Wednesday, 11 July 2007
WONDERMAN COMING IN 2010!
It's a thrill to announce that I'm working on the BRAD SPENCER: WONDERMAN GRAPHIC NOVEL with co-author Stan Timmons and artist Sandu Florea. Wonderman is one of the most intriguing characters to be created in the Golden Age of Comics. The very first Wonder Man (note the two words) was published by Fox Comics in 1939, when former DC Comics accountant Victor Fox had Will Eisner's studio create a "Superman-like" character for his new line of books. No sooner did Wonder Comics #1 hit the stands than DC sued Fox for copyright infringement, and when the case came quickly to court, Eisner took the stand and testified that he had indeed be asked to create a Superman clone. As a result, Fox's Wonder Man was never seen again. But a few years later, another publisher, Nedor Comics, launched its own Wonderman--now spelled as one word. This new Wonderman bore no relationship to the Fox Wonder Man--and, in my opinion, was a much more interesting character. Our Wonderman is indeed a revival of the Nedor Wonderman, whose secret identity was scientist Brad Spencer. To be sure, there have been other "Wondermen" (or "Wonder Men") over the years, even including one from DC, and the on-again, off-again comedic book from Marvel.