DC News: Writer "Joe Gill" Dies; DC And Vertigo Titles Reviewed In February Playboy

Tue, January 23rd, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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DC AND VERTIGO TITLES REVIEWED IN FEBRUARY PLAYBOY

The February Playboy features a roundup review of comics from the DC Universe and Vertigo. Among them are SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY, which Scott Alexander calls, "frightfully ambitious…It is super-heroes done with integrity and without gimmick, irony or deconstruction." On THE EXTERMINATORS, Alexander writes, "It's creepy the way only an army of mutated cockroaches can be." Alexander points to TESTAMENT as an example of how "Comics are at their best when used to tell stories that could not exist in any other medium." And on THE OTHER SIDE and SCALPED, Alexander praises writer Jason Aaron's "talent for dialogue," which is "complemented spectacularly by R.M. Guera's vivid pencil work."

WRITER JOE GILL DIES AT AGE 87

Joe Gill, one of the most prolific writers in comic-book history, has passed away at age 87. Gill worked for Charlton Comics for most of his career, most notably writing stories starring Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Peacemaker, Judomaster, Son of Vulcan, Sarge Steel and others. Gill also wrote for DC Comics briefly on titles including SECRET SIX and HOT WHEELS.

 
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