Saturday, September 26, 2015

Manhunter Special Edition #1 - Walt Simonson art, cover & reprints

Walt Simonson
Manhunter Special Edition v1 #1, 1999Walt Simonson's complete Manhunter series has been reprinted before, but this deluxe edition also includes a brand new chapter. Drawn completely without dialogue or narration, the story takes place in the aftermath of Detective Comics #443. Simonson, known for his meticulous sequencing, delivers a superb example of visual storytelling. His style has clearly evolved from the 1970s, but still maintains the excitement of his earlier works (see interior page below). The reprints (Detective Comics #437-443) pale compared to the originals, but the new material makes this book a worthy companion.
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Simonson cover pencils and inks = ***
Manhunter / Batman pin-up Simonson pencils and inks 1 page = ****
"The Final Chapter" Simonson story pencils and inks 23 pages = ****

Walt Simonson
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