This week DC Comics is releasing a deluxe hardcover of Batman Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
As it turns out, this hardcover may not be as deluxe as fans would like. In regards to this new version, Mazzucchelli says, “I didn’t even know they were making it, and I don’t understand why they thought it was necessary — several years ago, DC asked me if I’d help put together a deluxe edition of Batman: Year One, and Dale Crain and I worked for months to try to make a definitive version. Now whoever’s in charge has thrown all that work in the garbage. First, they redesigned the cover, and recolored my artwork; second, they printed the book on shiny paper, which was never a part of the original design, all the way back to the first hardcover in 1988; third they printed the color from corrupted, out-of-focus digital files, completely obscuring all of Richmond Lewis’ hand-painted work.”
So keeping that in mind, this week’s Challengers Assemble! theme is your take on Batman’s beginning. Whatever you feel represents Batman in the first year of his crime-fighting career.
If you are interested in participating, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, 72 dpi.
-E-mail art to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.
-Along with your art, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want the art credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
3. If your art is for sale, the asking price (optional).