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More Aquaman

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As you all well know by now, I’m a big fan of DC Comics. Batman is my main character, but, over the past few years, I’ve become a big Aquaman fan, too. I talked about that in this post a while back.

Several years ago an “Aquaman” television series had been in development. That project didn’t make it. If I remember right, a pilot for that project was filmed, but never aired. From what I’ve seen, it didn’t look as if that show would truly do justice to the character. Aquaman is an amazing character. After watching “Arrow”, “The Flash”, the pilot for “Supergirl”, and seeing previews for the upcoming show “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, I know it’s possible for television to handle complex and difficult characters on an episodic basis. Yes, a TV series featuring Aquaman would be visually complex. But looks at “The Flash”! They’ve used Gorilla Grodd (and won an award for those CGI effects!) and routinely continue to show us Firestorm. I’ve read that the “Supergirl” pilot had a budget of $14 million. My jaw dropped when I saw that!

I really want a network to throw resources like that at an “Aquaman” series. The call I put out to DC Comics and Warner Bros. in the post I linked to above still stands. How about it, guys?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Again…#SaveConstantine

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Recently acclaimed actor Mr. Stephen Amell, who plays the lead role of Oliver Queen on the hit CW series “Arrow” began talking on-line about efforts to save the TV series “Constantine“. Mr. Amell would not only like to see the show revived, be it on NBC, or some other network, but he would also like to cameo in the series as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. Due to this wish on the part of Mr. Amell, it would be wonderful to see the CW network pick up “Constantine”, and incorporate it into their “Arrow”/”The Flash“/”DC’s Legends of the Future” and CBS’s “Supergirl” TV world/continuity.

Why take a day of my writing blog to talk about this here? Because, in part, Desirée Lee and I loved “Constantine”. We want to see more. We want the show brought back. I’m trying to do my own part for the #SaveConstantine efforts that are still going on. And, because, I’d love to write for the show. I’ve talked about that in a couple of prior posts on this website/blog. See those posts here and here, respectively.

If anyone reading this can help get the show back on the air, and enable me to co-write even a single episode of it, please do so! I’m a bestselling, award-winning fantasy/horror/paranormal author with screenwriting, and comic book writing experience.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

ATTN: Warner Bros.

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As you all well know by this time, I’m a huge comic book fan. I’m a non-repentant fanboy of the DC Comics Universe ( DCU ). You can’t imagine how thrilled I am right now with the amount of DCU-based television and film projects that are either currently on the air, or in development. We have “Arrow” and “The Flash” on the CW Network, with “iZombie” – a comic book I haven’t read – coming soon. Fox is airing “Gotham”. NBC has “Constantine”. CBS is rumored to have a “Supergirl” series in the works.

Any the movies! We have “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” due out in 2016, “Wonder Woman”, “Justice League”, a “Green Lantern” reboot, “The Flash”, “Aquaman”, “Shazam”, and several others in various stages of development right now, too, including new solo Batman and Superman films. I plan to be in the theater for each of those I’ve listed here. I can’t wait!

As a bestselling, award-winning writer of books, comic books and screenplays, and a fan of the DCU, I would love, love, love to work on a DCU-based project. Be it an actual DCU comic book title, a novel based on a character, or a TV or film project. I’ve posted on this blog before regarding a “Green Lantern” sequel, and my desire to work on an “Aquaman” project. I would link back to the “Green Lantern” post, but that was regarding an article I had written for “Nuclear Winter Entertainment” when I was a contributing writer for them. That site is now defunct, and the article linked to in the aforementioned post is, like the rest of the site, gone.

Batman is my primary DCU character. I have story ideas involving him that I’d like to write. Since the launching of DC’s New 52, I’ve become almost as big of an Aquaman fan, too, and want very much to work on an “Aquaman” project. As DC and Warner Bros. don’t seem to have too much faith in that character, maybe they’d be willing to allow me a shot at that?

What do you say, DC Comics, and Warner Bros.? Here I stand, or sit, to be fully truthful – a bestselling, award-winning writer of books, comics, and screenplays, as well as a DCU fan, asking you flat-out to give me a shot at a DCU-based project. Comic? A novel? TV show? Film? Your choice, guys! Please let me hear from you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“The Flash”

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One my proudest moments as both a father, and as a comic book fan happened recently. Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love my comic books. I’m a huge DC Comics fan. Batman is my primary character, but by no means my only interest in the DCU as a whole.

