Days after Marvel announced legendary writer and artist Walt Simonson would lend pencils to an upcoming arc of The Avengers, fellow staffer Jeff Reid brought another curiosity to my attention.
“Walt Simonson did an issue of Legion of Super-Heroes.”
How did that one drop under the radar? I’m a fair-weather Legion fan at best, but Simonson art could tempt me into a burning firework factory. And whoever does that is just seriously deranged.
Anyway, how did that one sail by when Marvel made a total press event of their own Simonson project.
Turns out, DC had something else up their sleeves. This September we get a whole 94 page OGN called The Judas Coin. Written and drawn by Walt Simonson.
Here’s the cinematic cover inspired by poster artist Bob Peak:
Batman and Two-Face feature prominently, but in an interview on DC’s Source Blog, Simonson explains that this story encompasses the full DC Universe. There are six individual stories all connected in some way. Perhaps a coin’s passage through history? Simonson teased these stories in vignettes scattered about the book’s cover. That’s my boy Lash there. And we’ve got some cosmic scenery. Can you make heads or tails of any other references?
As a Simonson junky and a Bat Lash fanatic, this is all pretty overwhelming.