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You can always count on DC: New Frontier to draw me out of self-imposed exile (we'll be back soon, we swear). Thank Luna over at the always excellent Achtung Baby! (whose equally excellent taste in comics is only equaled by his awesome taste in music) for emailing me this delicious tid-bit. If he's not on your blog roll yet, there's probably something wrong with you.
I'm not going to lie, there's something extremely gratifying in seeing Wonder Woman forefront and center, without her bust or ass being accentuated to draw in nerd dollars. Sure, this joy is mitigated slightly by the fact that the back cover has her prone and bleeding in Superman's arms, but when it comes to New Frontier it's very, very easy for me to say "whatever", as I'm more than well aware that that specific situation is an exception for female characters in Cooke's universe, rather than the rule. And besides, shortly after that point in the story, Supes gets his own ass handed to him and ends up sitting out the big fight himself (while Wondy rejoins the fight, bandages and all.)
Check out the blurb for the up-coming Animatrix-style Batman: Dark Knight DVD, with six shorts by six different creators. IMDB lists Brian Azzarello, Alan Burnett, Jordan Goldberg, David S. Goyer, Josh Olson and Greg Rucka as being involved. The excessive use of the "bold" html tag might tip you off as to whom I'm most excited by. I'm extra subtle that way.
If you click the image, you'll see the full scan from Wizard (not bought by me, thank god) explaining in more detail. Apparently while each cartoon will stand alone, they will all take place in the Batman Begins movieverse, rather than the comics, cartoons or pre-Bale movies. While I think it's a little foolhardy to limit yourself to a canon that is as barely developed as it is, maybe being unable to play around with some of the more colorful denizens of Gotham will force the creators to return Bats to his more "mundane" detective origins.
Over at comics2film, there's a lo-res image of the novelization:
Looks like a combo of the movie armor and the comic armor, though I'm getting a decidedly steam-punkish feel by that cape. Gotham by Gaslight anyone?