Desirée Lee and I have been happily watching the CW network’s smash hit series “Arrow” since the pilot episode aired. While I’ve never avidly followed Oliver Queen in the comics, I thoroughly enjoy “Arrow”. In Season 2 of the show, we met the CW’s version of the DCU character Barry Allen. News hit the wires about that time, too, that the CW planned to spin Barry Allen out into his own series—”The Flash“. Two iconic DC characters with their own TV shows, on the air, on the same network, in production at the same time? I had what Desirée calls one of my “nerdgasms”.

As the months passed, excitement built toward the premier of “The Flash”. Remember, as I’ve mentioned in past posts on this blog/site dealing with the topics of TV shows, Desirée and I have Netflix, but not cable or any sort of satellite dish service. The evening “The Flash” pilot aired, we weren’t able to watch it. But, we watched it the following evening on the CW network’s website. In preparation for the event, we had bought a Flash onesie for our 15-month-old daughter. We let her stay up past her bedtime to watch “The Flash” with us as a special treat. She’s too young to understand what she’s seeing on the screen, but still captivated by anything happening on a TV screen or computer monitor.

So, there we were, settled on the sofa as a happy, loving family, watching “The Flash”. Of course, our daughter decided partway through the episode that she wanted down. She wanted to roam, and wander. We let her. And then the proud moment mentioned at the start of this post occurred…

We were, maybe, halfway through the pilot of “The Flash” when our daughter—happily sporting her Flash onesie, and watching “The Flash” on TV, mind you—stood up on her own, completely unsupported, and took four or five consecutive steps. It’s the first time she’s walked so many steps, unsupported, at a time. Desirée and I were thrilled beyond words, and Desirée teased me several times later about the timing, and our daughter’s apparel at the moment. She told our daughter, “You made Daddy very proud by walking like that during “The Flash”, with your Flash onesie on.”

She did, yes. As a father, and as a comic book fan, I couldn’t have been happier.

Why am I devoting a post on my blog to talking about this? Simple—I hope that someday, in some way, my own writing work can be involved in something even half as meaningful to someone. I’m a geek. I know that. Hardly a day goes by that Desirée doesn’t remind me of that at least once. I love comic books. I get very excited about them. If, someday, something I’ve written, comic book or otherwise, happened to be part of something as touching and meaningful and memorable in someone else’s life as the DC comics character the Flash, and the CW network’s new series “The Flash” now is in ours, I would be thrilled beyond words. I’m a bestselling, award-winning novelist, who has branched out into comic books, and film. What’s the point of the writing if it doesn’t touch someone? Again, I truly hope that one of my projects can have the same touching impact that all thing Flash will now have on our family.

Thank you, everyone involved in the comics, and new TV series, “The Flash” for giving my family that special moment!

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

“Nightwing: The Series”

A few weeks ago I posted on my Facebook fan page about the upcoming fan-made webseries based on the character Nightwing, published by DC Comics. I stated then that, as a writer, and as a comic book fan, I’d like to work on such a project someday. After watching this first episode, that still stands—even more firmly now. If a paying job on a project like this came my way, I’d jump on it!

The makers of this webseries released Episode #1 on Monday of this week. Ending credits included, this episode is just over 8-minutes-long. It blew me away, though! I’ve never seen a webseries look so professional, or well-done. I’m amazed at what they’ve put together for this. I’d like to see this series run for a while. Heck, I’d like to see this series picked up by the CW, and worked into their “Arrow” and “The Flash” continuity!

Episode #1 is titled “Deathstroke”. For anyone not familiar with him, Slade Wilson—a.k.a. Deathstroke—is an assassin/hit man. His introduction into this webseries is, typical of the character, violent. So, you might not want to allow children to watch this. If you’re an adult, though, please check out what they’ve accomplished with this first episode. While I’m not affiliated with these guys in any way, I’m a huge DC Comics fan. Batman is my main character. And these guys are doing such a great job that I can’t help myself; I needed to do this shout-out regarding “Nightwing: The Series” as a comic book fan, and as a writer.

“Injustice: Gods Among Us”—”Nuclear Winter Entertainment”

This week’s “Nuclear Winter Entertainment” article from Desirée and myself is now on-line: http://nuclearwinterent.com/nw/2013/06/28/injustice-gods-among-us/

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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