So hey everybody. We made it. 2016 is almost over. Pretty sure a lot of us are really looking forward to a fresh start in 2017. But I wanted to take a minute to thank you all once again for making it a great year the Indestructibles. Book 4, "Like a Comet," came out, the biggest book in the series both in terms of scope and, well, page length. (It's enormous.)
I was able to get three Indestructibles One-Shots out, too, and even able to make sure there was a chance for everyone following the series to get a free copy if they wanted, which made me really happy.
A bunch of really successful comic cons, where I got a chance to talk to so many of you in person (meeting some folks for the first time!). Cosplayers appearing at Doc Silence and Emily and Dancer (maybe next year someone'll take on the challenge of Bedlam or Valkyrie?). I can't do this without you guys, so every single interaction this year was a huge boost to keep the series going.
Looking ahead, and since people have been asking: there will be fifth book. I've already got the theme ready and the bones of the plot. (A No-Prize to anyone who guesses what kind of Big Bad the gang goes up against next!). One of the things I heard a lot this year though is that the series is coming out TOO fast, so I'm also working on a side project taking place in the same universe (which I think of as the Indestructiverse, which makes me laugh every time I say it). Every superhero universe has an Atlantis, and the spinoff book, "Echo and the Sea," will involve the Atlantis of the Indestructiverse, plus a lot of mythological themes and concepts, too. Stay tuned for that in 2017!
I'd like to put out at least a One-Shot per quarter next year, and if inspiration and time works out, maybe more. I'd like to ask you (feel free to comment below): who would you like to see starring in some of these shorts? We've had Dancer and Titus and Alley Hawk get their own solo stories... is there anyone you'd like to see more of outside the main series?
Also: let me know which comic cons you're headed to in 2017! I've got two shows squared away I'll be returning to, but I'm open to ideas for new venues... comment below or shoot me a message if you have a suggestion.
Okay. Long post. (It's a writer problem. Verbose.) So all this said: have a fantastic New Year's Eve. I'm looking forward to adventuring with all of you in the New Year.
Let's steal a line from Mr. Stan Lee, who celebrated his birthday this week:
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.