The Finale of DDD Volume One, Part 2!
Every ADVENTURE the Deep Dive Daredevils have embarked on…every DANGER they’ve overcome…every VILLAIN they’ve faced down…NONE of it can possibly prepare them to confront the NEW face of EVIL…The COUNCIL of HITLERS!*
For those who haven’t been keeping score at home, as of now DDD is officially on HIATUS.
I know, I know, it’s bad enough that we are going on hiatus at all, but leaving you hanging on a MASSIVE cliffhanger like this is just plain mean (Insert maniacal laughter). Well, they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, so that’s something right? If that doesn’t work for you, think of it as the Season Finale of a TV show, and rest assured that soon enough we’ll be back and better than ever with the premiere of Season Two!
Speaking of BETTER than EVER, that is the whole point of the hiatus. We’re not going to be sitting back, relaxing, and kicking up our heels during our time off. No, sir. In fact, I’m happy to report that Danilo is already drawing new DDD pages, and I have already scripted quite a ways beyond where he’s at. The only thing that has changed is now we aren’t beholden to a deadline. We don’t have to cut any corners or make any compromises.
Let me tell you, there’s a reason we’re doing this now rather than six months ago or six months in the future, and that’s because BEYOND FAMILIAR SHORES is going to be THE definitive DDD story. What’s the back story of the Captain? Doc? The Submarine? What is the Giga-Reich’s beef with the Daredevils? Where did Deveraux go off to? All of these questions and MORE will be answered in BEYOND FAMILIAR SHORES. We’re taking our time to make DARN sure that we deliver the best DDD adventure EVER when we make our triumphant return.
And, when pray tell will we be making that aforementioned triumphant return? Well…that all depends on how quickly and smoothly production goes on the upcoming pages. As soon as we have enough pages in the bank to create a comfy buffer we’ll return to our regularly scheduled weekly update.
In the meantime, the best way to keep in touch is to join the DDD EMAIL NEWSLETTER (enter your email address at the top of the left side-bar, under the radio tower) where I will be sending out a monthly update, including cool behind-the-scenes material and sneak peeks at upcoming artwork.
Whew! Well, Daredevilers, for now I think that’s it… actually there IS one more thing. When I look back at where we started from where we are now, it honestly boggles my mind. It started out so innocently, just a boy, his dog, a wacky submarine, and a dream. But, now it is SO MUCH more than that! And, I’m not talking about the 150 pages we’ve posted, or the print edition we distributed through Kickstarter (though both are things we are proud of). I’m talking about the fact that over the last 3 years DDD has become a COMMUNITY. That is the thing I am the MOST proud of, and what I will miss the most while we are away – interacting with you guys/gals every week.
Thanks again for reading! It means the world to us. And, remember, this is JUST the BEGINNING!
Talk to you soon!
*If anyone out there can correctly name the inspiration/identifier for each of the Hitlers, you will receive the final NO PRIZE of Volume One!