The news is breaking today that in ASTRO CITY 12, we’re going to have the first “guest artist” the book has ever had in its 19-year history: Graham Nolan, well-known for Batman, Skywolf, X-Men Forever, Hawkman and lots more, including stints on The Phantom and Rex Morgan, MD.
This is a big step for us—we’ve had pinups by other artists and Brent’s been inked and/or embellished by a few different names, but this is the first Astro City story that doesn’t feature his storytelling. We decided a while ago that it was something we needed to do, to keep the book monthly, but we didn’t want to just go out and get anyone. We wanted the right guy.
We spent, literally, years talking about possibilities. A Graham Nolan’s the right guy, as you can see from the story page below.