Thursday, October 14, 2010
Special Announcement for XOMBI fans
As many of you may already be aware, last weekend at the New York Comic Con, DC Comics Co-Publisher, Dan Didio announced that there would be a new XOMBI comic book debuting in February 2010.
XOMBI was a comic book published by Milestone Media from 1994-1996. The book was critically acclaimed, praised by such luminaries as Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mike Mignola, Reggie Hudlan, Warren Ellis, and many others. It developed a really devoted fan following, many of whom I still hear from today. All of this was great, but the series never sold well, and was cancelled after 22 issues. Even so, I continue to receive more email about Xombi than anything else I've written, and apparently DC received enough queries about Xombi that it's getting a second chance at life.
Xombi centers around David Kim, a medical researcher who was attacked in his laboratory by strange creatures and left for dead. His supernaturally induced mortal injuries were repaired by nanomachines injected into his body. The combination of science and the supernatural has left him with two consequences. 1. He cannot die. Ever. he can heal any wound, any disease, never has to brush his teeth, diet, worry about aging, or use a toilet. The nanomachines in his body process everything and keep him in peak physical condition. This condition brought on my artificial means is what makes him a xombi 2. He has now become a weirdness magnet. All manner of really strange stuff occurs with him somehow winding up in the center of it.
The series was about David Kim coming to terms with both of these conditions, learning his way around in a world most of us never get to see occupied by the most bizarre characters and situations while desperately trying to maintain a place in our mundane everyday world.
This is all you need to know to read the upcoming new series.
One thing the announcement at New York Comic Con failed to mention was the creative team. There's been a lot of speculation on whether or not I will be the writer, and a lot of people have emailed me to ask this.
The answer is yes. Xombi came straight from my DNA and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the story of David Kim. This is an absolute dream come true for me.
As of this post, no art team has been picked. I've only written one issue so far and plan to start the second sometime this coming weekend. No additional information is available at this time, but check back here regularly because I will certainly be making announcements as we move forward.