We’re left with a sense that Superman has been having a conversation with smoke…that he won’t even remember. Zero issues are usually intended to give the reader a taste for the overall series before it unfolds. But hollow and pointless is not very appetizing.
“Structure’s vital in writing and that makes co-writing possible. Al & I batter out the series A plot between us, then we have 15 issues in a ‘season’ and we split them in half. Some issues are co-written, some are two-parters with each of us taking one half. But we both have our bits to write, then they get passed back and fore so we can edit a wee bit.”
“There are adventures pocketed inside moments in other adventures – the life of this wandering Time Lord is truly labyrinthine. He could literally have a century of life or more left in this incarnation between The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, but that would be ‘soon’ to him. It’s all wide open, all relative.”
Sarah Manning discovers that she is one of multiple identical sisters, clones, each raised in a completely different environment resulting in completely different personalities. The first issue of the comic series retells the series pilot in snapshot form, focusing almost exclusively on telling the story from Sarah’s perspective.
“Worlds will live. Worlds will die. And the DC Universe will never be the same.” Oops! Sorry, that’s the other guys, as Stan Lee calls them “the Distinguished Competition.” But what Marvel Comics will be embarking on in May accounts to essentially their version of DC’s 1985 mega-event, Crisis on Infinite Earths.