Tuesday, December 21, 2010
An Open Letter To James Peaty
I am hoping somehow that you discover this site and will read this.
Congratulations on being named writer on Supergirl!
The fan response to the recent news of Nick Spencer leaving the title may make it seem that Supergirl fans are upset about you coming on board as writer.
That simply isn't true.
Unfortunately, when there is a feel of uncertaintly around a title, there is associated uncertainty within its fans.
As Supergirl fans, we care about the character and how she is portrayed. We want her to be strong and smart and heroic. We want her to be on the hero's journey, learning along the way. And we hope that her writer will have the same respect for the character.
We are ready to embrace creators that care. Sterling Gates was a relative unknown when he took over the title. There was the same sense of uncertainty. But that all went away when it was clear he understood and loved the character.
In re-reading your work on Supergirl #33, it sounds like you have a good idea of Supergirl's voice. It can not have been easy to wrap up Kelley Puckett's story. It can't be any easier to pick up Nick Spencer's arc and finish it.
To sum up ... welcome aboard! I look forward to reading your upcoming issues and seeing this next chapter in Supergirl's life.