LEGION LOST: A PASSING OF THE TORCH
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 3:00pm
Hello, DC Nation!
No doubt you’ve already heard that issue #6 of LEGION LOST will be Fabian Nicieza’s last as writer.
His schedule just couldn’t keep up with a monthly series right now. It’s a bummer because Fabian and I had discussed some really cool ideas for the series, but I understood his reasons, and we parted on a positive note with hopes that someday we can reteam on something else down the road.
So I needed to hire a new writer, someone I felt could take the groundwork laid by Fabian and strive for even greater heights. No small task!
In discussions with my fellow editors, one name came up that intrigued the heck out of me: Tom DeFalco.
A master storyteller, not to mention Marvel Comics’ former Editor-in-Chief, Tom seemed the ideal candidate. He understands how to build characters from the inside out and make us care about them. He makes the fantastic feel gigantic and yet at the same time all too human and flawed. He puts his characters through the wringer, crafting entertaining tales that compel us to keep reading.
Lord knows, I’m a sucker for anything Tom writes. He hooked an 11-year-old me with a doomed romance between two a.i. robot characters — let me say that again: robots! — and I think I’ve read practically everything else he’s written ever since.
So Tom came into my office with his infectious enthusiasm, and we just talked about LEGION LOST for over an hour. I really loved what I heard. And then we got on the phone with series artist Pete Woods, and the ideas kept flowing. Carrying over subplots that Fabian had been developing, Tom’s inclinations felt so completely fresh that we were sold instantly. Here’s a taste:
A crossover with TEEN TITANS involving the organization known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E. — with a revelation that will change the entire course of LEGION LOST!
A Timber Wolf romance that could rip the team apart!
A power struggle for leadership!
Tyroc has a deadly secret…and the team isn’t happy when they learn it!
And a traitor lurks in their midst!
I gotta say, I didn’t think it possible, but Tom has me even more excited for the series’ future! I really hope you’ll join us to see his ideas come to fruition.