Screenwriter David Watkins always had one foot in the comic book business, going back to his own independent publishing house Mansion Comics, back in the early 1990′s. His unique take on the standard comic book conventions (such as his superhero team strip, The Union of Justice) holds a fond place in hearts of many a long-time collector, even though his output may have been lost amidst the release of high-profile independents like Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn, Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood, and all the rest during that hectic period. David never lost his interest in the comic medium, even when he’d moved on to bigger and better things. Witness his recent comic book scripting for AC in FEMFORCE #151 and Miss Masque Strikes Back #1. Well, Watkins is back in the comic book world again, bigger and better than ever with a revived version of Mansion Comics, set to debut in October 2012. Expectations are high, as the modern incarnation of Mansion is going for a mass-market, retail push, bypassing the direct-sales comic shop market completely. You’ll find some familiar names among Mansion creators as seasoned pros like Mike ( The Flash, Punisher & Nexus) Baron; Len( Justice Society, Malibu Ultravers & Stormy Tempest) and Gordon (Star Trek) Purcell will be along for the ride. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t find Mansion’s offerings in a discount or convenience store near you, though; as the Mansion official site will be selling direct to consumers online as well. Look for more of David’s writing under the AC Comics logo, too- he’ll be scripting a number of Ms. Victory solo stories set to appear in FEMFORCE in 2012.
– November 8, 2011