Thursday, December 30, 2010
When someone tweeted me yesterday with the message "Congrats on the Award," my initial response was... "What award?" Enter... Player Affinity, a cool website with a major geek love of all things pop culture. Including comic books.
Yesterday Player Affinity announced their Comic Awards. (Click on the title of this post and you'll be taken to the entire list.) Winners include Stan Lee & BOOM! Studios, Jonathan Hickman (one of my favorite writers these days) & his great FANTASTIC FOUR run, and Grant Morrison & David Finch's awesome BATMAN: THE RETURN 1-SHOT. Oh, and the TITANS: VILLAINS FOR HIRE SPECIAL #1.
Now that's quite a list of heavy hitters who created some truly awesome comics this year. And then there's me. Not so heavy. In fact, a comic newbie. To be part of the team that created a book mentioned in this kind of company is an incredible honor. Period. So THANKS Player Affinity -- we're going to continue bringing you the best book we can in 2011.
What's that? You still haven't read the Special?
No worries. DC will be releasing the TITANS: VILLAINS FOR HIRE trade paperback next year -- March 23, 2011 -- to be precise. The graphic novel version will collect the VILLAINS FOR HIRE SPECIAL #1, plus TITANS #24 - #27. It's already available for pre-order on Amazon.com -- but you comic hounds can pre-order now at your local comic book retailer / shop.
Also, I'd like to take a special moment to thank all the wonderful TITANS fans who I've met at conventions or who have sent kind messages in support of the series. It's greatly appreciated.