Back to the ‘The New Frontier’!

There is happy news today that there will be more New Frontier coming from Darwyn Cooke.

In March, we can look for a 48 page Justice League: The New Frontier Special. It’s looking like there’s going to be good bit of conflict between Superman and Batman, and a bunch of of JLA characters who haven’t shown up in that world before.

There’s not much more to say than, “Yay!”

If you listen to the show, you’ll know all three of us are colossal fans of Cooke’s DC work, especially on The New Frontier, and while I’m usually wary about a creator returning to something they’d done a good job with, and moved past, it hasn’t been so long, and I’m not so cynical as to not be quite excited on this one.


  1. This is the most jaw droppingly awesome new ever. I. Can. Not. Wait.

  2. Great… another Superman/Batman fight.

  3. You hit the nail on the head: you need to be wary when the creator does something seminal, goes and spends 20 years doing other things, and then comes creeping back to the safe, easy home run to tarnish it. In this case, it’s like Cooke never left.

  4. Great… another Superman/Batman fight.

    Ostensibly, New Frontier was just another superhero teamup. The difference was a much higher mix of awesome.

  5. Josh: I actually agree with that. Truthfully, if you wrote out the plot to New Frontier “on paper,” nothing there would come across as anything extraordinary or unconventional. But, when Cooke actually put it all together, it was brilliant in its execution.

    But, Batman v. Superman has been done so many times, and so many times in a very memorable way (DKR, even Hush)… I don’t know that Darwyn can do just another variation on that story, but just “do it better.” Can it really get better than the big Bats/Supes confrontation at the end of DKR?

  6. that’s it, you people hate fun

  7. Anyone remember when Darwyn Cooke was bad mouthing DC at the end of his Spirit run? What happened to the big talk?

    the Tiki

  8. That happens a lot in comics. Even Alan Moore and Frank Miller have gone back after such proclamations. Warren Ellis did it too….

    I mean, there are only two companies paying any real money to make comics.

    and Jim, I hear what you’re saying, but it’s in the era of the Kennedy administration, and dammit, but I’m willing to give it a shot.

  9. I’m with ya, Josh. New Frontier was great, I’ll definitely give this a shot.

  10. Im in.

  11. Cooke wasn’t bad mouthing DC, he was upset with the direct market.

  12. Are you saying there’s some sort of shortcoming with the direct market?

    They hell you say.