DC Comics announced this week that the incredibly talented Nicola Scott would be handling art duties for three upcoming issues of the recently relaunched Superman.
It comes as a shock to no one that, across the board at DC Comics, fill-in artists are coming into the picture at around this time after DC’s September wide line relaunch. When details began to emerge that DC was preparing against issue delays, one of the first things fans began to think of was how little time the artists were getting. And it’s not just Jesus Merino on Superman, it’s Andy Kubert taking over for Rags Morales on Action Comics also, and the list will undoubtedly continue to grow when the issues and story arcs progress.
That said, I couldn’t be happier that Scott will be working on issues three, five and six of Superman. As a fan of hers, it’s unfortunate that she won’t be the ongoing artist for the title, but the fans of the comic shouldn’t be disappointed, because series regular Jesus Merino is an amazing artist, as well. Nicola Scott is signed to an exclusive contract with DC Comics and will also be doing pencils for the upcoming Justice Society of America (on Earth 2) comic book with James Robinson that was recently announced, as well. So, for me, the more art I can see from her on a monthly basis is a very good thing. In fact, this announcement is making me want to start buying Superman again!
If you’re not familiar with Scott’s artwork from Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Teen Titans, or any of the other books she’s worked on, head over to DC Comics’ official page and check out the preview art for issue three of Superman. You’ll be a fan of her’s, like me, in no time!
Nicola Scott will be joining George Perez on issue three of Superman, which is scheduled to hit stores on November 23.