Comics professional Jim Lee has been behind some of the most well-received comics of the medium.
I saw Jim’s work first on Alpha Flight #53, co-starring Wolverine and Bedlam’s Derangers. He was inked by Whilce Portacio, and you could see that they were both going to be good. How good, we didn’t really know. A number of comics fans deride Lee’s style as ‘pinups’, but I see more than that. He gets muscles and anatomy correct, and he makes them look good. He’s also a heck of a nice guy, autographing the book above for me, among others.
Besides making Punisher War Journal a sought-after and good-looking book, he was drafted onto and made X-Men #1 the top selling book of all time. Scott Williams deserves a mention for working the best with Lee.
He then was part of the Image Exodus, and created WildC.A.T.S. and StormWatch. The latter title lead into the Authority.
He then later folded the Wildstorm imprint into DC Comics, and he worked with Jeph Loeb on Batman, and then Brian Azzarello on Superman.
What we haven’t yet seen, however, is Jim Lee penciling Wonder Woman.
Right now, Princess Diana is in the capable hands of Meredith and David Finch, and, very unexpectedly, is not catering to the usual cheesecake factor prevalent in regards to female costumes.
I’m a grown man, so I don’t read comics for the purposes of titillation. I have adult media for that. I will, however, admit to doing double-takes reading some of those old Jim Lee X-Men. Psylocke, especially…one thing I wasn’t sure of, is that when she went through the Body Shoppe and received the Asian body, did she retain the British accent? I’ve met Tera Patrick, you know…’nuff said on that, dear readers.
So…I’ve put out the idea, but as to whom to write it?
In the lead-up to Infinite Crisis, there were six series, and one was a breakout, in my humble opinion. That series was Villians United. Gail wrote the hell out of that book, and Dale Eaglesham kicked absolute ass, ably inked by Wade von Grawbadger. Val Semeiks and Prentis Rollins did a fair job on #3, when Dale fell behind due to illness. Of course, her work on Birds of Prey with Ed Benes and then Joe Bennett was outstanding, and no one has even come close to making them work as well as she did.
So, just to clarify – let’s have the Finches complete their assignment; but let’s consider this pairing when a new WW series is proposed.
Marvel is really cooking with gas!
The ideas behind the Secret Wars books are nothing short of fantastic!
My two favorites at the moment are Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and Armor Wars. The Spider-Marriage was viable, and Peter Parker rules!
Squadron Sinister by Marc Guggenheim and Carlos Pacheco is pretty fun, as well.