So-So Housekeeping

One room left to do, and the apartment can pass for clean. It would be nice to get it finished this year.

Also did some further work on Doctor Fate. I need to devote the whole weekend to that project. Fortunately, I don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve.

After 01/01, I really will discuss the Fate book and the Zauriel one-shot in some detail here. I promise. Right now, though, I don’t want to dissipate any of the creative energy that should go *into* the book.

If we don’t talk before then, Happy New Year to one and all.

I have a strange feeling about ’07, an odd hunch that it may turn out better than any of us expect.

16 Responses to “So-So Housekeeping”

  1. Fred Chamberlain Says:

    On a note related to the upcoming book, I’ve found myself becoming unexpectedly excited about the series of one-shots that will preceed it. I have stated previously that I am not typically a reader drawn to the mystical tales put out in comics…. this appears to be adding itself to the except pile.

    Have a good , creativity-filled and possibly slightly relaxing weekend!

  2. Bob Kennedy Says:

    Didn’t you move into the place about two months ago? How filthy can it be yet?

  3. Starocotes Says:

    The benefits of beeing married is that the wife is responsible for cleaning up the house. The drawback is that she is the one who needs it to be clean in the first place 🙂

    Happy New Year to you too. And I for one can’t wait for more info on the good Dr.

  4. Marc Bryant Says:

    Happy New Year. That cleaning is a good way to focus creative flow, for me anyway. Looking forward to Dr. Fate. Is this the first work you’ve ever done with Gulacy?

  5. Steve Gerber Says:

    I *think* Paul and I may have done one Morbius story together, back in the ancient of day.

  6. Charles Bryan Says:

    Steve, if you decide to save your energies for the project itself, go right ahead. I can’t remember where I read it, but I recall one writer who claimed that whenever he or she decribed a story in progress, the motivation to finish the work diminished. The story had been told.

    Happy New Year to you, Steve, and to everyone else.

  7. Mario Di Giacomo Says:

    Just promise me that we won’t be seeing “a polar opposite of Doctor Fate” for the first year or so, and I’ll be happy. Between Doctor Chaos, the Anti-Fate, and the Curse, I think we’ve had enough. 🙂


  8. Steve Gerber Says:

    No polar opposites of Doctor Fate. In fact, the whole order/chaos duality is gone.

  9. Starocotes Says:

    Steve you do it again and again. You mention some info about the new Dr. Fate series that makes me afraid and anxious to read the new series at the same time. The order/chaos duality was such an integral concept to Dr. Fate that it’s hard to imagine him without it. But somehow I’m confident that you will pull it off.

  10. Steve Gerber Says:

    The order/chaos duality kept forcing Doctor Fate into one kind of story, over and over again. Worse, he was stuck on the boring side of the duality. The new series will be much more expansive in its treatment of the occult. The new doctor is a general practitioner, rather than a specialist in order and chaos.

  11. Mario Di Giacomo Says:

    Coolness. This really is a new Age of Magic. Of course, the really amusing bit is that one of the architects of the new DC magic system was Michael Moorcock… who really introduced the whole Order/Chaos thing years ago. 🙂

  12. Starocotes Says:

    Do you have any reference to the fact that Moorcock created the new DC Magic system.

  13. Mario Di Giacomo Says:

    Will Moorcock’s own comment do?

    Or would you prefer to hear it from DC?

    Morrison, when asked, said that he wouldn’t be doing much with magic in his upcoming work, noting that Michael Moorecock had written the “Magic Bible” for the DCU and that the author’s ideas for how magic works, and how magical characters interact in the DCU is very interesting.

  14. Steve Gerber Says:

    Michael Moorcock did indeed write a kind of magic “bible” for DC. You’ve seen elements of it put to use already in 52, SHADOWPACT, and other titles. Thus far, most writers have used Moorcock’s material as a general guide to the operation of magic in the DCU, not as a set of statutes.

    In DOCTOR FATE, I plan to employ Moorcock’s primary governing principle — that every working of magic exacts a price upon the mage — in a highly unusual way.

  15. Starocotes Says:

    @Mario: Thanks for the links, I did remeber reading something about it but couldn’t remeber where.

    @Steve: As it’s the case with such things all the time I would be most interested in reading that “bible”. But as always such things are handles very confidential.

  16. Mario Di Giacomo Says:

    Not a problem. Glad to help.

    (And thanks to Steve or whoever, for fixing my broken HTML)