Wow, can't believe I'm saying goodbye to two of my babies at the same time.
My daughter Kim is going off to college and I'm leaving the editorial reigns of SUPERMAN/BATMAN.
Neither is easy.
But both got great going away parties.
For S/B#75 it was awesome putting together the list of attendees.
Paul Levitz and Jerry Ordway were the opening act, and they were having the Legion finally team-up with Batman!
Then the ever effervescent Steve Seagle got together with Teddy Kristiansen to give me a means to bring the rest of my crazy idea of 2-pagers that would honor our World's Finest--that it's the only sequel to his acclaimed graphic novel IT'S A BIRD, is just a bonus.
Billy Tucci was dealing with some real world things, but was a total pro in bringing in the aspect of this biz that makes it so great--the escape our imagination brings us, young and old.
When I asked Adam Hughes to participate, I honestly thought he would be too busy, but he did it, and he brought Supergirl and Batgirl with him. I could not have been happier.
J.T. Krul and Francis Manapul made me smile with their teenage troubles. Francis did such an amazing job that I decided to keep it as he had done it without any extra color.
Jill Thompson finally got to do some DCU stuff! Yeah!!
Michael Green and Mike Johnson along with Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Raphael Albuquerque and Brian Buccellato brought life to the party.
While Duncan Rouleau let the dogs out!
Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo brilliantly brought the only sanity they could to my asking for a Lex Luthor/Joker team-up.
David Finch continues to impress me with his writing abilities, I cannot wait to see more!
But like Tucci, it's Peter Tomasi brings the curtain down and remind us why we love Superman and Batman and comics in general so much.
So keep the imagination going everyone and let that inner child run wild even when you do have to let your kids move on.
P.S. My actual last issue of editing S/B is #78, but figured I would do something early for a change. : )
Let's hear it for Matt Idelson on #79.