This was a pleasant surprise. I was at Midtown Comics last week. Among the independent titles, I was surprised to see issue three of a miniseries entitled Avatar of the Futurians. Yes, that's right, as Dave Cockrum's Futurians. It was written & penciled by a gent named David Miller. I had no idea that there had been any plans to revive the characters. After
Dave passed away, I had resigned myself to the fact that a series that had so much potential would remain unfulfilled. I lamented the fact that various circumstances had conspired to prevent Cockrum from being able to do an ongoing series.
So I was quite thrilled that someone, with the permission of Paty Cockrum, was having a go at bringing back the Futurians. I was a bit perturbed that I had missed the first two issues, but luckily Midtown had them in their back issue bins.
Even better, Joe Rubinstein came on board as the inker with issue #2. Joe is a great embellisher, plus he inked Cockrum in the past, so that was a really appropriate choice. Also, Greg LaRocque and Michael Netzer drew great covers for the first two issues.
There's a website with information on the miniseries....
Well, I thought this was cool. Hopefully there will be further
Futurians-related material down the line. And I'd love to see the original stories get reprinted in a new trade paperback. Cross your fingers!