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Walter Simonson on the Cover for The Judas Coin

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DC Entertainment announced Walter Simonson will be doing not only the cover for The Judas Coin, a 94-page hardcover graphic novel, but will be writing and illustrating it as well. Here Simonson talks what inspired him for this Batman and Two-Face cover.


This fall, DC Entertainment will be releasing THE JUDAS COIN, an original 94-page hardcover graphic novel written and illustrated by industry legend Walter Simonson.

THE JUDAS COIN features characters from all across the DC Universe. Today, take an exclusive first look at the book’s cover based on a featured showdown between Batman and Two-Face.

“The cover for THE JUDAS COIN was designed and drawn with inspiration provided in part by movie posters from the ‘60s and ‘70s,” Simonson exclusively told THE SOURCE. “In particular, I was thinking of the posters of Bob Peak, who did such beautiful work back then with montage. Peak was a master at creating a strong central image and surrounding it with smaller, often fairly loose images derived from various scenes in the movie.

I make no claims to Peak’s draftsmanship, but for a work like THE JUDAS COIN, comprised as it is of six separate but related stories, I wanted a cover that would provide both a strong visual image at its core, and a series of small drawings that would reflect the structure of the book’s interior. Batman and Two-Face, eternal enemies, provided a good focal point. The vignettes around them echo the individual stories within the book.”

Look out for The Judas Coin September 18th and keep checking Comic Booked for your up to date DC coverage! Will you be running out to buy this graphic novel?

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Ashley (Supergirlove) has jumped into the geek world head on with everything from coffee dates at comic book stores, to the San Diego Comic Con being the highlight of her year. Her hero is Supergirl, and was privileged enough to meet Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort. You can find her attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where she resides in the Gryffindor house, usually watching movies or reading books about love.

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