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Dear D.C. Comics…

September 18th, 2006 · 3 Comments

I feel certain that someone, somewhere deep in the bowels of your sizable enterprise got through the August issue of Detective Comics and thought: “Dear sweet Jesus, the idea of The Riddler as an egomaniacal ‘consulting detective’ is way too good to waste on some one-shot; this should be a whole series!”

This is a good and fundamentally correct thought. But then you despaired, for you realized that a plot-driven mystery series of this sort would require a writer of truly peerless gifts, and Moore, Gaiman, Morrison, and Ellis are otherwise occupied. You cursed the dark moment in which you had summoned such a fetching Galatea, knowing it would be damned to remain cold clay without the right author to breathe life into it.

Now, now, dry your eyes. You know I can’t bear to see a grown comics executive cry. Tell you what, I could see my way clear to script, say, a year’s worth of issues—maybe even stick around as a consultant for the inevitable TV spinoff. Stop, stop, I’m blushing—the look in your eyes is thanks enough.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Glen // Sep 18, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    A comic book authored by Julian Sanchez? I would read that comic!

  • 2 Jacob T. Levy // Sep 19, 2006 at 9:40 am


    How long has it been since the core in-continuity Superman and Batman books were both so good at the same time? And, since it’s possible, why didn’t it come about sooner?

    Now, I think Dini and Morrison and company have fixed terms on the titles. Seems to me that after a yearlong series on the Riddler, there might be a breakout new writing star ready to succeed Dini and take the reins of Detective…

  • 3 TWB // Sep 26, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Would that be a bizarro issue?