Red Right Hand: ANOTHER NEW SORKIN PROJECT!?
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

ANOTHER NEW SORKIN PROJECT!?

The thing in the comics industry these last few years is to get writers from other fields to come in and write comics. It's a mixed bag, really, and while it has lead to things like Joss Whedon's fantastic Astonishing X-Men run, it's also lead to Damon Lindelof's unfinished Ultimate Hulk/Wolverine. Ostensibly, they go after these creators to get some name value, but I don't see any sales spikes over Jodi Picoult or Charlie Huston.

A couple of years ago, there was a book announced that I was looking forward to, but it's looking a lot like it's probably never going to turn up. Tom Fontana of Homicide and Oz fame was going to write a Batman graphic novel. Still waiting.

The latest TV-to-comics crossover is...unusual on the surface. Since, however, Sorkin has taken on the Flaming Lips musical, I guess nothing is going to be surprising now. If you've read the West Wing scriptbooks, then you know that Sorkin is good friends with Akiva Goldsman, the screenwriter who can win an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind but can just totally co-bungle an iconic figure like Batman in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin (and he was a producer on Constantine too, so take that as you will).

Apparently Goldsman still has some contacts in DC Comics through working on those properties and one thing led to another. Aaron Sorkin is doing a six-issue arc on Batman.

I don't know how to feel about this. Here's a leaked page, after inking and lettering and before colors.


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