Batman: Europa four issue mini-series, will kick off the New Year by having Bats infected with a virus, and the Joker an essential part of finding his cure.
In one sentence it's top ten seller, just like that - never mind the fact it's written by Brian (100 Bullets) Azzarello, and Matteo Casali. The artistic side though, drives me Joker-style insane.
DC's Source blog reveals the infectious trip across Europe will be handled by an "all-star cast of artists". The beyond legendary Jim Lee gets issue one, then the remaining instalments will be rendered by Giuseppe Camuncoli (who is handling layouts for the entire series), Diego Latorre and Jock.
Nice and all, but (and at no disrespect to any of the artists involved) do we really need multiple artists to produce a title, especially a mini?
So what do you reckon? Does this new trend make titles jarring to read? Or am I just that old that change has become hard to stomach? Either way, it sure makes you appreciate the titles where artists are given a decent turn at bat.