Here is the first of the 12 episodes of STRANGE ADVENTURES (starring Adam Strange) which will appear in Wednesday Comics, with coloring by Jose Villarrubia, who collaborated with me on Batman:Year 100. Jose is using a vintage palette made up of only 128 colors.


There are a couple of minor edits to follow. We'll see the final version, in print in July 2009.

  • Will Simpson 6y

    I like the colors and the architecture a lot, that 144 colors idea seems pretty foolproof.
  • el 'Steban 6y

    Can't wait for this. The look reminds me a bit of Valerian. Was that an influence?
  • ernest.borg9 6y

    Valerian is the bomb-- MAZIERES is as always a big influence...!
  • Mark Britt 6y

    Rad. That palette choice is crafty!
  • doctor_vince 6y

    Great idea - love the coloring and also your golden age almost Barsoomian take on what lies at the far side of the Zeta Ray
  • Mark Leggett PRO 6y

    Rad. I would at least need a cup of coffee before I did all that first thing in the morning.
  • emma ríos PRO 6y

    I imagine that the colour palette choice was a romantic decission, which is super cool, but really, I find it just PERFECT with your inking style. Specially.
    LOVE it!!!
  • George Pfromm II 6y

  • Christopher Hunt 6y

    Do you know what kind of paper you're working with yet? I'd kill to see those colors on actual newsprint.
  • escgoat 6y

    Good lord, that's beautiful.

    I think my heart just orgasmed....
  • escgoat 6y

    I also loved the Medicine Man post from your blog. I'd love to see you do that one up as a short story, like you used to in Negative Burn.
  • d. morris 6y

    Oh man, I'm really excited for this. Love the use of color for this page!
  • William Dunn PRO 6y

    this is awesome! I like the idea of limiting the colors to the 144 color pallet.

    are there any plans for your Star Trek piece for Wired to be printed?
  • Connor Willumsen 6y

    whoa! That's a fun layout, and the last panel is tops
  • Tom Williams 6y

  • Ricardo Venâncio 6y

    Just read the Newsarama preview on this.
    And now July will take forever to come.
  • David Beyer Jr 6y

    I'll see markleggetts 'rad' and raise: R A A A D.
  • PPetkov 6y

    I am NOT up on speed on American comic books, is this coming out from DC?
  • ernest.borg9 6y

  • maffia machiaveli 6y

    AMAZING!! The use of the colors of Villarubia is allways something to learn from

    (I'm sorry if i didn't express myself correctly, I'm not english spoken)
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