Ok… Corny blog post titles aside… the last week has been filled with another “NunoXEI Deviation”. To those who know me they will know what I am talking about. To those whom are still strangers–please don’t be a stranger anymore… I need more friends, talk to me–to those who are strangers, a “NunoXEI Deviation” is when my mind does a hard left when it wants to be on a straight an narrow path for once. Some call it A.D.D. but it’s more absurd than that. My mind gets caught up in seemingly irrational purposes with no tangible reasons other than the randomness that is the action of being stuck in the very deviation… Did I loose people with that explanation? Well, welcome to a NunoXEI Deviation.
For the last three months now I’ve been getting back into comics in a rediculous way. First I went on a one and a half month comic book shop hop looking to close up loose holes in my collections–in the process I began collecting new old series as well, like Legends of the Dark Knight from issue #1, Science Mystery Theatre from issue #1, trying to collect all the New Warriors and New Mutants, you get the picture. I purchased about probably around 400-450 single issues and about 20 graphic novels. If you are wondering–NO! I have not read it all yet… but I’m working on it!
But the thing that REALLY got me was the fact that Darkhawk appeared in Nova #17. That appearance sucked me back in with news that the Marvel 2009 event “War of Kings” was going to see Darkhawk get a new 2-part mini-series. I mean ya, it’s only two comics, but I FELL something is boiling in the Marvel pot. And I want them to serve me some goddamn Darkhawk!
See… Nova kinda resurfaced a big hit after the “Annihilation” Marvel event… so War of Kings could be Darkhawk’s foot in the door. Serving him up as a hero in a self help group and hanging with other supers who have put their powers aside to live normal lives just doesn’t seem to be sticking with new readers–and the old readers who know old school Darkhawk are antsy to just see him out of the teen drama/soap scenario and into something deserving his past.
As you can tell from my past couple trade reviews, I’ve caught up on the Nova series and it is indeed a welcome treat. If they take Darkhawk into the cosmic arena and start laying down some strong framework with good writing and story-telling, I am back in full force. To prove it, I have already started my 180 degree NunoXEI Deviation on DeviantArt.org by looking for artist commissions of this fine fine hero! The commissions are already being worked on and I will serve them up on NunoXEI.com for all to marvel at the awesomeness!
For now, you all have to settle with my Bruce Timm style Darkhawk concept art I spent the night working on… instead of writing the comic script I promised myself I would write by the end on the night. Oh, oh… and I worked on preparing to make four custom Darkhawk figures MWHAHAHAA… that will come later as well !