Talk about coincidences! I had never read any of this series, and just LAST NIGHT I scored all six issues... and two of them were autographed: #4 by Bissette and Totleben, and #3 by Bissette and Veitch. And believe it or not, they were only 25 cents each. (I'm sure they were put in there by mistake.) I'm looking forward to reading them.
I did look through them, and thought it was interesting the way the coloring changed in the last issue... as they were "entering" the Image universe. I was thinking it would be cool if somebody (or lots of folks) got together and finished that issue ... almost jam style. Maybe it'll be up to the indy press to finish that!
I do think it would be a good idea to put a trade together... but they really have to finish it first... 'cause the story leaves you hanging. I wish Valentino (or somebody) would take the initiative to take steps to have this completed. I think it would sell pretty good! Either that, or print up what little Alan did write with notes, sketches... and talk about what might have been.
With all that's gone on with some of the partners (and ex partners) of Image, I know a big problem is being able to use some of the characters they were going to use. With Liefeld's characters, I imagine he wouldn't allow them to use them, or Image may not want to use them. And all of Jim Lee's characters are now Time Warner property. So it would probably be a big legal hazard to do it the way it was being designed. If it did happen, I think they could still accomplish the same thing they were attempting by using the characters (Dragon, Spawn, Darkness, etc.) of the remaining Image partners.
Alas... like Big Numbers... maybe this isn't meant to be.
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