Monday, November 19, 2007
Why Flash, what a big lightning bolt you have!
DC released their February solicit info today, and here's what I've got cooking for the shortest month of next year.
THE FLASH #237
Written by Keith Champagne
Cover by Freddie Williams II
Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert
Wally West is at a crossroads — now that he’s got a family, how does he provide for them when he’s never wanted to be anything else but The Flash? The question dogs him throughout an adventure high above Metropolis in this moving stand-alone tale by guest team Keith Champagne (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and Koi Turnbull (SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL).
On sale February 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Usually, it comes down to the writer of any given issue to provide the solicitation blurb for the story but in this case, I think editor Joan Hilty went old school and did it herself. I might have put more focus on the twins but the info provided does the trick. It even says the story is "moving."
Didn't much care for the idea of the twins when I first heard about their role in the new direction of the title but after writing them, I have to admit they were the most fun part of the issue. I'm a softie for kids though.
Not sure what I'll have solicited next. I wrote an issue of Action Comics but I'm unsure when that will see print. Rick Leonardi is drawing it though, which is pretty cool. Just about to stop inking and get back to writing full-time on a prestige format series for DC but I can't say what it is yet. I guess even if I don't have anything in the solicits for a few months, I'll still be here, working away.
OH, and I should definitely mention that Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters #2 will also be shipping in February! I'm loving how this book is coming together, hope you all will give it a try.
(Look, I made it through a whole post without mentioning Arena!)
Posted by keith champagne at 5:37 PM
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And here I thought I was done buying the Flash. That is unless you bring back Barry Allen. Not that it makes much difference who's in the red jammies, but I have soft spot for Barry. I went out as the Flash for Halloween when I was 9 (long time ago). A very young, very fat Flash.
Whats the professional thinking on Marvel's digital downloads? Probably not a bad idea per se for Marvel, however it might be the final nail in the coffin for stores like Sarges who just manage to get buy every month. Get rid of enough of those types of stores around the country (which are main source of distribution) and who knows what will happen. It seems like a natural evolution. I prefer to read a tangible copy, but I am getting out collector mentaility as I get older.
I'm chuffed to hear that you're writing an issue of the Flash. The title is very touch and go for me recently, but I will be certain to buy this issue! The twins seem like cool additions.
Brad, I don't know all the details about Marvel's digital service but I believe there will be a window of time, like six months, before new titles will be made available online. Hopefully, it won't impact the regular weekly sales for the typical store too much.
Chris, hope you enjoy the issue! It's my best Mark Waid impersonation.
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