April 29, 2014 | 3:39 p.m.
Until now, “Detective Comics” No. 27, which introduced Batman to the world, has been one of the most coveted and highly priced comic books in the world. One copy sold for $1,075,000 at a 2010 auction — meaning you basically had to be Bruce Wayne to afford it. That’s about to change. In honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC will offer a free, special edition of “Detective Comics” No. 27, featuring a re-imagining of the Caped Crusader’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by bestselling author Brad Meltzer. It’s all part of the festivities surrounding DC Comics’ Batman Day, which is set for Wednesday, July 23. In addition to the Kidd-Meltzer take on the original Batman story — which saw the “Bat-Man” tasked with trying to crack the case of the chemical syndicate — comic […]
Oct. 12, 2012 | 7:00 a.m.
Chip Kidd, one of the most celebrated book cover designers in publishing, is taking on Rorschach, one of the most twisted and controversial characters in comics. Kidd is bringing his design skills to a variant cover for “Rorschach” No. 3. The comic, which goes on sale on Nov. 21, is the next installment in the antihero’s “Before Watchmen” series, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo. Issues No. 1 and 2 set Rorschach against corpse-carving serial killer The Bard and crime lord Rawhead in a gritty 1977 world. Despite initial outcry and criticism from fans of the original 1986-87 “Watchmen” series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the DC prequels are gaining traction. Kidd, who has worked as a designer for Alfred A. Knopf since 1986, is no stranger to the world of comics. His graphic […]