Michael Golden Muscles In With Variant WildStorm Covers

Mon, October 23rd, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

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Artist/writer Michael Golden, creator of X-Men's Rogue, has been tapped to use some of that strong-arm penciling talent to give a little extra incentive to folks purchasing both Wildstorm's-- "Midnighter #1" AND "WetWorks #2."

Know for his detail oriented rendering on "The 'Nam," "Micronauts," "G.I. Joe Yearbook," and "Dr. Strange #55, " among many, many more, Golden brings a unique vision while covering the two books.

From the pages of "The Authority", the Midnighter is the world's most lethal weapon in the new Worldstorm series, written by Garth Ennis, with interior art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

"The editor, Scott Dunbier, had a very clear vision for what he wanted for this "Midnighter" variant cover-- something strong and singular and dynamic," says Golden. "Working with Scott, I was trying to convey a sense of mystery and violence as well, without relaying on typical superhero visualizations."

Hitting the stands in late October, "Wetworks #2," is written by Mike Carey, with art by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend. It promises to be an explosive new book as the leads of the book investigate a series of mysterious killings in San Francisco, while a werewolf cop is grilled for information.

" On "WetWorks," what I was trying to do, was produce a montage of story elements incorporating the major characters," Golden continued, "The trick is to not give the story away while doing that," he laughed. "The goal is to entice the reader and their interest, not tell the whole tale up front."

A groundbreaking artist, notable milestones in Golden's career includes work on practically every character in the comics lexicon as well as the creation of "Spartan X" with Jackie Chan, and the creation of "Bucky O'Hare" with Larry Hama. The later inspired an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, while Vanguard Productions is currently planning a Manga version of the series to be released later this year. Eva Ink will put out the signed edition.

And, expect to see alot more of Golden's dynamic rendering, with new covers for Marvel, DC Comics and Dynamic Forces, hitting the stands steadily throughout the Fall and Spring. (For more information on Michael Golden, contact: evaink@aol.com.)

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