Peter J Tomasi Gets an Ad For His Own Graphic Novel in Detective Comics #994

Peter J Tomasi Gets an Ad For His Own Graphic Novel in Detective Comics #994

Posted by December 12, 2018 Comment

Today sees the publication of Detective Comics #944, the first issue written by Peter J Tomasi in a role we first reported back in January 2018 and then confirmed by DC Comics in July.

But something is different about this comic and every other one published by DC Comics today. In that it contains an ad for Peter J Tomasi’s graphic novel, The Bridge drawn by Sara Duvall, as it gets a paperback edition.

Usually DC Comics sales department sell ads to run across a line of books, themed by week, month or imprint demographic. An individual ad for one comic in a line such as this is most unusual.

But then, it is for one of their own – in his debut Batman issue as well… and maybe helps make up for bumping him off the Superman books when Brian Bendis took a shine to them.

In this extraordinary graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara DuVall bring to life the construction of one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and shine a light on the incredible triumphs and tragedies that went into building the Brooklyn Bridge. After the accidental death of John Augustus Roebling in 1869, it was up to Roebling’s son Washington to complete the massive project. Unfortunately, there was more pain to follow, as Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden. Washington’s wife, Emily, deftly assumed a key role in the bridge’s construction by becoming her husband’s eyes and ears at the work site. As Washington’s wisest council, Emily skillfully navigated work crews who now had to answer to a woman, contractors, a hostile press, and a greedy city politician—all looking to take credit for the magnificent bridge slowly making its way across the East River. Through it all, the Roeblings persisted, rising above every obstacle to build the great bridge that connects Brooklyn and New York.

You can see a preview of The Bridge and a talk with Tomasi about the book on Bleeding Cool right here.

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
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(Last Updated December 12, 2018 6:56 pm )

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