Wednesday, June 21, 2006
WHO COULD RETURN THE DARKHAWK?
The cover to Darkhawk#1 I drew this cover nearly 16 years ago, amazing how time flies. HERE is a bigger scan just for you.
It seems the right amount of time has passed since the book was canceled so now I get a lot of people mentioniong to me how much they enjoyed the book and my work on it. Guys like Brian Lee O'Malley and Jim Rugg to mention two. Funny, as I never got the impression people cared all that much, but those were very different days, pre-speculator book to the beginning of that boom.
Marvel in the early 90's was still launching a lot of new books, something like one or two every month it seemed and DH found a nitch in that market both companies would die for today numbers wise. I think many kids who now are in their mid to late 20's grew up reading Dh and many books like it, they could start with a #1 issue and follow along. In today's market, that seems to be something gone by the wayside unfortunately. I was never that hot on the teen angst aspect of the book as I found it too similar to Spidey but Danny Fingeroth , the writer and I did have some fun...yes you could still have fun then. This was back when guset starrring spidey,Wolverine or the Punisher would boost sales...
I left the book with issue#25 and it continued on after I left for a while. I never really looked at those issues. Over thne past few years Danny and i have talked about doing another try on the character, but I wonder if fans would dig it?