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Items from 2003

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Nov 30, 2003
ABC comics for February 2004
From the DC solicitations:

TOM STRONG #25
Written by Geoff Johns; art by John-Paul Leon; cover by Chris Sprouse
A spectacular 25th issue celebration written by Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS) with art by John-Paul Leon (Earth X)! Tom Strong, the champion of Millennium City, is many things to many people: hero, nemesis, husband, father. But when a series of unlikely and inexplicable occurrences happen in seemingly random order, Tom must don a new hat, that of best friend. How will this affect the occasionally standoffish hero? Guest-starring the Strongmen of America!
February 11 :: 32 pages :: $2.95

TOMORROW STORIES BOOK TWO HC
Written by Alan Moore; art by Kevin Nowlan, Rick Veitch, Hilary Barta, Jim Baikie, and Melinda Gebbie; cover by Kevin Nowlan
Alan Moore and his esteemed co-conspirators return in the second volume collecting the acclaimed series. Join Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Splash Brannigan, The First American, and Cobweb as they scurry, lurk, ooze, trip, and slink their way through an amazing array of diverse features! For more information, see the feature article.
February 11 :: 160 pages :: $24.95

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Nov 1, 2003
Scott Dunbier named WildStorm's Executive Editor
Press Release
DC Comics is pleased to announce that Scott Dunbier has been named Executive Editor - WildStorm.

"This is a tremendous honor. It's very gratifying to be offered this position," says Dunbier. "I'm excited about the future and all the wonderful, amazing projects that we have in the pipeline."

"I love Scott's passion and love for the medium, and the truly nonstop professionalism and dedication he brings to his job," says WildStorm Editorial Director Jim Lee. "I'm happy his inspirational efforts have been recognized."

Following several years as an original comics art dealer, Dunbier joined WildStorm in 1995 as Special Projects Editor. Two years later, he was named Editor-in-Chief, a title which was changed to Group Editor when WildStorm became a part of DC Comics.

Among the many projects he edits are Alan Moore's America's Best Comics line, as well as PLANETARY, ARROWSMITH, and the upcoming CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN.

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Oct 21, 2003
ABC comics for January 2004
From the DC solicitations:

PROMETHEA #29
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray.
The Painted Doll is back, a bit more profusely than expected, and this time it's multi-personal! As New York comes under siege, Promethea settles in to the business of fulfilling her duty which just happens to be ending the world.
January 28 :: 32 pages :: $2.95

SMAX #5 (of 5)
Written by Alan Moore; art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie.
The final battle with the fierce dragon Morningbright! Jeff Smax and his fellow Neopolis police officer Toybox are engaged in an epic struggle when Death comes a-calling. But whom will the dark harbinger choose, Smax or Morningbright? Can Robyn redeem herself, even without her toys? And what will become of Jeff's sister?
January 21 :: 32 pages :: $2.95

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September, 2003
ABC comics for December
From the DC solicitations:

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS TP
Written by Alan Moore, Steve Moore and Peter Hogan; art by Arthur Adams, Sergio Aragones, and others
A Who's Who of fantastic comics creators comes together for this handsome volume collecting the AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SPECIAL, THE ABC SKETCHBOOK, and THE MANY WORLDS OF TESLA STRONG. A full-length novella, a sampling of wondrous short stories, and a selection of beautiful design sketches by some of our best artists. What's not to love?
December 10 :: 192 pages :: $17.95

TERRA OBSCURA #6 (of 6)
Written by Alan Moore and Peter Hogan; art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Karl Story
The thrilling miniseries concludes with an oversized final issue! It all comes down to this, as our gallant heroes confront the source of the null field?and it's not what anyone expects! Will our valiant heroes survive the encounter? Be sure to get the book thefourthrail.com calls a "lighter blend of WATCHMEN and TOM STRONG."
December 26 :: 40 pages :: $3.95

TOM STRONG #24
Written by Peter Hogan; art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story
Greta Gabriel, Tom Strong's ill-fated lover, died in 1928, the result of a cryogenics experiment gone awry. Or did she? More than 70 years later, an accident uncovers the body of his lost love, and while she may be stone cold, she's still alive. Now Tom, guilt-ridden over what happened to Greta, must help her fit into the 21st century!
December 10 :: 32 pages :: $2.95

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #9
Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Michael Kaluta, Arthur Adams, Alan Weiss, Bruce Timm and Steve Leialoha
Three amazing tales in one spectacular issue! First, legendary creator Michael Kaluta teams with Alan Moore for a tour of the Golden Age of Millennium City! Next, in Part 1 of a 2-part story by Art Adams and Bruce Timm, Jonni Future faces off against Cancer Blue, a conglomeration of cyber-technology that has kidnapped Jermaal. Finally, on Attabar Teru, Young Tom Strong confronts ghosts from his past.
December 24 :: 32 pages :: $2.95

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August, 2003
ABC comics for November
From the DC solicitations:

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN BOOK TWO HC
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill
The hardcover collection of the rousing follow-up to one of the most beloved comics miniseries of our time! The distinguished cast of Victorian heroes - Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, The Invisible Man, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - once again answers the call of mother England to face the most unimaginable and fearsome foes ever: invaders from Mars!
November 19 :: 228 pages :: $24.95

SMAX #4 (of 5)
Written by Alan Moore; art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie
The miniseries spinning out of TOP 10 continues! Neopolis police officer Jeff Smax and his partner Toybox are finally brought face-to-face with a monster from Smax's past: the hideous dragon known as Morningbright, killer of all things good and innocent. But things don't go well - and since Robyn's toys don't work on Smax's homeworld (a bit of information that comes at a most inopportune time), they go downright badly!
November 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.95

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ABC after Alan Moore
Alan Moore recently announced that he will retire from mainstream comics and bring his ABC series to an end. And then? Moore and Kevin O'Neill will definitely do a third volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (further volumes are not impossible). Wildstorm is thinking about the possibility to continue Tom Strong and Top 10 mit new writers. This information was spread at the Wildstorm Panel at the San Diego Comic Con.

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Harvey Awards 2003
ABC books among the winners of the Harvey Awards:
BEST WRITER: Alan Moore - PROMETHEA
BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES: LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill - ABC
BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY: LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, Vol. II, #1, by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill - ABC
BEST LETTERER: Todd Klein - PROMETHEA

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Jul 23, 2003
Eisner Awards 2003
The winners of the annual Eisner Awards were announced at Comic Con International at San Diego. These ABC books were among the winners:

  • Best Penciller/Inker: Kevin O'Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Best Limited Series: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II
  • Best Coloring: Dave Stewart (Tom Strong a.o.)
  • Best Lettering: Todd Klein (for the 10th time in 11 years!)

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