In the past year, DC has pulled of several coups, specifically when it comes to signing talent such as Bruno Redondo, Liam Sharp, Andy Kubert, Javier Fernandez, Jorge Jiménez, Amanda Conner, James Tynion IV and Dan Abnett to exclusivity deals. And by that, we mean each listed creator can work on content published by only DC or Vertigo for a specified amount of time.
Their latest acquisition is good news for avid readers of Action Comics – and we’ll certainly tell you why in a matter of moments – as none other than artist Viktor Bogdanovic is the latest to be welcomed to the fold. Having cut his teeth on miniseries such as Batman: Arkham Knight and Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot, it wasn’t long before the publisher moved him to ongoing titles, which he recently reminisced on:
“I started working for DC in late 2014. It’s been an amazing place for me. My very first book was BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT and then came SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: DEADSHOT. More recently, I had the unique chance to help create a cooler character than Batman—of course I’m talking about New Super-Man, Kong Kenan.”
Although many fans will argue his saying that Kenan is cooler than Batman, you at least have to agree that being able to introduce such a character was a huge milestone in his career. As such, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Bogdanovic will remain on that family of titles, and will soon join Dan Jurgens on one of the best books currently on racks:
“Drawing the Man of Steel himself in ACTION COMICS is another childhood dream come true. There are exciting things happening at DC right now and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”
You can look forward to seeing him make his Action Comics debut with issue #983, which is set to arrive in comic shops on July 12.