I had a conversation with an artist friend of mine once and we got onto the subject of artists being better than the material they were given.
Recently, Marvel announced that former X-Factor writer Louise Simonson was returning to "finish" what she'd started with a new series, X-Factor Forever.
The "Forever" concept is a simple one; Marvel calls in a former writer known for working on a character at a specific time and brings them back to finish the story they never got a chance to finish.
I'm going to read it. For one reason or another, I always loved her X-Factor work, along with another bit of her work.
Along with her work on X-Factor, she also created another of the favorite comics of my youth, Power Pack, a book that I always felt read more like a children's book than a comic book and mean that as a compliment to both genres.
Simonson had the great fortune of being teamed with artist June Bringman, an artist who could draw children as something more humans with large heads.
So that brings me to this posts, I could have one comics wish it would be this:
when it came to a sense of wonder in comics, the printed page could barely contain him. He was pulling influences from all over the place while forging a style uniquely his own. He was always one of my favorite artists and always seemed to be greater than the material at any given time.
If I ran the funny farm and could have gotten anything greenlit, at a certain time, it would have been this:
Preferably, in a star-spanning, time-spanning graphic novel format. Wouldn't that have been the epitome of what we know as awesome?
What's your comics dream project?