David Finch is at it again! Drawing Batman that is. Back in 2011, Finch was amongst the new creators to join in the re-shuffling of the DC Comics Universe and take the Dark Knight in bold new directions, and now, as DC undergoes Rebirth, Finch returns to Gotham with a new partner and a new mandate. Finch’s credits include Justice League of America, Wonder Woman, and Forever Evil, as well as Marvel books like Ultimate X-Men and New Avengers, but right now his work life’s about Batman, and that’s kind of the way Finch likes it. On the eve of his appearance at Fan Expo Canada this Labour Day weekend, we talked to Finch about Batman’s appeal, how he leaves his mark on the character, and his thoughts on how comic book movies are affecting the way he makes comic book art. (more…)
Whether she’s wearing pants, metal bra, leather jacket, gold tiara, or a star spangled bikini, Wonder Woman is the diva of costume changes. In a new cover that debuted online earlier today, the creative team of Meredith & David Finch are updating the warrior of themyscira’s look once a again. Premiering in the June issues Wonder Woman #41, WW is now decked out in a full body suit, and has ditched the lasso and sword for retractable blades on her wrists. (more…)
The convention circuit is important for a comic book artist, a chance to meet and greet their fans, and see the effect that their work is having first hand, and David Finch is no exception. The man who’s currently drawing DC Comics’ big crossover event Forever Evil has had a long and storied history in the business drawing Cyber Force, Ascension, New Avengers and Ultimatum before transferring to DC in 2010 and helping to relaunch the company and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight for the New 52. Taking time out from meeting fans at Toronto ComiCon, Finch talked about his past, his present, his new favourite character and his secret to drawing a good Batman. (more…)
Superhero comics are all about building up iconic, seemingly invulnerable heroes and then thinking of ways to tear them down. This becomes a greater challenge when you’re talking about superhero teams, particularly teams of seemingly endless power like The Avengers. You’ve got to find ways to physically, emotionally and psychologically challenge the characters while leaving as few holes in your plot as possible, and because you’re dealing with a mythos that’s already half a century old, you have to do with an eye toward both the past and the future. When this sort of thing is done poorly, it’s almost painful to read. When it’s done well, as it in Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch’s Avengers Disassembled, it becomes classic.