Image comics for July 2013: this is the cover for Lazarus #2, drawn by Michael Lark. It’s the pictorial definition of the badass woman.
This is the cover for Lazarus #1, drawn by Michael Lark, for the new creator-owned series drawn by Lark and written by Greg Rucka, to be published by Image, coming soon.
This is the cover for the deluxe hardcover of Scene Of The Crime, drawn by Michael Lark and Sean Phillips. Scene Of The Crime was an excellent mini-series written by Ed Brubaker, drawn by Lark and inked by Phillips, published back in 1999 at Vertigo. It’s great news that it’s getting the deluxe treatment.
Comic book collection: Scene Of The Crime was a four-issue mini-series from Vertigo that was a straight hard-boiled detective book. It was written by Ed Brubaker and drawn by Michael Lark, long before they would reunite on Gotham Central (and subsequently Daredevil). It is probably my first taste of both creators, and it was not to be the last. It was a great little mystery, and it would have been great if there had been further stories with the main character, Jack Herriman, but it was not to be. This is the cover to the trade paperback, now subtitled A Little Piece Of Goodnight, by Lark.
Comic Book Collection images: Gotham Central was a brilliant premise – stories about the police who work in the same town as Batman – and was also written and drawn wonderfully. Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka took the two different shifts, coming together for big stories, and Michael Lark brought his excellent noir stylings to police procedurals about ordinary cops dealing with extraordinary villains. It was a fantastic series, which meant that its sales were never healthy despite the critical acclaim, and it was a shame to see it end. The image is the cover for the first trade paperback by Lark.