!
On another note I don’t think we’ve seen Mister Terrific with “Fair Play” tattooed on his back before. “Fair” use to go around his right bicep, and “Play” went around his left. As far as this cover goes it looks like those tattoos have disappeared. This could mean a  couple things.
Mister Terrific loves the phrase “Fair Play” so much he not only had it tattooed on his biceps but also on his back. And the artist of this cover found the bicep tats distracting so he took them out for the cover
This is not the Mister Terrific we know. This is a different Michael Holt. Back-Tat Michael Holt.
Between adventures on Earth 2 he go his bicep tats removed and got a bigger bolder “Fair Play” tattoo on his back. He obviously has a lot of time on his hands while Earth 2 is being destroyed by evil-Superman.
What do you think of the new covers?

Newsarama has revealed the covers to The New 52: Futures End #2-4. The cover for #3 by Ryan Sook has an image of Mister Terrific watching Batman Beyond while working out. Obviously watching Batman Beyond while working out sounds like a lot of fun but I don’t think he is watching the cartoon show. He looks like he is surveilling this Batman. Maybe after his run in with Terry Sloane on Earth 2 Michael Holt does not like guys named Terry and is going after Terry McGinnis. Hah!

On another note I don’t think we’ve seen Mister Terrific with “Fair Play” tattooed on his back before. “Fair” use to go around his right bicep, and “Play” went around his left. As far as this cover goes it looks like those tattoos have disappeared. This could mean a  couple things.

  1. Mister Terrific loves the phrase “Fair Play” so much he not only had it tattooed on his biceps but also on his back. And the artist of this cover found the bicep tats distracting so he took them out for the cover
  2. This is not the Mister Terrific we know. This is a different Michael Holt. Back-Tat Michael Holt.
  3. Between adventures on Earth 2 he go his bicep tats removed and got a bigger bolder “Fair Play” tattoo on his back. He obviously has a lot of time on his hands while Earth 2 is being destroyed by evil-Superman.

What do you think of the new covers?

Earth 2 Related Solicits - June 2014

There is no more Forever Evil in the solicitations this month. But we do get a lot of Earth 2 goodness.

  • Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl seem to be moving back to the spotlight in Earth 2.
  • Huntress and Power Girl are starting their trek home to Earth 2 in Worlds’ Finest
  • Sylvester Pemberton a.k.a. the Star-Spangled Kid gets his first action figure in Series 3 of Scribblenauts Unmasked Mini Figures Blind Boxes 
  • Mister Terrific is popping up in New 52 - Futures End.
  • Hawkman is fighting the new Lobo in Justice League United.
  • Pandora is fighting Vandal Savage in Trinity of Sin: Pandora.
  • The Spectre is playing a big role in Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger.
  • Black Canary is fighting the Suicide Squad in Birds of Prey .

EARTH 2 #24
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Aquawoman leads Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and The Flash to battle Beguiler in the middle of the ocean! And Superman makes an unprecedented move that could change the future of Earth 2!

WORLDS’ FINEST #24
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Get ready for action as Power Girl and Huntress begin their journey back to Earth 2! Plus, Desaad returns!

SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED MINI FIGURES BLIND BOXES SERIES 3
In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Maxwell unites with Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to restore order to the DC Comics Universe. Each tray contains 24 pieces of 11 different figures (some rarer than others), including Yellow Lantern Sinestro, Kyle Rayner, Reverse Flash, Batman and MORE!
Each Measures Approximately 2.25” Tall
$4.95 US • On Sale July 2014 * Allocations May Occur