Jupiter’s Children is Millar and Quitely’s new project; twelve issues from Image.
“It was bizarre because [Quitely] came to me, which was massively unexpected,” Millar explained. “Frank and I are really good friends, and we’ve known each other for over ten years. Out families are about the same age, and we see each other socially. But he’s really worked at Marvel and then DC for the past decade, so I never thought he’d be interested in working on a creator-owned book. Like I said, there is a risk on doing a creator-owned book. It’s not like picking up your check from DC or whatever. And because Frank is a slow artist, that makes it doubly tough. But there’s a certain track record for both of us now, so working together means there’s less of a risk. He just said to me, ‘Do you have anything coming up that you think I’d be good for?’ and I said, ‘Um…actually yes!’ And then I went and tried to think of something.”
Kim Thompson has a nice colour comparison of different Prince Valiant reprints.
While I think the Danish colorists behind the 1991 version made a (heh) valiant effort at capturing the glory of Foster (the less said about the Nostalgia Press version the better), it’s pretty obvious which one is the keeper here. (Also, Foster didn’t make the native Americans the color of boiled lobsters.)
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