Because, let's face it, it's Xmas week and no one has time to read, some images of what's coming in 2003:
This week, in X-MEN UNLIMITED #40, art by David Finch ©2002 Marvel Enterprises. All rights reserved.
SUCKERS. Art ©2002 by Diego Jourdan. All rights reserved.
WHISPER: DAY X. Art ©2002 by Daniel Heard.
RED SUNSET (layout). Art ©2002 by John Garcia. All rights reserved.
OMMYOJI (character designs). Art ©2002 by Sean Clauretie. All rights reserved.
BADLANDS II: 1965 (pencils). Art ©2002 by Sean Clauretie. All rights reserved.
And that's just scratching the surface. Also on the way are VIDEOACTIVE; MY FLESH IS COOL; SOCORRO; FRANK MILLER'S ROBOCOP; SACRILEGE; GUILTY; PALADINS; THE COMPLETE MASTER OF THE OBVIOUS; and many of the other projects I've been quietly working on the past couple of years.
It's going to be a very interesting 2003...
One correction from last week: I referred to Chris Allen's excellent review column BREAKDOWNS as appearing at Movie Poop Chute, thus wrecking the cheap pun, since the correct sitename is Movie Poop Shoot. From now on, when I reference Chris's column, I'll call it BREAKDOWNS and dodge the gaffe altogether.
Next week drop by to learn what the best comic of the year was. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
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