Tug's Pick of the Week
This week’s "Pick" goes to DC Comics Presents: Batman # 1! This book is the first in a weekly series of one-shots paying homage to the late, great DC editor Julie Schwartz. If there was any one person who could be called the Father of the Silver Age of Comics, then Julie would be that man. He created exciting new characters, did revamps of old characters, and came up with concepts that revitalized the industry. One such device of Julie’s was the imaginative covers used to catch the readers’ eyes and draw them into the story inside.
With this in mind, DC has taken some of the most famous of Julie’s cover concepts and handed them over to today’s very best artists and writers. There will be eight titles in all — that’s one a week for the next two months, for those keeping score — each containing two stories with two different takes on each classic cover.
In fact, DC has even gone so far as to get the art team of Infantino and Giella to draw the first story in the book, written by Geoff Johns.
The second tale is written by Len Wein with art by Andy Kuhn.
Both these stories are terrifically done — and if this issue is any indication, then the DC Comics Presents tribute books will be a series that any fan of DC Silver Age comics will want to have in their collection.