The last major comic book release to employ 3D was Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, which used the divisive process to distinguish “the real world” from those visited by Superman and his companions in a quest to save the multiverse. Your results may vary, but it was if nothing else a creative use of the technology. Image Comics thinks they have something better in Captain Wonder 3D, a new one-shot by Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Spawn) and Philip Tan (Green Lantern, Batman and Robin) that the creators promise will elevate the use of 3D in comics.
3D glasses are included with the 48-page Captain Wonder, which goes on sale in February for $4.99.
With respect to the actual story, there’s not much to go on at the moment.
While it’s really too early to judge fairly, the genericness of the name, cover and the synopsis suggests Haberlin and Tan created Captain Wonder mainly to explore the possibilities of three-dimensional comic book storytelling, and, in any event, to capitalize on the enduring 3D craze that has dominated motion pictures in recent years. It wouldn’t be the first time Image Comics pioneered a new artwork trend, so we’ll be keeping our strained eyes on this project come February.