Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Slaughter Deferred: Artwork Surfaces from an Unpublished ‘Wu-Massacre’ Comic

Over the last three years, some pretty good albums have carried the iconic Wu-Tang symbol.  2010’s Wu Massacre was not one of them.  The heavily hyped album grouped Ghostface, Raekwon, and Method Man into a trio not unlike Bell Biv DeVoe.  While the final product left much to be desired, it did have one hugely redeeming feature.  Famed comic artist Chris Bachalo and inker Tim Townsend designed a triad of cover portraits, each of which envisioned a particular group member as a comic book character.  The artwork was truly inspired, and really spoke to the possibilities of an ongoing series featuring the Clan.  As it turns out, just such a series was planned but never published.