when a project is first agreed upon by editors and freelancers, the involved
publishing company asks everyone to stay quiet about it for a while, for
fear that calling attention to it too many months before it actually becomes
available will result in the intended audience losing interest well before
said project even hits the stands. That's a reasonable concern, especially
considering that a writer usually begins working on a comic book project
five to twelve months before the project becomes available for retail.
projects are obviously big and alluring enough to withstand months of anticipation
and hype, and, too, some creators and editors find themselves unable to
resist gossiping about upcoming work they're really excited about. But
as a general rule, freelancers wait until they're absolutely sure any given
project is really happening the way it was planned before discussing it
with fans and the industry press.
is yet another reason why individual websites -- which fairly demand injudicious
disclosures -- are clearly a bad idea. Man, this is fun....
a cheerfully supplied list of things I'm not really supposed to be talking
just in! Devin's been spotted in Gotham City again, but refuses to comment
on what she's doing there. All she would say is that we should watch the
comic racks this summer for her most exciting project yet....
Inheritance due out this June (06)! It's a novel about fathers and sons,
staring Batman, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Arsenal, Aquaman and Tempest
only two possible outcomes when a matador faces down a bull. And
both of them end in death.
a 6-issue creator-owned mini-series with artist Brian Stelfreeze, from
WildStorm Productions (SCHEDULED FOR 2005 RELEASE!). Corruption
empowers, and absolute corruption empowers absolutely. At least, that's
what Miami PD Officer Isabel Cardona is forced to conclude after going
up against a formidable assassin, an explosive underworld, and her own
preconceptions about honor and justice. Devin
has finished writing two -- count 'em, two -- books for DC's licensed publications
department. Get them now at Amazon.com!
Rise of Sin Tzu
And she's hard at work on a third DCU novel. More details to follow!
it's all a big joke...
has it that the inimitable John Bolton is currently hard at work on a Joker
graphic novel, written by Devin. As usual, Devin's been asked not to reveal
any details until Marketing makes their move, but the image of Bolton hunching
over Joker pages is just too good not to share!
her ongoing quest to drain Corporate America of its money (while trying
not to drain the industry of its dignity), Devin somehow got talked in
to assisting Marvel in a product licensing deal with Chef Boyardee.
Somewhere on the back of ravioli can labels coming soon to a supermarket
shelf near you are Eisner-quality comic "vignettes" featuring the dynamic
teamup of Spiderman, Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America and
Iron Man. Nine essential vitamins and minerals included!!!
plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only
completely a man when he plays.” – Friedrich Von Schiller
TRANSFORMATION, a brand-new story based on Sony Online Entertainment's
award-winning EverQuest - the most successful online fantasy role-playing
game ever with art and cover by Philip S. Tan and Gary Mayoralgo; cover
by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend. It's a perilous adventure in which
a Dark Elf warrior and an unusual band of misfits must find a lost piece
of mystical armor. Can this motley crew survive the dangers of Norrath
to claim its prize? Or will they succumb to death's cold embrace?
48 pages, $5.95, in stores on June 26.
they were all cats?”
the movie (or cartoon, or web-event, or merchandising line, or…?). Time
Warner/AOL (or, more specifically, Warner Brothers) recently exercised
their first negotiation rights by electing to option USER for possible
development. So if anyone knows how to reach Terry Gilliam, please let
him know that the property is now with WB, just waiting for his directorial