Much as I adore 1960s comics—the innocent, inspiring DCs early in the decade and the revolutionary Marvel explosion led by Lee, Kirby and Ditko—the 70s might be my favorite comic book decade.
Kirby’s New Gods, Thomas and Smith on Conan, Wein and Wrightson on Swamp Thing, O’Neil and Adams on Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Wolfman and Colan on Tomb of Dracula, Steve Gerber on…well pretty much everything he touched (but especially Man-Thing with Ploog and Mayerik), Steve Englehart and his brilliant collaborators on Doctor Strange, Batman, Captain America, and his criminally-underrated JLA run, Moench and Gulacy on Master of Kung-Fu, Starlin on Warlock and Captain Marvel. Just a staggering body of groundbreaking work, by creators at the very top of their game, working in a variety of genres.These are the books that kept me reading comics at a time when I might have left them behind—and the creators I still hold high regard.
Here's a new teaser clip from my latest animated project, an adaptation of Mark Millar's Superman: Red Son—directed by the ultra-talented Sam Liu. Digital release coming on February 25th, followed by the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray release on March 17th. Enjoy!