Official Press Release
Sam Kieth, acclaimed writer illustrator of THE MAXX and ZERO GIRL, has signed an exclusive agreement with DC Comics. Kieth will write and illustrate the 5-issue miniseries BATMAN: SECRETS, scheduled to begin in March.
"I seriously have no clue why DC offered me a contract, as I've never had one in my life," says Kieth. "I think I talked Dan DiDio into it before he knew what he was doing. But since I've been working at DC for a while, I guess it just sorta made sense. With BATMAN: SECRETS, this is the Batman I was looking to do in SCRATCH - one who's more more serious and realistic (or as realistic as I get). I think I did this Batman project because I was looking forward to working with Scott Dunbier again, and I wanted to draw the Joker, plus I needed the money! I do want to thank Dan and Scott for helping me working out this plot with the Batman/Joker thing."
"It's a true pleasure to be working with Sam again," says WildStorm Executive Editor Scott Dunbier. "His stories are quirky and thought-provoking while still being highly entertaining, and his art... well, it's just gorgeous."
"Sam brings such incredible creativity to the DCU," says Dan DiDio, Senior VP - Executive Editor, DCU. "His presence shows the extent and the breadth of our diversity."
Some of Kieth's work for DC may be found in these titles, all available for reorder:
- EPICURUS THE SAGE SC (STAR19525)
- FOUR WOMEN TP (STAR16340)
- THE MAXX BOOK 1 TP (STAR19326)
- THE MAXX BOOK 2 TP (JAN040278)
- THE MAXX BOOK 3 TP (MAY040352)
- THE MAXX BOOK 4 TP (DEC040312)
- THE MAXX BOOK 5 TP (JUN050427)
- THE SANDMAN VOL 1: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES HC (STAR08496)
- THE SANDMAN VOL 1: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES TP (STAR00204)
- ZERO GIRL TP (STAR14419)
- ZERO GIRL: FULL CIRCLE TP (STAR19564)
THE MAXX VOL. 6 TP (DEC050322), collecting Friends of the Maxx #1-3 and a story from The Maxx 3-D Special #1 (printed here for the first time in 2-D) is solicited in the December Previews (Volume XV #12) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 22.
BATMAN: SECRETS #1 is solicited in the January Previews (Volume XVI #1) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on March 1.