LOEB ON PRESIDENT LUTHOR, THE HANGMAN
PREVIEW: 'SUPERMAN' #166

Forget the voters in Florida. They've only hung up a presidential election.

The creative team on DC Comics' line of Superman family of comics just put Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor, in the White House.

Great Caesar's Ghost, what the heck were they thinking?

It's simple, Jeph Loeb, writer of the eponymous "Superman" title, told the Comic Wire on Friday: "It's a good story. We spent a lot of time talking about what was the next evolution in Superman's character, what made sort of the most sense in terms of what's happening to him ..."

'YOU FOLKS SHAPE THE FUTURE'
QUESADA TALKS TO FANS

By his own admission, Marvel Comics' new editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, isn't a long time netizen. Between getting online and being named to the top creative job at Marvel, though, he was extremely accessible to online fans ...

CASEY/YOUNG DOUBLE-TEAM ON 'DOUBLE IMAGE'
PREVIEW: 'THE BOD'

Once upon a time, there were comic books that featured two separate ongoing series under one cover.

While Marvel Comics, which arguably had the most success with the format, periodically gives the format another whirl, it will next be seen this February, when Image Comics publishes "Double Image."

The new monthly features writer Joe Casey's and artist Charlie Adlard's "Codeflesh," and writer Larry Young's and artist John Heebink's "The Bod."

"The Bod" tells the story of Hollywood would-be actress Kelly Gordon. A special effects accident renders the otherwise dime-a-dozen starlet invisible.

"The interesting bit of the story, for me, is actually dictated by the 'Double Image' format, itself," Young told the Comic Wire on Tuesday ...

MATT WAGNER WORKS THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
ON 'GREEN ARROW,' MARVEL ULTIMATE TEAM-UP

Don't think you've heard much from Matt Wagner since the end of his "Mage: The Hero Defined" series? Starting in January, he'll have a higher profile once more amongst mainstream comic fans.

Of course, it's not like he went anywhere.

"After the completion of 'Mage: The Hero Defined' (which was a two year project), I provided over 80 black and white drawings and a painted cover for the first 'Grendel' illustrated novel, 'Past Prime,' which was written by Greg Rucka," Wagner told the Comic Wire on Thursday ...

MADUREIRA MAD OVER 'SUPERMAN' CHANGES

Joe Madureira is having a less-than-merry Christmas this year.

The creator of "Battle Chasers" is one of a number of artists contributing to a "jam" issue of DC Comics' "Superman" this December, featuring the Man of Steel interacting with the rest of the Justice League during the holidays ...

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