David Finch (comics)
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker|
|Batman: The Dark Knight|
The New Avengers
|Awards||2009 Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist|
David Finch is a comics artist known for his work on Top Cow Productions' Cyberforce, as well as numerous subsequent titles for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, such as The New Avengers, Moon Knight, Ultimatum, and Brightest Day. He has provided album cover art for the band Disturbed, and done concept art for films such as Watchmen.
David Finch started his comics career drawing Top Cow Productions' Cyberforce, after series creator and studio founder Marc Silvestri ceased his run as writer/artist on that book. Finch co-created Ascension with Matt "Batt" Banning. He later worked on the first three issues of Aphrodite IX with David Wohl.
In 2003, Finch returned to comics for a year-long arc on Ultimate X-Men with writer Brian Michael Bendis. Following that, the duo moved on to The Avengers, where they destroyed Marvel's premiere superhero team and then relaunched it as The New Avengers featuring a radically different cast. On Avengers, David's presence doubled sales with starting with his first issue.
Finch worked on the revamped Moon Knight series with novelist Charlie Huston His run on Moon Knight skyrocketed this title into the main Marvel universe and saw it sell over five times the titles previous releases. he then illustrated Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #4, featuring Spider-Man. This was followed by the Ultimatum limited series for the Ultimate Marvel line. In addition to interior comics work, he has drawn several covers including those of "World War Hulk"; X-Men #200 and the "X-Men: Messiah Complex" storyline; and the X-Infernus miniseries.
Finch illustrated the cover to Disturbed's 2008 album, Indestructible, as well as doing concept design for the film adaptation of Alan Moore's Watchmen.
In January 2010, Finch left Marvel and became a DC Comics exclusive artist. Finch collaborated with Grant Morrison on Batman #700 (Aug. 2010) an oversized anniversary issue. In July 2010 DC announced that Finch would be writing and drawing a new ongoing series entitled Batman: The Dark Knight, the first story arc of which deals with the detective's more supernatural cases. The series launched with a January 2011 cover date, but was relaunched in November of that same year as part of the company-wide reboot The New 52.
In July 2012, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con, Finch was one of six artists who, along with DC co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, participated in the production of "Heroic Proportions", an episode of the Syfy reality television competition series Face Off, in which special effects were tasked to create a new superhero, with Finch and the other DC artists on hand to help them develop their ideas. The winning entry's character, Infernal Core by Anthony Kosar, was featured in Justice League Dark #16 (March 2013), which was published January 30, 2013. The episode premiered on January 22, 2013, as the second episode of the fourth season.
Finch and Geoff Johns launched a new Justice League of America series and the Forever Evil limited series in 2013. Finch and his wife, Meredith Finch, took over the creative duties on Wonder Woman beginning with issue #36 (Jan. 2015), their first collaborative effort.
As part of the DC Rebirth relaunch of DC's titles, Finch teamed with writer Tom King to launch the Batman vol. 3 series in June 2016.
In 2020, Finch drew the 1950s variant cover for The Joker 80th anniversary 100-page super spectacular #1 (June 2020). That July, Marvel Comics announced that it had acquired the publishing rights to the Alien and Predator franchises, for which Finch created two teaser posters.
Finch was influenced by illustrator Gerald Brom.
Finch lives in Ontario. He has a wife named Meredith, and three sons.
Finch won the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist in 2009.
In 2017, Finch and Tom King won an Eisner Award for the Best Short Story "Good Boy" in Batman Annual #1.
- Batman #700 (2010)
- Batman vol. 3 #1–5, 16–20, 24, 50, Annual #1 (2016–2018)
- Batman: The Return #1 (2010)
- Batman: The Dark Knight #1–5 (2010–2011)
- Batman: The Dark Knight vol. 2 #1–7, 9–15 (2011–2013)
- Forever Evil #1–7 (2013–2014)
- Justice League of America vol. 3 #1–3 (2013)
- Superman: War of the Supermen #0 (among other artists) (2010)
- Superman/Batman #75 (2010)
- Wonder Woman vol. 4 #36–42, 44–46, 48–50, Annual #1 (2014–2016)
- Aphrodite IX (full pencils): #0–2; (with Clarence Lansang): #3 (2000–2001)
- Ascension (full pencils): #1–5; (among other artists): #6–11 (1997–1999)
- Codename: Strikeforce #7 (1994)
- Cyberforce #15–22, 24–29, 31, Annual #1 (1994–1997)
- Darkness (pencil assists): #20–21; (full pencils): #39 (1999–2001)
- Ripclaw (Wizard special edition) #½ (1995)
- Tales of the Witchblade (with Billy Tan) #2 (1997)
Image Comics and DC Comics
Image Comics and Marvel Comics
- Witchblade/Elektra (1997)
- The Avengers #500–503 (2004)
- Call of Duty: The Brotherhood #1–6 (2002)
- Daredevil vol. 2 #65 (2004)
- Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America: Spider-Man (2007)
- Legion of Monsters: Morbius (Dracula/Lilith) #14 (2007)
- Moon Knight vol. 5 #1–8 (2006–2007)
- New Avengers #1–6, 11–13 (2005)
- Spider-Man Unlimited vol. 2 #14 (2006)
- Star Trek/X-Men (1996)
- Ultimate X-Men #27–28, 30, 34–45 (2003–2004)
- Ultimatum miniseries #1–5 (2008–2009)
- Uncanny X-Men ("Call of Duty") #406 (2002)
- Wolverine vol. 2 (Alpha Flight) #173, ("Call of Duty") #176 (2002)
- Wolverine #900 (2010)
- X-Men: Second Coming #1 (2010)
- X-Men Unlimited #35, 40 (2002–2003)
- X-Men Unlimited #46 (2003)
- The New Avengers #7 (2005)
- The Amazing Spider-Man #549,572 (variant cover) (2008)
- Savage Avengers #1- (2019-)
- Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 (2020)
- Action Comics #890, 900 (2011)
- Justice League International #3-12 (2011-2012)
- Batman #72,82 (2019)
- Catwoman #17 (2019)
- Dark Nights: Death Metal #1- (variant cover) (2020-)
- DCeased: Dead Planet* #1 (2020)
- The Joker 80th anniversary 100-page super spectacular #1 (variant cover) (2020)
- Batman/Catwoman #1(variant cover) (2020)
- ^ a b "Wondercon Special Guests". Comic-Con Magazine. San Diego Comic-Con International: 18–19. Winter 2010.
