Solo (DC Comics)
Logo used for Solo with early DC Comics logo
|Publication date||Oct. 2004 - Aug. 2006|
|No. of issues||12|
|Main character(s)||Various DC characters|
|Created by||Mark Chiarello|
Solo was canceled in 2006; in total, twelve issues appeared.
The title was conceived as an anthology series to spotlight the work of a different comic book artist in each issue. The creators were free to tell stories in any genre and to use DC's library of characters as they saw fit. They could also work with writers if they chose, but the intention of the series was for them to show off the range of their own individual artistic sensibilities and abilities.
In some ways it could be seen as a descendant of DC's old Showcase series, though instead of developing new concepts the title highlights the work of established industry professionals.
- #1 Tim Sale (with Jeph Loeb, Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, and Diana Schutz)
- #2 Richard Corben (with John Arcudi)
- #3 Paul Pope
- #4 Howard Chaykin
- #5 Darwyn Cooke
- #6 Jordi Bernet (with John Arcudi, Joe Kelly, Andrew Helfer, Chuck Dixon, and Brian Azzarello)
- #7 Mike Allred (with Laura Allred and Lee Allred)
- #8 Teddy Kristiansen (with Neil Gaiman and Steven Seagle)
- #9 Scott Hampton (with John Hitchcock)
- #10 Damion Scott (with Rob Markmam and Jennifer Carcano)
- #11 Sergio Aragonés (with Mark Evanier)
- #12 Brendan McCarthy (with Howard Hallis, Steve Cook, Sir Trevor Goring, Robbie Morrison, Tom O'Connor and Jono Howard)
Creators discussed as working on future issues of Solo before the series was canceled include: Brian Bolland, John Cassaday, Dave Gibbons, Adam Hughes, Kevin Maguire, Tony Harris, J. G. Jones, Kevin Nowlan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, Jill Thompson, Brian Stelfreeze, Bruce Timm, John Van Fleet, George Pratt and Matt Wagner. Elements of Walt Simonson's issue later became the basis of his graphic novel The Judas Coin.
- Best short story: "Teenage Sidekick," by Paul Pope, in Solo #3
- Best single issue: Solo #5, by Darwyn Cooke
- Best anthology: Solo, edited by Mark Chiarello