Sunday, June 13, 2010
One thing I like about DC is that no character or concept is too old or off of center for them to dust off and give another shot every once in a while. Detective Chimp had fallen well off the radar when he was reintroduced as a member of Shadowpact. I really enjoyed the work that Bill Willingham did with him on the title.
My favorite JLA/JSA crossover was the George Perez-penciled 3-parted featuring the Secret Society of Super Villains. It was there I was introduced to the Ultra-Humanite, in his simian form. I've been a big fan of his ever since, and was happy to finally find a cover to use him in.
The Batman (well, Bat-Ape) here is by Art Adams. Here's an Adams prelim page for Action Comics Annual #1, featuring Batman in a more familiar form with a more familiar partner...