In my career, I’ve been lucky enough to have worked on several licensed properties: The Avenger, Nightveil, and The Green Hornet to name just three. There are still quite a few characters out there that I’d love to get my grubby little mitts on for a prose story or two. Here’s a few that come to mind right away:
- Norgil the Magician – This character was created and written by Walter Gibson, the mastermind behind The Shadow. I’m a big fan of Norgil and even put together a package to try and get the rights a few years back. It didn’t work out but I still think it would be a blast to take this magician on a few crime-busting cases.
- Seekay – Created by Paul Ernst, this somewhat obscure character is fascinating and I think I could do some fun things with him.
- Batman – There have been great prose stories featuring the Batman over the years and I think every writer, whether in comics or in prose, wants to tackle the character at least once. I have a few ideas that I like to think would stay true to the hero’s character while also avoiding the familiar.
- The Shadow – Obviously, doing better than James Patterson’s recent reboot is a fairly low bar. I love the hero and his deep supporting cast — I’d like to stay true to the pulp version of the character and avoid the romance between him and Margot that keeps popping up in the comic book incarnations. The Shadow should be mysterious and aloof… and he’s Kent Allard at his core.
- Ghost — the Dark Horse heroine is definitely cut from the same cloth as many of my own characters. Honestly, she’d be right at home in Sovereign City. Having said that, I think it would be fun to take the ghostly avenger onto an adventure or two.