There’s another secret project that Cooke has coming up that will be the “biggest thing I’ve ever done at DC.” This is from a man who did DC: The New Frontier.
From Cooke’s Boston Comic Con interview at Comic Book Resources:
People really are desperate to categorize any sort of entertainment medium. For example, at DC I can’t get any work other than retro Silver Age takeoff work, because “New Frontier” was successful, so that’s what I do.
I want people to be able to open my books at any time and see something, not necessarily dated, but classic. I don’t want it to look like an Image book from 1990, I want it to come from this place that’s timeless.
I strove for that in my DC work. I never worked on continuity things, never worked on one of the events. I want it to be readable in ten years. I’m as lost as the next guy [when it comes to continuity]. I don’t know who these characters are. I did a Justice Society cover last month, and they sent me a list of characters and I didn’t know who they were. I am sort of out of touch with month to month stuff. I want my books to have a shelf life. I don’t want to be part of the here today, gone tomorrow.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your speculation.
(And if you’re a Cooke fan who isn’t particularly bothered about DC – His creator-owned digital-only romance comic sounds particularly awesome, doesn’t it? “Imagine two young people that love each other, but it’s so new they haven’t even told each other yet, and they find out that the world’s going to end in less than an hour,” as he described it to CBR. I’m eagerly anticipating that one, and hope that it makes its Christmas-teased debut.)