Friday, July 22, 2005

Lee/Morrison WildC.A.T.S. IN '06?

With the San Diego Comic Con just finishing, why is the biggest news I've heard in a while coming from a Wizard Magazine leak? I first saw this in a thread at MillarWorld, and it's now been picked up by Newsarama:

In the bios of their Guests of Honor for next month'’s WizardWorld: Chicago convention, Jim Lee and Frank Miller, Lee'’s bio indicates that in 2006 he will pencil a relaunch of his original Wildstorm creation WildC.A.T.S., to be written (according to this Wizard bio) by Grant Morrison.

Though Lee has his faults, I think he and Morrison would make a top-flight team. Morrison's a pop-art master, with explosive ideas and characters. That plays to Lee's strengths. Subtlety is Lee's weakness, but that's not something that's often an issue in Morrison's cape-n-tights work. WildC.A.T.S. have never been anywhere near my favorite group (though I liked the Moore/Charest run), but I this instantly becomes one of my most anticipated books.

This is the kind of eye-popping news that I expected out of San Diego, but I guess it's all saved for Chicago these days.


zilla said...

i'm interested in reading this after all the hype i've been reading here and there...

Mark Fossen said...

I think Morrison's JLA run was one of my favorite in all of comics. I looked forward to each issue, and that was with a subpar artist. To see him with Lee should be great.