It’s all part of the ongoing effort by this creative team to combine art and words to tell the story, since they both write and draw it. Because Manapul does the pencils, inks and watercolors, while Buccellato does the coloring, their co-writing has become an integrated process where art and “script” blend, forcing the audience to read the art instead of just relying on captions and dialogue. “We’re able to really utilize every aspect of the art to tell the story,” Manapul once told Newsarama of the process.
People who write AND draw are now so rare at Marvel/DC that Newsarama feels the need to breathlessly explain the first principles of cartooning to its audience as if they were a startling innovation. (via tomewing)