East Coast Dispatches: April 14, 2023
Announcement City. Population: Me.
It’s been a busy day here at Chez Brisson. I just signed an option for a TV adaptation of one of my creator-owned books. I’ve optioned a few things in the past, but this one is especially exciting because I’ll be involved in the development process of the show and, if it makes it to air, in writing the son of a bitch. I can’t say much about it just yet and there’s still a long way to go before there’s really anything substantial to report, but I’ll be posted updates here as I’m able.
Last newsletter, I teased an announcement I was excited to make, turns out I’ve got two announcements I’m excited to make!
Okay, here we go…
I’ve been waiting for this moment since I started reading comics. Alpha Flight. ALPHA FLIGHT!
Like pretty much every Canadian kid reading comics in the 80s and 90s, I was a huge fan of Canada’s answer to the X-Men. I used to draw Alpha Flight fan fiction and dream of the day I might get to work on the book.
Recently(ish), I had an opportunity to do a one-shot story feautring an alt-reality Alpha Flight, a year or two before that, I wrote a short Alpha Flight story as part of Alpha Flight: True North, and, even further back, I brought Alpha Flight in for a couple issues of Old Man Logan (here and here). Any chance to write them, I’ve taken it!
But, this…this is an honest-to-god-series (well, five issue mini, but don’t rain on my parade!).
Already, I’ve received about half a million questions about what the books about and where is so-and-so, which I am going to keep brushing off for the time being. We’ve got plenty of surprises in store, with new faces, familiar faces, and less familiar faces.
Joining me on the series is Scott Godlewski, who some of you might know from Copperhead (Image), Justice League (DC) and Superman (DC). Very excited to be working with him on his first book at Marvel.
Covers will be by the great Leonard Kirk.
Read more about the Alpha Flight announcement and Fall of X here.
Knight Terrors: Ravager #1
Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini and I are teaming up once again! We get to craft a truly gruesome horror tale, where Ravager is trapped in a nightmare world that she has to fight her way out of. Getting to stretch a lot of horror muscles I rarely get to use and now that I’ve had a taste, I think I’m going to turn EVERYTHING into a horror book.
Here’s the official solicitation:
Ravager is separated from Stormwatch and trapped in a nightmare world where she must protect her younger self from being consumed and corrupted by the Murder Man and his blood-crazed Slaughter Squadron in Knight Terrors: Ravager #1. Can Ravager protect a young Rose Wilson without losing her own identity? Why does the Murder Man seem so familiar, and how does he know so much about Rose? Available at local comic shops on July 4, Knight Terrors: Ravager #1 is written by Ed Brisson (Batman Incorporated) with art by Dexter Soy (Suicide Squad), a main and 1:50 cover by Jeff Spokes, open-to-order variants by Francesco Mattina and Felipe Massafera, a 1:25 variant by James Stokoe, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.
As mentioned above, the two-shot does shoot out of the upcoming StormWatch series (more on that below). But! Each can be read independently of the other. So, if you only want to read one (I don’t know why you would, but I’m not going to judge), you can. The main cover is even by StormWatch artist Jeff Spokes!
Click here for more details on DC’s upcoming Knight Terrors event!
Speaking of StormWatch.
The final-order-cutoff (FOC!) for BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD is this Sunday.
For those unaware, BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD is a new anthology series launching next month as part of DC’s new “Dawn of DC” event. The book is packed to the gills and it’s all killer no filler. In Addition to Jeff Spokes and I bringing StormWatch on a series of high stakes, done-in-one adventures, you’ve also got Tom King and Mitch Gerads on Batman & The Joker, Dan Mora on Batman Black &White, and Christopher Cantwell and Javier Rodriguez on Superman. As you can see it’s a real murderers row of talent…and me. Not sure how I got into the mix, but I’m not going to ask questions.
If you’re interested, be sure to let your local comic shop know by Sunday!
Okay. That’s all! Just dumping a bunch of info on all of you and running. But not before…
The Real Reason You’re All Here
Okay, I’m exhausted. Think I’m going to go lay down for a bit.
Until next time.
Halifax, Nova Scotia