- Posted by Johanna on March 30, 2006 at 2:23 pm
- Category: Comic News
Gail Simone will be writing a new WildStorm series called Tranquility about a superhero retirement community.
I wonder if they know that there was a previous comic series with that name? It was written by Fred Van Lente (currently writing hot indy title Action Philosophers) and drawn by Steve Ellis, and I quite enjoyed it. Since it was published in 1998, perhaps they think the title’s expired, or no one’s going to protect it (although it seems to be available as a Platinum Studios property ).
On another note, I’m looking forward to the Simone series because she says, in reponse to a question about whether her hero characters will be analogues of existing characters,
You know, I’m going to sound like a jerkette here, but I’m not a fan of that approach. Better writers than I have made wonderful stories with doppelgangers, but…personally, I hate it. I don’t want to read a story looking for the Z-universe Batman, or the Obscure comics version of Captain America. I think it’s cheating, and removes you from the story at the best of times. But, I’m nuts, and have an IQ of 34, I’m told, so maybe I’m wrong. It’d certainly be easier to just remake the JSA with new suits, but it’s not an approach I like at all.