Monday, December 26, 2011
Welcome to the first issue of Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues! I was trying to think of what to do for my follow up to B&B and MTIO, and this felt like the next natural progression. Super-Team Family was a short lived DC series in the 70's which presented a combination of reprints and new material featuring superhero teams and team-ups. They would have the old stand-by's like Superman and Batman, but then they would have an interesting team-up like Wildcat and The Creeper or The Flash and The New Gods. It was those offbeat team-ups that appealed to me the most, and they served as a huge inspiration for this blog.
The Original STF ran only 15 issues, but the Lost Issues will run considerably longer. I have many, many covers ready to go and I am making more all the time, so buckle up! You will notice a few differences in this series from the other two titles that I took on. First off, the cover says it all - going forward, there will be no fixed host of the series and any issue can feature anybody teaming with anybody. The random numbering is gone and STF will be presented sequentially. Also gone is posting in any kind of alphabetical order, so you'll never have an inkling of what is coming up next. The wide open aspect of this new title has opened up a world of possibilities and I plan to have fun with it!
I decided to kick off the series with a meeting of my two favorite Steve Ditko characters. Of course, I was halfway through with it when I realized that I had used a Jack Kirby Spider-Man figure - oops! Oh well, at least the headshot on the wanted poster is by Ditko!
I hope everyone who has enjoyed this blog so far will like the new direction!