Shakeups in the DC creative landscape are relatively common — especially when it comes to bringing on guest teams to give the regular writers or artists a quick breather. This week, Becky Cloonan filled in for artist Greg Capullo on “Batman” #12 and now it looks like DC has even more guest artists coming in November. Via the publisher’s blog, The Source, DC announced a number of creator guest appearances for four of its New 52 titles.
David Lapham will join China Mieville as guest artist for “Dial H” #6, which hits stores November 7.
“‘Dial H’ is one of those offbeat comic concepts like ‘The Creeper’ or ‘Doom Patrol’ or ‘Metal Men’ that every artist and comics lover digs and secretly wants to draw,” Lapham told The Source.Â “It’s a crazy trip into your imagination, and I can’t wait to dig in to China Mieville’s off beat and very funny script and do it justice.”
Pete Woods is slated to fill in as artist for “Aquaman” #14 written by Geoff Johns, which introduces Ocean Master to the New 52.
“Pete Woods is strapping on the scuba tanks, grabbing a speargun and jumping in the deep end!” “Aquaman” editor Pat McCallum told The Source. “We couldn’t be happier to have him aboard – his art is berserk, and he’s bringing that awesome energy to the DC Comics — The New 52 debut of Ocean Master! We couldn’t be more excited!”
Meanwhile, the Batman universe gets double shake-ups in November as Pascal Alixe comes on as guest artist for “Red Hood and the Outlaws” #14 written by Scott Lobdell and Tom DeFalco takes on writing duties for “Nightwing” #13 and #14 with Andres Guinaldo on art.
“When writer Kyle Higgins needed a breather to gear up for the Joker’s monstrous return in issue #15, I turned to Tom, who pitched in on issue #0,” “Nightwing” editor Brian Cunningham told The Source. “I’ll just come out and say it: Tom ranks among the best ever at writing street-level heroes. And Tom really delivered with his first solo trip to Gotham, following the narrative that Kyle has developed without skipping a beat, and helping to set up the Joker arc. And it felt natural for Tom to continue exploring the character of Lady Shiva, who first appears in ‘Nightwing’ #0.
“On the art side, Andres Guinaldo is an on-the-rise artist to be reckoned with, and you can quote me,” Cunningham continued. “He’s extremely talented and has an idiosyncratic style that’s also perfectly suited for mainstream comics. Keep your eye on this guy-he will only get better. You’ll see what he’s capable of in these two issues, especially after Mark masterfully inks him.”
Check out the change ups to the New 52 creative teams in November.