From the editor's desk: Shelly Bond

From the editor's desk: Shelly Bond

By DCE Editorial Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Hey! Lucky you. You’re just in time for a Tuesday Tonic! The definition may vary from week to week, but you can be sure that at the very least, it will be “ An invigorating, refreshing, or restorative agent or influence.” and/or “The first note of a diatonic scale; the keynote.” If you stopped by yesterday, you know the official drill. Each Vertigo editor is assigned one day per week to post the most sordid, scandalous, sanctimonious scraps of ephemera that best exploit the inner mechanics of his/her own comic book arena. In other words: If it’s in my proverbial clutches, it’s fair game. HELLBLAZER – New Storyline/New colorist -- Another Season in Hell Exciting news on the HB front. Colorist extraordinaire Brian Buccellato joins the monthly team and brings a verdant grit to the series as writer Milligan and artists Camuncoli, Landini and Bisley drag a none-too-enthusiastic John Constantine down under for “Another Season in Hell.” Check out the double-page spread from issue #287 and tell me that you don’t pity our poor old mage. IZOMBIE #24 – cover sensationalist! Dead President Kennedy takes a walk on the wild side circa the 1970s in this solo adventure. It’s her first job as a zombie secret agent and it’s obvious that cover artist Mike Allred, frontman of the mod rock band, THE GEAR, can wield a Windsor and Newton series 7 #1 ink brush and a 12-string Rickenbacker 360 with equal aplomb! (or a plain old Sharpie and a Gretsch Superaxe with a bigsby whammy in a pinch!) And finally, here’s a note to my loyal, favorite freelancers: If you tried to get me fired, forgot to buy me a birthday present, or missed a deadline (ANY deadline), you had it coming. Shelly Bond Editor--FABLES, HELLBLAZER, iZOMBIE, FAIREST etc, etc.