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    Default Mark Waid, Brain Hitch & Kevin Nolan's Black Label Superman book

    This sounds great. Waid's certainly been hinting about this for long enough. I'm glad that we're finally getting some info on who's drawing it. Hitch is a bit hit or miss for me. Hopefully, this will be more hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    Hitch is a bit hit or miss for me. Hopefully, this will be more hit.
    Me, too. It's like he has two modes, one which is epic in scale with phenomenal detail and pitch-prefect scaling, and the other has messy details (fudged to look detailed but actually just meaningless lines) weird faces and and overall slightly muddled unfinished look.

    I wonder if it's a time thing (it's got to take forever to draw on-point Hitch) or even a case where he half-asses books he's less invested/excited about or just paid less to work on.

    I'll definitely pick this up, even though I'm not really a fan of Waid's vision of Superman.
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    Cool!i hope it's something worthwhile....
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    I'm already hyped.

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    Looks like Hitch is a very busy man these days.

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    Wonder if this will be a Birthright follow up/Year Two type thing, or something else entirely? Either way, pretty exciting!

    By the look of the released sketch, it looks like its the more polished version of Hitch...

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    His short story in "The Last Stories of the DC Universe" was pretty good, nothing extraordinary but a very well done execution of the premise of "Plant a tree even if the world is ending around you" (plus some "real heroes" panel that actually worked), his Mxyzptlk story in "Superman Red & Blue" was a thoroughly unfunny attempt at comedy where Superman couldn't even properly be a trickster without being preachy (and some very generic preaching at that). So, hopefully this goes for that epic feel and stays away from overt comedy.

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    Waid and Hitch is an...interesting combination.
    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan58 View Post
    His short story in "The Last Stories of the DC Universe" was pretty good, nothing extraordinary but a very well done execution of the premise of "Plant a tree even if the world is ending around you" (plus some "real heroes" panel that actually worked), his Mxyzptlk story in "Superman Red & Blue" was a thoroughly unfunny attempt at comedy where Superman couldn't even properly be a trickster without being preachy (and some very generic preaching at that). So, hopefully this goes for that epic feel and stays away from overt comedy.
    Well, I think Waid can do good humor at least, even it if didn't land in that story.

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    https://twitter.com/thebryanhitch/st...596962308?s=21

    Lol I laughed at how he just casually tweeted it out. Glad to get it confirmed at least, excited to see what the premise will be. Please for the love of Rao, let it not be a Lex story, love Lex, but if you want to leave an impact Waid choose one of the other villains.
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    I'm not crazy about Hitch's art but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. Plus the more time he has, the better he generally is, kinda like JRJR these days. Waid will definitely do something completely counter to the main books and that's what I've been desperate for.
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    Since it's black label, it's in its own canon. I hope this Superman is single and not a dad just to be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred Knight View Post
    I'm not crazy about Hitch's art but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. Plus the more time he has, the better he generally is, kinda like JRJR these days. Waid will definitely do something completely counter to the main books and that's what I've been desperate for.
    Been rereading some of his old DC/New 52 work, and he’s still really damn good at that kind of widescreen action he pioneered on Authority and Ultimates. Long as he’s not writing I think he can do a good job, he can still do cool fight scenes.

    I’m expecting this to be set in the Birthright continuity, but it would be cool if Waid just gets to do what he wants (kill off the Kents for example).
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    A continuation of Birthright would make perfect sense, if that was his desire. If his tastes have changed since he wrote Birthright it could always be something completely different, but really I'm down for anything.

    And yeah really the main thing with Hitch is that sometimes he draws some funky female faces. When he was on JL, Diana looked downright odd. But then I see him draw her in another book and she looked fine (think it was that Generations book back when it was a prelude to 5G?)
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    I like his art but I also usually picture his Ultimates stuff. And, yeah, his faces can be a bit weird but he's good on detail. I trust Waid with Superman. I hope this will be good.
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