2007 Comic Book News Archives
May 11, 2007: Gary Frank - The New Action Comics ArtistNewsarama caught up with Gary Frank, the artist who recently signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics, and who is set to become the regular penciller for "Action Comics". Here are a few excerpts from the interview...
- Q: Working on Action Comics is quite a big responsibility in that it is DC's most time-honored title - starring their number one, flagship character - no pressure right? (laughing)
GF: I'm getting a stamp made up that says, "Geoff wanted me to do it that way." and that baby is going on everything.
The thing with Superman, though, is that he is - and I don't think even Marvel would argue with this - the greatest superhero icon of them all. Every artist must, at some point in their career, try and tackle Superman. He'll always be there and over the years there have been, and will be, a lot of Superman books. The trick is to try to get on a great Superman book. You have to pick your moment and I'm absolutely confident that this is it.
Q: What can readers expect from your tenure on Action? Give us all a taste of things to come.
GF: All good things - Geoff and Dick [Donner] have some real challenges planned for the character, both physical and emotional. I guarantee that it'll be a fun ride.
From the art point of view, I'm going to try and chip away at some of the superhero baggage that comes with the character. I'd like to avoid, if possible, the traditional poses: chest out; hands on hips - those kinds of things. Geoff and I have talked a lot about the type of guy Superman is and how that would inform the way he carries himself. It's a lot of fun trying to work this stuff out and I hope that we'll have something that the readers will enjoy at the end of it.
2007 Comic NewsListed below are all the Comic News items archived for 2007.
- January 20, 2007: Geoff Johns Previews Superman for 2007
- January 26, 2007: DC Comics Teaser Poster
- January 29, 2007: Wrestler Jerry Lawler to Draw Superman
- February 1, 2007: Didio Answer Questions on DC Teaser Image
- February 8, 2007: Ale Garza to Draw Supergirl
- February 15, 2007: Geoff Johns Explains Action Comics Delays
- February 16, 2007: Further Geoff Johns Action Comics Elaboration
- February 20, 2007: Details on DC's Weekly Countdown Series
- February 21, 2007: Dan Didio and Mike Marts Talk Countdown
- February 23, 2007: DC Comics Sends Action Comics #845 Back to Press
- February 23, 2007: Content Change for Superman #659
- February 25, 2007: NYCC Report - DC Nation Panel
- February 27, 2007: Joe Kelly Talks Supergirl
- February 28, 2007: Superman Comics Content Changes
- March 4, 2007: WonderCon 07 DC Nation Panel
- March 6, 2007: Justice League of America #7 Cover Revealed
- March 8, 2007: Brad Meltzer Justice League of America Interview
- March 19, 2007: Fabian Nicieza on Writing Action Comics
- April 4, 2007: Extra Pages in 52 Finale at No Extra Cost
- April 5, 2007: Superman Legends #1 Debuts April 19th in the UK
- April 12. 2007: Alan Burnett Talks Superman/Batman
- April 13, 2007: Mike Carlin Remembers The Death of Superman
- April 15, 2007: More Scheduling Problems for Action Comics
- April 18, 2007: Byrne is Dead... Long Live... YOD!
- April 18, 2007: Superman Comics Continuity Post-Infinite Crisis
- April 19, 2007: Exclusive Countdown Preview on MySpace
- April 19, 2007: Dan Didio Prepares to Countdown
- May 7, 2007: Wizard World Philadelphia 2007 - June 15-17
- May 11, 2007: Gary Frank - The New Action Comics Artist
- June 2, 2007: Dan Jurgens Talks History of the Multiverse
- June 14, 2007: Dustin Nguyen on Illustrating Superman/Batman
- June 16, 2007: DC Nation Panel at HeroesCon
- June 17, 2007: Superman Comic News from Wizard World Philadelphia
- June 20, 2007: Exclusive Interview with Fabian Nicieza
- June 20, 2007: Alan Burnett Talks Cartoons to Comics
- June 20, 2007: Dustin Nguyen Talks Superman/Batman
- June 28, 2007: Alex Ross Unveils Up-Coming Wizard Magazine Cover
- July 3, 2007: Didio Reveals New Countdown Teaser Image
- July 12, 2007: Superman Homepage Wizard World Tour Continues with Chicago!
- July 13, 2007: Superman Homepage at San Diego Comic-Con
- July 18, 2007: DC Comics Final Crisis Teaser Image
- July 19, 2007: Superman's Death Rated No. 1
- July 20, 2007: Wizard World Returns to Chicago August 9-12
- July 27, 2007: More Details from San Diego Comic Con
- July 27, 2007: SDCC Panel Report - DC Countdown... To The End? & DC Group Therapy
- July 27, 2007: Gary Frank Reveals His Superman Sketchbook
- July 29, 2007: SDCC News - DC: Big Guns Panel
- July 29, 2007: SDCC News - DC: New Worlds Order Panel
- July 29, 2007: SDCC News - DC Nation Panel
- July 29, 2007: All Star Superman Wins Eisner Award
- August 3, 2007: San Diego 2007: Countdown to Salvation Tangent Run to the Finals!
- August 8, 2007: Gary Frank Superman Sketch Book Updated
- August 10, 2007: Superman Homepage at Wizard World Chicago 2007, Day 1 - Friday
- August 10, 2007: Wizard World Chicago - DC Nation Panel
- August 10, 2007: Wizard World Chicago 2007 - Preview Night
- August 13, 2007: New Supergirl Creative Team Announced
- August 13, 2007: The Death of Mike Wieringo
- August 15, 2007: Wizard World Chicago 2007 - Final Report
- August 28, 2007: Keith Giffen Talks Four Horsemen
- August 29, 2007: Geoff Johns Talks Action Comics and Bizarro
- August 31, 2007: Dini and Quitely do T.O. Comic-Con
- September 5, 2007: Superman Confidential Comics Rescheduled
- September 5, 2007: Kingdom Come Superman in JSA Comics
- September 19, 2007: More Superman Comic Scheduling Changes
- September 27, 2007: Kurt Busiek Talks About The Third Kryptonian
- October 10, 2007: Kurt Busiek Reveals the Third Kryptonian
- October 12, 2007: Eric Powell Talks About Drawing Superman
- October 20, 2007: Geoff Johns Reveals Details on Up-Coming Superman Comics
- October 31, 2007: Palmiotti and Gray Talk Superman Confidential #7
- November 21, 2007: Wizard World Texas 2007 Report
- December 9, 2007: Renato Guedes Named New Superman Artist
- December 12, 2007: Superman Confidential Scheduling Changes
- December 13, 2007: Darwyn Cooke Returns for More New Frontier Stories
- December 17, 2007: Chloe Sullivan's Comic Book Debut
- December 19, 2007: Dates Set for Superman and Superboy Lawsuits
- December 24, 2007: Dan Didio and Geoff Johns Talk Superman in 2008
- December 28, 2007: Frank Quitely on Drawing Superman
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