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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Upcoming Comics - Staton on Anthem

Hey, if I told you that a prolific 1970s Charlton artist was doing a comic book adaptation of an Ayn Rand novel, who do you think it would be?

Right, Joe Staton, co-creator of E-Man and many other comics in the last four decades. I usually enjoy his stuff (especially when he inks his own work), though I haven't seen too much of it in a while. I noticed he was drawing a lot of Scooby-Doo comics in the last few years, which fit his style well, and he's just been announced as the new artist on the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Anyway, Staton is the artist on an upcoming 144-page comic book adaptation of ANTHEM, Rand's short novel from the 1930s, with writer Charles Santino (who did some enjoyable work on AESOP'S FABLES [1991]). Should be an interesting read.  The story is short enough that not much, if anything, will have to be cut out to fit the 144-page adaption.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:21 am

    Staton also takes over the art on the comic strip Dick Tracy in March 2011.

    Steven Rowe


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