Had some time this morning to sit down and read a couple of the books that I purchased yesterday: Captain America #8 and Simone Bianchi and Mark Millar’s Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1.
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Volume #1 | 2019)
Now, I wasn’t immediately drawn to the name “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” or its science fiction kid/parent dynamic premise but decided to give it a chance since I am a big fan of Mark Millar related properties…and I’m glad I did. In addition, Italian artist Simone Bianchi’s art clearly stands out in more ways than one.
I know that last sentence is pretty vague but do ask me about it if ever we meet up in person.
In 2010, writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven released a four-part series called Nemesis that centered on the the intriguing premise, “What if Batman was The Joker?”
Now, I would have bought that book in a heartbeat had I been more active in the comic book community during that time. But in truth, I knew nothing about it until I read it during a connecting flight from San Francisco to Manila (via Portland) back in 2016.
Despite some over-the-top sub themes, I thought the book was relatively great.
My one takeaway: Nemesis’ design reminded me so much of an all-white Hanna-Barbera Productions’ Space Ghost.
As a way to join in on the collective efforts of the comic book community, I have donated this original inked Superior page (Issue #4 | Page #15) and left it with the kind people of Druid’s Keep/DK Collectibles, Inc. over at their Fort branch.
Art by Leinil Francis Yu and inked by Gerry Alanguilan, Superior (2010) holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest comic ever produced as well as having the most number of creators working on a single comic.
Sir Gerry signed the piece at the Komikero Komiks Museum in San Pablo City on August 13, 2016, while Leinil added his signature during Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Filbar’s Megamall.