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J.M. DeMatteis Joins DiDio as Phantom Stranger Co-Writer

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:52 pm

J.M. DeMatteis joins DiDio as Phantom Stranger co-writer

Phantom Stranger #6 features new ongoing Co-Writer and a Guest Artist.



Source: Newsarama

 

J.M. DeMatteis will join Dan DiDio as series co-writer beginning with issue #6.
 
The March solicitation copy appears below.
 
 
 
 
PHANTOM STRANGER #6
Written by DAN DIDIO and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by GENE HA and ZANDER CANNON
Cover by GENE HA
On sale MARCH 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 
 
• Welcome guest artists Gene Ha and Zander Cannon!
• Phantom Stranger is sucked into a metaphysical poker game against the three sons of Trigon!
• The stakes of this game couldn’t be any higher thanks to the host: Lady Luck, in her New 52 debut!






Written or Contributed by IvCNuB4


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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:00 pm

Bout fuckin' time one of the big 2 found JM's phone number.

I'm in.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:49 pm

Oh God...so conflicted. On the one hand, it's my all-time favorite writer on a character I dig that should fit RIGHT into his wheelhouse. On the other hand...Didio...and a solicit that sounds like absolute dogshit. Ugh.
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Herald

Hopscotch

Postby Herald » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:51 pm

chap22 wrote:Oh God...so conflicted. On the one hand, it's my all-time favorite writer on a character I dig that should fit RIGHT into his wheelhouse. On the other hand...Didio...and a solicit that sounds like absolute dogshit. Ugh.


"If you put a spoonful of wine in a barrel of sewage, you get sewage.
If you put a spoonful of sewage in a barrel full of wine, you get sewage."
- Schopenhauer’s Law of Entropy

Would you drink either mixture??
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:36 pm

chap22 wrote:Oh God...so conflicted. On the one hand, it's my all-time favorite writer on a character I dig that should fit RIGHT into his wheelhouse. On the other hand...Didio...and a solicit that sounds like absolute dogshit. Ugh.


Much as I love Marc DeMatteis, the Didio factor is way too big for me to even think of picking this up.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:49 pm

nietoperz wrote:
Much as I love Marc DeMatteis, the Didio factor is way too big for me to even think of picking this up.

Pretty much how I feel too in the final analyss. Didio + DCnU vs. JMD + PS ... Those scales just don't balance right now.

Royal Nonesuch

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:37 pm

I've never read anything Dan Didio has written, and I've forgotten that there's a Phantom Stranger series out there right now. JM DeMatteis and Gene Ha/Zander Cannon are tempting, though.
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:03 pm

Royal Nonesuch wrote:I've never read anything Dan Didio has written, and I've forgotten that there's a Phantom Stranger series out there right now. JM DeMatteis and Gene Ha/Zander Cannon are tempting, though.

Outsiders was awful but OMAC was a lot of fun.

Phantom Stranger so far has been pretty decent. Raven, Trigon, Dr Thirteen and Spectre have all had a part and Brent Anderson has been great.

With each issue the the two big twists of this New 52 Stranger gets easier to swallow.
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oogy

Zombie Guard

Postby oogy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:06 pm

I've read #'s 0 & 1 and liked both of them enough that I grabbed #'s 2 & 3.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:47 pm

oogy wrote:I've read #'s 0 & 1 and liked both of them enough that I grabbed #'s 2 & 3.



Didio is a better writer (except for Outsiders) than a publisher. Who knew working in the comic industry would be a step up from when he was a writer on soaps. :smt102
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:32 am

Latest info is that Dan is plotting the book, J.M. is doing the dialogue.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:29 am

Some tidbits from a CBR interview: (not enough though to bother with writing a new Front Page article here)

It's the classic breakdown: Dan does the plots, Brent draws from that and then I script from Brent's astonishing art. The plots are rock solid -- great set-ups, great characters and situations; and that leaves me lots of room to really work the characters, to layer in as much emotion, psychology and metaphysics as I can.


Let's just say the Spectre's feelings aren't benevolent. There's a classic supernatural brawl coming up. It's big, it's cosmic, it's emotional. And it will reveal many layers and levels of both characters, helping us to understand their positions in the new DCU.
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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:32 am

Just read #2 and 3 last night. They were pretty darn good. I'm enjoying it immensely.
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:38 am

A really good book just gets better.
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TimDrake'sDumbWings

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby TimDrake'sDumbWings » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:12 pm

Chap, remember that Keith Giffen's involvement made OMAC a fun read. Maybe we'll have the same result here?

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