Flight Path

Flight Path
or: Fate's Phone Call

This weeks grab bag reveals the Falcon limited series #2. That's me on the cover but Mark Bright inside. When I got the story for #1 it was a one shot story as far as I knew. Looking back, it's a pivotal book in my career arc.

Having spent the last 6 months bumming through Europe, I stop in at Marvel on my way back to LA. I've got all of two stories under my belt. Al Milgrom (my discoverer) is kind enough to see me. He's got no work to spread, can't think of anyone who does. He picks up the phone. He's about to call DC and see if he can get me an appointment there...

If that call goes through, it's possible everything about my career changes.

It's at this moment Jim Shooter pokes his head in the door, starts to ask Al a question and asks, "Who's this?" Al makes introductions and explains the situation. Jim tells him to put down the phone, somewhere in the House-of-Ideas there's got to be a story.

Falcon #1 was it and I never meet anyone from DC until after I'm embedded at Marvel.

So, flap, flap, hooray for the Falcon!

Happy Trails
Smitty