So I finished another chapter of Warzone #3 today. I've been dreaming about this story for about 9 years now. How does time pass by so quickly? You say to yourself that you will get around to something and before you know it almost a decade has passed and I'm just now starting on it. That's insane to think about.
Warzone is a project that I have not been putting nearly enough time or energy into over the years and that needs to change. The goal now is to write at least a chapter of these short stories a day, in order to start getting them out in a timely manner. I want Warzone to be my comic book universe, only in words, not so much with the pictures. That's really just because I can't draw, back in the day it was conceived as a comic book universe.
As I worked on chapter 4 of this book I released a mistake I made. When I wrote Relics #1 it was going long so I broke the story into 2 parts, the second of which I haven't started on yet. Now how does that affect Warzone #3? The plot of this book is triggered by something that happens in that one. So after I finish this book I need to go and write Relics #2 and put it out first. Confusing right? Tell me about it.
Back when I started reading Marvel comics they use to all relate to one another. Something that happened in one could change the course of another. If someone popped up in one issue they might not be in their own. It was a real universe that made sense, now they just do whatever they want without really paying attention to what is happening in the other books. I want Warzone to feel like the old Marvel, where everything fits together and if you only read one that is fine but if you read them all they complement each other. If say Lex, were to go and visit another book for a month, he would be missing from Warzone and it would be pointed out. He wouldn't be doing everything all the time like Deadpool or Spider-Man or Wolverine. I want my story to have the logic that Marvel comics taught me as a child.
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