- ^ a b c d e David Finch at the Grand Comics Database
- ^ "David Finch". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 21, 2006. Archived from the original on May 20, 2016.
- ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "2000s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 323. ISBN 978-0756641238.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis would turn the Avengers' world on its end with this shocking new crossover event drawn by artist David Finch.
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- ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "2000s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 289. ISBN 978-0756692360.
Spider-Man had always been thought of as a solo hero and one who wouldn't work well in a team. Writer Brian Michael Bendis shattered that myth in the mid-2000s when he made Spidey a member of the New Avengers.
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- ^ a b Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 1 - Knight Terrors (The New 52) 2013. DC Comics
- ^ Phegley, Kiel (December 5, 2010). "Exclusive: David Finch Signs with DC Comics". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016.
- ^ Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 342. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
Written by Grant Morrison with art by Tony S. Daniel, Andy Kubert, Frank Quitely, [David] Finch, and Richard Friend, this milestone issue of Batman featured an all-star roster of talent.
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- ^ Segura, Alex (July 13, 2010). "David Finch Takes on Batman: The Dark Knight as Writer/Artist". DC Comics. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016.
Starting in November, Finch will take the reins of Batman: The Dark Knight, a new ongoing Batman title featuring the hyper-detailed and kinetic artwork Finch has become known for plus his unique and yet classic interpretation of the Caped Crusader.
- ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (July 13, 2010). "Gotham Calling: Finch On The Dark Knight". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
- ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "2010s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 317. ISBN 978-1465424563.
Writer/artist David Finch saw the birth of his own Batman title in the form of this new ongoing series that allowed the popular artist to explore his own Batman stories.
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- ^ Manning "2010s" in Dougall, p. 321: "While the original series had begun at the start of 2011 and only ran five issues, it was decided to relaunch the title in order to have the series restart with the rest of the New 52 books."
- ^ Melrose, Kevin (January 16, 2013). "Dan DiDio, Jim Lee and DC artists to appear on Syfy's Face Off". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 18, 2018.
- ^ "Dan DiDio, Jim Lee and DC Entertainment's Stellar Talent to Guest Star on SYFY's Hit Competition Series Face Off". DC Comics. January 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 18, 2018.
- ^ Nguyen, Minhquan (February 1, 2013). "Justice League Dark #16 – Review". Weekly Comic Book Review. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013.
- ^ "Heroic Proportions", Face Off, Season 4, Episode 2. Syfy, January 22, 2013.
- ^ Truitt, Brian (August 27, 2012). "JLI annual leads to an all-new Justice League of America". USA Today. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- ^ Manning "2010s" in Dougall, p. 339: "Writer Geoff Johns and artist David Finch revealed the true definitions of evil in this series."
- ^ Campbell, Josie (July 1, 2014). "Meredith, David Finch Discuss Taking Wonder Woman More 'Mainstream'". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
Azzarello and Chiang hand over the keys to the Amazonian demigod's world to the just-announced husband-and-wife team of artist David Finch and writer Meredith Finch.Archive requires scrolldown
- ^ Schedeen, Jesse (June 17, 2016). "Tom King and David Finch on Relaunching Batman for DC Rebirth". IGN. Archived from the original on June 26, 2016.
- ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (June 16, 2016). "Tom King Says 'Batman' is 'Psychotic, Inspiring' and Doesn't Need a Rebirth". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 17, 2016.
As part of DC's Rebirth relaunch, King is joined by superstar artist David Finch on the now bi-weekly Batman.
- ^ Adams, Tim (July 3, 2020). "Marvel Unleashes Alien and Predator on the Avengers in David Finch Teasers". CBR.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2020. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
- ^ Wai Chun (September 8, 2018). "STGCC2018: Interview with David Finch". NTU Visual Arts Society. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
- ^ . DC Comics. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
- ^ Gilly, Casey (August 1, 2014). "SDCC: Meredith & David Finch Discuss Finding the Core of 'Wonder Woman'". CBR.com. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
- ^ Wonder Woman Vol. 7: War-Torn 2016. DC Comics
- ^ "2009 Nominees and Winners". Joe Shuster Awards. 2009. Archived from the original on March 23, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
- ^ "DC Entertainment congratulates all the 2017 Eisner Award nominees and winners!". DC Comics. July 22, 2017. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018.
Tom King and David Finch won Eisner Awards for their Best Short Story 'Good Boy' in Batman Annual #1.
- Official website
- David Finch at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
- David Finch at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- David Finch at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators