Now that this week’s shipments are out, I find myself anticipating the Silent War mini series due out January 17th. Since I have come back to comic book collecting one of the new artists I have really enjoyed is Frazier Irving. Irving will be doing all of the art for Silent War (pencils, inks, and colors) and X-Men’s David Hine will be the writer.
Irving’s most recent work has been in the pages of DC’s Robin #157 (cover pictured) this month, and Marvel’s Iron Man: The Inevitable mini series in early 2006. He was the artist for DC’s Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch-Boy mini series in 2005. His style is very dark and unique. I imagine he will be picked up by one of the big two publishers for exclusive work soon, especially after seeing his work on Robin this month.
Silent War basically picks up on the successful Son of M mini-series and features The Inhumans (Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Karnak etc.) after Black Bolt’s declaration of war on humanity at the close of Son of M. The Fantastic 4(with Reed and Sue still together?) take up the challenge as humanity’s defenders.
Continuity concerns aside, I’m looking forward to it.