Hello there Ultraverse fans. David Sopko here. I’ll be covering Firearm for you. Hope to branch out to some other titles, but got to keep my focus right now.
Why Firearm? Why the Ultraverse even? It all started back in 1993. That was not the beginning of my comic book fandom…that started with young Dave watching Spider-Man on The Electric Company…no, 1993 was when I discovered James Robinson, and in turn Firearm. Then, the rest of the Ultraverse.
Honestly, I had read some of James Robinsons Terminator comics without thinking too much about his name. Then I got hold of The Golden Age. A mini series from DC Comics, and I fell in love with his writing. I happened to be in a comic shop one day talking to the owner about James Robinson and how much I enjoyed his writing. He grabbed Firearm 1 – 4 off the shelf and told me to give these a try. He told me that the book was part of something called the Ultraverse. But I didn’t have to read any of that to get Firearm.
Well, my 23 year old self got home and quickly read through the books several times. The Break-Thru event had happened, and I was curious about it, even though it didn’t really effect Firearm. The fact that George Perez was involved was also a plus. I grabbed that the next day and soon was grabbing all of the issues of the Ultraverse that had come out up to that point. I mean, there were all kinds of writers and artists that I knew working on these titles and that really appealed to me. The cohesive universe they were putting together drew me in.
From that point on, I collected everything I could. Met several of the creators over the years and have a lot of signatures on many books. I missed a few issues here or there towards the end of the Marvel Ultraverse period, but have narrowed that down to one issue to go.
In my contributions here. plan on reviewing the issues of his series, but the movie that they produced as well. Showing off the trading cards associated with Firearm. As well as showcasing the heroes and villains that appear in the book, as well as running through the literary works that James Robinson threw in the book. There will also be crossover issues to talk about, featuring Prime and a slew of others that were affected by The Rafferty Saga.
So…got my comics. Got my movie. Got my binder full of Ultraverse trading cards. Have my Ultraforce figures ready (even though Firearm was never produced for the line…boo.) I’m all ready…hope you’re all ready to Jump In with me.