Pro wrestling and crime are more closely related than one might think. After all, the whole thing more or less got started as nothing more than a pretty elaborate con, and the rap sheets of some of the men and women who have been involved in the sport tell their own tale. Honestly, it’s a little surprising that more writers haven’t mined this particular vein, especially since it’s full of larger-than-life characters routinely putting their health on the line for the promise of what’s generally a pretty small payday.
What exactly does it mean to carry on a legacy? Does it matter who you’ve learned things from? Does it matter if it’s a family or cultural aspect versus something that you’ve picked up just by living your life? Do you have to know you’re doing it for things to count.
These are all questions that get asked by The Legend of the Night Owl #1. Or attempt to anyway because let’s be real getting an answer to those questions would probably break the world.
There are so many ways to tell a story. You can start at the beginning and make sure the reader know everything that’s going on. You can have a point of view character who learns things as an excuse to teach the reader what is going on. You can do it all as a flashback or memoir and have a different frame for everything.
Or you can just throw all of that out the window and trust that your audience understands the conventions of the genre you’re in and can fill in a lot of the blanks for themselves.
As of today John Svedese is out as Co-Owner and Chief Creative Officer of Legacy Comix. And I didn’t see this coming at all.
You can read the official Legacy Comix release, but here are the highlights as I see them with the commentary you never asked for.
Coming this summer from Legacy Comix, writer Dan Evans, and artist Joshua Adams comes the Godfoe Universe. Joshua has previously worked with Legacy Comix on a Sarita one shot due out Spring of 2022 (which is basically right now for those keeping track), while this is Dan’s first project with
It takes a lot to get me this excited about a public domain character. Not that don’t think people should make Frankenstein or Sherlock Holmes things, but anyone can so there isn’t a novelty there.
So what does get me excited about these? A great creative team. A super unique concept as opposed to Yet Another Public Domain Character Story.
Or possibly getting to use the notes written by the creator of the property. Legacy Comix is bringing another banger to the table with bringing the Strokerverse into the fold.
In a wonderful move from such a new publisher, Legacy Comix is working with Lebeau Underwood on inks for the cover of Athos. You might know Lebeau’s work from The Union, Daredevil, and Scream: Curse of Carnage.
To put it bluntly, this is a big deal. For Legacy Comix to have someone of this caliber wanting to work with them before a book has even come out is a giant testament to the work that Patrick, John, and the entire team is doing over there.
To quote Patrick in a very short impromptu interview:
We ain’t done yet
Continuing with our love for Legacy Comix is a look at an interview with Legacy Comix Editor in Chief and writer of Condrey, Kroom, and The Job. Patrick Hickey Jr is someone who is hungry for success and won’t let anyone get in his way. He even fired his own children from the role of Chief Cuteness Officer!
Play Comics is a proud supporter of Legacy Comix and all of the creators over there. So it makes perfect sense that we’d want to make sure you know who is working on those comics.
That’s why we want to make sure that you can check out the profiles they have over there. First up is Afrim Gjonbalaj, writer of Legend of the Night Owl.
There are a lot of good comic publishers out there. You know what the world needs? Another one. For real. Especially one where I’m friends with one of the founders.
How can we ever have one of those? Maybe Patrick Hickey Jr can help solve that problem with Legacy Comix. And of course, you can help make that happen by helping to support their Kickstarter launch which was fully funded in 5 hours. So yeah, I’d say things are off to a good start.
Editor’s Note: The interview was recorded before the Kickstarter went live and the team at Legacy decided to include the Remastered versions of Condrey 0-3 for their campaign, opting to not include them on the site store like Hickey Jr. indicated during our interview. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.