Okay, so I know that I'm supposed to follow up my PART ONE with a second part. I apologize for not having a chance to tackle the follow up to my thoughts on social media and fan interaction. I will be posting my thoughts on that soon... but in honor of the fast approaching DCNew52 Midnight Launch, I wanted to post a quote from someone OTHER THAN MYSELF about Flash #1.
Chris Murphy @ ComicsAlliance had a chance to get a sneak peek at all of the new relaunch stuff. Now, while he didn't get a chance to actually read Flash #1 (since it's coming out in the second half of the month), he did get to see the art. And here is what he said...
"The other series that intrigued me most from visuals alone was Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's Flash. Manapul's work is gorgeous, and the fact that he's both co-writing and doing the art on the series seems to have given him the opportunity to do incredible page layouts to portray moments ranging from action scenes to the Flash's accelerated thought processes. I'll be paying a lot more attention to this one."
As far as I know, this is the FIRST public impression of our book. And while I am not going to name names, I will mention that privately a few very prominent persons at DC have told us that our Flash #1 is among their favorites of the new52. Someone was even kind enough to say that it was "absolutely brilliant". And I gotta tell you, hearing that felt DAMNED GOOD.
Sorry if this is coming across as bragging. I just wanted to put it out there because... well, because I'm REALLY proud of what Francis and I are doing.
Of course, the true measure of our success will be the fan reaction (and how many of our little babies fly off the shelves). I think I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed from now until September 28th.