Sunday, June 07, 2009


A couple of weeks ago, I got lucky enough to lay eyes on some of Don Kramer's original, inked art for this new mini-series and it was nothing short of stunning. I've been a big fan of Kramer's work for a little while, but this was some of the best work I've ever seen from him.

I'd actually been looking for this series for a while, mostly because of the writer, Eric Trautman, who hasn't written much, but served as Greg Rucka's co-writer on the far too underrated Checkmate!. In that series, they managed to take Kobra, what could have easily been DC's Hydra knock-off and turned it into a credible, currently-relevant threat to the DC Universe. Up until now, most of the "terrorist" organizations existing in the big two comics have been rather lacking in terror, but they've really managed to rachet things up very well.

So anyway, if you find yourself at the shop on Wednesday with an extra $2.99 burning a hole in your pocket, you could do a lot worse than to pick this one up.


x-man75 said...

What the hell, I'll give this a shot. I buy practically everything anyway!

Eric Trautmann said...

Yeah, Don is really kicking serious tail on this one. Wait'll you see it mated to Art Lyon's colors. :)

Thanks for the plug; much appreciated.

--Eric Trautmann

Jason said...

Thanks Eric! And I just realized that I mis-spelled your name, sorry about that.

Really looking forward to this book.