Thursday, November 5, 2009
Didio on Cosmic Adventures Sequel
I think most readers of this blog loved Landry Walker and Eric Jones' Supergirl and the Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade. It was a near perfect Supergirl comic that both new and old fans of Kara could enjoy.
When the series ended, it seemed teed up for a sequel. Sales were good for a Johnny DC title and the series had critical acclaim. What more could DC want?
Unfortunately, no word was heard about a sequel. And we all waited and wondered. And wrote letters. And asked Dan Didio.
Much like Yota's question about Linda Danvers made it onto Didio's Q&A column on Newsarama, so did blog friend Gene's question about Cosmic Adventures this month! Here is the link:
And here is the question itself. Sorry for the small font.
It is hard for me to interpret this answer rationally.
Part of me is ecstatic that Didio took the time to answer the question. Answering the question means acknowledging that a question exists.
And Didio does say that he would 'consider' a sequel if the Johnny DC line expands. But for all I know that is just lip service.
And I agree that the book wasn't a 'girls book'. I think young boys would enjoy the action and humor as much as girls.
But the bottom line is no planned sequel. And that sort of sucks ...
Because I remember the topics that Landry Walker listed as on his radar should he do a sequel. Here is that list:
The Phantom Zone.
Those are topics I would have loved to read about. I still wonder if trade sales might nudge Didio the right way.