…I’m exhausted, but tomorrow I’ll finally post a few thoughts on writing Zauriel.

I’d stop there, but I promised you and myself at least three lines a day, so I’ll toss out this fragment of a thought:

The first time someone told me about Zauriel — years ago, when he made his debut in *JLA* — I thought it was just about the *worst* idea for a character I’d ever heard.

More to follow.

5 Responses to “Tonight…”

  1. Starocotes Says:

    Sure, go ahead and start a comment about the lead character of the book you are writing with a negative thought, that helps 🙂

    I haven’t read that much about Zauriel myself and have to agree. An Angel? This means I can’t wait to read the comic 🙂

  2. Fred Chamberlain Says:

    The premise behind Morrison’s original Zauriel story was interesting. There really wasn’t much done with him after that from that I am aware of…. though in the right hands, any “poor” character can be great and any “great” character can be poor.

  3. Rich Johnston Says:

    Got to say, I thought using an actual angel from a Judeo/Christian heaven joining a superhero team and taking the iconic role in JLA as “Hawkman” was a blindingly good idea…

  4. Brian Spence Says:

    I loved the way Grant Morrison wrote the character, yet I also feel that the character could be explored a lot more. I haven’t read anything with him in it since Morrison stopped writing him, so I don’t know if that’s changed. Looking forward to it, and thanks for your three lines of the day.

    PS: I just watched Howard the Duck for the first time since it came out on VHS many, many years ago. I wouldn’t say it was horrible, like so many seem to. The special effects were very good, especially for something of that time. The main problem was that the characters acted so different from the way you wrote them. Gotta give credit to George Lucas for having the balls to try something as bizarre as HTD on film, and to not wuss out and make it just for kids. Lea Thompson crawling across that bed… The movie failed though because they just threw everything into the plot. What the hell was up with that scooter-glider thing?

  5. Steve Gerber Says:

    Everyone please note: I haven’t yet said whether or not I’ve changed my mind about the character.