Saturday, June 4, 2011
Brian Wood Not Writing Supergirl After All?
A while back, before all the hubbub about the DC New Universe, or reboot, or renumbering, or whatever else you want to call it, Bleeding Cool posted a story that Brian Wood (of DMZ, Demo, and Northlanders fame) was going to take over the Supergirl comic. Yesterday they posted that now he isn't.
That original post seems like a lifetime ago but here is the link:
We knew the book needed a new creative team because it was pre-ordained that Kelly Sue DeConnick's run was going to be only three issues. What we didn't know was that the next creative team (again, assuming that there is going to be a Supergirl book) was going to be taking over after the relaunch.
Over on his own blog, Wood posted something which might lend a smidge of credence to the initial Bleeding Cool rumor. Here is that link and a blurb:
So late 2011 and onwards, you will see a lot more company-owned work from me. More than you might guess. That might seem odd coming from me - and it feels odd TO me - but it is all part of A Plan.
So was one of the company-owned projects Supergirl? I guess the only thing not going for that is the 'late 2011' phrase which makes an September reveal seem maybe too soon. He also goes on to say that he is no longer DC exclusive.
Unfortunately, Bleeding Cool has since put up this ominous post here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/03/dc-relaunch-brian-wood-not-writing-supergirl-1/
So it seems Brian Wood is not writing the book ... assuming there is a book. I can feel the optimism leaving me pretty quickly.
I mean ... doesn't anyone want to write Supergirl?
As for me, after hearing the rumor I went out and bought the Wood mini-series The New York Five, a very good book with wonderful art by Ryan Kelly. That book follows 5 young women during a time of flux in their lives, not a hero's journey as much as a life journey, working through potentially bad times to get to the light at the end of the tunnel. The characterization was very strong and made me think that a Wood-written Supergirl would be a compelling read.
No news yet ... on anything ... so let's keep our fingers crossed!