Mike Wieringo caught my eye this week. He was never one of my favorites, at the time he drew Superman in the aughts I was not a fan, I thought his look was too cartoon-y. Which is odd, because Pasqual Ferry who was also on the books at the time was one of my favorites.

Wieringo, before Superman, I knew only from two issues of ‘The Flash,’ the ‘Zero Hour‘ issue, and the one immediately after it, the 0-numbered book. That 0 issue, that was one of my favorite single issues for a long time, but the Flash was never one of my favorites so I didn’t pick the series up. (I did collect a Mark Waid/Mike Wieringo series later on, their run on ‘The Fantastic Four,’ and to this day, I have no idea why I did that. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I’m not really a Marvel guy, why did I collect that book!?!)

So last Friday though, for whatever reason, I really wanted to look at his stuff, and now, a few years on, I absolutely love it! My FF and Flash books were sold long ago, of course I’ve still got the Supermans, he did this other book, ‘Tellos,’ that I’d never heard of but now have to hunt down. But his lines are beautiful!

So now I’m scrounging the internet and the local comic store and wondering how much of his style I’ll be able to absorb, and trying to come up with another story entirely where I could use crisp clean lines like that. Just another project on the pile of projects I’d like to tackle some day.


*Not the drummer.