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DC Comics to Release New Tom Strong Series, Maybe Some Kitchen Appliances

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, July 03 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Comics to Release New Tom Strong Series, Maybe Some Kitchen Appliances

When the new series fails to enrage Alan Moore, DC will have no choice but to resort to drastic measures.

Source: Newsarama

This morning, writer Peter Hogan appeared in various interviews with the mainstream comic book media to promote his new Tom Strong series along with Strong co-creator Chris Sprouse. It's not the first time a Tom Strong book has been published without the involvement of co-creator Alan Moore, but DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio thinks it may be worth a shot anyway.

"You never know what's gonna set Alan off," said Didio, who has dedicated his career to driving the respected writer and bearded maniac crazy. "So when I see an opportunity to debase and exploit his work, I take it. Seize the day, is my motto."

"No, wait," Didio hesitated. "My motto is, 'Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.' Yeah, that's much better."

in any case, DC will publish Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril this month under the myopic Vertigo imprint, to be joined by other recently announced upcoming Vertigo titles like Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman and J.H. WIlliams III Esq., Peter Milligan's The Discipline, Ian Edginton's The Hinterlands, Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham's Dead Boy Detectives, Suiciders by Lee Bermejo, and Coffin Hill by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda. And if the new Tom Strong series doesn't get Moore's wizard blood boiling, since Moore did seem to give up on the character before the original series finished, DC can always release a line of food processors and blenders themed after the science hero. After all, they've got to do something.

"We felt like Image Comics really made us look ridiclous as the Image Expo yesterday," explained Didio, referring to Image's announcement of a veritable crapload of new creator-owned titles by superstar creators that people have actually heard of or who are not at least a decade past their prime, cementing Image's spot as the leader in the type of comics Vertigo used to be known for.

"And a man in my position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous," he continued. "Now you get the hell out of here! And if that goomba tries any rough stuff, you tell him I ain't no bandleader. Yeah, I heard that story."

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril will run for six issues and see Strong return to Terra Obscura. You can read more in an interview with Hogan by ace reporter Vaneta Rogers at Newsarama.


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