Cooke's affectionate reinterpretation of DC's early-1960s superheroes gets the Absolute treatment, slipcase and all. The large scale shows off Cooke's dynamic, neotraditionalist artwork to spectacular advantage, particularly the "widescreen" horizontal panels that echo the era's prevailing cinematic format, and it emphasizes the ambitious tale's epic sweep. The deluxe edition includes news-story pages, annotations, rare promotional art, and other extras. New Frontier
might not have the high profile of other Absolute Edition selections, such as Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Frank Miller's Dark Knight
, but it, too, deserves the elaborate presentation. Gordon FlaggCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Darwyn Cooke is best known for his revision of Catwoman in such graphic novels as The Dark End of the Street and Selina's Big Score, and his work on Batman: Ego. He has also had an illustrious career in animation including three years on The Batman/Superman Adventures and designing the main title for Batman Beyond.
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