That’s great to hear. Franc and Davide were absolute gents and did a few pages last issue too. I won’t go into it again, but we all know the tragic news about poor Wilfredo’s wife passing away after an illness and he needed to spend time with his children. He’s back for issue six and beyond, but it was important that he didn’t have to be too concerned about work in this period and it really was great to find guys as talented and as appropriate as Davide and Francesco. Fred and I are both really happy with how these issues looked.
I’m really glad people are enjoying the story so much. We’re getting a phenomenal response from people who don’t read comics or are new to comics in particular because this is weirdly the opposite of the typical formula. I’m not quite sure what a teenager would make of this as the stories are all about what happens when you’re DEEP in relationships as opposed to the BEGINNINGS of relationships generally covered in superhero comics (if relationships covered at all) so the themes are very adult… the disappointment of a relationship where two people’s lives are in different places, a covert sexuality and so on. It’s very unusual subject matter and the pacing and tone much more like a 70s or 80s Euro comic. I’m really pleased people are engaged because if they like it so far they’re going to LOVE where it’s going.
Next issue is a two part Skyfox story and it’s the most fun you can imagine. Then the second volume follows on from the explosive moments there as we get a KINDA six-parter where it all blends together and things go apeshit with the 1965 race riots and so on. This book is odd and goes to places we don’t really see, but I could write 100 issues of it. I’m done with Legacy Book 2 and almost done on Circle Book 2 as well. We’ll focus on the movie for a bit on the other side of Summer, but my God I’ve had fun with this thing. It’s the most ambitious thing ever. I’ve had post its around the room since 2012.
Skyfox btw I think is going to replace even Hit-Girl as my most well-known creation. I can’t wait to share where he goes. This is going to break your heart!