Monday, September 10, 2007


I have always been a fan of Mark Waid's. I usually don't go for super hero books and, thankfully, this isn't one. The premise is a simple one. In New York City there is a place where all the John and Jane Does are buried. It's called Potter's Field. There is this mystery man that goes by the name of John Doe and he has one purpose in life. He finds out the names of the anonymous dead in Potter's Field. After he finds it he carves their name into the small, gray tombstone. This is a wicked idea for a series and one that could go on for quite some time. The main character is always cool and doesn't eave fingerprints. He has operatives that he has helped previously that help him with the foot work in solving these unsolvable cases.

I'm not familiar with Paul Azaceta but his artwork fits this like a glove.

Potter's Field is being released by BOOM! Studios. This is one that people who love to see the comic world stretched to admit the most interesting of stories need to pick up. You won't be sorry.

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