Well, the why is rather obvious this week, isn’t it?
If you’re a fan of Thoughtballoons you’re a fan of comics. If you’re a fan of comics you know DC Comics launched their new universe last week with Justice League #1. Not a relaunch, per se. The universe isn’t rebooting from scratch. Decades of continuity has not dissipated in a flash. Not entirely, anyway. Rather, the folks over at DC are refreshing their line. Making a few edits. Erasing some things; adding others. We’re not going to know the full extent of the changes for a while yet. But this is an exciting time to be a DC reader. Nay; to be just a comics reader.
So it’s only right that Thoughtballoons jumps in on the action.
But this week we’re doing things a little differently. Shakin’ things up. Breaking new ground.
This week, we – and you, faithful Thoughtballooner – are pitching an idea for a DC character in this New Universe. And blatantly piggyback off the amazingly talented comics-scribe Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man proposal - because if you’re going to learn from someone, learn from the best.
All of us Tenured Writers here at Thoughtballoons are aspiring creators. Some of us are further along in our prospective comics careers than others. And that’s fine. That’s great. That’s what makes us such a diverse bunch. And we’ve all proven, time and time again: we can write scripts damn well. We have our good days and our great days, but very rarely – unless it’s one of mine - will you a read a script on this site and think, that’s garbage.
But if we – or you – are going to get our writing careers off the ground, we’re going to have to learn how to pitch. And witch well. It’s an art, guys. One we’ve got to master.
It starts now.
The New DC Universe is at your disposal.
You’re got Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man proposal as a blueprint.
All you need now is an idea.
And,Thoughtballooner, I know you’ve got many.