If you were ever a fan of Tony Harris’ art, and you picked up Rocketeer Adventures #4 last week, you had a reason to smile. But you probably also know that we haven’t seen much from him since Ex Machina wrapped up last year. But it’s not that he’s not working on anything.
Sure he’s got some covers for both the Shade and Uncharted mini-series coming out soon, but he’s also been working on The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull, with writer B. Clay Moore. That book was originally a creator owned Wildstorm project, but as you know, Wildstorm is no more, so it is now a DC Comics book, tentatively slated for the spring. The book is a pulp noir story set in the UK during WWII. The first shot will be a 6 issue mini-series, of which I am told 3 issues are nearly complete. Harris’ longtime colorist, JD Mettler is on the book. This sounds very much like my kind of thing.
But check this out. Harris provided us with a big bag of art from Whistling Skull. Like the wonderful pages in Rocketeer Adventures, he’s getting away from the heavy photo referencing he’s so well known for with Ex Machina and Starman, and will be doing so for the foreseeable future. These are mostly crops and pieces in varying stages of production. But, it looks real good, and I can’t wait to see the series. Consider this your advance warning.