Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Research In Motion

I am officially throwing in the towel on a comic book series proposal that I had.  Unless the guys at Hard Way, who know this stuff, can talk me out of it.

I had been kicking around an idea for a comic book series, sort of a cross between Batman and Silver Sable.  The story was really going well, it had international intrigue and all sorts of neat stuff.  Basically, if I was looking at comics and came across this, I'd totally buy it.  I'd have to find someone else to draw it (it needs a superhero type artist, my stuff just won't cut this), but it was totally doable.

A scant time ago, I was talking online with another writer.  I gave him a rough outline and description of the character.

He said, "You don't read superhero comics, right?"

I started getting a bad feeling.  No, I don't.  Why?

"You might want to read this."  And he posted a link to the Wikipedia article on Marvel's Black Widow.

Aw, goddammit, not again!

There are a couple of differences -- my character didn't shoot energy bolts from her gauntlets, and there were no Spider-Man trappings to her.  But there were enough similarities that I just about shit myself.  And it was going so well!

I was trying to see if I could salvage it, make a few changes that would keep Marvel from crying foul, but I just see too many similarities to the characters.  Even though it was accidental, no one will believe it.

So, that idea goes in the shredder.  I hate it when that happens.
Tags: art, comic books, comics, wtf
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