Many changes are coming to the cosmic comics world in September. Green Lantern and its host of titles – along with 48 other mainstays – are being relaunched by DC to the excitement of all. Also, the powerful Annihilators will meet the Avengers in a four-part mini-series set in the Marvel U., Earthfall.
And here on your cosmic fan-friendly
If you look at the initial What the D’ast? offerings – especially the ones dealing with Doctor Voodoo, The Thanos Imperative and The Death of Captain Marvel – you will note that the tone is more of an editorial or, if you will (in public), an OPED piece, as seen on
Somewhere along the way, I as a writer became enamored with telling the tales of the offbeat and sometimes very unknown characters in Marvel’s cosmic firmament, many that have not been heard from since the 1960s – or before. But I never felt the What the D’ast? title went along with the feature, and when I did have a great OPED story, my preferred column name was already taken – by me!
So, after discussing the issue with
This month, What the D’ast? will be “relaunched” as an irregular-running OPED column. Feelings will be strong, one-sided, and all the opinions will be mine, not necessarily those of
In the meantime, character sketches along the lines of Ye Olde What the D’ast? will continue to appear weekly, also written by your humble M.E., under the new moniker "Brew’s Crew." Cool, eh? And I wouldn’t be surprised if some DC cosmic characters slip into the mix this time out (although what their continuity will be is anyone’s guess right now.)
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See you at the relaunch. In the meantime, keep reading Brew's Crew for the best in cosmic character analyses. At least the best within earshot!