Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, the splashie from my recent pull-list that actually got me excited, the return of Jack Kirby creations Mister Miracle and his wife Big Barda. Both drawn expertly by Nicola Scott in the pages of DC's Earth 2.
I didn't know about Mister Miracle's return in this issue, I was picking it up because it also features the return of another classic concept, Dr Fate. To find one of my favourite DC characters ever is back (on a collision course with Steppenwolf and his Fury no less), has me thinking that my monthly DC haul, which has lately dwindled to just two titles, may soon be expanding back to three.
I love how both costume redesigns nod to, but don't trample over each character's history. Geez Nicola Scott, is there anything you can't draw? And yes, Dr Fate got a pretty cool splash page too;
What do you think?