Some years ago, I stumbled across a little known Batman villain named Mr. Camera. I'm a big fan of weird theme villains. And so for years, bringing back Mr. Camera has been a big plan of mine.
Here's a how he originally appeared:
He wears a camera on his head and he's got the creepiest eyes in the history of Batman villains. So, as soon as Eric and I landed our Batman book, petitioning for this characters return was my number one priority. I really wanted to pull this character out of limbo and show what a great Batman villain he could be. Luckily, my editor on this book trusts me (for some reason) and I wrote the script for issue 14 of Batman: the Brave and the Bold last August.
Now, one of the things I like to do is have action figures handy of characters I am writing. It just helps me visualize things. But Mr. Camera had not appeared anywhere for almost 60 years. One 6 page comic that he was barely even in. That was it.
I'm a day late in posting this, but my laptop exploded recently and I'm still recovering. Anyway, I have two new books out as of yesterday. Issue 5 of The Incredibles, written by Mark Waid and myself, with art by Marcio Takara, and issue 14 of Batman:The Brave and the Bold, written by me and drawn by Eric Jones.
It's the first time I've had two books out in one day (minus collected editions). So me and a few friends went out to celebrate.
That's Traci, Branwyn, Damon and Tyler. Most of them I rarely see outside of things like Facebook. Lunch with all of them was long overdue.
I would have taken more pictures, but right about the time the above was taken, I remembered that I needed to pay the parking meter. If you saw crazy looking person running through downtown Berkeley yesterday, that was me. I got to my car just as the meter maid was finishing writing my ticket. Ah well.
I will be a guest on the SLG Radio Program this Thursday at 2:00 PM Pacific (That's 5:00 PM Eastern, I think), to talk about Supergirl Cosmic Adventures, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and The Incredibles. Call in. Ask difficult questions. Demand difficult answers.