Wednesday Comics

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Wednesday Comics
Cover for Wednesday Comics #1.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Weekly
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date July 2009
Number of issues 12
Editor(s) Mark Chiarello
Collected editions
Hardcover ISBN 1-4012-2747-3

Wednesday Comics was a weekly anthology comic book launched by DC Comics on July 8, 2009.[1] The twelve issues of the title were published in 14" x 20" broadsheet format,[2] deliberately similar to Sunday newspaper comics sections. Each edition featured 15 pages, each from a different story by a different creative team.

Publication history[edit]

Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello,[3] creators were approached and asked to develop stories for the characters they would most like to write. Each issue was 16 pages, with each story taking up one full page when folded out.

The first Superman story was printed in USA Today[4] and subsequent installments were posted online at the USA Today website.[5]

Stories[edit]

Each issue printed the strips in the following sequence:

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into an individual volume:

Awards[edit]

Wednesday Comics won the 2010 Harvey Award in the category Best Anthology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wednesday Comics #1". DC Comics.com. 
  2. ^ "Sunday Comics on Wednesday? DC's New 'Wednesday Comics'". Newsarama. March 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ Brady, Matt (March 20, 2009). "Creating 'Wednesday Comics' - Talking to Mark Chiarello". Newsarama. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ Colton, David (June 15, 2009). "Superman to leap off these pages". USA Today. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ Brady, Matt (June 20, 2009). "Heroes Con '09 - 'DC Nation' Panel". Newsarama. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  6. ^ Trecker, Jamie (September 3, 2009). "Wednesday Comics Thursday: Brian Azzarello on Batman". Newsarama. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (August 19, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Brian Azzarello". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (August 26, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Dave Gibbons". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ Trecker, Jamie (August 6, 2009). "Wednesday Comics Thursday 4: Ryan Sook Brings Kamandi to Life". Newsarama. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (September 16, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Arcudi & Bermejo". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Renaud, Jeffrey (September 10, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Ben Caldwell and Dave Bullock & Vinton Heuck". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  12. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (August 5, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Kurt Busiek & Eddie Berganza". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ Geddes, John (May 25, 2010). "Neil Gaiman on 'Metamorpho' and 'Wednesday Comics'". USA Today. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  14. ^ Minnick, Remy (January 30, 2009). "Gaiman & Allred on Metamorpho". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  15. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (July 8, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Mike Allred". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  16. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (September 23, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Paul Pope". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  17. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (July 15, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Jimmy Palmiotti". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  18. ^ Trecker, Jamie (August 20, 2009). "Wednesday Comics Thursday: Amanda Conner Brings the Cute". Newsarama. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  19. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (June 18, 2009). "Dan DiDio Talks Wednesday Comics!". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ .Renaud, Jeffrey (July 22, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: The Kuberts". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  21. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (July 29, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Karl Kerschl". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  22. ^ Trecker, Jamie (September 2, 2009). "Wednesday Comics Thursday #5: Kerschl and the Flash". Newsarama. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  23. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (September 2, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Walt Simonson". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  24. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (August 12, 2009). "Wednesday Comics: Kyle Baker". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 

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