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We're At Heroes Con Update (Video Edition!)

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The Evening After Update

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The Catch Your Breath Update

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The Art Update - Part 2

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

This is the listing of the second round of tiers we'll be presenting, beginning at 2pm Pacific, with Rick's original art.

There's a couple pieces in here that are... well, you'll know 'em when you see 'em, I suspect.

DETECTIVE COMICS

Detective Comics 765, Page 12 - "Vacancies." Commissioner Gordon's home has been robbed, and this strikes a particular nerve with Batman. With Sasha accompanying him, Batman pursues the robbers, but is it revenge or something more that the Dark Knight is after? Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Rodney Ramos; Letters: Todd Klein

Detective Comics 775, Page 16 - "Atonement, Part Three." This was my last issue of my run on Detective Comics (barring my issues featuring Batwoman), and I'd asked then editor Bob Schreck if Rick could draw it. Following the "Bruce Wayne: Murderer" storyline, Batman has been unable to locate Sasha, who was imprisoned for murder. Believing she's now working for Checkmate, he's been waiting for the opportunity to finally confront her. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Jim Royal; Letters: Todd Klein

BATMAN

Batman 587, Page 13 - "Officer Down, Part One - These Are Your Rights." The start of the Officer Down storyline. In this scene, Commissioner Gordon is speaking to his best detectives - the Major Crimes Unit, many of them who were featured in Gotham Central. This storyline was the only time, to my knowledge, that Rick drew the Gotham Central detectives. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Rodney Ramos; Letters: Willie Schubert

GOTHAM KNIGHTS

Gotham Knights 13, Page 3 - "Officer Down, Part Seven - The End." The conclusion of the Officer Down storyline, culminating in Commissioner James Gordon's decision to retire. Another rare moment of Rick drawing the MCU detectives, in particular my favorite partner pair of Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Rodney Ramos; Letters: Willie Schubert

BATMAN/HUNTRESS: CRY FOR BLOOD

Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood 2, Page 17 - "Cry for Blood, Part Two." Things for the Huntress have gone from bad to worse, putting her on a collision course with Batman, Nightwing, and the GCPD. Unwilling to follow Batman's orders, and afraid of being exposed as the Huntress to Gotham's Five Families, she looks for a way to escape. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka Pencil and Inks: Rick Burchett Letters: Clem Robins

QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED II

Queen & Country Declassified II Issue 2, Page 11 - Having put away their guns, Wallace and Detective Mei find a teashop and have a chat in an obvious homage to John Woo's "Hard Boiled." Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka Pencil and Inks: Rick Burchett

And finally...

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT

Legends of the Dark Knight 125, Page 22 - "Falling Back." This is one of the first, and arguably best, things Rick and I have done together. Part of the No Man's Land storyline, the story is a sentimental favorite to both of us, and frankly, that's why we're pricing it so high. We'd be perfectly happy not to part with this one, ever. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: James Hodgkins; Letters: Willie Schubert

Hold fast!

Greg

The Art Update - Part One

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

There's an odd sense of gravitas to this for me, and I suppose it's kinda silly, but there it is. Looking at the art Rick is parting with, these are all pages from stories he and I have done together over the years. It's hard for me to not get sentimental.

We're going to be offering the tiers in two batches, the first going up at 1pm Pacific today, the second at 2pm. There are 14 pages in all. I'm presenting the first seven pages here, the remaining seven in an update to follow. If you want to take a look at the high-res versions, I'll have a link in the description of each piece.

Pages are from Detective Comics, Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood, Gotham Knights, Legends of the Dark Knight, Batman, The Batman 10-Cent Adventure, and Queen & Country Declassified II.

DETECTIVE COMICS

Detective Comics 757, Page 3 - "Air Time." A one-shot short-story. A sentimental favorite of mine. Just another night in Gotham City, beginning with what Batman views as a failure in his mission, and ending with a the Dark Knight rescuing a family trapped in their car under water. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Letters: Todd Klein; Inker: Rodney Ramos

Detective Comics 762, Page 10 - "Passings." Bruce Wayne's bodyguard Sasha Bordeaux, forced upon him by the Board of Directors of Wayne Enterprises, has discovered what he's up to at night, and even though he's the Batman, she still insists on doing her job. To do so, she must follow Batman's instructions and join him in his vigilante activities. This story is her first night "on the job." This means she has to leap off of a skyscraper. She is… reticent. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Dan Davis; Letters: Todd Klein

Detective Comics 762, Page 13 - "Passings." Having leapt, Sasha lands, and discovers what every costumed hero of Gotham City already knows - you can't buy that kind of adrenaline rush. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Dan Davis; Letters: Todd Klein

BATMAN

Batman 587, Page 3 - "Officer Down, Part One - These Are Your Rights." The start of the Officer Down storyline. It's the end of a long day on the job for Commissioner Gordon and also, coincidentally, his birthday. A quiet moment between Gordon and the Dark Knight to set the stage for the story to come. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Rodney Ramos; Letters: Willie Schubert

BATMAN - THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE

The Batman 10-Cent Adventure, Page 6 - "The Fool's Errand." This was a promotional book - as you can tell by the cover price - designed to give insight and articulation to just who Batman is in the then-current DC continuity. This is actually one of my favorite stories that I wrote, and one that Rick executed beautifully, I thought. It's simply "an average night" for Batman, as seen through the eyes of Sasha Bordeaux. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package. 

High-res version is here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencils: Rick Burchett; Inks: Klaus Janson; Letters: Willie Schubert

BATMAN/HUNTRESS: CRY FOR BLOOD

Batman/Huntress: Cry For Blood 1, Page 8 - "Cry for Blood, Part One." Batman pays Helena Bertinelli, aka The Huntress, a visit after one of Gotham's more notorious mafioso has been found dead with a crossbow bolt in his chest. Their relationship, always adversarial, is taking a turn for the worst. Meanwhile, Vic Sage, aka The Question, has had his curiosity piqued. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencil and Inks: Rick Burchett; Letters: Clem Robins

QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED II

Queen & Country Declassified II Issue 2, Page 9 - Freshly promoted Special Operations Officer Tom Wallace is sent to Hong Kong just before the colony is returned to China to investigate the mysterious death of an agent. He crosses paths with a Hong Kong police detective, as desperate to solve the crime as he. Page will be signed by Rick and Greg, and will come with a copy of the issue in question, as well as the Cloth Covers edition of the trade, and the full digital package.

High-res version here.

Script: Greg Rucka; Pencil and inks: Rick Burchett

Again, these will go live as tiers at roughly 1pm Pacific time today.

Hold fast!

Greg